Jun 8 2010Goonies Never Say Die: Happy 25th Birthday!


Today, June 7th, marks the 25th birthday/anniversary of The Goonies' release in US theaters. That was 1985. I was four and still couldn't walk. But damn could I fill some Pampers! I'm talking shit oozing out the waistband.

Twenty-five years ago, six kids (aided by one superpowered Italian-American mutant) went on an adventure to save their homes. We were much smaller then, and the world was much, much bigger. It was a time marked by the Cold War, AIDS, voodoo economics and, of course, our childhood. It was an intoxicating mix of boundless opportunity and abject terror, and it was ours.

For good or ill, The Goonies is a celluloid time capsule, a two-hour tribute to the children of a bygone era. But kids are still kids and the world is still a beautiful, dangerous place full of mystery and wonder and the occasional pirate ship. This is exactly the reason it persists in the hearts and minds of misfits of that age, and why it will continue to enamor future generations despite its dated mindset and atrocious sense of fashion.

The Goonies was, and will continue to be, pure awesome. And not just because it made a whole generation want to befriend a giant, mentally challenged Conehead, but HEY YOOOU GUUUYS!!

Hit the jump for two of my favorite quotes from the movie (both Chunk), the deleted Octopus scene, a recent cast reunion and an interview with Chunk and Mr Perkins.

Chunk: When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.

Francis: Tell us everything! Everything!
Chunk: Everything. OK! I'll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog...

Good Enough: Celebrating 25 Years of The Goonies [wired]
Goonies-mania! [dailyastorian] (article about the festival being held in Astoria, Orgeon, where the film took place and was filmed)

Thanks to BooGT and Uncle_FUJ, who are smart enough to realize this is our time, down here.

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is it weird that the asian kid is the one with the prime view of the upskirt?




GW, you're a day late on this one!

(.... or somethin)

You were 4? I always imagined you being at least 37.

@1 I was thinking the same thing.

I just watched this movie the other night, one of my personal favorites.

DO IT! DO IT!!! Ahhhh... come on... DO THE shuffle truffle!!

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Oops, posted with the wrong name haha.


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nuff said...

I thought it sounded more like 'Fitty Dollar Bill'? lol

Can't believe it's been 25 years, that's crazy... I was just 7 or 8 then.

Holy crap... Can't believe I saw this at the theater. 25 freakin' years. Pass me my oatmeal.

You were 4 back then? I thought you were 13.

(Did they have Pampers back then? I thought everyone used leaves. Maybe it was just my family.)

S-Set your goals?!

I remember seeing this with my great-great-grandkids when it first came out. Except it was called "The Wizard of Oz". Before then I hadn't seen a talkie.

Pure awsome. Back when I was in the 3rd grade, I bought the Goonies book to read. It had the octopus in there. Now fast forward to being a sophomore in high school, I told my friends about how the octopus should have been in the movie and they thought I was crazy.... Who's crazy now you !!! WA HA HA HA HA

one eyed willie HA!

There's 2 versions of the goonies... the extended version has more of the police chase in the beginning & the octopus scene when they're swimming to the pirate ship or something

wow, this movie is older than me. the first time i saw this movie was around 7, I loled @ truffle shuffle. It was a new attribute to truth or dare games. ah good times

They don't make movies like this anymore.

I was 2 days old when the movie came out.

I was 8 when this came out and already fertilizing your mothers.


I bought this DVD from Amazon for 5 bucks only last week as another Film in my Must-See(Have) collection not realizing it has already been 25 years since I first saw this movie. Man I'm old.

It Is Gremlins Birthday too!!!

Gremlins> Goonies

(sniff) and who'd have thought, that our littlest "Goonie" would go on to save the whole of Middle Earth? (sniff) Bless you, Samwise Gamgee! Bless you just all to hell!

@17 Yes I thought so because I remember seeing that octopus before. But I don't remember the entire scene. And wow has it really been 25 years , I was 16 lmao.

I don't want to sound like a douche here, but I will.

My girlfriend had never seen the Goonies. She's 25. I couldn't believe it. I kept telling her it was right up her alley, so we signed up for Netflix (yes, signed up) and The Goonies was the first movie in our queue.

We got the DVD a few days later and I insisted we watch it that night. I hadn't seen it in about 10 years, so I was really excited. So, we popped it in and watched.

After about a half hour of me telling my girlfriend that "It's about to get good!" it never did. That movie did not stand the test of time. It might be fun for kids, but the story blows, the special effects blow, and I nearly fell asleep three times. We made it to the end of the movie, but only beacuse I insisted we finish it.

The Goonies kind of sucks.

-Mike B

@25 I rented the VHS tape a few times back in those good ol days but never found that scene, only to learn later is was cut out of 80% of the times it was shown or something
@26 it's an 80's movie.... you can't recreate that shit these days, it just doesn't work like it used to. Back to the future would likely yield the same result

@26 i know exactly what you are saying, I have done the very same thing with different movies. This one however I watched years later with my son and he loved it in the same way that I did when I was young. Watch it with a child and watch thier faces, you will change your mind.

@28 I know what you mean... I showed my 3 y.o. daughter "A Nightmare on Elm Street"..... not very scary to me, but you should of seen her face!!!!!!

(i didn't really show my dauther a nightmare on elm street)... what do you think I am? an asshole or something?!
well, i am, but that is besides the point.... or somethin

Seeing as how YESTERDAY was June 7th.... shouldn't it be "Happy Belated Birthday Goonies".... or somethin

Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He- is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at an age gap dating site[ S E E K C O U G A R *c-o-m_]---a nice and free place for Younger- Women and Older Men, or Older Women and Younger Men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or- tell your friends

Best movie evar!!

No movie will ever top this one for me. One day, I swear I will buy Mikey's house in Astoria, always been a huge dream of mine.

Little FYI for fans who didn't know about the two extra movie scenes...acoording to the cast, Donner, and Spielberg, there is so much "cutting room floor" material that was filmed for this movie but not included in the theatrical release, that if it's ever compiled, it would make for about a seven hour version of the movie. What we know the movie as is only about 1/4 of the actual original filmed movie.

@35 I'd watch that seven hour version :D and enjoy it all.

FANTASTIC movie. my childhood wrapped into 35mm film.

you were still wearing diapers at 4? thats not something to be bragging about...

This movie could not stand the test of time?! WTF are you talking about?!
This movie will be awesome for many years to come, and I can't wait to show my son when he's interested in films.
Its a story of grand adventure, the kind that kids these days have no idea about unless it involves mind altering drugs.
How can you watch this and not feel nostalgic and want to be a kid again?

i was 4 too when this movie came out... but it was years laters when i finally watched it... and really love it!!! xD

i hear some about a sequel? i think is a bad idea.. they should remasterize this one and to the theaters again!!

I was not like 5 months old when this movie came out, I can remember watching it one day when I was like 9 or something. This movie is and always will be one of my favs. HEYYYY YOUUUU GUYYYYYS!!!1!! I mean, do I need to say anything else, really? If you can watch this movie years later and not still like it just because it makes you want to be a kid again, get off this website cause you are no fun....

best movie. i like that

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