THE GOONIES (12)
D: Richard Donner
Warner Bros./Amblin (Richard Donner & Harvey Bernhard)
USA 🇺🇸 1985
W: Chris Columbus
DP: Nick McLean
Ed: Michael Kahn
Mus: Dave Grusin
PD: J. Michael Riva
Sean Astin (Mikey Walsh), Josh Brolin (Brandon Walsh), Jeff Cohen (Lawrence 'Chunk' Cohen), Corey Feldman (Clark 'Mouth' Devereaux), Kerri Green (Andy Carmichael), Martha Plimpton (Stephanie Steinbrenner), Ke Huy Kwan (Richard 'Data' Wang)
A delightful slice of 1980's nostalgia, which still holds up well with it's story, comedy and visual effects- although the PC-brigade will argue it's not suitable as a kids movie nowadays, due to drug references and the odd mild swear word (most of which wouldn't even be picked up by youngsters, who'd appreciate this for the adventure alone).
The Goonies are a group of kids from Goon Docks, a small coastal town which is set for redevelopment, sending the group of friends their separate ways.
Upon finding a treasure map in one of their attics, they go on the adventure of their young lives on a trecherous path of hidden booby-trapped filled tunnels to discover the pirate booty of "One-Eyed Willie", while criminal mother & sons outfit "The Fratelli's" want the loot themselves.
Advertised heavily as a Steven Spielberg movie, the plot and execution is very Indiana Jones-esque, but director Richard Donner & writer Chris Columbus deserve the credit much more than Spielberg, who only held executive producer duties on the picture.