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The Goonies was a hit movie in 1985 produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner. It was an escapist film for teenagers about a band of misfit kids from a section of Astoria, Oregon called the "Goon Docks."
Allegedly a film sequel was in the works, something long desired by fans of the first. Donner said that he had a story that he liked and Spielberg behind him, but in 2004 several of the actors from the original revealed that Warner Bros. had not shown interest in a sequel.
When local developers want to buy the entire Goon Docks to demolish and convert into a golf course, a group of kids led by Mikey who call themselves "Goonies" decide to have one last adventure together. They follow an old treasure map that leads them into a series of underground caverns built in the 1600s by a legendary pirate named "One-Eyed" Willie. They eventually find Willie's ship and the lost booty, but along the way they are followed and hunted down by a group of criminals called the Fratellis. While the Goonies try to escape them, the Fratellis accidentally set off a booby trap that demolishes the cave and lets Willie's ship sail free. Luckily, Mikey's marble bag held a handful of large precious stones, saving the Goon Docks from its golf course future.
The film featured performances by child actors Corey Feldman (Mouth), Sean Astin (Mikey), Josh Brolin (Brand), Martha Plimpton (Stef), Kerri Green (Andy), Jonathan Ke Quan (Data), Steve Antin and Jeff Cohen (Chunk). It also featured Academy award nominee Anne Ramsey, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Davi and American football player John Matuszak (Sloth).
Konami produced an arcade game based on The Goonies. This title was ported over to MSX and Famicom simply titled The Goonies. There is also an NES game, The Goonies II. Only Goonies II was released in North America. This game had little to do with the movie, but achieved a following for its inventive gameplay. In it the Fratellis have managed to kidnap all of the Goonies (except Mikey, whom the player guides) and hide them in hidden cages across a terrain of caverns, mazes and abandoned buildings. As Mikey the player must rescue them all (not entirely unrelated to the film) and to ultimately free a mermaid named Annie (completely unrelated to the film).
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