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10 Little-Known Facts About ‘The Goonies’

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One of the most memorable cult films of the 1980s, The Goonies was a landmark action and adventure film with a (soon to be) star-studded cast of kids. Sadly, for those who didn’t see it while young, the enchantment of the film can be hard to grasp, but for those of us who have loved The Goonies for decades, it’s a movie we come back to time and time again.

The riveting tale of a gang of misfits on a search for pirate treasure, The Goonies is filled with action, drama, and so much heart that it’s success in the box office was no surprise, nor is its continuous popularity even 31 years later.

Aside from iconic characters like Sloth and Data and emotional scenes like the wishing well or the pirate ship’s final voyage, The Goonies takes an unlikely group of kids and turns them into heroes, reminding us that we all have that potential inside of us.

The movie isn’t just filled with great scenes and memories, however, but with plenty of secrets and hidden trivia, too!

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Talk about realism: One-Eyed Willy’s prop head was an actual human skull. It now sits as a decoration in director Richard Donner’s house.

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The Goonies is Chunk actor Jeff Cohen’s only live-action movie role (not counting TV movies).