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Chunk says Goonies Never Say Die, news on GOONIES 2!

Hey folks, Harry here... Wow... Chunk, like the President of the United States was a Male Cheerleader... this means something. Do you think Bush did the truffle shuffle? I don't think so. Heh. I can't say enough how much I want another Goonie adventure on screen. I'll never forget the night at Bernard Hill's birthday party in Wellington when Sean Astin said to me... "Harry, I'm making you an honorary Goonie!" I swear to God - it was one of those moments where the 12 year old inside of me was screaming that I had arrived. Silly I know, but GOONIES is just one of those sacred films... and I have always wanted a Goonie adventure film set with the kids grown up, rediscovering the magic and thrill of adventure. I just want it before it turns into a remake of that KICK THE CAN episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Here ya go...

Hey yoooooooooou guys,

I attended the "Goonies Never Say Die!" event in Astoria, Oregon on Saturday. A celebration/conference for Goonies fans from all of the world, this weekend-long conference/20th anniversary celebration offered tours of the Goonie house, Ecola State Park and featured guest speaker Jeff "Chunk" Cohen.

During a "Growing Up Goonie" Q&A on Saturday, a question about the current status of "Goonies 2 "was one of the first ones asked. Cohen said he was contacted by Spielberg last year and though the pitch was "funny" but the suits at Warner Brothers aren't willing to play ball. While Donner, Spielberg and most of the cast are willing to jump on board, the company isn't willing to shell out the funds necessary. According to Cohen, there are other interested companies/investors willing to cough up the necessary cash but Warners owns the rights and is so far refusing to budge.

Over the weekend, the Columbian Theater in downtown Astoria showed the original film, along with a new documentary by Ron Fugelseth and Patrick Radcliff, the directors of "The Goonies Vacation." Along with interviews with crew members and Lupe "Rosalita" Ontiveros, the two managed to score a sit-down with Donner. "'Goonies 2' will still happen," the director said. "Provided enough of you keep complaining and sending in letters." Further information on this documentary can be found at their website @

While the sequel remains stuck in development hell, Cohen hinted that there's another Goonies product in the works, set for release next year. He was unable to give any details so there's no telling what it could be. Could it be a video game? A Goonies anime? A talking Chunk action figure with a "Truffle Shuffle" button? A talking Steph button with a "whine and snap gum" button. Only time will tell.

The event drew Goonie fans from as far away as Germany and the UK. Several attendees spent the weekend dressed like characters from the film. One female Asian fan inexplicably showed up to the Q & A on Saturday in a Brand sweatsuit complete with a red bandana. After a "Truffle Shuffle" contest, a fan dressed like Sloth proposed to his girlfriend on stage. She said "yes" to much applause. According to rumor, Sean Astin himself also showed up at the last minute to sign autographs and even attended two fan weddings at the Goonie house late on Saturday afternoon.

The house, which had fallen into severe disrepair in the '90s, has been fully restored by the current residents. It's in great shape and they allowed tours to come through over the weekend. It now looks much different then it did back in the day. The stairwell has been moved the main entrance has been turned into a storage closet. During the tour, the owner graciously allowed us to climb the stairs and peak into the attic. Instead of treasure maps and news stories on Chester Cobblepot, we greeted by dust bunnies and spider webs. Contrary to popular belief, the film's attic scenes were all filmed on a soundstage in Hollywood.

Out front, the previous owner, who now lives in "Data's house," was sitting in a lawn chair and answered a few questions. When Donner and company were scouting for locations around town, they spotted his place on the hill and drove up. His mother was there at the time and nearly turned them away. After returning from a business trip in Seattle, she told him that "a bunch of hippies came by and said they said they wanted the house for a movie or something." They were given $2000 up front from Universal and $500 a month for rent during the four month shoot in Astoria.

Ok, one last anecdote and I'll wrap this up. During the Q&A, Cohen broke out an anecdote about his days as a male cheerleader at Berkeley. During his first game, he attempted to lead a cheer and a drunk fratboy interrupted him. "Do the Truffle Shuffle," he demanded. Cohen, who never wanted to do the now legendary dance for the movie and even requested a closed set for the filming of it, had long vowed never to do the shuffle again. Within minutes, the entire crowd at the game was chanting "do the Truffle Shuffle!" Even the band started banging their drums to keep the beat. Fearing a riot, he bit the bullet and obliged.

I had to be back at work today (Sunday) and unfortunately missed the parade that was set for this morning. If you decide to use this, just call me "Brandon." For what it's worth, pictures from the event will be posted on my blog ( later this week.

Thanks for having a look at all of this. Goonies never say die!

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  • June 6, 2005, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Sure to incur the wraith of Harry

    by Bargin Hunter in 3D

    I remember actually going to the movie at the theater and being really annoyed/bored with it. Then I watched the movie again a couple of days ago...and it's still annoying/boring. I wish that the Harry Potter movies were around as a kid.

  • June 6, 2005, 5:35 a.m. CST

    This could be great.

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Sort of a Stephen Kingish "return to your hometown and eerie things happen and in the end you rediscover your lost childhood". I'm there.

  • June 6, 2005, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Feh. Goonies was mediocre.

    by coolhive

    I'll never understand the cult following of this mediocre movie. I recently watched the DVD, and it is a trifle of a movie. Why they would ever consider making a sequel to a movie that only a few hundred fanboys enjoyed is beyond me. The movie only made $61M at the box office. Hardly E.T. territory. What's next, sequels to Flight of the Navigator and The Last Starfighter?! C'mon guys. This movie was for 14 year olds. Nostalgia is one thing, but is there really a huge outcry for more Goonie adventures? On another note, I wonder if Harry (being overweight) found the treatment of the chubby kid offensive? Fat-bashing was quite the trend in the 80's...

  • June 6, 2005, 5:44 a.m. CST

    And In third grade I pushed my sister down the stairs... and I b

    by John-Locke

    I hope I f they do manage to make a Goonies sequel they don't end up raping my childhood. Goonies is my favourite movie of all time (not my favourite film), I used to watch it more than Star Wars when I was growing up. Get this made but dont fuck it up. Pinchers of Power, Slick Shoes, Baby Ruth, Rocky Rhoad, This ones, this one right here, this is my dream, My Dream, and I'm taking it back, I'm taking them all back.

  • June 6, 2005, 6:16 a.m. CST

    mediocre....see goonies

    by zekmoe

    I mean, I'd much rather see a remake of Escape to Witch Mountain. I don't understand the appeal of this weak, cheezy, and unfunny movie. Even as a kid I thoough it sucked. It was the non animated Madigascar of our day.

  • June 6, 2005, 6:56 a.m. CST

    chester cobblepot?

    by vicious_bastard

  • June 6, 2005, 7:10 a.m. CST

    This reminds me of Jon Lovits bachelor party when Jon told me he

    by Liquid_Daze

    "Brandon," that was a well written report, so I take it that your are new to this site... Harry, how about posting these reports without your ridiculous intros, lest somebody knock you down the stairs and blame it on the dog. Also whooda thunk that Chunk would become a mega-powerful entertainment lawyer in the Hills of Beverly...

  • June 6, 2005, 7:20 a.m. CST

    "I can't say enough how much I want another Goonie adventure

    by HypeEndsHere

    the first one was fine. another one smacks of stunted growth.

  • June 6, 2005, 7:26 a.m. CST

    OK, But Cindy Loper got to make a Gonnies videoclip sequence as

    by Judge Doom

    Gonnies R

  • June 6, 2005, 7:39 a.m. CST

    This is all very scary

    by NudeScene

    and are you telling me that Speilberg is so hard up for work that he's going down his list of movies to try to find possible sequels? First Jaws and now this? Does he has Lucas Sequel/Prequel envy?

  • June 6, 2005, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Goonies was the movie of the decade

    by jimmy_009

    and it's still the sh-- today. The bad news is they've been talking about a sequel for ages, and we still don't have one.

  • June 6, 2005, 7:49 a.m. CST

    rocky road, baby ruth, domino's pizza, godfather's pizza

    by vicious_bastard

    Way ahead of it's time in terms of product placement. And you yanks wonder why 2/3 of your nation is overweight.

  • June 6, 2005, 7:53 a.m. CST

    How about some other 80's movies getting the treatment

    by jimmy_009

    The Explorer's could use a remake. Keep the sweet first half and ditch the craptacular ending. That movie would have a lot of potential for something cool. Also, why not a Cloak and Dagger sequel or remake. The time is right. DO IT. They just don't make good movies for kids like that anymore.

  • June 6, 2005, 7:54 a.m. CST

    The only way Goonies 2 would work is with kids

    by performingmonkey

    I suppose they'd probably use the kids of the original characters going off on some kind of adventure because their parents turned into boring fuckheads over the years. But then as they go searching for their kids it rekindles something which they had 20 years ago. Something like that. And it sounds so fucking cliched. It's true that not enough people give a fuck about the first movie for a second to happen. No-one would give two fucks about the original characters. Sure, I've seen Goonies a few times but unless you've got a mind of an 8-year-old (Harry) then it wouldn't really affect you in any way. I may be wrong, I don't know.

  • June 6, 2005, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Don't know about kids...

    by Sebilrazen

    I'm not sure it would work if the principals in the sequel were children. It would seem that the humor at the time was requisite of young people in the roles, but now, with the advent of Sandler's sophmoric humor still drawing in the desired demos, you could use the original principals - provided Feldman can swing it with his parole officer or rehab clinic. I agree with Colonel_Blimp, make it a comedic story of rediscovery and wonder, sans the fucked up clown ala 'IT.'

  • June 6, 2005, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Data's probably grown up with an Asian hottie wife and two k

    by Monkey_King

    What the Hell is Warner's waiting on? Why won't they budge? They know Speilberg and Donner can "bring the bank", it just makes no sense(kinda like a Halle Berry and Shaquille Oneil feature they bankrolled recently, huh?)

  • June 6, 2005, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Movie of the decade?

    by The Heathen

    I think not (Raiders of the Lost Ark) but I do have a good childhood fondness of the film. For some reason I just don't think it will happen while it is still relevant. If they wait even five more years the movie would have skipped its generation of audience. It's been twenty years! Kids these days are prozaced up enough that they will never connect the dots to the original.

  • June 6, 2005, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Could be a nice idea

    by moviemaniac-7

    It they made it in the late 1980s only a few years after the original. I like (don't love) The Goonies and smiled all the way through when I recently bought it on DVD and watched again after all those years. It's a fun flick, but like all those other great Spielberg produced movies of that era (Back to the Future, Gremlins, the 'burbs, etc.) they should remain in the 1980s. I can't say I am waiting for another Goonie movie, except - maybe - as CG with all the original kids.

  • June 6, 2005, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Warner Bros.

    by The Heathen

    Why keep the rights if your not going to use them? Bahh!!! I hate this studio bullshit. Make the movie or sell the rights - either way they'd still make a profit. This studio made Catwoman (although they might make that easier to forget in about ten days) ; )

  • June 6, 2005, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Who are your favourite members here?

    by Daddy Tones

    Personally, I like me. Also, The Goonies 2 will be AWESOME.

  • June 6, 2005, 9:33 a.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    everyone who just said something bad about goonies.. I can't even.. words CANNOT express how badly I want to murder you. dont you ever..EVER say anything bad about one of the most classic of classic 80's movies. It is indisputably in the top tier of 80's goodness, up there with Top Gun and Ferris Bueller. I just glanced at this thread so far and just seeing one iota of criticism for this movie turns me into super 80's vengeance man. seriously. do NOT fucking talk shit about this movie, and that includes even hinting that it is close to average. I will find you. I WILL FIND YOU! JUST STAY ALIVE!! STAY ALIVE!! sorry, slipped into last of the mohicans there. Don't talk shit about Goonies motherfuckers. DON'T.

  • June 6, 2005, 9:36 a.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    HOLY SHIT COOLHIVE! oh my god, ok, I cant read this thread anymore. you just talked shit about flight of the navigator and last starfighter. of course, I just glanced at the post, again. you could have just been saying that you didnt want them to ruin those cinematic treasures with shitty sequels. yes. that must have been what you were saying. hold on I'm going to check. I'll be right back.

  • June 6, 2005, 9:45 a.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    ok. I'm calm now. For all those who said that Goonies was bad I want to kill you worse than ever. For all those who are saying that it should remain in the 80's, I kind of agree. ZombieBubPaltrow I don't understand what you're saying. and I must have it explained to me so I know whether or not I should kill you. ("It's not so much that I want to KILL Lois, it's just.. it's just that I want her.. not to be alive anymore.")

  • June 6, 2005, 9:52 a.m. CST

    And people complain about the idea of another Indiana Jones movi

    by JackBurton

    This, to me, is a thousand times worse an idea than trying to do another Indy flick is. The reason? Indy *might* hopefully still work (if it ever actually happens), but this, no chance in Hell. Who, but the die hard never grow up fanatics, really wants to see a bunch of grown up thirty something 'Goonies'? Or worse still, Goonies: The Next Generation, with token appearances from the original 'mostly can't even buy a fucking job these days' cast, and the majority of the film focusing on their various kids off on some lamely cobbled together cgi enhanced adventure. I mean seriously, can you even grasp how utterly lame that idea sounds? Goonies was a kinda fun kids movie, but that's all it ever was, and even if you still like the film, it's just way Way WAY past time for a sequel now. There comes a point where you have to let go, move on and grow up, and Goonies went past that point at least a decade ago. It's just too damn late for a sequel, and any one they try now 99.9% chance won't work, for all the reasons outlined above, and also added to that the fact that times, themes and styles have changed now, so you're more likely to end up with The Mummy Returns 2 than a sequel that truly matches up with what the original Goonies offered. Some films should just be let go, and be allowed to stay what they are, in the time they were made, this is one of them. That said, and as much as I hate to say this, I bet you good money we'll see a Goonies remake being made in the next five years, guaranteed. It's a recognisable 'brand name', and that's all the reason they need to play remake cash in these days it seems...

  • June 6, 2005, 10 a.m. CST

    I agree Jack Burton, 10-15 years too late for a seque

    by John-Locke

    Not to late for a Big Trouble in little China Sequel though. It's all in the reflexes.

  • June 6, 2005, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Oh.hey Harry you dropped something there...

    by beefywhore

    Fucking Name Dropper

  • June 6, 2005, 10:34 a.m. CST

    People that use the word "feh" or "meh"...

    by slone13

    ...are retarded. It's really that simple. Just typing it now myself made me feel like a moron. Oh, and the Goonies rocked, chumps.

  • June 6, 2005, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Ruth! Ruth! Ruth! Baby? Ruth!

    by Osmosis Jones

    You know, guys...I am wondering what is in that bag.

  • What's next, a week long conference for RUSSKIES?

  • June 6, 2005, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2 Jaws 5 Indy 4

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    How bored is Speilberg?

  • June 6, 2005, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I can't believe anyone gives a shit about this incredibly st

    by Drunken Rage

    Goddamn, what the hell's wrong with you people? GET A JOB!

  • June 6, 2005, 12:14 p.m. CST


    keep em coming. who cares, make the sequal, make allll the sequals. nothings gonna get raped. if the new one stinks the first one isnt gonna get any less good. im all for any sequal, i hope they do a good job. id love to see the same charactors updated in another movie. just make it as good as possible, try to get everyonme back, it has to be all the goonies. I THOUGHT LETHAL WEAPON 3 AND 4 SUCKED BUT i still like to see the continuing adventures of the characters i like. bring on indy 4 and whatever. i cant believe some people are bashing goonies as much as they are, the movie is awesome and thats all there is to it. its huge still, i work at a video store and i never met anyone who doesnt like it. its hugely popular. if you dont like it your probly some jaded bore or a closet mo. i wish there was another monster squad too. if you like goonies track down the movie 'seven lucky ninja kids' its only like $1.00 on dvd and its the japanese goonies! i swear. its awesome and cheesily eighties. theres even a fat kid named 'fatty'.

  • June 6, 2005, 12:39 p.m. CST

    i met shawn astin last year...

    by KyleKrane

    at a lord of the rings thing in santa barbara and asked him what he had heard about it, his answer, "i know they (WB?) want to do it, and if they want to do it I will do it." Given this, and an autograph was about it I got hs attention by screaming "Hey Mikey" to which he smiled and came over. Class act all the way. He deserves those massive LOTR checks.

  • June 6, 2005, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Does Anyone Else Find It Odd That....


    Both Donner AND Spielberg are on board with this but the studio is saying no? Really? They are saying no to something Spielberg is enthusiastic about? Can that even be true?

  • June 6, 2005, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Some things should be left alone!

    by Engelhast

    I love Goonies to the core of my bones but you KNOW if they do another one it will suck bad. I would rather they just leave it as it is...a single classic movie and not screw up its memory like they do with so many of my favorite movies.

  • June 6, 2005, 12:48 p.m. CST

    The Burbs

    by MetRXMan

    Hey if you guys are having your goonies sequel i want my damn Burbs 2

  • June 6, 2005, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Monster Squad?!

    by CalculusThief

    The world isn't big enough for TWO Monster Squad movies. However, the world is plenty big enough for formulaic 80's kid adventure movies featuring a team comprised of a mouthy fat kid, a smart asian kid, an "average joe" leader type, a token "popular" girl, and a latently gay/lesbian kid. Movies like "The Goonies" defined a genre of "kid adventure" movie that made growing up in the 80's a great thing. If this train wreck of a movie ever gets made, I'll go see it even if it stars Ashton Kutcher and Paris Hilton.

  • June 6, 2005, 12:54 p.m. CST

    If you think Spielberg actually gives a fuck about this, you&#39

    by performingmonkey

    Maybe he'd direct it if WotW bombed, but only so he could cry himself to sleep throughout the shooting. I think the Berg should have been at the helm for Superman Returns (shit title).

  • June 6, 2005, 1:24 p.m. CST

    daktah jones! daktah jones!

    by howudoinchewbaca

    what happened to that lovely asian boy who starred in temple of doom and the above mentioned film? I really enjoyed impersonating him when I was 10. Who can forget Sean Astin's butt in toy soldiers...mmmmmmm.

  • June 6, 2005, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Jack Gladney

    It seems that he has given up acting to become something of a stunt coordinator, which is pretty cool: I'm glad that he's left the days of Encino Man far behind him.

  • June 6, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Goonies 2? No.

    by one9deuce

    I loved Raiders of the Lost Ark as a kid. As an adult I love it even more because it is a great film. I loved The Goonies as a kid, but that film is only enjoyable because of nostalgia now. It isn't very good. A sequel? Why?

  • ugh

  • June 6, 2005, 3:30 p.m. CST

    So you're telling me that...

    by Gary Busey's Upper Half

    ...Spielberg and Donner, two of the most powerful men in Hollywood, desperately want to make this movie, and that the only one holding them back are the evil suits at Warner Bros., who will pretty much greenlight ANYTHING (see Osmosis Jones, Catwoman, Scooby-Doo, Alexander, Space Jam and The Matrix Sequels as the most egregious recent examples)? And to make this even MORE plausible, they choose to allow the announcement of their celluloid fantasies via some goofball conference hosted by Chunk? Yeah...right. Did you folks per chance recently wire a huge sum of cash to a Nigerian expatriate after receiving a friendly but highly "confidential" email?

  • June 6, 2005, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Hey, anchorite

    by Brandon5

    I'm the author of this story. Thanks for the kind words. I haven't been called a "liberal, overly-tolerant jackoff" in...ok, it's been probably, tops, two weeks. Re: downtown Portland's probs: sure, I'll get right on it. With my massive, wide-sweeping influence and infinite political powers I'll have this complex social issue solved in a jiffy! Civic + business leaders and the local police can't do it but I, a single blogger, will clean up this town in no time. Shucks, maybe I should even get myself a cape. I could become BLOGGERMAN, scourge of meth-heads and homeless advocates alike! But seriously, the local "meth epidemic" and the declining downtown business climate have been getting huge local press coverage. PPD has stepped up their efforts against meth production and it seems like every day there's a bust reported in the pages of the Oregonian, the local daily. I'm even willing to agree with you, to a point. Portland, much like San Fran, is perhaps too tolerant of the homeless and "riff-raff." A Sit/Lie ordinance proposed a few years back by former mayor Vera Katz went down in flames after outcries from the community. Despite police efforts, everyone in City Hall seems more focused on the "Bridgehead" project, the Pearl District and the south waterfront project to focus on probs in the city's core. There are not easy solutions here, especially, when civic leaders have their minds elsewhere. But I grew up in Portland and, as bad as thing have been downtown in recent years, it's nothing compared to what you see in east coast cities like Phili. Sorry if those blog posts painted a bleak picture of the situation but things aren't that bad out here. And these probs have hardly made a dent in the sky-rocketing prices of local real estate. Portland isn't Detroit or crack-plauged DC circa 1990...or at least not yet, anyway. And, for what's it worth, I work as a freelance journalist on the side. Later this week an article I've written on a new chapter of the Guardian Angels will appear in the pages of Willamette Week (, Portland's local weekly. By drawing attention to the group's efforts to combat street crime, aren't I kinda-sorta helping to do my part? I'll let you decide.

  • June 6, 2005, 6:14 p.m. CST

    OK, Slamdancin' Ewok...

    by Brandon5

    Yeah, it sounds ridiculous but, sure enough, this conference actually went down out in Astoria, Chunk was there, etc. As for his comments, I'm just repeating what he said. I'm not a producer so I have no idea why Donner and company would be having probs getting this project off the ground. My guess is that, even with everyone from the original project interested, no studio is going to bankroll a $60 million+ follow-up. Even if it were done on the cheap ala Spy Kids it's not a wise investment. Furthermore, Donner and Speilberg would likely have minimal involvement in the sequel. Speilberg, at most, would slap his name on it via an executive producer credit. Donner has already gone on record as saying that he's willing to give Goonies 2 his blessing but that doesn't want to direct. I doubt both of them have been busy running around Hollywood trying to score financing. As for the Matrix sequels, Catwoman, Osmosis Jones, on paper, all of those projects probably looked like guaranteed money makers. A follow-up to a cult kiddie flick made 2 decades ago? Not so much. As for "announcements," there's been talk and speculation about the sequel for going on six years. This is nothing new.

  • June 6, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Face it, Goonies was rubbish

    by Damon Killian

    i watched Goonies again recently as well as the Lost Boys. and it was shit. The only thing they're gonna do in the remake is throw more money and this time some CGI at it. As the CKP always says, "A gold turd remains a turd"

  • June 6, 2005, 7:16 p.m. CST

    The tale of Goonies

    by Bryan

    Goonies came out some time during the summer, and my birthday is in June. So for my birthday party, my mom took me and my friends to see it. There wasn't enough room in the car to bring my brother and sister too, so after the birthday party she brought them to see a later show - and I decided to go with them. This is the only time in my life when I've watched a movie twice in one day, and I don't imagine I'll ever do it again. But I loved the movie enough that I was happy to do it. I always wished I could figure out how to make those wacky inventions that Data made, to injure the balls of potential enemies. Unfortunately, when I saw the movie again in college I realized that it starred a bunch of obnoxious whiny brats who never shut up, and is nearly unwatchable, juvenile worthless garbage. I would see the sequel though, as long as there are no kids allowed to whine in it.

  • June 6, 2005, 8:29 p.m. CST

    how come no one's mentioned how sad it would be to dress up

    by mrevilbreakfast

    and if she said yes, would his ears have wiggled? goonies is a classic 80s kid's movie. i love the flick, it has great memories for me, but really, who the fuck goes to goonie conventions?

  • June 6, 2005, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Goonies 2: Chunk and Sloth Honeymoon Vacation!

    by MOOMBA is HERE

    Aftyer Goonies 1 it became clear to Chunk and Sloth theyre were in LOVE with eachother!@ Afte rhaving unnatural and unlawful sex on the beach, they take the money from One Eyed Willy and head off to Vegas to get married. Unforutunaly Vegas is run by the Fratellis Cousins, the Dago Stupado family! Then Sloth and Chunk fuck like wild boars in the church with Sloth slapping Chunks belly like a congo drum to turn on his sexual motors. The End. MOOMBA has SPOKEN!!!

  • June 6, 2005, 9:43 p.m. CST

    ONE-EYED WILLY: Nowadays it sounds like a slang term for a penis

    by KongMonkey

    Hey baby, wanna sail with me one eyed willy? He's waiting down in me davy jones locker. Arrrgh... arrrgh...

  • June 6, 2005, 11:46 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    that Pink Panther remake looks bad, dude

  • June 6, 2005, 11:59 p.m. CST

    But Brandon, you seem to be making all my points for me

    by Gary Busey's Upper Half

    "Donner and Speilberg would likely have minimal involvement in the sequel" yet, Spielberg is personally calling Chunk to fill him in? "There's been talk and speculation about the sequel for going on six years. This is nothing new." My point exactly. Look, I'm not questioning that this conference actually happened or that Chunk would LOVE to be in a sequel, but if Spielberg had any interest in such a film it would be in production. Spielberg is Hollywood's Golden Goose - the guy could shit in a film can and it'd make $60 million (see *batteries not included, Hook or Always). WB knows this, and would probably execute 5 or 6 executives on the spot if it meant he would make a movie with the WB logo. Hell, any studio would. It's never gonna happen...and probably shouldn't.

  • June 7, 2005, 12:31 a.m. CST

    you know...

    by greyspecter

    for the longest time I thought Sloth was played by Bill Murray. then i turned 12 and was corrected by my twin sister. Goonies was neat, on the level of Willow, a fun popcorn flick made slightly more notable by the fact that they filmed some of it twenty minutes away from my family's beach cabin (see Haystack Rock), but i frankly don't see what the hubbub is all about. and you probably couldn't recapture the magic (if I may dare to use the word) of the original so many years afterwards (for the ultimate example, see Star Wars Ep.1-3). my two bits

  • June 7, 2005, 1:26 a.m. CST

    More of the same, Ewok

    by Brandon5

    If Spielberg suddenly had a brain aneurism and wanted to direct Goonies 2, sure, it would probably be greenlit in a nanosecond. But with only his limited interest as an executive producer (at best), Goonies 2 is a much tougher sell. Consider his other recent executive producer credits: Mask of Zorro and the sequel, Shrek, Deep Impact, Jurassic Park III, the Men in Black movies- all "sure things" with marketable casts and premises. Goonies 2 would be a follow up to a cult hit with a cast consisting of relative unknowns, with the exception of Astin. Even with Spielberg's name on it, what studio would happily hand over a blank check for such a risky project? As for the alleged phone call, isn't that what executive producers do? Make a few calls, lend their name to a project, etc? You seem to suggest that Cohen made all of this up. From what I've read and heard, his story matches up with what Donner, Astin and others have said about the project. If you don't believe me, check out AICN's archives or the documentary w/ Donner's comments. I'll agree with you that the sequel is unlikely at this point (unless something goes "pop" in Spielberg's skull) but stranger things have happened in Hollywood.

  • Well, now that my childhood has been raped. . .I think that the blond butch chick in the origianal should be this leather/bondage lesbo chick. Chunk needs to be the prodigy of Jaret from Subway, and data needs to be a post-op tranny working the streets in West Hollywood. Brand, Samwise Gamgee's brother, needs to be a used car salesmen that is having an affair with Rosalita, and Mikey needs to be operating a crystal meth lab with Corey Feldman, who would obviously need no "method acting" for his role as a drug pusher. The Fratelli's would turn out to be the cousins of the Soprano's, and Tony Soprano could cut off someone's balls and feed them to the Fratelli Mom. Meanwhile, Cindy Lauper, Belinda Carlisle, and Samantha Fox would all cameo as Astoria whores that find the "magic key" hidden into one of their double headed dildos that has secretly held the TRUE secret to One Eyed Willie's treasure since 1984.

  • June 7, 2005, 4:14 a.m. CST

    I vote for a Flight of the Navigator sequel instead.

    by SnapT


  • June 7, 2005, 7:58 a.m. CST

    As much as I like Goonies . . .

    by DudeinKorea

    This does not seem like a good idea. Then again, Hollywood is almost never filled with good ideas

  • June 7, 2005, 8:27 a.m. CST

    by Buono

    fuck The Goonies.

  • June 7, 2005, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Geometric Nucleus

    by Lou Stools

    Oops, wrong talback. Nooooo!

  • June 7, 2005, 10:20 a.m. CST

    My wife went to law school with Chunk...

    by tiredofblogs

    UCLA class of 2000. He even ran for class office with the slogan "Vote for Chunk!" Talk about a fixation on the glory days.

  • June 7, 2005, 11:37 a.m. CST

    This needs to be made

    by Mark Dentari

    For those who are young and for those who are young at heart this would be great. Bring back the magic!

  • June 7, 2005, 11:46 a.m. CST

    G is for Goonies, They're Good ENough for Me

    by LordSoth

    The first one was classic. A sequel would probably just tarnish the memory of the original. However, I will still go see the sequel if they make it. I could always be wrong.

  • June 7, 2005, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by TheTriffid

    If you hated the original Goonies so much, why would you waste your time coming onto a TB thread, reading it all and THEN wasting more time saying how rubbish you thought the original was? I think it is a marvellous idea!!

  • June 7, 2005, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I want to see a live action movie of MACROSS!!

    by Plazola_MEX

    Yes, i want to see that rather than other movie of Goonies. Hollywood needs some fresh ideas to make movies. I know,I know... The Macross anime series were made in the 80'S but imagine that.

  • My guess is you die hard fans saw this trainwreck of a movie when you were under the age of 13 or under the influence of heavy medication. Other than the high production values in every Speilberg produced or directed film, there is nothing of value in this turd. Acting? Bad, bad, bad. High school play bad. How Donner managed to get such bad, cartoonish, over the top performances from his cast is amazing. Plot? What plot? Evil business people want to take the family home but if we find a lost treasure, all will be well. This shit didn't fly for the "Our Gang" kids. There is so much in this film to loathe and hate I don't have the time to catalog it all. If you like it, then well, ...... enjoy, I guess. But knowing that people love this movie is like knowing people like eating dirt.

  • June 7, 2005, 6:03 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    v3d. I took a shit all over your mother's face. that's how she really died.

  • June 7, 2005, 6:33 p.m. CST

    by soccerjack

    Yeah, why would Spielberg do another Goonies movie? Besides, he's too busy doing mediocre, boring-ass, Sci-Fi movies.

  • June 7, 2005, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Foreignerbelt, you slay me.....

    by v3d

    Instead of addressing any of my brilliant points on why "Goonies" is just plain bad, that's all you've got to say in defense of your favorite movie? That speaks volumes about the kind of people who are 'fans' of "Goonies". Thank you for making another point for me. LOL

  • June 8, 2005, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Astin was the bomb in Goonies...

    by Deadly Ernest

    Goonies was one of those movies in the 80's that you just had to love. All you whiney bitches who didn't like it butt out. We will make you eat our shit, then shit out our shit, then eat your shit that's made of our shit. And no I'm not Sean Astin.

  • June 8, 2005, 5:36 p.m. CST

    My brother saw a bootlegged script for "Goonies II: Willy`s Reve

    by Elgyn6655321

    This wasn`t the recent "reunion" script that`s been floating around the web lately, this was a script written in the 80`s when the castmembers were still (kind of) young. Unfortunatly, brother didn`t feel like shelling-out the cash for it. Has anyone ever read this script? ANYONE? I`d love to hear what they had in mind for a sequel back then. As for this current "reunion" style sequel that`s been rumored the last five years or so, it wouldn`t work if it was just the original gang (now grown-up) going on some adventure. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-five-year old Corey Feldman wander around a cave for two hours. It MIGHT work if there`s a new group of "Goonie" kids who go off on an adventure, and the original gang goes off to rescue them.....thus awakening their childlike sense of adventure, yadda yadda yadda. And the new group of kids do NOT have to be the children of the original gang. They can just be a new group of kids who call themselves 'The Goonies'.

  • June 8, 2005, 6:04 p.m. CST

    i want a "boy who loved trolls" sequal instead

    by McLuvin

    that movie was the shit.

  • June 10, 2005, 11 p.m. CST

    hated this movie as a kid....

    by wonkothesane it as an adult. I again must have it all backwards.... (PS, anybody else here want to go on a Goonie Adventure with me!?!?!)

  • March 16, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    The Goonies Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Campaign

    by Gouchi

    You can help to get the Goonies full edition score by reaching some labels. You can sign the petition here : Please read and spread this message : Thank you very much, best regards.

  • May 30, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    apprciate it

    by Quinlyn Hackman

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE GOONIES! I wasnt even alive when it came out and its my favorite movie of all time! it has everything that i want in a movie in it... i dont understand how people dont like it!

  • March 2, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by versatol

    bring it on!

  • Jan. 4, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST


    by The Amazing G

    are there really morons in here saying Goonies was a bad movie? YAY-ZEUS CRIPES