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->''"Goonies never say die!"''

This 1985 adventure comedy is one of those ubiquitous films of TheEighties fans hold fond memories of, even today.

A small group of kids living on the "Goon Docks" of Astoria, Oregon are in dire straits: the owners of a local country club have threatened their families' homes with foreclosure so they can finish building a new addition to said country club. On one of their last days in the neighborhood, one of the "Goonies", Mikey (Creator/SeanAstin), discovers a TreasureMap in his attic. The map supposedly reveals where to find the treasure of infamous pirate One-Eyed Willie -- and it appears to lead somewhere underneath Astoria. Mikey and the rest of the Goonies decide to [[SavingTheOrphanage try saving their neighborhood]] by going after the treasure -- but to get it, they must outwit a trio of mobsters and survive numerous death traps designed to keep One-Eyed Willie's treasure safe from outsiders.

''The Goonies'' was the brainchild of three well-known directors: Creator/StevenSpielberg (executive producer/story), Creator/ChrisColumbus (screenplay [[note]]Though, at the time of this film, he wasn't quite famous yet... nor was he even a director. He made his debut in the director's chair two years later with ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''[[/note]]), and Creator/RichardDonner (director).

In addition to a {{Novelization}} by James Kahn, the film also received [[VideoGame/TheGoonies two licensed video games]]. A rumored sequel has been stuck in DevelopmentHell since UsefulNotes/TheOughts.

'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/TheGoonies Characters Sheet]].'''

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!! This movie provides examples of:

* AbandonedArea: The restaurant. Maybe.
--> '''Mouth:''' This is a summer place? [[CobwebOfDisuse Looks like it hasn't been open for TEN summers.]]
* AccidentalKiss: Andy accidentally kissed Mikey instead of Brand when they're under the wishing well. She doesn't know until the end, when she asks Brand where his braces went.
--> '''Andy:''' Brand, what happened to your braces?\\
'''Brand:''' I don't wear braces, Mikey wears... ''[realizes what she's saying]'' ...Mikey! That little...\\
'''Andy:''' Ssshhh... ''[kisses him again]''
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: One-Eyed Willy, Francis Fratelli, Stef Steinbrenner. Also most of Data's inventions have names which invoke this.
* AdultsAreUseless: When Mikey's mom sees Brand all tied up, instead of freeing him she asks why he can't exercise like a normal kid.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The Oregon coast seen in the movie is either on the Washington side of the Columbia River or some two dozen miles to the south. Neither is likely to be accessible to a gang of teens and pre-teens on bicycles.
** Putting the final scene on the river keeps it within bicycle range, but then Washington would show up on the other side of what would clearly be a River, rather than the ocean.
** The entire opening car chase through Astoria. Complete with driving down one way roads, going up a hill and immediately coming down the same way they went up, driving down a one way pier, and finishing on Cannon Beach which is some 40 miles south of Astoria.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Somehow the British Navy chased pirate One-Eyed Willy up near the Oregon coast.
* AtomicFBomb: Mouth screams a curse as he falls down the waterfall into the lagoon where the ship is.
-->'''Mouth''': OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH SHHHHIIIIIIIT!!!!!! ''[splash]''
* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: The word shit comes up several times. As do references to drugs like cocaine and heroin, and "sexual torture devices".
* BaitAndSwitchAccusation: After the kids have glued the statue's broken piece[[note]]genitalia[[/note]] back on, Mrs. Walsh comes in and notices the odd way they're all crowded around it on the coffee table. Awkward silence, then...
-->'''Mrs. Walsh''': What is ''that''?\\
'''Chunk''': Oh shit, what?\\
'''Mrs. Walsh''': ''What'' is ''that?!'' ''(camera cuts to some spilled potato chips on the floor)'' That is a ''mess''! I want it cleaned up, boys!
* BatOutOfHell: That's what Jake Fratelli believes about the bats attacking them. He [[ImprovisedCross builds a cross with his fingers]] and reminds his mum to watch for the veins.
* BatScare: When Brand removes a rock blocking further passage into the tunnel leading to One-Eyed Willy's hideout, he calls out to see if anybody's there, and a swarm of bats come flying out of the hole, scaring the Goonies.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Not that he articulates it (and might not even be able to properly), but Chunk is the first person to really treat Sloth like a fellow person. It's no surprise when Sloth proceeds to help Chunk (and by extension, the rest of Chunk's friends) later.
* BerserkButton: First when Mouth tells Chunk he has naked pictures of his mom taking a bath, real cheap, forcing Chunk to break the door open. Second, averted, when Chunk accidentally breaks the water cooler he was drinking from when Mouth thought of putting chocolate on the floor so he can eat through. "Okay Mouth, that's all I can stand and I can't stand no more!"
* BigdamnKiss: Between Brand and Andy after they exit the cave.
* BigOMG: "Oh my God" is stated ''17'' times, spoken by 7 characters. Some of the more drawn out ones include:
** Mikey and Chunk when Chunk breaks the small statue of David.
** Brand when he's about to fly off the road at high speed on a child-sized bicycle.
** Stef and Andy when they step on the rake.
** Mouth and Stef when they spot the pirate ship for the first time.
** Mama Fratelli when Mouth spits out all the jewels he was hiding.
** And finally topped off by the sheriff with "Holy Mary, mother of God" when he sees the pirate ship sailing off at the end.
* BilingualBonus:
** The gangsters are the infamous Fratelli Brothers and their mother. Fratelli means "brothers" in Italian.
** When Chunk realizes he's been caught by the Fratellis ''again'', the words he mumbles -- before he starts screaming -- are the beginning of a Hebrew prayer.
* BladeBrake: when Sloth comes sliding down the sail in the same way.
* BlatantLies: Francis takes his toupee off for everyone to see when the [[BatScare bats attack]]. Later when his brother accuses him of misspending funds meant to fix Sloth's teeth, he replies blatantly "I DON'T WEAR A HAIRPIECE!"
* BlindShoulderToss: Mikey does this to his asthma inhaler at the end.
* BoobyTrap: Or, as Data [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish would call them]], "[[{{Malaproper}} Booty Traps]]". This film is ''swimming'' with them.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Obviously, all instances of the kids swearing is cut when this film airs on television, however it's worth noting, when ABC Family airs this movie, most of Andy's [[PantyShot panty shots]] are cut from the film. In one shot, her minishirt is even ''digitally painted'' to cover up her panties!
* BreakingTheBonds: Sloth pulls his chains right out of the wall to retrieve Chunk's Baby Ruth candybar.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: When Sloth rips off his outer shirt, he reveals a t-shirt with a single big "S", apparently standing for "Sloth".
* BuffySpeak: Mikey (and sometimes his friends) keeps referring to the treasure as One-Eyed Willy's "rich stuff".
* BulletSparks: During the jail break in the opening scene, Francis Fratelli dumps gasoline in a ring around the local jail. When the cops attempt to pursue, Francis shoots the gasoline to create a big ring of flame to cover the escape.
* TheCameo: Cyndi Lauper appears as herself, on TV, singing "The Goonies R Good Enough."
* TheCanKickedHim: Troy is launched into the ceiling of the country club bathroom when the Goonies are fooling around with the PipeMaze.
* CaptainMorganPose: An EstablishingCharacterMoment for Mouth when he puts his foot on the living room table in an attempt to look cool, until Brand tells him to cut it out.
* CasualDangerDialog: Mikey Walsh engages in this while Andy is trying to hit the right notes on the skeletal organ (where one more wrong note will send them plunging to their deaths):
--> '''Andy:''' I can't tell if it's an "A sharp," or a "B flat."[[note]] It shouldn't make a difference, as those notes are enharmonic (i.e., the same). Although in the tuning systems used in the 1600s, when Willy built the traps, they ''weren't'' the same note as each other (run a Google search for "just tuning" and/or "well temperament" if you want details); that said, keyboards of the time nearly always used the same key for both and simply re-tuned the instrument depending on whether A-sharp or B-flat was more appropriate.[[/note]]\\
'''Mikey:''' Heh. If you hit the wrong note, we'll ''all'' be flat.
* CaveMouth: There is a skull-shaped cave entrance.
* CensorshipBySpelling: "Holy S-H-I-T!"
** According to Quan, his mom wouldn't allow him to curse in the movie.
* ChaseScene: The film begins with Jake Fratelli breaking out of jail followed by a car chase.
* ChekhovsGun: Mikey's marble bag and the candles (more specifically, the [[DynamiteCandle one with writing on it]]) the kids find.
* ChekhovsHobby: Andy is able to save her friends from a deadly trap on account of the fact she took piano lessons when she was four years old.
* ChekhovsLegend: The legend of the great pirate One-Eyed Willy turns out to be true including his massive PirateBooty.
* ChekhovsSkill:
** Sloth's watching of an Errol Flynn film earlier in the film comes in handy at the climax.
** Mouth's fluency in Spanish which he first demonstrated when being a TrollingTranslator to Rosalita.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: One-Eyed Willy and his mates.]]
* CollapsingLair: One-Eyed Willy's final RubeGoldbergDevice collapses the cave and frees the ship at the end.
* CommonalityConnection: Chunk discovers that Sloth also has a love for sweet things, especially chocolate. Cue TastesLikeFriendship.
* CommunityThreateningConstruction: The Goonies are inspired to go on their adventure (or at least the one in the film) due to the threat of their houses being foreclosed upon to build a new golf course.
* ContrivedCoincidence: [[spoiler:Mikey stops Data from taking coins off a scale while they raid One-Eyed Willy's treasure, declaring that everything else is fair game, but that they should leave those out of respect for the pirate. Ma Fratelli later lifts the same scale, and it trips the final trap which releases the ship from the cavern. It's all but stated that Mikey and Willy operate on the same wavelength but that level of understanding is on par with Mikey being Willie's ''reincarnation'']].
* ConvenientlyPreciseTranslation: The treasure map is in Spanish, but when translated into English, it becomes rhyming verse. No one even stops to consider how unusual this is.
* CorrelationCausationGag: In the opening sequence, Mouth is watching a loud police chase on television while his father tries to unblock a sink. Mr. Devereaux tells Mouth to switch off the set, and he does... just as the police chase the Fratellis past the house. A bewildered Mouth assumes the sounds of sirens and gunfire are coming from the television and tries applying PercussiveMaintenance.
* CounterfeitCash: As the group searches the basement of the Fratellis' hideout, Data accidentally activates the printing press the Fratellis are using for forgery. It doesn't occur to him that the money is worthless until Brand sets him straight.
-->'''Data:''' Fifty-dollar bill... ''Fifty-dollar bill! FIFTY-DOLLAR BILL!!''
* CoversAlwaysLie:
** Chunk is with the rest of the Goonies in several VHS and DVD covers. But in the movie, he doesn't meet up with them until the climax.
** The original poster art featured the cast dangling from the feet of another with the top one hanging on a rock. However, there is no such scene in the movie.
* CreatorCameo:
** Creator/RichardDonner, the director, is one of the guys on the [=ATVs=] near the end of the film.
---> "Well, I'll be damned, it's them goobers!"
** Donner's motorhome also appears in a camera shot of Mikey and Brand on their house's patio.
* CreepyBasement: The basement of the old restaurant Where Sloth is held.
* CryingWolf: Chunk has this problem. None of his friends believe him when he starts a story with "I just saw the most amazing thing in my entire life." More importantly, the friendly sheriff doesn't believe him when he says he's in trouble because the last several times he called it was a prank.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** This being an 80s movie, pretty much all of the kids had a silver tongue at some point, from Chunk to Data.
** Hell, Mama Fratelli gets in on this as well:
--->'''Mouth''': ''(pointing at the cup of reddish liquid)'' It's supposed to be water?\\
'''Fratelli''': It's wet, ain't it? ''Drink it!''
** And later, when the Fratellis find the body of Chester Copperpot.
---> '''Jake:''' ''(checking the wallet)'' Looks like they picked him clean, Ma.\\
'''Mother Fratelli:''' Sure, right before they ate him.\\
'''Francis:''' Stupid.
* DeathCourse: The tunnel network explored by The Goonies certainly qualifies; while it didn't kill anyone in the movie, its traps had caused the death of Mr. Copperpot some decades before.
* TheDogBitesBack: Stef punches Mama Fratelli in the face after Sloth has freed them.
* DramaticThunder: Comes on right after the line "If we don't do something now there's going to be a golf course right where we're standing." when Chunk, Mikey, Mouth, and Data are looking at the TreasureMap.
* DroppedGlasses: Stef drops her glasses and Mikey accidentally steps on them.
* DurableDeathTrap: All those booby traps set by Willie so many years ago still seem to work just fine.
* DynamiteCandle: A rare example of combining this with ChekhovsGun; when the Goonies find Chester Copperpot's body, they pick through his satchel and find a bunch of candles, which the camera lingers on long enough to notice one "candle" has some kind of writing on it. Most of them actually ''are'' candles, which are used throughout the movie. In the penultimate scene, they're down to the last "candle", which of course is ''not'' a candle.
-->'''Data''': This funny candle, it sparkling.\\
'''Brand''': [[OhCrap That's not a candle, it's-]]\\
'''Everyone''': '''''FIREWORKS!!!'''''
* EvilLaugh:
** Francis Fratelli makes a passable, if rather high-pitched attempt at one.
** Sloth has a triumphant EvilLaugh after Mikey pushes the food tray towards him.
* ExactWords: When Chunk is told to confess "everything", he does just that by telling the Fratellis all the bad things he did.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie begins on the afternoon of the last day before Mikey's family is planning to move and ends the next morning, less than 24 hours later, just as [[spoiler:Mikey's father is preparing to sign over the house]].
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler: Mikey with Andy.]]
* FollowTheChaos: Once Sloth frees Chunk and the two enter the caves to catch up with the others, this is how Chunk knows that they're on the right track. He specifically comments on this when he sees what happened at the PipeMaze.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** 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, Andy, Stef, Data and Mouth discovering the skeletons of Chester Copperpot.
** 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.
* FramedClue: After Mikey finds a framed TreasureMap in the attic, he hands it to [[TheKlutz Chunk]] who predictably breaks the frame by dropping it.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Foreground rather than background, but while Brand is standing with the others in the attic talking about One-Eyed Willy, he's apparently more interested in trying to catch a fly or something. During the commentary, Josh Brolin admits he has ''no'' idea what he's doing in that scene.
* {{Gesundheit}}:
-->'''Ma Fratelli''': Sloth better not have broken those chains again, I'm not going back to the zoo for another set! Hurry up!\\
''(Ma and her sons leave the room, where in the freezer Chunk sneezes.)''\\
'''Ma Fratelli''': Gesundheit!
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** [[DoubleEntendre One-Eyed Willy]].
** Other penis jokes in the film are incredibly overt, like "That's my mom's most favorite piece."
* GoldFever: It's very subtle, but The Goonies do get more irritable and impatient with each other when they reach the ship. Played harshly straight in the backstory with One Eyed Willy and his mates.
* GrapplingHookPistol: Data's "Pinchers of Peril". This gadget appears to be made from wind-up teeth and a Slinky and turns out to be useful not only in saving him from a fall, but also for a later GroinAttack against the Fratellis.
* GrayRainOfDepression: Early on when Mr. Perkins arrives with paperwork regarding the imminent demolition of the kids' neighborhood.
* GroinAttack: Data's "Pinchers of Peril" bite onto Francis Fratelli's groin when they confront him on the pirate ship.
* HeroStoleMyBike: "I owe you one."
* HesDeadJim: That one guy they found StuffedIntoTheFridge.
-->'''Chunk:''' It's a STIFF!
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: Brand threatens Mikey this way he and the other kids tie him to a chair:
-->'''Brand:''' I am going to hit all of you so hard that when you wake up, your clothes will be out of style!
* HomemadeInventions: The gadgets made by Data and his father.
* HopeSpot: Chunk has several close calls, but he manages to sneak out of the restaurant without the Fratellis finding out that he was still there, and he gets to a road and gets someone to finally listen to him about his story. And then, right when he thinks he's safe, he finds out that the driver is Jake Fratelli.
* HowMuchDidYouHear:
** Mikey to the other Goonies after his conversation with One-Eyed Willy.
-->'''Mikey''': How long have you guys been standing there?\\
'''Brand''': [[OneLinerNameOneLiner Long enough, Mikey. Long enough.]]
** Ma Fratelli to the Goonies when she finds them outside the hideout - in which she and her sons have just shot and killed two FBI investigators.
--->'''Ma Fratelli''': How long you boys been at that window?\\
'''Mouth''': Long enough to see you need about 400 Roach Motels in this place.
* HuddleShot: The Goonies have one at the end when they realize they have enough treasure to ensure that they don't need to leave the town.
* HumanResources: Many of the traps or their triggers are built of human bones, including (somehow) the pipe organ.
* IllKillYou: Mikey does this when his brother Brandon (AKA: Brand) calls him an "adopted wuss".
-->'''Mikey:''' I'm no adopted wuss! I'll kill you, Brand!
* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: A very fast acting example occurs near the end:
-->'''Andy:''' What about the Fratellis?\\
'''Stef:''' Yeah, those creeps are still after us!\\
'''Mikey:''' I have an idea. I saw this in an old HardyBoys episode. We leave a trail of gems leading into one cave while we hide out in another. And when they go into that cave, we'll make a run for it.\\
'''Mama Fratelli:''' Now, that sounds like a great idea!
* InstantSoprano: Francis lets out a high-pitched scream after he slips a on log over a stream of water and lands on it groin-first.
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: Played with. By searching for One-Eyed Willy's treasure, the friends all get even closer, Brand and Mikey prove [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they really do love each other]], Andy learns she's a Goonie and tosses Troy aside, and they all come to realize they don't need money as long as they have each other. (Mikey apologizes to his dad for having to give up the treasure to save themselves, but his father is only glad to have him and Brand back safe and sound.) But not only did they help capture the Fratellis and give Sloth a home, so good was accomplished, but the gems in Mikey's marble bag will save the town from the country club developer, [[SweetAndSourGrapes so they don't have to leave Astoria after all]].
* IveComeTooFar: Mikey in his RousingSpeech mentions that together they managed to come further than the professional AdventurerArchaeologist Chester Copperpot which should be enough incentive to keep going.
-->'''Mikey''': Don't you see? Don't you realize? [Chester Copperpot] was a pro! He never made it this far. Look how far we've come. We've got a chance.
* IWarnedYou: After realizing they're dealing with the wanted Fratelli gang.
-->'''Chunk:''' See, you guys! You never listen to me! I said there was gonna be trouble, but you didn't listen to me! You guys are crazy! You know, you guys are self-destructive! There's a funny farm that has your names written all over it!
* KeepItForeign: In the original version of this film, the woman hired by Mikey's mother is a Hispanic named Rosalita, 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.
* KickTheDog: Troy driving Brand off the road while he's on the child-sized bike. [[DisproportionateRetribution Just for talking to his girl Andy.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Who's the worst off from when Mikey and the others mess around with the plumbing in the PipeMaze? Troy, the JerkJock who nearly kills Brand by holding on to him when the latter was on bike and the former was driving.
* LeaveYourQuestTest: When Troy offers the Goonies rescue via the well.
* LetsGetOutOfHere: "Let's—" "get—" "out—" "of here!" "Like, NOW!"
* LighthousePoint: Where the entrance to the caves is located.
* LoadBearingHero: Sloth holds up a boulder to let the Goonies escape.
* {{Malaproper}}:
** Mrs. Walsh, Mikey Walsh, Data... Both Mikey and Data are called out on this when they mention "[[{{Malaproper}} booty traps]]" (in Data's case, twice in quick succession).
** In fact, Brand is the only member of the Walsh clan that ''doesn't'' do this.
--->'''Mrs. Walsh''': Brandon, don't you come home without your brother, or I'll commit Hare Krishna!\\
'''Brandon''': That's "[[{{Seppuku}} Hara Kiri]]", ma.\\
'''Mrs. Walsh''': That is exactly what I said!
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: Mouth invokes this.
-->'''Mrs. Walsh''': You are so fluent in Spanish. That was so nice of you.\\
'''Mouth''': "Nice" is my middle name, Mrs. Walsh.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: See RousingSpeech.
* MistakenConfession: "Okay! I'll talk!"
* NearVillainVictory: Although the Fratellis are captured, the last booby trap cuts everyone off from the treasure (and releases the ''Inferno'' out to sea) so that the whole adventure seems to have been nothing. But then, right as Mikey's dad is about to sign the SmugSnake developer's contract, Rosalita [[JustInTime happens to check Mikey's marble bag]]...
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: The Fratelli loose the cops in a field of similar looking trucks racing along the beach.
* NeverSayDie: "Goonies never say die!"
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Data accidentally shoves Andy into the bone organ's keys, causing a wrong note and collapsing the floor all around them after fending off Jake and Francis. Whoops.
* NobodyPoops: Averted. The gang stops to go to "the little boys' room" and "the little girls' room", though Brand elects to go to the "'''men''''s room".
* NoMacGuffinNoWinner: Subverted. It looks like the PirateBooty is lost to both the Goonies as well as the Fratellis. But then Rosalita [[StolenMacGuffinReveal finds the gems in Mikey's marble bag]].
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Said word for word by Mikey in the beginning in an attempt to make himself feel less miserable about having to leave the Goon Docks.
* NotSoDifferent: Mike and One-Eyed Willie both have a fondness for Rube Goldberg devices (some are remarkably similar; Mikey's starts with a bowling ball and Willie's starts with a cannonball). Also, Mikey and Willie both have disabilities, Mikey with his asthma and Willie's one eye. To make it even more obvious, the {{Novelization}} says that Willie had asthma, too.
* OhCrap:
** The Fratellis' reaction when Sloth reveals his Superman shirt.
** Chunk's reaction when he sees the ORV with bullet holes parked in the garage of the old restaurant. The same ORV he saw being chased by the police earlier in the film.
** Chunk again when he calls a car to help him get the police... and sees that Jake Fratelli is the driver.
** The rock booby trap Mikey accidentally set off. Data trips whe trying to run and looks up to see a rock about to crush him.
--> '''Data:''' HOLY S-H-I-T!
** The Goonies when they realize the Fratellis have caught up to them and quickly make a run for it.
* OilSlick: Data's "Slick Shoes" invention is essentially the vehicular version in a shoe-sized package. He successfully applies it to a mast that crosses a river while being chased by the villains.
* OneLiner: When Andy worries that Chunk might be dead, Mike retorts with, "Goonies [[NeverSayDie never say die]]!" and continues his RousingSpeech.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: The Goonies are tested by various booby traps, the most memorable being a musical riddle.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When the TreasureMap is first found and Mikey asks Mouth to translate the Spanish on it, he begins with his typical snarky attitude, hamming it up and overdoing the Spanish/pirate accent...but by the end of the first stanza, as it sinks in just what they've found (and how threatening the lines are), this slowly fades, until he speaks rather quietly and slowly, with a rather pale face. Played for more comedy later, when Mama Fratelli realizes that Mouth is being oddly silent. She forces him to open up and fishes out a comically large amount of treasure from it.
* OpenSaysMe: Mouth riles up Chunk until the latter attacks him but Mouth steps aside and Chunk rams in the door to the old restaurant.
* TheOtherRainforest: Set and filmed in Astoria, Oregon. How a Spanish Main-era pirate got there is anyone's guess.
* OverTheShoulderCarry: After Mikey sees Sloth in the Fratellis' restaurant and runs upstairs, an angry Brandon picks him up and carries him outside over his shoulder.
* PantyShot: [[MsFanservice Andy in several scenes.]] Most notably where she falls off the ship's plank into the lagoon.
* PeekABooCorpse: Aside from the dead FBI agent in the freezer, at least one example occurs with one of Willy's crew on the deck of the ship. There's also the variation of the dead animal on the rake handle that Stef steps on, and of course [[ThisWayToCertainDeath Chester Copperpot]].
* PipeMaze: They run into one of these underground. Banging on the pipes to make noise ends up causing chaos for the country club above them. Sloth causes even more trouble when he pushes a pipe upwards, apparently leading to a traffic accident above.
* PirateBooty: Mikey finds a TreasureMap leading to the "rich stuff" of legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy. We have to believe that Willie and his men spent vast amounts of time to built underground caves with weird booby traps to protect the treasure and [[UndeadAuthor one of Willy's men escaped to tell Willy's story, which became a legend]].
* PostKissCatatonia: Mikey after being accidentally kissed by Andy.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: The corpse in the freezer was shot in the head, yet the bullet hole is so clean and tiny that it looks more like the Fratellis whacked him by putting a cigarette out on his forehead. No exit wound, either.
* ProductPlacement:
** Chunk is all over the product placement, famously befriending Sloth with a Baby Ruth candy bar. Pepsi makes several label-out appearances, also Domino's Pizza, and others. The Jeep Cherokee comes out looking real good too.
** Mikey reads ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', which was and is co-owned with Creator/WarnerBros. They did a parody anyway.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "There will be no more SIGNING! TODAY! OR EVER! AGAIN!"
* PunkInTheTrunk: At one point Chunk finds himself in the trunk of the Fratelli's truck. Beside him, the corpse of the FBI agent he encountered in the freezer.
* PutTheirHeadsTogether: Sloth does this to the Fratelli brothers during their fight on the ship.
* TheQuest: A group of teenagers seek the treasure of One-Eyed Willy in order to save their town.
* RakeTake: After Stephanie and Andrea step on the rake it doesn't hit them in the face but pops up with a fish head on the other end.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Troy and Brand, respectively, for Andy.
* RopeBridge: Inside the cave, the group passes over a river using a wooden log with rope rails that tear which almost sends them into the water.
* RousingSpeech: [[TheHero Mikey's]] speech convinces the Goonies to continue following the TreasureMap after the JerkJock offers them a chance to be rescued.
-->'''Mikey''': Chester Copperpot! Don't you guys see? Don't you realize? He was a ''pro'' and he never made it this far! Look how far ''we've'' come. We've got a chance!
* RubeGoldbergDevice:
** The gate opener at Mikey's house near the beginning of the movie. The name "Rube G" can be seen painted on the contraption that opens the yard gate for Chunk.
** A number of the booby traps.
** [[spoiler:And the device that collapses the cave and frees the ship at the end.]]
* RunningGag: A character will mispronounce something, another character will supply the correct word and the first character will claim that's what they said.
* SawItInAMovieOnce: Mikey suggests a plan to escape from the pursuing villains in based on a ''HardyBoys'' story.
-->'''Mikey:''' I saw this on the ''Hardy Boys'' once. We lead a trail of jewels into one cave, and then hide out in another, and when the Fratelli's go into that cave, then we can make a run for it.
* SayIt: Chunk is forced to do "The Truffle Shuffle" for the others before he can gain admittance to the Walsh house.
* ShipshapeShipwreck: One-Eyed Willie's 350-year-old pirate ship actually sails out onto the open seas at the end. While the ship is not submerged, it has been sitting in water for three centuries in a wet, brackish cavern with lots of moisture dripping from stalactites. Aside from the skeleton of Willie, the ship and even its sails appear to be in fairly good condition.
* ShipTease: Between Mouth and Stef. A ''whole'' damn lot of it. The exchange they have in the deleted convenience store scene just reeks of FoeYay:
--> '''Stef''': You still smell like a plumber's son.\\
'''Mouth''': And you still smell like a fisherman's daughter.
* ShoutOut:
** To ''Film/{{Superman}}'', one of director Richard Donner's previous films. A few notes from the famous theme are played when Sloth reveals he's wearing a Superman T-shirt.
** "Just like that last prank about all those [[Film/{{Gremlins}} little creatures that multiply when you throw water at them]]." This is also an allusion to another project one of the creators previous worked on, as Chris Columbus, the screenwriter for the movie, also wrote the original screenplay for ''Gremlins''. In addition, Corey Feldman was in that film, too.
** Sloth is first seen wearing a Los Angeles Raiders T-shirt (when the film was shot, the Raiders were based in LA. They have since moved back to Oakland). John Matuszak, who portrayed Sloth, formerly played for the Raiders.
** Sloth's "Hey you guys!" is a literal ShoutOut to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFYMijdQ_sA Rita Moreno's famous intro]] in ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''.
** Mouth imitates [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] using his comb in place of a cigar when he delivers the "You wouldn't be here if it wasn't" line.
* SkeletonCrew: The pirate ship is filled with skeletons of the former crew.
* SlipperySkid: Data's "Slick Shoes" lead to some nut-crunching acrobatics by the Fratelli brothers.
* SongsInTheKeyOfLock: A creepy pirate organ opens a door or collapses the floor depending on whether you play the right tune or not.
* SpikesOfDoom: Data almost gets impaled by huge spikes when falling down a TrapDoor.
* TakeBackYourGift: Andy returning Troy's jacket to him as a wordless breakup.
* TapOnTheHead: The warden in the opening scene goes out after being punched by Jake Fratelli.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Chunk befriends Sloth with a Baby Ruth.
* TemptingFate: After Chunk falls off the couch with the statue.
-->'''Chunk''': You thought I was gonna drop it, didn't you? ''(immediately drops it)''
* TenSecondFlashlight: A non-video-game example: Data activates his "Bully Blinders" because nobody else brought a flashlight to the cave. While the intense light does indeed blind the rest of the gang for a few moments, it also burns out the batteries just as quickly.
* TentativeLight
* TheyKnowTooMuch: The main reason the Fratellis go after the Goonies [[spoiler: in the tunnels is because the kids know who they are and where their hideout is.]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: Francis threw a slice of pizza at Jake during one of their arguments.
-->'''Jake:''' ''(throws a bucket at Francis)'' He was eating my pepperoni.\\
'''Francis:''' ''(pulls his gun out)'' You want your pepperoni? Huh? Huh! ''(throws a slice at Jake's face, prompting him to pull his gun)''
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sloth. Also Data, occasionally.
-->'''Data''': Data's okay. But Data's tired of falling and Data's tired of skeletons.
* ThisWayToCertainDeath: The characters run across the long-dead body of treasure hunter Chester Copperpot in their search for One-Eyed Willy's ship. Some of them want to turn back, but Mikey convinces them that this is a ''good'' sign, because it means that they're on the right track, and they have already got farther than a professional treasure hunter.
* ThreeTwoOne: Mikey passes the [[FramedClue framed treasure map]] to [[TheKlutz Chunk]] because he knows Chunk will smash it open by accident which will give them an excuse to scrutinize it. Mikey even counts down on his fingers to the crash.
* TrapDoor: Data almost falls to his death when a trap door opens up under him leading down a hole with SpikesOfDoom.
* TrapMaster: One-Eyed Willy sure pulled out all the stops trying to guard his treasure postmortem.
* TreasureMap: Mikey leads the Goonies with the centuries-old map hoping it still leads to PirateBooty.
* TreasureRoom: They find one on the pirate ship.
* TrickedOutShoes: Data has them, and despite his fellow Goonies' skepticism, they come in handy.
-->'''Mouth and Mikey''': Slick Shoes? Are you ''crazy?!''
* TrollingTranslator: Mrs. Walsh asks Mouth, [[ChekhovsSkill who can speak Spanish]], to translate her instructions to Rosalita, who doesn't know any English.
-->'''Mrs. Walsh:''' Pants and shirts are in the second. Just throw them all into cardboard boxes. Forget the suitcases. Clark, can you translate all of that?\\
'''Mouth:''' Why certainly, Mrs. Walsh.\\
'''Mrs. Walsh:''' That's wonderful.\\
'''Mouth:''' (''to Rosalita, in Spanish'') The marijuana goes in the top drawer. The cocaine and speed in the second. The heroin in the bottom. Always separate the drugs.
-->'''Mrs. Walsh:''' Now Rosalita, this is the attic. Mr. Walsh doesn't like anybody up here, ever. That's why it's always open.\\
'''Mouth:''' (''in Spanish'') Never go up there. It's filled with Mr. Walsh's sexual torture devices.
-->'''Mrs. Walsh:''' This is my supply closet. You'll find everything you need: brooms, dustpans, insect spray. I would really like the house clean when they tear it down. Clark, can you translate?\\
'''Mouth:''' (''in Spanish'') If you do a bad job you'll be locked in here with the cockroaches, for two weeks without food and water.\\
'''Mrs. Walsh:''' Okay, Rosie? Okay? You're going to be very happy here. Come on, Clark, we've got much more to do. You're so fluent in languages!\\
'''Rosalita:''' (''in Spanish'') My God, I'm in a crazy house!
* UndeadAuthor: According to the legend, One-Eyed Willie killed off all of his men after making the map; when asked how the map and story got out, Mikey comments that he asked his dad this too, and his dad said one of them must have escaped. The scene of the crime seems to imply that Willie and his top officers all killed each other off fighting over the treasure at the table - meaning that the survivor who escaped with the map was [[RedemptionEarnsLife even smarter than Willy.]]
-->'''Mikey:''' I know how these guys must have died. What a mess.
* VomitChainReaction: Chunk claims he accidentally started one in a movie theater as a result of a practical joke involving fake puke. He admits he felt bad for doing it.
* WalkThePlank: Mama Fratelli makes Andy walk the plank off the pirate ship.
* WaterGeyserVolley: This happens to [[JerkJock Troy]] while he is in the bathroom, and Mikey and the others were fooling around with the water pipes. However, this would also count as a SpecialEffectFailure, because while Troy is thrust up into the air by the water [[TheCanKickedHim from the toilet]], [[spoiler:you can clearly see the platform on which he is sitting that makes the stunt work.]]
* WhatWereYouThinking: Stef barks this at Andy when she hits the wrong notes on the musical lock, causing part of the floor to collapse.
-->'''Stef:''' What were you thinking?\\
'''Andy:''' I hit the wrong note! I'm not [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberace Liberace]], you know!
* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: Andy is able to save her friends from a deadly trap on account of the fact she took piano lessons when she was four years old.
* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: Treasure hunter Chester Copperpot got killed by the first pirate booby trap he encountered. The Goonies decide to be inspired by the fact that they've made it farther than the expert.
* WorthyOpponent: Mikey very much treats One-Eyed Willy this way. And in an odd way, when Mikey warns the others not to take the treasure from the scales because "that's Willy's", the following reaction shot of his skeleton almost seems to suggest ''he'' respected Mikey for understanding that. It could also suggest Willy's relieved because touching his treasure from the scales would set up another booby trap.
* ZillionDollarBill: One-Eyed Willy's treasure. Most of the treasure is lost completely, but the handful of gems that Mikey holds onto is enough to save the Goon Docks from being turned into a country club. (One flawless two-carat - that's .4 grams - Burmese ruby is valued at more than ''fifty thousand dollars''.) That said, once the ship makes its escape to sea, you could assume a salvage convoy would bring it back in within a couple days and get a massive finder's fee for the Goonies. And besides that, when Mikey brings the jewels off the ship, he hasn't just laid claim to a few pretty rocks -- under US and international maritime salvage law, the rights to a salvage vessel and its contents go to the person(s) who first successfully salvage something from a vessel. Since Mikey was that person for One-Eyed Willy's ship, ''the ship and everything on it is rightfully his.'' (In the epilogue of the novelisation, this is exactly what happens.)
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!! The {{Novelization}} provides examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: The novelization extends the story further and reveals details not shown in the film.
** One-Eyed Willy (real name William B. Pordobel) was originally a jester who got kicked out of multiple Spanish courts for being too vulgar, so he turned to piracy.
** Brand is claustrophobic, which Mikey first experienced when they got trapped in an elevator. Being in the caves triggers a relapse.
** A series of excerpts from the local newspaper reveals what happens after the Goonies save the Goon Docks, such as the country club getting bought out by Mikey's father, the fate of the Fratellis as they are sent back to prison, and Sloth adapting to his new life as a member of Chunk's family.
* FictionalDocument: The novelization uses these to set the scene; excerpts from local Astoria newspaper articles, first detailing the escape of Jake Fratelli, and later covering the “rescue” of the kids, the arrests and prosecution of the Fratelli gang. They also detail the HappilyEverAfter - which is ''really'' happy.
* HappilyEverAfter: Detailed in the novelization through a series of [[FictionalDocument excerpts from the Astoria newspaper]]; having successfully retrieved a handful of gems in his marble bag, Mikey - due to salvage laws - ''owns One-Eyed Willie's ship and everything on it.'' This results in a KarmicJackpot: Paying off all the loans is of course chump change, but having done so, the developers are unable to build their golf course, and have to sell the property - and because no-one else in the area has enough money, the Goonies' parents buy ''everything'' and basically turn Astoria into the greatest small town in America. The land already bulldozed becomes low-income housing, and the country club which the developers built ahead of time becomes a community center. The Goonies' parents also build a children's center, a Chinese restaurant, a plumbing supply house, a fish market, and a public-access invention laboratory. The museum that Mikey's dad chairs even gets a new addition; One-Eyed Willy's ship! The last article is a notice of the Bar Mitzvah for Jason "Sloth" Cohen, the newly adopted son of Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Cohen.
* HumiliationConga: In the novelization, the Goonies do more than just save their homes. There's enough money from the treasure left over that they [[KickTheSonOfABitch buy the country club and then raze it]], putting in a new museum, affordable housing, and other buildings.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: The novelization reveals in the epilogue that the two FBI officers that the Fratellis killed actually ''were'' drug dealers as the Goonies originally thought. Jake is mentioned as willing to testify in court against their drug ring.
* ZillionDollarBill: In the novelization, the results of the adventure result in enough funds -- even after everyone pays off their leases -- to not only buy the (now-unfinishable and worthless) country club and [[KickTheSonOfABitch raze it]] to build affordable housing, but add numerous local fixtures (such as a brand new museum for Mikey's dad to chair).
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