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GOONIES 2 info... from Richard Donner's SUPERMAN DVD Signing

Ok folks, I've been telling you this thing was happening for months now... And I've received a zillion, "Your full of macaroni!" accusations... Well, that may be so, but here's what Richard Donner told one GOONIE geek in Los Angeles yesterday!

Hiya Harry,

Mr. Paisley here. Tonight I attended a release even for the new Superman DVD with an appearance by Richard Donner. In hopes of getting his signature, I grabbed my Goonies one sheet and headed to the store. After a very long wait, I got to meet Mr. Donner and asked him to sign the poster. He smiled as it unrolled and I told him how I loved the movie. He said he loved it to. At that point I asked if he knew anything about the sequel rumors brewing. He said he had read the script and it was shaping up well. When I asked if he was going to direct it. He said he was unsure, that his Goonies times may be over. In protest, I told him that the kids couldn't be as obnoxious now as they were then and here's where it gets good, he said, "True, but now there are more kids. Mikey and the gang are back, but there is a new group of kids (thiers?) also on the adventure.

If things progress, it sounds like the Spy Kids have a few new adversaries on the block.

With fingers crossed,

Mr. Paisley

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  • May 2, 2001, 3:13 a.m. CST


    by Bradeo R Mando


  • May 2, 2001, 3:17 a.m. CST


    by Reignofjerm

    Nevermind about the Goonies, let's get some Superman rumors going. Why can't Warner give Donner $100M and have him make the next Superman movie. And why is it that everybody who claims to be first is usually second?

  • May 2, 2001, 4:24 a.m. CST

    You mean Sloth.........

    by Tracer

    The Goonies, damn I loved that film as a kid, and still do...... As for Sloth...remember the "Rocky Road" scene where he's just pulling out tub after tub of ice cream! Classic, so many funny scenes. If this gets done, and I hope it does then it better get done right. Damn that film rocked.........

  • May 2, 2001, 4:42 a.m. CST

    This Movie Will Be A Straight-To-Video

    by RightWing Dude

    No sequel should be made to this film (as much as I enjoyed it)! This movie does have sentimental value for me since I saw it at age 7 on opening weekend but I don't want a sequel & suspect that others do simply to relive that same silly sentimental feeling again. Can you see all of these kids-turned-adults hunting for treasure as if they were children again? It's been 16 years since this movie was released & I STRONGLY suspect that there is little or no interest in this film except among a small group of hard-core-Goonies-Fans. The movie cannot make much $ due to the longevity of time since the original (CROCIDILE DUNDEE IN LA, BLUES BROTHERS 2000 anyone?).

  • May 2, 2001, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2? "Uh, uh, uh, waaahhhh!"

    by Mr Neth

    Did you hear that? That was the sound of Mr Hollywood RAPING my childhood.

  • May 2, 2001, 5:22 a.m. CST


    by straxboy

    This guy should run a studio. He's great fun. I've never had so much fun reading posts as when this guy shows his fluffy little nose and adds a gem of stupifying brilliance to the proceedings. He should definitely have contracts and things to sign and be in charge of money and what people see. Unless of course he is only 13 years old - as I have deduced from all the things I have read thus far. How are things in Sunnydale BTW, KG - shite as usual Im betting.

  • May 2, 2001, 5:27 a.m. CST

    The issue at hand

    by straxboy

    I to am a great fan of the Goonies but, as has already been said in posts and the article - things have changed. The 80's for all it's Reaganomics was a reasonably innocent decade compared to the 90's and 00's. Why do you think people like Spielberg aren't making the same, dyed in the wool innocence regained pictures anymore. The quality of the films hasn't changed but the pitch of their subject matter has. It's a different world. The Goonies was an innocent adventure packed with the dreams only kids can have. A 90's version would be a bit like revisiting It's A Wonderful Life - ie you get something like Family Man. Packaged - horrible. Let things lie. Someone remind me - who said you couldn't return to your childhood ? Whoever it was, they was some kinda clever fella. Having said that though - I'd still be eagerto see it shape up if they wanted quality as opposed to immediacy - fresh with hip cool kids references. We'll see I guess

  • May 2, 2001, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Sam has got his hands full already

    by Januz

    Hmm, can anyone see Sean Austin return to the Goonies after an adventure of a lifetime? Really?

  • May 2, 2001, 5:56 a.m. CST

    tough project

    by sal120

    The Goonies was a great film, when I was a kid. Now, I

  • May 2, 2001, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Anne Ramsey

    by straxboy

    The immortal Anne Ramsey - what a dame. Married too. See there is someone for us all. Throw Mama From the Train - she's booooooooootiful! Man, there aren't enough really ugly actors any more.The god-like Brion James is dead too - all we're left with is pretty boys like Freddy Prinze Jnr and Ryan Phillipe. God help us - bring back the freaks - Robert Zdar, Robert Davi, re incarnate Rondo Hatton. Who else is really ugly. I must be forgeting someone.

  • "See this penny well this was my dream and it didn't come true, so i'm taking it back i'm taking them all back." Ahh classic Feldman. Damn I loved that movie I hope they make this. For anyone intrested in a little nastolgia or how ever you spell it go to and enjoy. Ravage out.

  • May 2, 2001, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2, uh yeah and I'm Cindy LAWPER!

    by axelfoley

    Reference from Just One of the Guys where Clayton Rohner portrayed his brilliant acting chops by his blatant and intentional mispronunication of an 80s pop icon's name. Will Corey Feldman return to legitimate movies? Inquiring minds want to know! I liked the first Goonies, a lot. It will forever be a link to my childhood memories of the media, now that said--don't make a sequel. Big fuckin' mistake. Thank you.

  • May 2, 2001, 7:36 a.m. CST

    oh, but...

    by straxboy

    ...Cable Repair Guy doesn't count as working 'in the entertainment business'. Seriously though, do I want the people who earn a living telling me what to watch to be the kind who say in all seriousness "LAST NIGHT PROVES BUFFY'S SUPERIORITY". These are not the statements of a rational man. they are the gibberings of a schoolboy who just lost at Top Trumps. Open apology to other TBers. I dont want to start a personal flame war here. Im sure KingGoon(sic) will come back with a repost-retardent wittisism in reply so I will extend unending applause in the fore and know that my opinion is just that - so stop taking it so personally and writing stooopid things if you dont want the piss taken out of you (as has already happened of at least one of the TB's where you busted in with some idiotic coax bollocks quite inappropriately). End of apology. On with the mayhem. So, about ugly actors....

  • eagerly as The Monster Squad 2 and The Garbage Pail Kids Movie pt. 2.

  • May 2, 2001, 7:42 a.m. CST


    by Darth Philbin

    Steve Buscemi is one ugly fucker...and if anyone tool the time to look past her body, Jennifer Love-Hewitt is a pretty gangly bitch, too...along with Edward James Olmos and the guy that played the nerd with the Atari shirt in "ROAD TRIP" is one homely sonavabitch...and you can drive a ice cream truck up Julia Roberts' nose...anyone else care to add to the List of Hollywood's Ugliest???

  • May 2, 2001, 8 a.m. CST

    ugly actors

    by straxboy

    Er...I was actually hoping to be enlightened on other 'interesting' character actors - you know the type David Lynch would drink someone else's piss to get in his movies - y'know the types. Didn't think it would lead to auto response abusive of admittedly deserving targets (although I do think the Julia Roberts comment is a little out of line - I mean, come on you uncharitable cunt, even if I took your observation sat face value - she could hardly freeze the shit on a horses ass with her bonce the way Anne Ramsey could - doesn't have that wonderful gravel in her throat either - cue tasteless Ben Bratt's cum joke)Come on freak fans - point fingers and stare mercilessly at butt horriblely visaged extras and limelight seekers!!

  • May 2, 2001, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by straxboy

    Robert Davi was IN the Goonies wasn't he! Huh, never remember that. What the fuck is he doing now. Last thing I saw him in was Wild Orchid 2: Blue Movie Blue with ex Tarantino 'ho Nina Sieskimo or what ever her weird ass name was. She was a bit rubbish.

  • May 2, 2001, 8:28 a.m. CST


    by BustaFart

    How about a GOONIES DVD?

  • May 2, 2001, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2? Yeah, right...

    by Freya

    Just what the world needs... another Goonies movie. As if the first wasn't enough.

  • May 2, 2001, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Ugly Actors... No more calls, Please, We've got a winner !!

    by Groovy_Chainsaw

    Fellow talkbackers, It starts and ends with ... Juliette Lewis. I get the chills just typing her name. Brrrr ! Greasy hair, a forehead you could show movies on, Beady little eyes, " The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it " Factor in her acting ability ( And I use the term waaaay loosely ) and I can't think of a less attractive actress working today ( Yes, including Porn ) By the by, the only 'Goonies' sequel I'd be interested in would be the one described by Baron Von Flapjack above -- and I'm interested in that one a lot !!

  • May 2, 2001, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by Mel Garga

    I know this Chinese kid that does a wicked impression of Double-O-Negative. But anyway, Goonie, the problem with your great idea is that movies these days cost, on average, around $55 million to make, not counting advertising. Have you watched Goonies lately? It is getting dated as hell. While that guy was getting his poster signed by Donner he should have asked him about rumors that Spielberg directed some of the movie because he was the only one that could deal with so many annoying brats. I also heard that Spielberg took over the majority of Joe Dante's responsibilities for the original Poltergeist. Anybody else heard this? Anyway, I have to go buy a shitload of Goonies 2 on HSX. See ya

  • May 2, 2001, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Well guys...

    by Bunkwitch

    If you go to (I think that's the url), you can read the first 15 pages of the Goonies 2 script they are going to use (This is before rewrites and such). But if you're too lazy to go to that link, I'll fill in some details. Mikey runs his own antique shop. He's going to get married. This brings the old gang back together. Brand works in a log mill. Mouth and Stef are married (Mouth is running for some government position). Andie is teaching kindergarten class. Data works for a software/toy company (Slick Boots appears to be a big seller amongst kids). And Chunk (Who is now much thinner... I've seen recent pics of Jeff Cohen (The guy who played Chunk) and he's obviously in much better shape. He's sort of a jock now. The opening is a pretty good action sequence involving One Eyed Willy when he was still alive, recruiting two guys... well... this I'm not giving away. Go check it out for yourselves. This thing has hope. I can't wait.

  • May 2, 2001, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by noboru13

    What's up with all the octopus references in Goonies? When the kids are interviewed by reporters at the end of the movie, the giant octopus is all they talk about. But there's no octopus in the movie. I guess maybe there was a deleted scene involving an octopus in One-Eyed Willy's cove, but I've never heard of anyone actually seeing such footage. Does this footage still exist anywhere?

  • May 2, 2001, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Pinchers of Peril.

    by samuraisix

    It's "Pinchers of Peril," as I have found out after much research and fisticuffs between naysayers and myself. Also, the Octopus Stuff can be found if you have a trusty search engine, there's some clips of that and a cut scene in the Intro at the local snack n' shop, or something. I used to have the realplayer clips.

  • May 2, 2001, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Goonies Still a great one

    by Justoneoftheguys

    Those of you that loved the film as a child but no longer feel the magic when viewing this film have lost something with age, it's only natural. For me, this film is a classic and it still has the magic. I hope they do it justice in a sequel, but what are the chances of that? They'll probably make some shitty sell-out glossy sequel with Haley joel as Mikey. I hope they bring back Sean Astin, or atleast Corey Feldman(he needs the work).

  • May 2, 2001, 10:02 a.m. CST

    octopus scene and other shit

    by booksteve

    The octopus scene is cut from the main release of the film, but you still hear them talk about it at the end. When the movie is shown on TV sometimes they include this and the other lost scenes. There's also some bootleg copy of the movie you can find on the internet that has all of the missing scenes in it. I don't know if Goonies 2 is a good idea or not. But if Jeff Cohen isn't available, Harry could play Chunk.

  • May 2, 2001, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Goonies DVD Coming soon!

    by shanedlm

    To the person asking about the DVD-- The Goonies: SE is coming out August 21 with the following features: Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

  • May 2, 2001, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Goonies is cool! And Straxboy's Goonielingus

    by Drive! Kowalski

    If they can capture the humour of the Original, then I say go for it. Straxboy, was that a Freudian Typo? "uncharitable cunt, even if I took your observation >sat< face value" My interpretaion: "Julia's..charitable cunt..sat (on my) face..(good) value.

  • May 2, 2001, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by Kagero

    A week or so ago I saw a movie called Animal Factory, directed by Steve Buscemi (ugly). Great show, if gritty. Amongst its stars were Willem Dafoe (ugly), Mickey Rourke (ugly), Tom Arnold (ugly), and Danny Trejo (frikkin' SCARY). Oh yeah we got ugly actors these days - but ya gotta give Anne her props, she was a nightmare.

  • May 2, 2001, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I was just over at

    by RAVAGE

    The 18 pages of script they have for a sequel are not that bad they have the feel of the first movie. The parts with Jake and Francis are pretty funny. I think its a good idea to do it now 16 years later the thing is the ship took off out of the cave at the end of the first. For those of us that were the same age as they were when the movie came out it would be nice to see the gang back on the screen.

  • May 2, 2001, 1:03 p.m. CST

    "....well, well.........them 'Goobers'!"

    by HATER1

    (Their) Kids, huh? Am I to start thinking that good ol' Sloth bent over and gave a 'Sloth-like Special' to Chunk, thereby producing offspring so hideous, they named them Mogwai(?).....................they come with rules, y'know................

  • May 2, 2001, 1:33 p.m. CST

    To The Person Who Thinks That Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Ugly......

    by RightWing Dude

    Jennifer Love Hewitt is FINE PIECE OF ASS & I am taking her face into account. Maybe its just my preference for brunettes. She & Eliza Dushku can come to my house anytime.

  • May 2, 2001, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Goonies schmoonies,

    by Ardee-El

    When is "Salt and Pepper" going to be released on DVD? Or some of Donner's "Man from UNCLE" or "Wild, Wild West" episodes?

  • May 2, 2001, 2:41 p.m. CST

    tobe hooper directed poltergeist

    by jerebo2

    Steven Spielberg didn't save Joe Dante from directing Poltergeist... it was Tobe Hooper. This is such old news though. Any "worst episode ever..." fanboys should know that. Excited about the Goonies DVD though. Haven't seen it in years, but it's a fun film (don't know if it's worthy of a sequel though). Interesting tidbit... I went to the SKYY Vodka short film awards recently, which Joey Pants MC'd. Sean Astin introduced him and mentioned that he and the rest of the cast were with Richard Donner that day (but he didn't mention it was for the DVD commentary). Too bad, Joey won't be on the commentary.

  • May 2, 2001, 3:15 p.m. CST


    by The Llama

    I know who you missed, my friend. The ugliest character actor in movies today--Vincent Schiavelli.

  • May 2, 2001, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Mr. Paisley in the San Fernando Valley?

    by Lemonator

    I was at Dave's Laser/video in Studio City for the Donner Superman signing, and I saw a guy with a Goonies one sheet... Mr. Paisley, is that you? I originally saw The Goonies at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood when it first opened. It was big and Loud. My overall impression was that I had witnessed an old Disney TV movie pumped up for Theatrical exhibition. The FX looked very shakey, the simple story was muddled, the bad guys were impotent... In other words, it was great. If they do a sequel, they should bring back the giant octopus that was edited out of the original movie because it looked so bad. A little CGI could make it fit for a new movie.

  • May 2, 2001, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Come to think of it ...

    by Kagero

    I think I'd rather have sex with Danny Trejo than Jennifer Love Hewitt. He's really cute, when you get to know him.

  • May 2, 2001, 7:47 p.m. CST

    ugly actors...

    by KrAcKhEaD

    Were talking about ugly actors here and of all people you forget to mention Ron fucking Perlman. He could have been in Planet of the Apes with out makeup. Damn!

  • May 2, 2001, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Fallout 2...

    by Dlhstar

    There is a great little nod to Goonies in this game when you crawl down to the bottom of a well, start picking up the coins, and your character shouts "This is my dream and I'm taking it back!" (In fact, Fallout 2 has a lot of great movie, TV, and Internet jokes and references...)

  • May 2, 2001, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Goonies 2 and Chris Columbus

    by LiquidNitrate

    A good clever imaginative satisfying Goonies sequel COULD definitely be made, because the first one was mediocre to begin with. Goonies was the first movie I saw without my parents, but despite its good points and how great it looked at the huge panoramic surround theater my friends attended that day, the movie was still a disappointment considering Senor Spielbergo's involvement. This decidedly un-classy production marked the first sign that our childhood idol could fall from greatness, reducing a penchant for popcorn masterpieces to a jaded nonchalance business habit. Even at that age I found Goonies annoying, boring, and condescending, as if its attitude towards my friends was that just because we were kids we deserved a crap effort at entertainment... (The second time I saw Goonies on the big screen was 2 years ago as part of a double-feature, and most of the modern kids were bored and restless, while the Gen X'ers in attendance were the ones actually trying to pay attention... which proves that Part one leaves MUCH room for improvement) ... Has anybody ever read Chris Columbus' original Goonies screenplay? Egad, he sucks! I'd say a good 40% of the script was not in the Donner movie, and for good reason - it's worse than modern day Haim-Feldman fodder - tons of hideous gags that are not remotely amusing or believable. We were actually lucky that the movie didn't turn out far, far worse.

  • May 3, 2001, 5:36 a.m. CST

    ugly actors

    by durhay

    Don't forget the guy who had bit parts in Weird Science and I believe the Golden Child. He was one of the bikers that crashed into the house in Weird Science. His line was something like "please.. don't let this get out ... I'd hate to lose my teaching job." Also, don't forget that bug-eyed guy from Young Frankenstein. Boy-howdy!

  • May 3, 2001, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Right now, Corey Feldman is sitting by the phone with his finger

    by Elgyn6655321

    The Disney Channel shows the Octopus scene and the Stop'n'Snack scene. They cut the part with the Octopus because the thing was really FAKE looking. Trust me, it`s like one of those old animatronic effects from a Disneyworld ride....but worse.

  • May 7, 2001, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Goonies II

    by GoonieChick

    This is the best news I've heard in a long while. I met Sean Astin recently and asked him if he could do something like Goonies II after doing LOTR and he said that he would love too. His daughter is also an actress now, perhaps she can star in it. I know that the "Walsh House" remains for sale in Astoria Oregon, now's the time to buy it so perhaps they can use it again in the movies..

  • March 26, 2003, 5:52 a.m. CST

    **What if ..we start a petition....?? SAVE the Goonies 2!**

    by andygirl

    Hi everyone, I was thinking about the storyline for the upcoming sequel to the Goonies, and I really think that most fans of the film are against the idea of the central focus of the new adventure being around the original Goonies kids. I am sure that Spielberg and Donner will still have the opportunity of reading scripts with other storylines, but this Ancient Indian Rocky adventure idea for the kids sounds to me to be too much. If your thoughts are similar to mine, you will also understand the need of the sequel to not be written intent for a third chapter. This usually ruins the film in my opinion,(E.G BTTF3 - only appealed to fans, but was a cop out in my opinion and couldn't have held it's own without being part of a tilogy). It would seem to me to be that those with the power might just be trying to aim the film at a younger audience with money making in mind- Though this is not actually definate, it could well be a possibilty. I do not want the film to be a cop out, nor do I assume that Speilberg or Donner do, but do they really know or understand their Goonies fanbase??? If they do I am surprised by the current pitching of the possible sequel idea that are floating around on the net. Though many pople who will watch the sequel having maybe never seen the first, will possibly enjoy the current ideas, I think that it will not outweigh the interest of the fans of the first film. Also, can the film survive if all the Goonies do not return? Do we think that the film can be a success if the Fratelli's are not involved? They may say that right now all the actors have agreed to come back, but at this undecided rate, the film still has time to collapse or poeple to give up interest in it, what with the lack of information about it. These are just some of my thoughts, but I think we have an opportunity to possibly voice our opinions and stop the film maybe going straight to video, or bomb out at the cinema. If anyone has any suggestions on how you think we can have our voice heard, lets please discuss this and weigh up the pros and cons of the impending sequel storylines. theoriginalgoonie xx