The Goonies, which was
released in 1985, was an adventure comedy based on one
of Steven Spielberg's stories. The main characters
of the movie were Sean Astin as Mikey Walsh, Corey
Feldman as Mouth Devereaux, Ke Huy Quan as Data Wang,
Jeff Cohen as Chunk Cohen, Josh Brolin as Brandon Walsh,
and Martha Plimpton as Stephanie Steinbrenner.
Although the movie received mixed reviews, they were
mostly positive, and the Goonies turned out to be in the
top 10 highest earning movies of 1985.
In this movie, a group of friends live in
the "Goon Docks" area of Astoria, OR. Everyone is
in a funk because their homes are being foreclosed on
due to the expansion of a nearby country club.
While looking though the attic of the Walsh's home, the
group finds an old treasure map, which shows how to find
the famed pirate "One-eyed Willie's" booty. Mikey
talks the group into one last adventure, so they set
stumbles upon an abandoned seaside restaurant that
appears to be in the vicinity of a coordinate of the
map, but they do not realize the fugitive Fratellis
family has taken up residence there. The Goonies
escape through a cave, but Chunk is captured and he
spills the beans on the Goonie's treasure hunting plans.
They put Chunk in a cage with Sloth Fratelli, the
deformed and maltreated brother of the family (he turns
out to be nice).
In the cave, which
they have discovered is the way to the treasure, they
overcome many booby traps and other obstacles meant to
thwart their efforts. The Goonies find the pirate
ship and the treasure, but the Fratelli's show up and
cause problems until Chunk and Sloth show up and save
everyone. The Fratelli's greed sets off One-eye
Willie's final booby trap, and the cave collapses as the
ship sails out to sea. The Goonie's escape the
trap and are reunited with their families, while the
Fratelli's are reunited with police. The movie
ends with the Goonie's realizing that Mikey did make it
out with enough gems to save the Goon Docks, and the
foreclosure of their homes is thwarted.