Director: Richard Donner
Screenwriter: Chris Columbus
Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Anne Ramsay, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Davi, John Matuszak
The Goonies tells the tale of a group of kids who try to save their houses from being demolished, find an old Spanish treasure map from a pirate named One-Eyed Willie (really), deal with fugitives trying to steal said treasure, and befriend a monster that looks like he could've starred in The Hills Have Eyes. Ah yes, it's a classic coming-of-age tale that all children can relate to. Really, who hasn't been through this? Finding Spanish pirate treasure is, like, the first stage of puberty!
The film leaves audiences with a feeling of real nostalgia, despite the outlandish plot, of their own childhood: friends, adventures, the fat friend who everyone always made dance before letting him in the house. It inspires the adventurer in everyone. —TA