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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

It’s been a nutty day. I wish I could say it was filled with the search for One-Eyed Willie’s treasure, dodging the Fratellis and making inspirational speeches at the bottom of a wishing well, but alas it was just me being an idiot and staying up for 36 hours straight, running mundane errands, doing a little work and catching a screening of Contagion (short version: it’s good!).

So, maybe a little later than I’d want it to be, but here’s today’s column featuring some choice Goonies pictures courtesy of a reader by the name of Shaun Johnson. They are pretty rad. Unfortunately they’re not huge files, but because of the un-embiggenability of these images I have included three of them.

The first two are awesome BTS images, which includes a cameo by a sneaking famous producer, but the one I love the most is the last one, which proves that Chunk wasn’t lying! Enjoy!





If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is from some movie you’ve probably seen, I bet. Yes, that’s vague because I’m too exhausted to figure it out just now, but the folders have much gold to mine, believe you me!

-Eric Vespe
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  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Odd timing

    by Ixnay23

    Wow, I just spent about four days on set with Robert Davi (Jake Fratelli), and suddenly Quint runs some pics from the Goonies. Coincidence? .. yes.. If anyone is wondering though, Davi is not a very nice guy. Dropped his cigarette on people a few times.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST


    by grassh0pperunit

    CHUNK and MJ in one photo? I think I know what my next tattoo is going to be.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    As a kid named Willie, this movie ruined my childhood

    by BadMrWonka

    along with Free Willy...god damn them! Still, love the Goonies. I wish the sequel would actually happen.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by Ixnay23

    sorry. cigarette ash. he dropped his cigarette ash on people. a few times.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by ShogunMaster

    First Mark Hamill and now Michael's in play. It's just a big pedo day on Aintitcool today...

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Hi, Chunk

    by dukeroberts

    Will you do that truffle shuffle for me? No, I can't really see it. Take off your shirt so I can see it better. Yeah, that's good. Have you heard my song "Beat It"?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Goonies great movie.When is SS going to remake it?

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    WTH? the Goonies was directed by Donner and not by SS?

    by KilliK

    the fuck? i had the impression all these years it was produced and directed by SS.i didnt know anything about Donner's involvement.shame on me.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    And you call yourself a fan kilik?

    by nomihs

    Goonies pretty much is my favorite movie as a kid. That flick is chock full of great actors, and even some actors who fell off the radar, but still talented. Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Joey Pants, and even Corey Feldman. Written by Chris Columbus, who has a slew of 80's youth films I enjoy, produced by Spielberg, and directed by Donner. At the time, I could care less who directed, produced or wrote the damn thing, I just knew I loved the shit out of it. GIVE ME MY SEQUEL DAMMIT! please?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:18 a.m. CST

    @nomihs i am really ashamed now,i know.

    by KilliK

    i will make amends by downloading and watching the movie right NOW.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    I've never even seen Goonies, and I knew it was directed by Donner

    by Kevin Bosch

    (i didn't know it was produced by Spielberg though)

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:50 a.m. CST

    That Pic of Michael Jackson...

    by Pawprint

    is sinister as fuck... I bet 5 mins later, Chunk was well and truly getting his truffle fucking shuffled...

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Though it is nice...

    by bubcus

    ... to see Michael Jackson looking normal... the way he used to... before he didn't....

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    wow, never knew that.

    by billyhitchcock1

    thought i was a big goonies fan, but i never knew MJ visited the set!

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Michael Jackson and poor Chunk

    by Lourdes Galan

    That pic scared me to the bone

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:57 a.m. CST

    MJ was declared NOT GUILTY.

    by Ditko

    People seem to forget that little fact.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:58 a.m. CST

    But then was OJ

    by Ditko

    but you get my point! Leave the poor soul alone.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Sloth and MJ

    by Fletch Gannon

    Both deformed man/childs, except Sloth never tried to touch Chunk in his no-no spot.

  • Just thought I'd let that one plop out there and stink up the talkback. Every talkback needs at least one negative comment, it's a law or something.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST

    My screen name obligates me to respond to this talkback

    by CT_Goonie

    The pic of MJ is nice but I prefer the ones with Captain Lou Albano or the octopus.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 5:53 a.m. CST

    MJ - "Hey Chunk, would you like to another one-eyed willie?"

    by KongMonkey

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    You also seem to be forgetting the 'little fact' that Jackson also settled out of court for an obscene amount of money. Essentially he paid a young boy's family millions of dollars to shut the fuck up and go away. If I was an innocent man, I would have gone to the fucking mat in the courts and the family wouldn't have gotten a penny out of me. Surely "Michael Jackson proven innocent of all charges in a court of law" looks much better than "Michael Jackson pays boy's family off" for his image?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    They made a sequel, its called Super 8

    by zdog22

  • ... he HAD to be there. You know, because he was a homosexual pedophile who was granted a pardon by the common jury because he was famous.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST


    by Ditko

    If paying a couple million to some family prevents you from having photos taken by the police of your balls and cock, apart from having to go thru the trial itself, I'd probably pay the dough too. Anyway, not trying to be devil´s advocate here, I´m just into the "everyone is innocent until proven guilty" stuff.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Besides, they took the money, didn´t they.

    by Ditko

    If some fucker molested my kid, I'd like to see that bastard in jail no matter what, no matter how much I'd get.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Who Knew...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... that the big star out of the movie would end up being the older brother who got attached to an easy chair with his chest cable exerciser? I'm pretty sure I saw this in the theater, and the most terrifying thing was definitely Anne Ramsey (shudders). If her and William "Prizzi's Honor" Hickey could be procreated, the raspiest thing in the universe would have been produced.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:35 a.m. CST

    The Audio Commentary... Corey Feldman is in Max Feldman Mode

    by Autodidact

    You can hear the rest of the cast grow increasingly irritated with him. I think he was coked up while doing the track. I'm pretty sure Sean Astin disappears halfway through out of sheer annoyance.

  • Is there a Blu-Ray for Goonies? Would love to see MJ's villain and what went on in that basement.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Ditko: As if no one has ever gotten away with anything..

    by GBH

    In an LA courthouse to boot....

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    You can see the burnt Jacko scalp in that pic

    by Samuel Fulmer

    On the right side of his head. Makes sense because this was probably filmed shortly after that infamous Pepsi incident.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    @ Ditko

    by niloc

    O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder, whats your point?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    @ Ditko

    by niloc

    I should have read a little further.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    MJ wanted to show Chunk his One-Eyed Willie

    by Bobo_Vision

    Pawprint said it....that picture is sinister as fuck. Creepy and scary.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Spielberg & Jackson back in the day

    by Crimson Dynamo

    although they never really did anything together, it always seemed like they would, like the peter pan movie MJ always wanted to make with SS. then of course, he got stranger, the scandals came and his luster wore off

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:59 a.m. CST

    By the way

    by niloc

    the Goonies had to be one of the worst films I've ever seen. I just don't see why it keeps being dredged up as some sort of cinematic gold. It was crap. I'd rather see "Hook", and that was shit too!

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    I do see your point, but $18.3 million (including $1.5 for each parent) would make many parents consider dropping the case - never mind the dubious parenting history of the Chandler family. They can probably justify it to themselves by thinking that losing such a large amount of money would make Jackson think twice about doing it again, and $15M would help Jordy get over it - that kind of money buys a lot of counselling!

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by Tigermyth36

    You seem to forget he settled one case for a massive amount of money and part of the agreement was the child would not testify against him.

  • Out of our whole group, the young scifi/horror geeks hated "The Goonies" and the three regular guys really enjoyed it and made fun of us for being so "critical". But come on, the late 80's was the sharp decline of good scifi/horror. You go from 1982 with Excalibur, Conan, E.T., Poltergeist, Blade Runner, The Thing, Tron, Star Trek 2, The Hunger (or step back one year and you have The Howling and American Werewolf in London, Altered States, Raiders of the Lost Ark)... to Star Trek 3 & 4, The Goonies, Gremlins, Explorers, Enemy Mine, Maximum Overdrive, Terminator 1, Willow... those are some backwards ass cheesy movies conceptually speaking. We had to delve outside of our favorite geekdom genres to get good movies like Color Purple, Empire Under the Sun, Last Emperor, Stand By Me, Ferris Bueller. Spielberg didn't even make a geek genre movie in the late 80's. I think it's really weird that many people think of him as the author of The Goonies or Gremlins. see a broad pattern of decline? It went back up later on.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    its a sad day when people think this film was directed by Spielberg


    Yes his fingerprints are all over this and Gremlins and BTTF and young sherlock homes but KNOW your directors people. Spielberg is one of the greatest modern directors and you should know by now what he's done. Amateurs

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    There is a sequel: the NES game Goonies 2.

    by frank

    If another Goonies movie is made it will have to be called Goonies 3, or I will be outraged. All I remember about that game is that there is a mermaid in it. Outraged.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    There is a sequel already, the NES game Goonies 2

    by frank

    Any other Goonies movie that gets made will have to be called Goonies 3 or I will be outraged. The only thing I remember about that game is that it had a mermaid in it. Outraged.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Damn it, AICN!

    by frank

    I knew if I posted my disappearing comment again the first one would reappear, making me look foolish. You win this round.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    My kid hated this movie...

    by ChickenStu

    Sad really.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Chunk had the last laugh on Feldman.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Feldman became a drug addicted has been. Chunk slimmed down, and is one of the most successful entertainment attorneys in the industry. Fat kids always get the last laugh. Look at Jerry O'Connell.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    "Up there it's their time. But down here it's OUR time."

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ' "It's OUR time...down HERE.' "

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Oh, so that's what happened.

    by zol


  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Ahhhh, Kerri Green...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...this and Lucas made her one of my big 80's crushes (along with Elisabeth "Adventures In Babysitting" Shue and Lea "Howard The Duck" Thompson). And she was still smokin' on the hilarious DVD visual commentary

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    "Oh yeah? Well, this one was MY wish, MY dream...and it didn't come true."

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "So now I'm takin' it back...I'm takin' 'em ALL back."

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST


    by grassh0pperunit

    Getting off topic, look what happened to the West Memphis Three. After spending 18 years in prison for something they didn't do and their freedom on the line, the opted for a guilty-plea bargain and freedom instead of a retrial and the slim possibility of staying in jail. Sometimes it's better to just settle and have your freedom.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Is that Stephen Spielberg or Seth Rogan?

    by WWBD

    In that first pic.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    To say you hate the Goonies

    by Lucky13

    ... Is to say you have no soul.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    ...I take it from your handle that you were born in 77? So you were 8 when Goonies came out?... But you and your friends were such connoisseurs of Sci-Fi/Horror that you only liked the -real- stuff from your youth (that being when you were 3 or 4 years old). Such children's classics as the Thing, Conan, the Howling, and An American Werewolf in London. Yes, the horror/sci-fi offerings of your later childhood, like Goonies and Willow, just couldn't measure up.............. I don't know what part of your stupid, fucked up post makes me want to punch you more. Seriously, get a life, moron.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    we want Cyndi Lauper photos!!

    by Tigger Tales

    so next time I better see some blue hair

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2 information

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Odd timing

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Didn't Feldman just get interviewed on some prime time show and said pedophelia is the biggest problem/secret in Hollywood? The Empire Strikes Back video and now these behind the scenes pics just make it all seem so bizarre in terms of timing.

  • WRONG .It was his wife Lisa Marie Presley who went for a settlement without MJ's acknowledgment who at that time,was in the hospital. Get your facts straight before criticizing someone else, boy.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    @the_claxdog What NES emulation do you use?

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by Lucky13

    Well said, sir! I wanted to reply to that idiot's comment directly but didn't have the time to form a real argument. Couldn't have said it better myself. Well played.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST


    by ufoclub1977

    You're so sure of yourself, it's amazing. I wasn't born in 1977. That's just when I saw Close Encounters. So how about WHY you disagree with what I said instead of shouting based on a complete misinterpretation. I think only reason you would say something so idiotic as "punch you in the face" or "get a life" might be some spark of repressed awakening in your brain at the inkling of truth... Are you really going to argue that the latter 80's films I listed were of higher quality then the early 80's films I listed?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Has Richard Donner always been a fat old man?

    by Knobules

    I swear that guy was born fat and 50+ years old. Kinda like Wilford Brimley

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    The fact that you, as a "sci-fi/horror fan" somehow lump Goonies in with that category and compare it earlier, non-related films like The Thing is ridiculous. You also pick the genre greats from the early decade then conveniently skip over the greats from the mid to second half of the decade; classics like Aliens, Brazil, The Fly, Back to the Future, The Princess Bride, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Stand By Me. And if you weren't a kid while originally watching Goonies, then maybe the fact that -you weren't a kid watching Goonies- plays some part in your dislike for it. I fail to see how being a "sci-fi/horror" fan has anything to do with it.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the *reason* MJ was acquitted

    by Dreamwriter

    ...because one of the two kids admitted that he lied in court because his mom told him to, and the mother had been found guilty in the past of threatening other celebrities with the same exact lawsuit if they didn't settle and give her lots of money. Rich people are targets, and eccentric rich people are even more so.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Chunk became a Man that day........

    by Drunken Busboy

    <Cue Morgan Freeman Narration? "I wish I could tell you that Chunk fought the good fight, and that Jackson let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but Hollywood is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew. Things went on like that for awhile - Hollywood life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Chunk would show up with fresh bruises. Jackson kept at him - sometimes he was able to fight him off, sometimes not. And that's how it went for Chunk - that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him."

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    PAWPRINT - try reading about the two cases against MJ

    by Professor_Monster

    First off, MJ didn't pay the first family anything - the insurance company did because they wanted him back on tour for Dangerous. A court case would keep him off stage and he was useless to people that way.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by niloc

    I don't care how old you were when you first saw the Goonies, that's not important. The important thing is the Goonies suck a unreasonably huge amounts of donkey dick. Pardon my french. And know this is in no way, shape or form an attack on you personally. P.S. Seeing as I'm a Atheist, I'm sure no one has a soul anyhow, so I find your last point moot. Good day sir and have a better tomorrow.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by niloc

    I think I mixed up a posting or two up there. Sorry.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    jimmy_009... you made me write a mini essay...

    by ufoclub1977

    It's an age difference then. And I did mention Stand By Me, didn't I? As a non extreme genre film that we turned to for relief. And that's the type of films I'm discussing: I'm talking about genre films with fantastic elements that geeky kids thought were cool. As kids we worshiped Lucas, Spielberg, Donner, Scott for stuff like Star Wars, E.T., Close Encounters, Raiders, E.T., Poltergeist… or even the rated R's we snuck to see like The Howling, American Werewolf, Conan, Excalibur, Alien, Altered States, Videodrome... I'd even put Scarface into this type of fantasy genre territory from the early 80's. We didn't care if it was rated G like Star Trek 1 or rated hard R like Scarface. If it had something extreme we murmured about it and wanted to see it as kids. We would talk about these things in the cafeteria, in class, draw and make our own homemade movies in response. And stuff like Aliens didn't win our obsession, no matter how popular. Neither did the earlier Temple of Doom or Return of the Jedi. Again, maybe it's an age difference because, drop down a few years younger and you have kids that loved ALIENS (or Jedi). All my older high school gang of geeks born '69-'72 liked ALIEN a lot more than ALIENS in that obsessive repeat viewing/collect all art and making-of-publications. I think ALIENS just didn't have the depth and variety of art direction and details to inspire us, and it also seemed to pander to the mainstream in a football jock sort of way. But admittedly, Aliens was trying to present an atmosphere of reality and has an incredibly well edited and paced plot. The Fly was good... that was a serious movie as well, but again it didn't make us rush out and rent it the way Videodrome did, or make us talk about it the way we talked about that one scene in "Scanners". Something about it seemed to "on the nose", like there was nothing more to discover with repeat viewings. We wanted more deep, new original takes on concepts that had what Donner himself coined as "verisimilitude". All the others you mentioned like Back to the Future, Brazil, The Princess Bride, Who Framed Roger Rabbit... they are all satirical in nature and winking at the audience. They don't operate out of that intention of realism. Out of those, Brazil was the most serious in meaning and art direction/sets and that's what Terry Gilliam was all about. Later, I think he nailed it with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. And we were obsessed with that one. Somehow it transcended the "fakeness" into an aura of respectable alternate reality. By then we were in college. We wanted a continuation of the type of genre film that takes itself seriously (not forsaking winks or humor that had depth, but combining that with hard core imagination, like Superman) We were incredibly disappointed by "Batman". But of course now Nolan is taking the Batman name into deep "verisimilitude"... but almost too deep because then it gets knotted up by the fact that you have a man dressed in a bat costume. But things are better now. I really liked what they did with the new Planet of the Apes movie (except it should have ended on the bridge, with Pinto being shot by superchimp2 who mimics what he sees with men using guns, and then the regrettable but violent and tragic DISTANT realization that there are sides that cannot mix anymore as the two heroes stay on opposite sides. That's how a Planet of the Apes movie should end. It should not have ended with a quasi Harry and the Hendersons ending with glorious happy music). But there is no doubt in my mind that we felt like there was a dark time in the mid 80 to late 80's where we got simple art directed comedic reality (like Last Crusade or Back to the Future) instead of originally imaginative adventure reality. As far as kids having a good adventure… thumbs down to Goonies from my camp…but thumbs up to Lost Boys. That was a respectable "cool" movie that kids loved. Lost Boys was what goonies should have been.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    =Big difference.=

    by KilliK

    yeah,not guilty means guilty.what dictionary do you use? i want to buy one too.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 6:18 a.m. CST

    People hating on Goonies

    by KilliK

    were never kids.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Did anyone else see the mj and chunk pic made

    by Eric

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    by Eric

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    All those Pedos on one set

    by hatespeech

    makes a young child sore.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I have no fond memories of Goonies....

    by Damned if I can login

    ...because I was an adult when it came out. I did watch it, but it wasn't the same as seeing it as a kid. And before I'm accused of having no soul, I do have fond memories of Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog because I was a kid when Super Friends aired on Saturday mornings (anyone remember when we only got cartoons one day a week?) Waitaminnit....mentioning Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog in an argument over whether or not I am soul-less don't exactly work, huh? Oh well, I still prefer them to the Wonder Twins and the monkey.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    My geek childhood media in order was:

    by ufoclub1977

    Gilligan's Island, Gamera movies, Scooby Doo (before guest stars and mutations like scrappy),Wonder Woman, Space 1999, Project Blue Book, 6 Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, Incredible Hulk That episode with John Saxon as a vampire on Starsky and Hutch made me wanna be a vampire at a very young age (2nd or 3rd grade?).