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  • Robert Davi, who is a trained opera singer, came up with the idea where he sings to Sloth from Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly."
  • When the boys are sitting in the living room watching MTV, they weren't actually watching the Cyndi Lauper "Good Enough" video, which was developed six months after filming wrapped up.
  • During filming, Martha Plimpton made a bet with director Richard Donner that she would stop biting her nails. Donner paid up several years later, while they were doing the DVD commentary.
  • "Shit" or "bullshit" is uttered 19 times, not counting the line "Holy S-H-I-T!"
  • During filming Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner sent the boys to Dodger Stadium for Michael Jackson's Victory concert.
  • The cast was not allowed to see the pirate ship before the scene was shot, as director Richard Donner wanted to catch their genuine reactions at the size and scope of it. When they did see it, Josh Brolin was so surprised that he exclaimed "Holy shit!" The scene had to be re-shot.
  • When rocks are falling from the cave ceiling, Jonathan Ke Quan screams "Holy S-H-I-T!" He said he spelled the expletive because his mother made him promise not to use any bad language in the movie.
  • At one point in the movie, the character played by Sean Astin cries out "Holy Mackenzie!" Sean Astin's brother is Mackenzie Astin.
  • In the original version of this film, Mikey's mother hires a Hispanic woman named Rosalita (Lupe Ontiveros), and Mouth helps Mrs. Walsh by translating her commands into Spanish. In the Spanish version of this film, Rosalita becomes an Italian woman named Rossanna. The Italian used by the Spanish dubber is much better than the Spanish used by Corey Feldman.
  • John Matuszak's make-up took 5 hours to complete. One of the eyes (which was out of place on the face) was mechanically operated off-screen by remote control. Someone would count down, and Matuszak would blink his other eye in synchronization. The cast was told not to get him wet in scenes outside of the pirate ship. Unfortunately, he got wet, delaying filming for an entire day.
  • For one line of dialogue, Corey Feldman had to dub in the name of fast-food chain Godfather's Pizza when Straw Hat Pizza refused participation in the film.
  • Richard Donner kept both One-Eyed Willie's head and a model for the ship.
  • When NBC broadcast the film, they added a scene of Chunk and Sloth following the trail of the other Goonies, but cut out 20 minutes.
  • The Goonies Oath that was cut out goes as follows: "I will never betray my goon dock friends / We will stick together until the whole world ends / Through heaven and hell, and nuclear war / Good pals like us, will stick like tar / In the city, or the country, or the forest, or the boonies / I am proudly declared a fellow Goonie."
  • On the DVD commentary, Jeff Cohen (Chunk) claims that the confession of puking off the theater balcony is not based on anything in real life. This is incorrect. The basis for the theater story was a real-life prank pulled by Executive Producer Steven Spielberg while growing up in Phoenix, AZ.
  • John Matuszak (Sloth) is wearing a t-shirt of the Oakland Raiders, a team he once played on.
  • When the Fratelli brothers argued, Anne Ramsey really slapped Robert Davi. She was told to hit him as hard as she could.
  • The last name of the brothers who are chasing the Goonies is Fratelli. Fratelli means "brothers" in Italian.
  • The pirate ship was entirely real. All the shots were filmed in the ship. After the film, it was offered to anyone who would take it. No one wanted it, so the ship was scrapped.
  • The name "Rube G" can be seen painted on the contraption that opens the yard gate for Chunk near the beginning of the movie. This is in reference to Rube Goldberg, the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist who drew whimsical machines that achieved simple results in difficult ways.
  • (Cameo) Jennie Lew Tugend: assistant to director Richard Donner, has a small role as Data's mom.
  • (Director Cameo) Richard Donner: the gray-haired sheriff on the quads in the final scene.
  • Jeff Cohen thought of his mother dying to generate tears during his "confession" scene with the Fratellis.
  • Producer Steven Spielberg directed at least one scene in this movie.
  • Cyndi Lauper co-wrote the theme song "Goonies R Good Enough", and shot a music video that features a cameo by the film's executive producer Steven Spielberg. The 12-minute video basically tells the movie's story as a musical. Cyndi Lauper plays Cyndi (a new Goonie recruit), The Bangles play pirates, and André the Giant plays Sloth.
  • The original poster art (not used on the video tape box) featured the cast dangling from the feet of another with the top one hanging on a rock. Some of the newspaper ads featured slightly different artwork with the characters drawn in a different order from top to bottom.
  • According to director Richard Donner in an interview with "The Directors", producer Steven Spielberg instructed the cast members to act cold and distant toward Donner on the last week of filming which puzzled him. Shortly after filming wrapped, Donner went to his beach house in Hawaii, ran into a frenzied neighbor who took up his entire day. When he arrived home, the entire cast was there to celebrate with a cookout. Spielberg flew them over to Hawaii on the promise that they not speak a word of the surprise to Donner, which prompted them to act the way they were on the last week of filming.
  • According to Sean Astin, he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. Several years later his mother Patty Duke discovered it, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash.
  • The newspaper article photo of Chester Copperpot is actor Keenan Wynn.
  • Jeff Cohen got the chicken pox after he got the role of Chunk. He showed up to the set anyway, afraid that they would have replaced him otherwise.
  • The script gives One-Eye Willie's full name as William B. Pordobell. This resembles Portobelo, a Panamanian port which has long been home to pirates.
  • Production Designer J. Michael Riva said in a National Public Radio interview that, before shooting the first scenes with the prop map, he thought that it looked good but not old enough, so in his hotel room, he aged it with coffee and (when he couldn't find paint) his own blood.
  • Mostly shot in sequence. Total production took five months.
  • Producer trademark (Steven Spielberg): [007] Data's belt has "007" inscribed on it. He also listens to the James Bond theme before sliding on the rope over to Mikey's.
  • Josh Brolin's big screen debut.
  • Near the end of the movie, Data says something in Chinese and Chinese subtitles are shown. The subtitles translate to "He is a big strong man".
  • The bats were made of crumpled, black pieces of crepe paper that were shot out of an air cannon.
  • More than 900,000 gallons of water was used in the movie.
  • The oil substance shot out of Data's slick shoes was made of glycerin, water and food coloring.
  • One Eyed Willie's ship, The Inferno, was 105 feet long and took 2-1/2 months to construct. It was modeled after Errol Flynn's ship in The Sea Hawk (1940). The sails required more than than 7,000 square feet of material, the largest measured 30ft by 60ft. Some of the ship's rigging was recycled for the Pirates of the Caribbean ship at Disneyland, which was being renovated at the time.
  • Mikey mentions Michael Jackson going over to Chunk's house in one scene. In real life, Corey Feldman was close friends with the singer, though the two later became estranged. Feldman attended Jackson's memorial service, along with fellow child actor Macaulay Culkin.
  • The late Corey Haim auditioned for the role of Mouth, but the role was given to Corey Feldman instead. At the time the two Coreys hadn't met, but they were later cast together in The Lost Boys (1987) and became best friends, starring in 6 more movies together. In License to Drive (1988), Feldman auditioned for the lead role of Les Anderson, but lost it to Haim.
  • June 7th was officially declared "Goonies Day" by the Mayor of Astoria (where the movie was filmed) during the 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2010.
  • When Chunk is hiding from the Fratellis in the refrigerator with the dead body, he sneezes loudly. As Mama Fratelli exits the room she unwittingly says "Gesundheit!", the German word for "Health" used as a response to a sneeze.
  • Though they were divorcing at the time, Patty Duke claims that she and John Astin held hands and sobbed through the entire film when they saw it for the first time. Patty is Sean Astin's mother and John was his father.
  • The MAD Magazines that Mikey looks through at his house are #208 July 1979, #124 January 1969 and #254 December 1984. (This issue appears in the Stop-N-Snack Scene eventually cut from the film.) MAD Magazine made a parody out of this movie in late 1985.
  • One-Eyed Willy's skull was made from real bone.
  • Ma Fratelli and her sons are based on the early-20th-century legend of Kate Barker (known as Ma Barker) and her boys.
  • In the storybook of the film, One-Eyed Willy's back-story is told by Francis Fratelli, when The Fratellis take the doubloon from Chunk. One-Eyed Willy, whose real name is William B. Pordobel, was a court jester before becoming an ingenious pirate, when he was banished from five Spanish courts for his practical jokes, and formed a band of pirates who marauded hundreds of the king's ships and accumulated a treasure worth millions. But Willy's ship, "The Inferno," was attacked by three of the King's ships and Willy steered his ship into a hidden underground cavern and was sealed within by the cannon fire from the British. Willy and his men had spent a couple of years trying to repair the ship and had built underground caves with weird booby traps to protect the treasure. One of Willy's men escaped to tell Willy's story, which became a legend.
  • In the storybook of the film, there was a scene, that was not in the film. Mikey, Mouth, Brand, Data, Andi and Stef discover a room with a dangling skeleton in a pirate's costume. The Goonies had to tickle the skeleton's elbow, which would point to one of three tunnels, where they must go. Stef tickles the skeleton's elbow and it points to the middle cave and The Goonies continue the search for One-Eyed Willy's treasure.
  • The arcade game you see Chunk playing in the pizza place at the beginning of the film is Cliff Hanger (1983).
  • All the main characters are referred to by nicknames, and their real names are either rarely mentioned or not mentioned at all. Mikey is Michael Walsh, Mouth is Clark Devereaux, Data is Richard Wang, Brand is Brandon Walsh, Chunk is Lawrence Cohen, Andy is Andrea Theresa Carmichael, Stef is Stephanie Steinbrenner, and Sloth is Lotney Fratelli.
  • Richard Donner unintentionally started giggling when they filmed the scene which Chunk starts crying, when the ice cream gets taken off him by Jake and it was kept in the film. If you listen carefully, you can hear the director giggling off-screen, when Jake takes the plastic spoon off Chunk and Chunk starts to cry.
  • According to a website dedicated to the film, in 2002, it was mentioned on the cast list, that the skeleton of One-Eyed Willy was a man called Raul Woo who died from lead poisoning.
  • Chester Copperpot's skeleton was made from plastic.
  • No "uncut" version has been released on home media, but when basic cable or local stations air the film, the version used includes the "Stop and Shop" and "Giant Octopus" sequences cut from final version.
  • The black and white movie that Mouth watches on his TV in the first scene is the car chase scene from Some Like It Hot (1959), directed by Billy Wilder.
  • The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus, who also wrote Gremlins (1984). There is an Easter egg to Gremlins (1984). When Chunk calls the police, the officer says, "[This call] is like the prank about creatures that multiply when you throw water on them."
  • Corey Feldman met fellow child actor and soon to be best friend Corey Haim while auditioning for this film.
  • In the 1992 ITV broadcast of the film in the UK, the frightening scene which Andi screams, when The Goonies discover Chester Copperpot's skeleton was cut and it is cut from, The Goonies approaching Copperpot's skeleton, which Mikey says "Look, you guy! A lantern! Somebody must had been before us." to Chunk crying as he continues telling his life story to the Fratellis. The scene was left intact and uncut in the 1988 ITV broadcast.
  • When Sloth rips off his outer shirt, he reveals a Superman T-shirt, accompanied by the John Williams Superman theme. Director Richard Donner directed Superman (1978) and parts of Superman II (1980).
  • The grappling hook belt buckle is a nod to Hayao Miyazaki's Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) and the main character Lupin who uses it. Spielberg was a huge fan of the movie, calling it "one of the greatest adventure movies".
  • In the scene when Chunk breaks the water cooler bottle, his line "I got it! I got it!... I don't got it!" is a nod to the film High Anxiety (1977).
  • The name of the plumbing company that Mouth's Dad owns is Mad Jack's Plumbing. It can be seen on the van in the opening sequence.
  • In the 1988 ITV broadcast of the film, the scene when Chunk meets Sloth includes a bit where Sloth growls at Chunk. It was cut because the ITV network felt that it would frighten younger viewers watching the film. And it was cut from Chunk to saying, "Hi, sir! My name is Lawrence." to Sloth giggling and bouncing in his chair in excitement and Chunk shouting "Get me out of here!"
  • As mentioned elsewhere, a song called "8 Arms To Hold You" was made for this film. "Eight Arms To Hold You" was also a working title for the Beatles movie Help! (1965).
  • The film has mild swearing like the other Steven Spielberg produced Chris Columbus scripted film of that year, Young Sherlock Holmes (1985); both films also have pipe organs. Data idolizes James Bond and Spielberg and Columbus are huge Bond fans, and Holmes has much gadgetry on his person, like Data. The book uses the word omen; Richard Donner directed The Omen (1976). The book also describes one of the characters as a superman to Holmes; this may be an in-joke to Donner who directed The Goonies (1985) and the first two Superman movies.
  • Chris Columbus sold Steven Spielberg the script along with Gremlins (1984) but his career didn't really take off until the massive success of Home Alone (1990).
  • After having a great working relationship with Steven Spielberg on Gremlins (1984), Spielberg produced the next two films Chris Columbus scripted, The Goonies (1985), based on an idea Spielberg had, and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), which was Columbus's idea, which altogether was two years working on those three films.
  • The dead FBI agent is played by stunt performer Ted Grossman.
  • The music that plays on Data's stereo when he swings through the front door of Brand and Mikey's house early in the film is the James Bond theme song composed by Monty Norman. Four years after the film's release, Robert Davi (Jake Fratelli) would play the main antagonist of the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill (1989).
  • Much of the theme music for the film comes from the 1948 Adventures of Don Juan (1948) starring Errol Flynn. Sloth is seen in his dungeon room watching similar swashbuckling films from the 1940s and '50s on TV and imagines himself a hero like Flynn, as evidenced by his sliding/slicing down the sail of the pirate ship near the end, which is also from another Errol Flynn film.
  • According to his autobiography "Corerography", Corey Feldman and Martha Plimpton did not get along.
  • Heather Langenkamp auditioned for the role of Andy. Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner felt that she had given a great audition and was the right physical type for the role. However she was 20 years old at the time. The script described her as being 17 years old and both Spielberg and Donner felt that Langenkamp was too old for the role. Langenkamp was angry about it for years. At the same time Spielberg also felt bad about turning her down. 7 years later, Spielberg would offer Langenkamp the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park (1993) as a way of apologizing to her. But she turned it down because she was about to star in Wes Craven's Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994).
  • Coincidence or not, one of the Goonies is Brand - Brandon Walsh, played by Josh Brolin. Several years later, in 1990, the same character of Brandon Walsh appeared once again on Beverly Hills 90210, a famous TV series, this time played by Jason Priestley.
  • The scene which Jake Fratelli is found hanged in his jail cell, which he pretends to have committed suicide and overpowers the guard was edited in the 1988 ITV broadcast in the United Kingdom. It cuts from the guard saying "You too down there. Hey turkey..." to the next scene, which Francis Fratelli is seen pouring a ring of gasoline around the front entrance of the jail.
  • The football players from Astoria High School had to shoot the tackling sequence in the opening scene 13 times, which is why the receiver is so muddy when he jumps up from being tackled. Later, they had to sign papers to keep from being credited. If they were credited, they would've had to accept wages, and wouldn't have been able to play college football. The one who was tackled went on to have an impressive college football career.
  • Anne Ramsey would later star in The River Pirates (1988) as The Hag, It was one of Anne Ramsey's final acting roles prior to her death on August 11th 1988 at the age of 59.
  • In the scene which Mikey finds One-Eyed Willy's skeleton aboard The Inferno, one of the skeletons of the pirates has hand against his neck which implies that the pirate may have choked to death. If so, it's most likely he may had been poisoned by One-Eyed Willy.
  • Novelisation by James Kahn.
  • The real life banter between Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi during their joint audition won them the roles for the movie.
  • In 2017, a LEGO Dimensions video game of the film for PS4 "LEGO Dimensions - The Goonies Level Pack" was released. In the trailer for the game, Excalibur Batman tells the story of "The Goonies" and is seen giving Sloth a Batman costume and is seen playing on the bone piano. In the game, Chunk and Sloth set off into the caves and go after the other Goonies and The Frattelli's whom are searching for One-Eyed Willy's ship.
  • Both John Matuszak and Joe Pantoliano made guest appearances on M*A*S*H (1972) during season 10.
  • Mary Ellen Trainor, who plays Mrs. Walsh, would later go on to play a police psychologist in Lethal Weapon (1987), which is also directed by Richard Donner.
  • The film is actress Sophia Myles's favorite film.
  • On a internet website called Imagine Casting, which members can make up their own casts in films. A spin-off film which is a prequel to the film following Chester Copperpot as searches for One-Eyed Willy's treasure was submitted and on the website actor Charles Dance was cast as Chester Copperpot.
  • All of the younger characters last names end with the letter, "N". Astin, Brolin, Cohen, Feldman, Green, Plimpton, and Quan. And non-goonie Troy (Steve Antin).
  • According to a nearby calendar, the film is set in October.
  • The film has horror undertones: Jake Fratelli faking his suicide in a police cell to stage a breakout. Light streaming through gaps in the walls lightens the otherwise moody darkness, dust int he air, floorboards creaking for added impact. It sets an uneasy tone and this is thoroughly ramped up when the Fratellis turn up. Mama Fratelli whom spat out a threat in her perfectly gruff voice. Data almost falling down on a trap of some metal spikes. Chunk's confession scene and The Goonies finding a frozen corpse in a refrigerator. David Grusin's exquisite score which is playful and melodic. The Fratellis locking Sloth in the basement. The brutal traps which could kill The Goonies at any moment and the sense of unease and danger.
  • A year before the film's release, Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano guest starred in Hart to Hart: Always Elizabeth (1984) (TV Series).
  • This film was selected into the National Film Registry in 2017 for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
  • In the final sequence, when the police and reporters are asking the kids what they went though in their journey, one of the kids describe them "fighting a giant octopus". In the final cut of the film, that line was left in there but the scene of them fighting the octopus was cut from the final film.
  • The French easycore music group "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!" got its name from the iconic lines spoken when Chunk reunited with the rest of the group.
  • The arcade game Chunk is seen playing when he witnesses the car chase between the Fratellis and the police is Pole Position (1982). The game is mentioned by Mouth in the attic scene when Chunks asks if 1632 is a year when they find the map.
  • The Mad Magazine Mikey picks up around 0:05:53 is issue 227, December 1981.
  • During the 1988 ITV broadcast of the film, there was an advert for Birds Eye The Captain's Table. In the advert, Captain Birdseye and his crew of children are seen sailing away aboard Captain Birdeye's ship and are seen eating fish fingers for supper. It is ironic as The Goonies (1985) is about a group of friends search for a pirate's treasure.
  • In the scene where Chunk calls the police, the sheriff tells Chunk about the other times he has called in. He mentions, "That last prank with all those little creatures that multiply when you throw water on them!" That has to be a wink at the movie Gremlins (1984), also a Chris Columbus picture.
  • In the scene with the skeleton piano, Andy reads the musical notes on the back of the treasure map and comments that she doesn't know if one note is an A sharp or a B flat. Musically, an A sharp and a B flat are the same note.
  • In the newspaper article of Chester Copperpot, Chester Copperpot appears to be about 68 years of age. Chester Copperpot went into the caves to find One-Eyed Willy's treasure and died in 1935. If Chester Copperpot was 68 in 1935, Chester Copperpot would had been born in 1867.
  • When Anne Ramsay, Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi were interviewed about the movie, Robert Davi explained that Mama Fratelli got the tattoo on her arm when she was in the navy.
  • When filming the scene which Momma, Jake and Francis Fratelli stumble upon Chester Copperpot's skeleton, as they were about to shoot the scene, Anna Ramsay (Momma) commented that she needed dirt on her.
  • When Mouth arrives at Mikey and Brand's house earlier in the film, Mouth impersonates Rocky Balboa from Rocky (1976) when he says "Yo! Mikey. You seen Adrian?".
  • In the original screenplay, there was a scene that was filmed but got taken out of the movie which The Goonies banging the waterpipes accidentally causes zoo animals to escape and two gorillas steals Troy Perkin's car and drives off in it.
  • There a scene that was story-boarded which when Mikey and Andy find the pirate skeleton with daggers in it's eye sockets, Andy pulls the daggers out of the skeleton's eye sockets.
  • When the Goonies are climbing onto the ship, the silhouette of someone waving can be seen on the left side of the screen. Someone was standing behind the sail.
  • When the Goonies are climbing aboard One-Eyed Willie's ship the Inferno, a silhouette of a man standing behind the sail can be seen waving on the left side of the screen.
  • The real last names of the Goonies all end in the letter "N", Astin, Brolin, Cohen, Feldman, Green, Plimpton, and Quan.
  • Francis shooting the gasoline with his pistol in the opening scene was Robert Davi's idea.
  • Mary-Ellen Trainor (Mrs Walsh) plays Josh Brolin's (Brand) mother yet was actually only fifteen years older than him.
  • The swearing within the film was deliberately and strategically placed so it can easily be drowned out by broadcasters who wish to remove it. If you watch closely it often happens when there is a lot of background noise (like the police car chase at the beginning of the film) or when there is running water or another loud source of sound nearby. This way the broadcaster can lose the profanity in the sound mix or can cut a couple of seconds of footage without losing anything significant happening on the screen.
  • Was given a nationwide cinema re-release in the UK (for one week only) over Easter week in 2019 in 4k digital format. The release did surprisingly well for a film originally released a third of a century before and it out performed several contemporary family orientated films that were already on release at that time. The version that was released was the original 1985 cut.
  • Has nods to several other Spielberg produced films from the 1980s, including references in the dialogue to Gremlins (1984) and Back to the Future (1985) as well as visual homage's to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and E.T. (1982). Also Jonathan Ke Quan also played the character of Short Round in Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984).
  • Lupe Ontiveros, who played the non-English speaking Rosalita, was in fact US born and spoke perfectly good English. She actually helped the script team with the English - Spanish translation of the hilarious lines said to her by 'Mouth' (Corey Feldman) and even helped him phonetically learn the lines during rehearsals, as Corey couldn't actually know Spanish language (or at least as well as he appears to do within this film).
  • When Chunk first sees Jake Fratelli's face when he approaches the car, the Hebrew prayer he says was actually improvised by Jeff Cohen.
  • Sean Astin and Ke Huy Quan also appear in Encino Man, although they have no scenes together.
  • The film stars three Oscar nominees; Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Anne Ramsay.

Spoilers

  • The soundtrack includes "8 Arms To Hold You" by "The Goon Squad". It was removed from the film when the octopus scene was cut. The filmmakers were convinced the song could be a hit, so it was pressed as a 12" dance single. It sold miserably due to lack of promotion. It has become one of the rarest, most valuable Goonie-related items.
  • The kids who played the Goonies were allowed to bring some of their families into the final scene where they are reunited.
  • Some of the crew members played extras in the film. One cameraman played Mouth's father. Another played the dead man in the freezer. And an assistant director plays one of the cops on the AV scooters on the beach at the end.
  • During Chunk's confession scene, he admits pushing his sister Edie down the stairs and blaming it on the dog, and stealing his uncle Max's toupee. In real life, Jeff Cohen has a sister named Edie and an uncle named Max.
  • The novelization of the movie confirms that Chunk's parents actually do 'adopt' Sloth, going so far as to throw him a Bar Mitzvah.
  • According to international maritime salvage law, the rights to a salvage vessel and its contents go to the person or persons who first successfully brings something off the vessel in question. Since Mikey brought the jewels off the ship, the Inferno and everything on it belongs to him.
  • At the end, where all of the families are reunited, Jeff Cohen's mom plays Chunk's mom.
  • When the Goonies first discover the treasure map they ask Mouth (the only member of the group fluent in Spanish) to translate the Spanish writing on the map to English so they can all understand it. He does, reading aloud the instructions on how to locate the treasure. What he reads is in common rhyming stanzas. Although it is unlikely that Mouth (someone who, the movie has previously shown, is prone to make translation mistakes even under non-poetic, non-rhyming circumstances) would be able to translate the text into English and spontaneously maintain its rhyme, it is not impossible. Many talented translators of rhyming non-English poetry have managed to maintain the rhyming even after the poetry was translated into English; one famous twentieth-century example is Richard Wilbur's acclaimed work as a translator of the seventeenth century comedies by the French playwright Molière, which still rhyme and maintain their cleverness in Wilbur's translations.
  • The Lou Gehrig baseball card that Mikey finds on Chester Copperpot's body is worth $275,000 at auction (in mint condition).
  • The bowling ball that rolls across the railing, which Mikey releases from a tin bucket when he pulls a cord, that falls into another bucket and sets off the contraption that opens the yard gate for Chunk at the beginning of the film foreshadows the cannonball in the Triple Stones booby trap that Mikey sets off.
  • The skull lamp in Mikey's bedroom and the skeleton seen in the fish tank when Chunk tells Mikey, Brand and Mouth about the car chase between the Fratellis and the police at the beginning of the movie foreshadows Mikey, Brand, Andi, Stef, Data and Mouth discovering the skeletons of Chester Copperpot, One-Eyed Willy and the dead pirates in the caves.
  • Mouth is called Mouth because he is smart-mouthed. It also foreshadows Mouth stuffing a pearl necklace and jewels in his mouth, which Momma Fratelli pulls the pearl necklace out his mouth, and the jewels when Momma Fratelli then smacks him on the back of the head.
  • When the Goonies are on the ship near the end of the movie, Sloth reveals a Superman T-shirt (with the Superman theme playing). It's clearly a reference to the fact that Richard Donner was the director of Superman (1978).
  • Chunk knocking over the statue which the genitals break off the statue foreshadows The Goonies searching for One-Eyed Willy and Mikey finding One-Eyed Willy's skeleton. Willy is a slang word for penis.
  • Andi screaming when The Goonies stumble upon Chester Copperpot's skeleton is the film's scariest scene.
  • In the novelization of the film, when Mikey finds One-Eyed Willy's skeleton, he discovers One-Eyed Willy has an asthma inhaler, which Mikey suffers from asthma and this leads Mikey to believe that he is One-Eyed Willy's reincarnation and that it was his destiny to find One-Eyed Willy's treasure.
  • After Mikey sets off the boulder trap which would have blocked off the caves and tunnels preventing anyone else from getting through, Mama, Jake, and Francis Fratelli are seen crossing through the tunnel and finding Chester Copperpot's skeleton.
  • Is the Goondocks Waterslide Magical and how comes the Goonies slid down the Waterslide and how comes they came out of different Waterslide Ports.
  • It's unclear how Chester Copperpot came into possession of One-Eyed Willy's key.
  • It's unclear how Chester Copperpot got both his legs crushed by the boulder without setting off the boulder trap.
  • In the storybook of the movie in the scene which The Goonies find Chester Copperpot's skeleton, Andy sets off the boulder trap, not Mikey.
  • During the opening credits sequence, Andi is the first of the Goonies to appear on screen. She is also the only character to have the actress's name (Kerri Green) appear with the character they're playing.
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