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

'''''The Goonies''''' 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 as a local country club threatens their families' homes with foreclosure. On one of their last days in the neighborhood, one of the "goonies", Mikey, discovers a TreasureMap in his attic. The map allegedly reveals where to find the treasure of infamous pirate One-Eyed Willie -- and it appears to lead underneath Astoria. The Goonies, faced with possible homelessness, decide to [[SavingTheOrphanage save 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).

This film also had [[VideoGame/TheGoonies two successful video games based on it]].

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!!This film provides examples of:
* 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*
* 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.
* AsianAndNerdy: Data, but it didn't make him any less of a badass when it came to facing danger.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Data.
* 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".
* 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.
* 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!"
* BigEater:
** Chunk is always eating or hungry in every scene.
** Sloth has quite an appetite as well, which is how he and Chunk first bond.
** When the Goonies hear Sloth growling, Stef thought it was his GrowlingGut.
* BiggerBad: Could be applied to One-Eyed Willy as, having been dead for around 350 years, he plays no direct role in the plot and all that is seen of him is his mortal remains. However the heroes must battle through his traps to reach his treasure and Mikey certainly views their quest as a personal duel between himself and Willy. Also, in his time, Willy was a far greater BigBad than the Fratellis (he did [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kill all of his men]]) and Ma Fratelli seems to regard his corpse with a certain mutual criminal reverence.
-->'''Mikey''': Come on One-Eyed Willy, what does this have to do with the map? Is this just another one of your tricks?
-->'''Mikey''': We've got you now One-Eyed Willy, we're coming up right behind you!
-->'''Mikey''': I made it, I beat you
-->'''Ma Fratelli''': Thank you Mr Willy, thank you. You've made my day
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Fratellis.
* BilingualBonus: The gangsters are the infamous Fratelli Brothers and their mother. Fratelli means "brothers" in Italian.
* BlatantLies: Francis, with his, "I DON'T WEAR A HAIRPIECE!" In the very next scene, when he's fighting with Jake, the toupee flaps right off his head.
** He took his toupee off when the bats were coming out.
* BlindWithoutEm: Stef, although it's really just a couple instances of "I can't see a thing"; it's not really played for comedy or anything.
* BoobyTrap: Or, as Data [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish would call them]], "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.
* BuffySpeak: Mikey (and sometimes his friends) keeps referring to the treasure as One-Eyed Willy's "rich stuff".
* BunglingInventor: Data and his father. "You guys I've been saved by my [[GrapplingHookPistol Pinchers of Peril]]!"
* ButtMonkey: Chunk.
* 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.
* TheCastShowoff: Jake Fratelli sings Italian opera in a few scenes: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgIUsiD-o8M#t=39s "Una furtiva lagrima" from ''L'elisir d'amore'']] when feeding Sloth and ''MadameButterfly'' when Chunk [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB7UwtkAsUQ flags him down on the road]]. This was the idea of Robert Davi, who played Jake and trained as an opera singer.
* 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.
* ChekhovsSkill:
** Sloth's watching of an Errol Flynn film earlier in the film comes in handy at the climax.
** Andy's piano lessons when she was four.
** Mouth's fluency in Spanish.
* ChildhoodBrainDamage: It's implied that Sloth's deformity was caused by being dropped as a baby. When Ma Fratelli tries to calm him down by singing "Rock-a-bye Baby", Sloth reacts to the line "the cradle will fall" as if it has unearthed RepressedMemories, precipitating his HeelFaceTurn.
-->'''Ma Fratelli:''' I only dropped you once! Okay, maybe twice!
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Chunk bitches the most about everything that takes place, and is chewed out by every other person in the movie for it.
** Though to be fair, he's always been CryingWolf.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: One-Eyed Willy and his mates.]]
* 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.
* CounterfeitCash: "Fifty-dollar bill... ''Fifty-dollar bill! FIFTY-DOLLAR BILL!!''"
* 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.
* CryingWolf: Chunk.
* 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.
* 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.
* DVDCommentary: All of the Goonies reunited many years later for the commentary, alongside Richard Donner. Unfortunately because the commentary recording session started late, Sean Astin had to leave in the middle to attend a function for co-star Joe Pantoliano.
* DynamiteCandle
* EthnicMenialLabor: Rosalita.
* 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.
* EvilMatriarch: Mama Fratelli.
* EyelessFace: Partially applies to One-Eyed Willy.
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: Ma Fratelli and her sons, in this case a ''literal'' family fit for the whole family.
* FatCamp: One of the things Chunk confesses to when caught by the Fratellis was being sent to a fat camp and getting kicked out for pigging out.
* FictionFiveHundred: One-Eyed Willy
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler: Mikey with Andy.]]
* FramedClue: The TreasureMap.
* [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Foreground Event]]: Brand standing with the others in the attic talking about One-Eyed Willy, and 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.
* GentleGiant: "Sloth love Chunk!"
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[DoubleEntendre One-Eyed Willy]]. Other penis jokes in the film are incredibly overt, however.
* 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.
* GoodBadTranslation: Just read the subtitles when Mouth "translates" to Rosalita for Mrs. Walsh.
-->'''Rosalita:''' [in Spanish; subtitled] My God, I'm in a crazy house!
* GratuitousSpanish: Rosalita.
* GroinAttack: Data's "Pinchers of Peril" bite onto Francis Fratelli's groin when they confront him on the pirate ship.
* TheGrotesque: Sloth. He also qualifies as a {{Gonk}}.
* HeroStoleMyBike: "I owe you one."
* HesDeadJim: "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.
* HowMuchDidYouHear: Mikey to the other Goonies.
-->'''Mikey''': How long have you guys been standing there?
-->'''Brand''': [[OneLinerNameOneLiner Long enough, Mikey. Long enough.]]
** Ma Fratelli to the Goonies.
-->'''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
* HulkSpeak: Sloth. "Sloth love Chunk!"
* HumanResources: Many of the traps or their triggers are built of human bones, including (somehow) the pipe organ.
* 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.
* HyperAwareness: Simply by smelling them, Chunk can tell what toppings are on a pizza, the same goes for ice cream flavors in a locked freezer.
* 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!
* JerkJock: Troy.
* KickTheDog: Troy driving Brand off the road while he's on the child-sized bike. [[DisproportionateRetribution Just for talking to his girl Andy.]]
* TheKlutz: Chunk. Mikey even uses Chunk's clumsiness to break the TreasureMap from its frame. "What'd you break this time, Chunk?"
* LeaveYourQuestTest: When Troy offers the Goonies rescue via the well.
* LighthousePoint: Where the entrance to the caves is located.
* LoadBearingHero: Sloth holds up a boulder to let the Goonies escape.
* Magazine/{{MAD}}: ''Goofies'' - in which there are six kids in the gang rather than seven (Stef is absent for some reason; presumably Martha Plimpton wouldn't allow her likeness to be used).
* MadwomanInTheAttic: Sloth, in this case in the CreepyBasement.
* {{Malaproper}}: Mrs. Walsh, Mikey Walsh, Data... Both Mikey and Data are called out on when they mention "booty traps".
** 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!
* MemeticMutation: HEY YOU GUYYYYYYYYYYS!!!
* 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!"
* 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".
* 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.
** Chunk discovers that Sloth also has a love for sweet things, especially chocolate.
* 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.
* 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 never say die!" and continues his RousingSpeech.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: The Goonies are tested by various booby traps, the most memorable a musical riddle.
* TheOtherRainforest: Set and filmed in Astoria, Oregon. How a Spanish Main-era pirate got there is anyone's guess
* PantyShot: Andy in several scenes. Most notably where she falls off the ship's plank into the lagoon.
* PetTheDog: Mikey gives Sloth his food, but runs away after seeing his face.
* 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.
* {{Pirate}}: One-Eyed Willy.
* PirateBooty: The ship is full of it.
* PostKissCatatonia: Mikey after being accidentally kissed by Andy.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: The corpse in the freezer was shot in the head, yet the bullethole is so tiny and clean 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!"
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Troy and Brand, respectively, for Andy.
* RubeGoldbergDevice:
** The gate opener at Mikey's house.
** A number of the booby traps.
** [[spoiler:And the device that collapses the cave and frees the ship at the end.]]
* 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!
* RunningGag: A character will mispronounce something, another character will supply the correct word and the first character will claim that's what they said.
* SavingTheOrphanage: If by orphanage you mean "Goon Docks", then yes, this is the motivating factor behind the adventure.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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]]."
** 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 ''TheElectricCompany''.
** Mouth imitates [[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.
* SlipperySkid: Data's "Slick Shoes" lead to some nut-crunching acrobatics by the Fratelli brothers.
* SongsInTheKeyOfLock: The pipe organ.
* 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
* 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.
* TokenGoodTeammate / WhiteSheep: Sloth is the only kind-hearted Fratelli.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Steph and Andy.
* TreasureMap
* 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:''' 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.
-->'''Mikey:''' I know how these guys must have died. What a mess.
* TheUnfavourite: Mama favors Francis over Jake.
-->'''Jake''': You always take his side, Mama. You always liked him better than me.
-->'''Mama''': (''Smacks Jake'') That's right!
* 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.
* 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.
*** In the {{Novelization}}, it turns out that the results of the adventure result in enough funds even after everyone pays off their leases to not only buy the (now-unfinishable and therefore worthless) country club and [[KickTheSonOfABitch then raze it]] to build affordable housing, but to add numerous local fixtures such as a brand new museum for Mikey's dad to chair.
** Once the ship makes its escape to sea, though, it's reasonable enough to assume they'd be able to get a convoy together to bring it back in within a couple days and get a massive finder's fee for the Goonies, now that the town was saved. His dad runs the museum, after all.
** Anything that goes down with the ship is the property of whoever salvages it, but it's still a good bet that the museum will be among the first to get a team on the ground. And the gems are really all they ''need''.
** 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 or persons who first successfully brings something off the vessel in question. Since Mikey was that person for Willy's ship, ''the ship and everything that's in it is his!''
** Most importantly, that small handful of gems, depending on their quality, alone may be worth a great deal. A single 2 caret flawless Burmese ruby is worth $50K+. Depending on the quality of those gems, he may have been holding a small fortune in gemstones.
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