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Take a look at the cast of GOONIES 2!!!

Hey folks, Harry here. As we've all heard recently, Richard Donner has formally announced that they have a script for GOONIES 2 that they are working on... and that they hope to shoot the sequel later this year, with "Everyone Coming Back" This, of course, refers to the Goonies themselves. Ma Fratelli has passed on, and there is no word if the Fratelli Brothers are involved in this new Goonie Adventure. But below is a photograph taken this year of the entire Goonie group as they look today... Everybody is looking good... Personally I find it amazingly warming to see a grown-up Short Round! Here ya go...

Word up, Harry.

Some Dude is here with a tagnut of info regarding the upcoming Goonies sequel. Well, not info really, just a pic from a friend of a friend of a friend. Check out the chin on Chunk! Nothing better than seeing a fat dude get skinny.

Does anyone else doubt that this flick can be as good as the REAL Goonies 2 for the acclaimed Nintendo Entertainment System? I bet it won't have a mermaid or Ma Fratelli.


Some Dude.

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  • July 25, 2001, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by Wino-Forever

  • July 25, 2001, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by MCVamp

    Chunk's not all that chunky any more. How hard will it really be to get Robert Davi, I mean, really...

  • July 25, 2001, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Hey...I'm all for it!

    by Sneako

    The cast looks good, they WANT to all do it, and everything seems to be going great. That's all you need. Besides, this is one of those sequels that every "child of the eighties", and some of the 90's leftovers are going to flock to see. C'mon admit it, if you're under 30 and over 15, you're going to see this movie no matter what.

  • July 25, 2001, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Same ol' same ol'

    by Metal Watch

    As usual, AINC readers are tearing apart everything in sight. Don't you people have better things to complain about than a friggin photo of a movie's cast? Shit.

  • July 25, 2001, 4:58 p.m. CST

    a little too late, no?

    by slayton

    the first one worked so well because of the fact that they were mostly kids. It's like trying to do a Ferris Bueler 2, it just doesn't work with adults.

  • July 25, 2001, 4:59 p.m. CST

    What the hell?

    by ArchDiver

    I mean, what are they going to do? What possible story could there be for this? WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY THINKING!!!

  • July 25, 2001, 5 p.m. CST

    My entire Childhood-to-teen life... in movies...

    by Ms.DupontsLover

    I know how Harry feels... God. A sequel to the Goonies. That movie.. the moment I saw it's name mentioned, I got a tear in my eye. The Goonies brings back those warm memories of youth.. of better times, simplier ways. Of quality entertainment and bad music. No internet.. the movies didn't make insane amounts of money, they were more free. Remember 16 candles, guys? Ducky? Remember the Breakfast club? That movie was great.. it was a testament. It'll stand well into the 2020's. How about Back to the Future? Remember how movies WERE back then? God.. they were just... fun. Just.. warm. Simply enjoyable. The first Indiana Jones and old Saturday morning cartoons.. the Smurfs, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles. God... what's happened to the world? I just got back from Jurassic Park 3--- yet another soulless dud from a summer full of them... damn. I want the Goonies again.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:01 p.m. CST

    While I enjoyed the original at the time...

    by SethShandor

    I haven't seen it since then, and am afraid that after the nostalgia wears off I'd be looking at a crappy movie going, "Why was it again that I liked this?" Maybe I'll borrow the dvd or rent it and if it still hold up, then I'll be a bit more excited about a Goonies 2.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Where's Sloth?

    by Darth Melkor

    I can't believe that's Chunk over there. They could get the Fratelli bros back. Both actors are still alive and in the business. Is that Richard Donner in the back? I don't recognize him.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:14 p.m. CST

    How I would Handle Goonies 2 is ...

    by SheriffHungwell

    Did you guys ever see Bottle Rocket? How we have this gang of guys in their mid twenties who still act like children? Why not make the movie about the gang as a bunch of losers who refuse to move on. Mikey lives at home. Mouth works at a car wash and is living with Chunk. The reason they are still around town is because they never really decided to grow up and leave. This could also explain why they go on another goofy treasure hunt. Make it kind of a nail in the coffin of resurrecting old movies to bank on nostalgia. Actually strive to make this movie amazingly bad ass. It can be done.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by The Yattering

    Something is definitely happening in the grassroots for this film. The article below was mailed to me by a buddy, (check out the greeting cards). But also know that THE GOONIES is the hottest midnight movie phenomenon on the specialized circuit in years, selling out screening after screening. For anyone that lives around L.A., it's coming back to Landmark's Rialto Theatre (made famous in THE PLAYER) in South Pasadena on Saturday, August 4th. Anyway, check out this evidence of the growing cult: What's With 'The Goonies'? By STEFANIE FRITH .c The Associated Press ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - They trek up the hill on a gravel road, wide grins on their young faces. Cameras swing from their hands. They may have driven hundreds of miles or even flown in from other countries, but it was worth it. They're seeing the Goonie house. It's been 16 years since the Steven Spielberg-produced kid flick ``The Goonies'' was released. But teens and twentysomethings are still flocking to this quaint coastal town to see the white Victorian home with the expansive wraparound porch that played a prominent role in the adventure-comedy. With a sequel in the works and the DVD set for release in August, locals are expecting even more Goonie gawkers. What is it about this goofy little movie that keeps fans coming in droves? ``I think it makes people remember their childhood,'' says Erik Candiani, 30, a San Francisco resident who started a Goonies Web site in 1994. ``When I first went to the house, it felt magical, like I had been there before. I even seemed to know where it was. People want to know that it is real.'' Although ``The Goonies,'' starring Sean Astin and Josh Brolin, was one of the top 10 movies of 1985, it only made about $60 million. It had a hit song with Cyndi Lauper's ``Goonies R Good Enough,'' though, and generated two Nintendo video games. But the movie - about a group of friends who seek buried treasure to save their ramshackle homes from being turned into a golf course - has inspired its own Goonies groupies. In Los Angeles last year, tickets for two midnight showings of the film sold out within minutes. Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River about 80 miles northwest of Portland, already receives about 200 Goonie visitors every month, more during the summer, the Chamber of Commerce says. ``You can always tell the Goonies fans,'' said Gina Forsyth, the Chamber's visitor services coordinator. ``They are a certain age, they usually come in a group and they have a certain look, a certain twinkle in their eyes.'' More than 25 percent of visitors to Astoria are there for the Goonie house (not including those who never stop by for directions), the Chamber says. The Astoria Chamber of Commerce sells a pamphlet for $1 that tells where the house and other Goonie sites are. It also lists sites from other films shot in the picturesque town, such as ``Kindergarten Cop'' and ``Free Willy.'' But Marian Olsen, a Goonies fan who lives down the street from the house, says people aren't interested in ``those other films.'' ``Only 'The Goonies,''' says the 60ish Olsen, who had a Goonies mural painted on the outside of her house. ``They are really fanatics. All college kids. I invite them in and I take their pictures on the couch where Steven Spielberg sat when he came to ask if he could use my motorhome in the film.'' Richard Donner, who directed ``The Goonies,'' said he was pleased and surprised to learn that fans still come to see the Goonie house. ``It's really achieved cult status,'' he said. ``When I was working on 'Free Willy,' I drove back up to see the house. There was a lot of nostalgia. I remembered the little fence and the laundry line. I've never had so much fun working on a film as I did with 'The Goonies.''' Donner said he picked the 19th century house because of its classic Victorian-American look and because it was isolated enough for filming. He chose the region because he wanted an East Coast-like setting that had its share of dreary weather. The lingering cult status of ``The Goonies'' is what prompted Donner to work on a DVD edition, which will include deleted scenes and commentary with the cast. He confirmed that two writers are working on a sequel and, depending on how it turns out, filming could start in six months to a year. ``Everybody's coming back,'' Donner said. Jim Fuller's family owned the Goonie house for more than 30 years. He sold the place in May to a corporation he wouldn't identify, but which he insisted had no plans to tear it down to build a golf course. From his room in the house next door (which was also used in the film), Fuller, 60, watches Goonie gawkers hike up the hill. ``People come from all over the world to see this house,'' he said with a proud smile. ``Those who live here call this Goonie Hill. And I'm the main Goonie.'' Trudy Dugan, who has rented the upstairs section of the Goonie house for four years, said she hadn't heard of ``The Goonies'' before she moved in. ``But my daughter warned me that there were going to be a lot of people stopping by,'' said Dugan, 69. ``I didn't believe her until people starting ringing my doorbell and taking pictures of my house. But my grandkids thought it was really neat that their grandmother lives in the Goonie house.'' On the Net: Goonies site: Also, Richard Donner will be chatting next Wednesday, I think, at at 3 p.m. PST. Check eonline for their schedule. Cheers.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Corey Feldman NEEDS work!!!

    by 6FT UNDER

  • July 25, 2001, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Where's Sloth?... I believe he's dead...

    by SethShandor

    The actor is I think... not sure. That doesn't mean the CHARACTER is dead of course.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:20 p.m. CST

    To Mr DupontsLover

    by Cincy Vigilante

    While I feel what your saying I think that a sequel will do nothing but tarnish what we hold dear in our hearts. What would be better thatn a sequel to all these old movies we love would be rereleases to the big screens of them. Would you rather E.T.2 or the original next year? Me, I want to take my kids to see what I loved when I was a kid not a poor sequel thats only there to make a buck and not to do justice to the original.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:23 p.m. CST

    And get Joey Pants back too!!!!

    by 6FT UNDER

    Short-Round needs work too!

  • July 25, 2001, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Heeeeyyyy Yoouuu Guuuyyyysss

    by dmblink

    If Sloth ain't in it I ain't watchin

  • July 25, 2001, 5:37 p.m. CST

    this is amazing.

    by BEARison Ford

    that is all. man what are they gonna call Chunk now?

  • July 25, 2001, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Kerri Green Looks Way Better Grown UP!

    by Spanky McFarlane

    I had a huge crush on her back in Jr. High what with Lucas and Goonies having her wear those cheerleading uniforms, but she looks a lot better in the above picture. I only hope hollywood will find a was to resurect the career of Natty Gann herself, Merideth Salenger. If they do go forward with this movie, let "Data" rig the stunts like he did with X-Men.

  • July 25, 2001, 5:51 p.m. CST

    To anyone who just totally blew off this idea...

    by Cool-Hand-Mook

    Shut up. Take a deep breath. Eat a Baby Ruth and realize no matter how much you piss and moan, you'll all be there opening day pretending not to be excited anyway. Why not just wait and see what happens eh?

  • July 25, 2001, 6:08 p.m. CST

    goonies fuckin ruleeeeeeeeeee


    yes motherfucker truffle fucking shuffle!!!!

  • July 25, 2001, 6:17 p.m. CST

    The missing octopus scene

    by Projectordust

    I think Goonies 2 should include a scene in which the Goonies must overcome a giant octopus, to make up for the octopus scene that was cut from the first one. And the pirate better be named after male genitailia! Or just bring back One-Eyed Willy!

  • July 25, 2001, 6:33 p.m. CST

    You cheat! Me no like play with you no mo'

    by Boris the Blade

    Fai di la!!!!!!!!!

  • July 25, 2001, 6:39 p.m. CST


    by Trilinear

    Does anyone else think it would be odd to see Cypher from the Matrix in the movie?? I mean he was one of the Fratelli bros...

  • July 25, 2001, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Oh my God! My all time favorite kids movie!

    by Junior D-Girl

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE! Can't wait for a sequel! Everybody looks fantastic in that photo! even Martha Plimpton looks hot now! Go Goonies!! They're good enough for me! Bring it on because I can not wait for PART TWO!!!!!!!

  • July 25, 2001, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by ARGH!

    MY only qualm is on how they'll pull it off, because it'll be targeted towards kids like the original, but older people will want to see it and not see crap, and younger kids don't want to watch a movie about middle-aged people. And if it's not directed towards kids, then it's not really a goonies sequal, it's a bastardization.

  • July 25, 2001, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Sloth is dead...

    by Quasimike

    Sloth was played by former football star John Matuzak (hopefully I spelled it right!) who died from brain cancer several years ago. The cancer was said to have resulted from his admitted use of steroids during his career. Not that they'd need him of course...the makeup hid his face so well you couldn't tell it was him. Any casting ideas out there? Arnold? Sly?

  • July 25, 2001, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Believe it or not, the orginal cast WAS available

    by Groovy_Chainsaw

    This will only work if the stars employ the same dialogue techniques they did in the first move. "Everybody, say your lines as loud as you can, as fast as you can, all at the same time ! Aaand ... ACTION !" This will ensure that the sequel will make lots of "rich-stuff". Sheesh!

  • July 25, 2001, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Dead Actors? No Problem!!!

    by DarthSnoogans

    They can superimpose Harry's head on some big actor to play Sloth, and use CG to paste Mrs. Fratelli's head on Harry's body? Why I'm not working for Hollywood as an efficiency expert, I'll never know.

  • July 25, 2001, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Ahhh, Martha <siiiiigh> How I dreamed of laying my young peach-f

    by El Tronerino

    Sigh. Some movies just stay with you in a warmtinglyspecial way.

  • July 25, 2001, 7:32 p.m. CST

    IT'S A STIFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by PwnedByStallone

    I've never been so excited or so scared at the same time. Please let this movie not suck for the love of all that is good and pure!!!

  • July 25, 2001, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I guess Im the first to say it..... 5 DOLLA BILL!!!! 5 DOLLA BIL

    by PeterMiller

  • July 25, 2001, 8:03 p.m. CST

    This is so fugging super dooper amingly stupendouly wildly fan-f

    by TheGinger Twit

    I thought the idea of a sequal to the goonies was stupid. But there's just something about this photo that makes me feel like running down the street screaming 'The Goonies are coming back!!'. In fact... here I go now. Bye!

  • July 25, 2001, 8:25 p.m. CST

    no time for love, Dr. Jones!

    by Tall_Boy

    Short Round friggin' rules.

  • July 25, 2001, 8:26 p.m. CST

    The infamous Kerri Green/Sean Astin sexual tension

    by the"yes"man

    Maybe they will finally have sex (and we will finally get to see Kerri Green breasts!) b/c now they actually know what they're hormones are telling them. And then maybe Eugene Levy can walk in on them having sex and then Josh Brolin can walk in and threaten to kick his little brother's ass (while still wearing his suave letter jacket!) and then Short Round can walk in and video tape it for his porn collection and then Martha Plimpton could walk in and get all furious because nobody ever ordered a woody for her and Corey Feldman could direct it since he seems to be a pro at those kind of movies and Chunk can, well Chunk will be in the back room doing what everyone of us male viewers did while watching that video tape at home, late at night, rewinding the Kerri Green scenes over and over! Donner would have a better chance with Superman V than Goonies, Jr. Let it rest. It's a childhood classic for a reason. Remember The Neverending Story Parts 2 and 3. The prosecution rests!

  • July 25, 2001, 8:31 p.m. CST

    You bunch of sad miserable buggers

    by TheGinger Twit

    C'mon. It's Richard Donnar. the man who made the Lethal weapon films, the first Superman, & THE GOONIES!! If there's any director who can bring together the cast and make a film that will be fun and exciting then this is the man to do it. I say give it a fair go and get exciting by the prospects. and as for you dumbass's who wonder 'Duh, what can they possibly do for another film' Geezus, c'mon. You're only stating how unimaginative you are. Personally I can think of several scenarios they can go out on. Ranging from being losers who never grew up, to adults who have all grown up - except for Mikey. And he gets everyone back to try and recapture what it means to be young and adventurous. The possibilities are literally endless. And i for one don't believe for a second that Donner will make a bad film. Even Lethal weapon 4, while having a bad script, is watchable purely for the chemistry between the actors. I say this film will be shockingly funny with heaps of adventure.

  • July 25, 2001, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Get rid of Jarod--- let Chunk do the Subway ads

    by DeanWormer

    This is some scary shit... Will Feldman cut back on his heroin usage? Will Plimpton find a way to make abortion one of the film's main themes? Is the "grown up" Short-Round really Gedde Watanabe, "Donger" from Sixteen Candles? To save on the make-up costs, will Gary Busey play Sloth? Find out in the next electrifying installment of GOONIES!( playing in a double bill with E.T. 2: ELLIOT'S REVENGE)

  • July 25, 2001, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Yea that's Richard Donner in the back

    by Boba_Fett

    Yes, it's old Dick Donner himself back there.......I only recognize him from the Superman DVD extras though :). -Fett

  • July 25, 2001, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Beauty, thy name is "Martha Plimpton"..

    by Monty Python

    It's in the eyes, or maybe the set of her jaw...I dunno. Martha is just Beee-yoootyfull. I may very well be *totally* head-over-heels in love with that unique feature of our universe who's name is "Martha Plimpton"... *I* **Love** *You* *Martha*

  • July 25, 2001, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Fuck Episode 2, Matrix 2, and all other sequels

    by hktelemacher

    Because Goonies 2 is something I would line up for in advance if I had to pick. Wow. If the spirit of the original can be recaptured and everything falls in place (Joe Pantoliano too) this could be something great. Hell, I got excited at the announcement of the Goonies DVD, now this. Richard Donner can now redeem his gratuitous Lethal Weapon sequels.

  • July 25, 2001, 10:07 p.m. CST

    by Jobriath

    I wonder if it will be about the same Goonies as adults or if they'll bring in new kid goonies.I hope it's about the same goonies. It would be good to see Kerri Green again because she was always a beautiful an charming actress. I know she directed a film recently called Bellyfruit that got good reveiws. About Sloth - I think some of you are confusing Matuszak with Lyle Alzado. Matuszak was in Goonies and North Dallas Forty and died of heart failure that was said to have been brought on by drugs. Alzado was the one who died of cancer.

  • July 25, 2001, 10:36 p.m. CST

    what i want to see...

    by FrankFourFingers

    would have to be a cameo of the statue with the penis pointing up. But really - this has to be the best fucking "news" I have read all year. Hope they don't fuck it up.

  • July 25, 2001, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Gimme a nice wet lickery kiss

    by ZooTrain

    Oh my God...I think I'm going to cry. That's so effin' beautiful. Being the paranoid ass that I am, I SO hope that this actually happens. I'm all giddy just thinking about it. Pure magic.

  • July 25, 2001, 10:48 p.m. CST

    to britbuffguy

    by FrankFourFingers

    I agree with everything you are saying - except LOTR. LOTR covers a much wider range of people than (the ever so strange) D&D audience. It has all of the elements that will make it a huge success... great story, great possibility for effects, great characters, great actors (most being underrated or somewhat unknown - except Liv Tyler, who is overrated and well known) and great myth.

  • July 25, 2001, 10:55 p.m. CST

    A Goonies 2?

    by The Founder

    It sounds great on paper, but how will the script be is the real question? Damn I didn't even reconize Cory Feldman in the back, but it's good to see him get some work. You gotta feel bad for the guy, he made millions as a kid star, and his f%cking father spends his fortune, and now he can't even get a decent part guest starring on a WB or UPN comedy. To who ever said the cast is to old is on crack, all the kids from the movie should be in their late twenties with the oldest being no more then 31, but they gotta have some actual kids in the flick to make it work though. Best of luck to them, and here's hoping this revives Cory's career. Where in the hell is Cory Haim? Now that should be on unsolved mysteries.

  • July 25, 2001, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Well At Least Sean Astin And Josh Brolin Are Still Working!

    by The Founder

    With the luck of child stars in Hollywood it's nice to see a few of them matain their carees when they grow up.

  • July 25, 2001, 11:41 p.m. CST

    DVD Commentary

    by pellinore

    I heard that the original cast was getting together to record the commentary track on the upcoming DVD release. I bet $$$ that that is where the photo is from. I wonder if they'll all be back. PS- What about Ferris Beuller 2?

  • July 25, 2001, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Sean Astin looks like he's laid off the burgers since Bulworth.

    by VirgilHilts

  • July 26, 2001, 12:12 a.m. CST

    This is the coolest thing I've ever seen on this site

    by Jerk_Sisko

    Hands down, the coolest scoop AICN has ever had. I'm ready to start camping out for tickets now...

  • July 26, 2001, 12:24 a.m. CST

    attn: Sean Astin

    by Uga

    Astin, if you're reading this, I'm the guy who interviewed you a few years back because of a "Goonies" screening at the University of Georgia. I really enjoyed our conversation, and as you could probably tell, I'm really excited about a potential sequel. I still have your phone number, but trust me, I'm not psycho enough to call (or give it to any crazed "Lord of the Rings" fan). I just wish you all well, and hope this can come together!

  • July 26, 2001, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Be still, my beating heart!

    by Pippin's Diamond

    First the news about the John Woo Ninja Turtle flick, and now this! My childhood is coming back all of a sudden! I think I feel a tear in my eye... ;*) best of luck to everyone involved.

  • July 26, 2001, 12:42 a.m. CST

    damn chunk looks so different still has that same smile though k

    by jon-e-blaze

  • July 26, 2001, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Make it work for us

    by Pelvis Restley

    Although I'm not one to make any predictions 'bout the movie on seeing only this picture, I must say I'm in favour of this project just for all these memories and reactions it inspires.. Goonies is a heartwarming document of what it was like to be a kid in the eighties- on the verge of this insane technoculture we live in nowadays, but still having this adventurous imagination to explore.. it's about an innocence I've never again experienced in movies since.. so yeah it's got a special place in my heart, and it's so nice to notice a lot of people feel the same way about it. If they do it right, that's the emotion they'll have to work on: our generation of twenty-, thirtysomethings, all grown up and maybe lost some of their childhood wonder, but it's still there somewhere, we still know how it felt like.. Goonies 2 should bring it back out. So all you harsh critics: come on guys have a heart- no one can ever predict the outcome if there isn't even a script. But just look at the picture- Chunk, Kerri Green, Short Round.. that's fond memories staring you right in the face with a heartly smile! Tell me you haven't grown THAT bitter over the years. We can only make them realize there's a lot of emotions at stake here

  • July 26, 2001, 3:27 a.m. CST


    by Duckie79

    THANK YOU GOD, THANK YOU!!, It's finally in the works, GOONIES 2, after 15 years of waiting, my dreams have come true, Chunk is looking great and Kerri Green is HOT!!!!!, hopefully they will get Cyndi Lauper back to do the new theme song, then the movie will surely kick major fuckin ass!, now I can forgive Donnor for LW 4, although it wasnt that bad, but THANK YOU DONNER!!!, everyone is right forget Episode 2 and Matrix 2, this is what I would wait in line for, I will be the first in line, and if this turns out to be a hoax, I will be one dissapointed, sad little movie geek, PLEASE BE FOR REAL!!!

  • July 26, 2001, 4:13 a.m. CST


    by drunken-master

    HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!

  • July 26, 2001, 5:04 a.m. CST


    by LanStrider


  • July 26, 2001, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2 script online.

    by uber red devil

    Don't know if anybody heard, but the first 18 pages of the script are up at

  • July 26, 2001, 5:41 a.m. CST

    The only man who can replace Sloth is...

    by mizuke

    Steven I. Schafer. Don't know the name? Go watch Fargo again. He's in the movie for about 5 seconds as a mechanic working at Jerry Lundegard's car dealership. Jerry asks him where Shep Proudfoot is and Schafer's character replies, "He's talking to a cop." Beef that dude up a little and there's no need to add any make-up. He IS Sloth!

  • July 26, 2001, 5:50 a.m. CST

    which ones the fat kid?

    by sundown

    also can we get a monster squad 2??? with the ORIGINAL CAST. And why does Harry get warm when he thinks of grown up asian boys? These answers we may never get!

  • July 26, 2001, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Truffle Shuffle

    by portishead77

    Hey, can anybody out there confirm what I (think) heard? Apparently Chunk became student body president @ UC-Berklee, and any time he spoke in public, somebody would yell "DO THE TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!" Danm that's harsh.

  • July 26, 2001, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Matuszak's death

    by Orange Crush

    Ever since he died, I always heard/thought big John died of a drug overdose. This stuck with me because I remember seeing him doing anti-drug announcements somewhere. I-R-O-N-Y!

  • July 26, 2001, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Why...and WTF is it going to be about?

    by ewem

    Are they going to dredge up Cyndi Lauper out of the nursing home to write a new theme song, too? Honestly folks...WAY too much time has passed. I see very little margin of error for this concept. Spielberg's kind of lost my faith right now...I don't think he can make something lightheared, fun and enchanting anymore. I think this story is BS.

  • July 26, 2001, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Nice Pic

    by Special_Ed

    It's kind of cool how much they've changed and not changed. I'd sure be interested in what they come-up with as a sequel, if one is actually being considered. Yeah, I'll probably go see it too (grumble, grumble).

  • July 26, 2001, 7:08 a.m. CST

    So, is this photo from when they all got together to do a commen


    Is there a super-deluxe GOONIES dvd on the way? This would make sense.

  • July 26, 2001, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Ah, the Goonies...

    by rabid_republican

    We were young and foolish weren't we? Despite the fact, that nowadays I imagine the writers sitting around the table saying something like "It's the 'Little Rascals' meets 'Raiders'.", I've always kept a soft spot for them._____________________________I haven't read those first few pages yet, but I'd have the script center around the gang coming together for a reunion, followed quickly by another misadventure. Mikey. Mouth. Data (who was Short Round in Temple of Doom). Chunk. All of them together again

  • July 26, 2001, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Hey You Guys!

    by CornyCollins

    This will suck! No Ma Fratelli! No Sloth! No chunky Chunk! I would have settled for another group of younger Goonies, but these old farts are lame! This movie changed my childhood! Now they're going to crap all over it!

  • July 26, 2001, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Chunk looks like Notch Johnson from "Son of the Beach"

    by Jobriga3

    Eff A.J. Benza.

  • July 26, 2001, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Hey You Guys!

    by CornyCollins

    This will suck! No Ma Fratelli! No Sloth! No chunky Chunk! I would have settled for another group of younger Goonies, but these old farts are lame! This movie changed my childhood! Now they're going to crap all over it!

  • July 26, 2001, 9:34 a.m. CST

    This is by far the coolest bit of info you have ever posted unle

    by Smakamoto

  • July 26, 2001, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Bullet holes the size a' Matza balls!

    by Poppy Burton

    I don't care if people are saying they want to see new actors, or that Goonies sucked, blah blah blah. This picture just made my day. I love the Goonies and I would be so friggin happy if they went ahead and actually did this movie. I always loved that the town in Goonies looked like my hometown in NJ. I never found a map in the attic or a pirate ship, but I damn well looked! Long live the Goonies!! Yayyy! PS: I must admit I wished the sequels to the NeverEnding Story never happened. Someone brought that up on an earlier post and I felt the puke rising in my throat again. Ehhh.

  • July 26, 2001, 10:05 a.m. CST

    What the hell is Samwise doing in this picture? Where's Frodo?

    by Mel Garga

    I'll take it as a divine signal that the theatre I saw this movie in is now a church down in Pompano Beach. Hail Goonies! By the way, anyone wanting some interesting reading about Matuszak should check out Kenny Stabler's autobiography "Snake." Stabler and "Tus" played for Madden's badass Raider's in the 70s. That guy really was Sloth.

  • July 26, 2001, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I had no idea

    by Billy Talent

    Wasn't 'Goonies' an extremely mediocre Spielberg Knock-Off? It was hardly 'E.T.', or even 'The Lost Boys'. I'm all for this sequel, the gals look lovely, Short Round is back from the grave, and of course Corey Feldman is The World's Greatest Movie Star, The Greatest Star By Far! 'Meatballs 4' is one fun fucking movie! Also, if you get the chance, check out this action movie he was in, I can't remember what it was called but a twentysomething Natty Gann was also in it and she was so pretty! And there was a villain named Blade who quoted 'Macbeth' before he killed people. Also check out the erotic thriller 'Blown Away'. The Two Coreys became the highest paid actors in Hollywood History when they demanded, and received $25 million and 20% of the gross each for this adults only blockbuster. Feldman and Haim play brothers I think, only Feldman is evil. Nicole Eggert and Clare from '90210' provide the eye candy, it's steamy stuff guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and I think you also get to see one or both of the Corey's naked, if that's your cup of tea. Do you like to laugh? Check out the hilarious 'National Lampoon's Last Resort'! Andrew Sarris called it 'Pure Comic Gold' and, in The New Republic, Stanley Kaufman wrote "It is the finest American comedy I've seen since Dr. Strangelove." The two Corey's co star again, and you're guaranteed to bust a gut laughing as they wander through an absolutely inexplicable plot, exchanging dialogue such as 'You're a homo.' 'No, you're a homo.' 'Homo.' 'Homo'. Feldman even does his brilliant, and apparently unironic, impersonation of Michael Jackson (Seen also in 'Dream a Little Dream' and 'Meatballs 4') breakdancing to a Grammy winning and Oscar nominated song by Dread Zeppelin. Wasn't Feldman a character witness for Michael Jackson during his molestation trial? "I slept with Michael Jackson hundreds of times when I was a kid, but that's all we did is sleep, and sometimes cuddle. I'm not a homo. I dated a porno star." Anyways, what were we talking about? Oh, that's right, 'Goonies 2'. I suppose there's a very good chance I'll see it. I see everything. And you have to admit, that's one hell of a cast. But what I really want is a bells and whistles 'Ladyhawke' DVD. Man I love that movie. Michelle Pfeiffer was probably the prettiest woman I'd ever seen in that. She and Matthew Broderick could both use a big hit, and Rutger Hauer is primed for a comeback. Hell, they could even bring back Alan Parsons. Come on Donner, give us Ladyhawke 2!

  • July 26, 2001, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Lady, he not stupid...he crazy!

    by nverman

    Woohoo...ShortRound is back!!! It seems like all of my precious childhood memories are coming back in sequel form. Goonies 2, the Star Wars prequels, a rumored new Indiana Jones is a good time to be alive. And I have to agree that photo shows that whatever odd chemistry this group of young actors had in the original movie is still alive and well. Mr. Donner, I have total faith in you. And yes, I remember the Neverending Story sequels, but I seriously doubt a director as talented as Mr. Donner could ever create drivel as trite and cheap as those abominations. Lethal Weapon 4 was an anomaly on a list of very high calibur work.

  • July 26, 2001, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by Mayhem Ensues

    ...Damn but I love that

  • July 26, 2001, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Did anyone know that SHORT ROUND was the stunt co-ordinator for

    by Mayhem Ensues

    Is that cool or what?

  • July 26, 2001, 12:15 p.m. CST

    How they going to explain away Sam Gamgee's height, pointed ears

    by Halloween68

    But, kidding aside, way cool. Goonies rocked. And I was in high school when this came out; still thought it was one of the coolest movies that came out that year. If there is a god though, Donner will make Corey Feldman (or Haimm; can never get the two straight) a deaf mute. Also, what about the retard in the superman outfit (no offense meant here)? Is he returning?

  • July 26, 2001, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Monty Python: PLEASE tell me you are joking... Martha Plimpton:

    by Mayhem Ensues

    I dont want to be offensive... or be insulting to Martha Plimpton in any way... BUT her face looks like a sack of smashed assholes.

  • July 26, 2001, 1:08 p.m. CST

    They Look Great!!!

    by Ghosts

    I cannot believe this!!!!!!! It is actually happening!!!!! Goonies is one of the most magical & heart-warming movies from my childhood & having a sequel with the same characters is like an ajustment to my ageing life. I am soo happy that this movie is being made, as with the first movie, all i remember is that when watching that film, it just seemed like such a simple adventure story, no technical fancy shots or talk of a deeper overtones, it was just a great enjoyable movie that made me squirm in my seat with delight. Along with Labyrinth, Legend & the last unicorn this movie is just pure Bliss... Nyrone (uk)

  • July 26, 2001, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Man, Josh Brolin looks like Peter Krause. WTF is that beard?

    by Lenny Nero

  • July 26, 2001, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Blues Brothers 2000...

    by Magic Milkmaid

    Belated sequel to cherished childhood favourite scenario = I'm sceptical

  • July 26, 2001, 3:34 p.m. CST

    It's Data, not Short Round

    by Gmoney1

    Doesn't anyone remember his name? It was Data, not Short Round. Short Round was his character's name from Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom. I haven't watched the Goonies for years and I still remembered the character's name.

  • July 26, 2001, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Doesn't Josh Brolin look like Angel?

    by Gmoney1

    Man I can't believe how much Josh Brolin looks like David Boreanaz? He could be Angel's doppleganger. I remember watching Buffy when it first started and thinking, "Whoa what's Mikey's older brother doing on Buffy".

  • July 26, 2001, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I want a Short Round movie!

    by moviet00l

    Forget Indiana Jones 4! By the time Ford, Speilberg, and Lucas they get around to Indy 4, they'll have to title it Raiders of my Lost Youth. Let's see Short Round kick ass, raid ancient tombs, and bed some babes. Sounds like a natural to me.

  • July 26, 2001, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Argggg mateys

    by bent wookie

    The new teaser script has a great start - anything that starts off with pirates will deffinitly kick ass -ARGGG! Plus it sets up up the last movie which is cool, uses the original characters (where's Sloth?), while just totally keeping the fun and coolness of the first. This will totally be a 80's sweetness catch up flik, if only they'ld rerelease Transformers...

  • July 26, 2001, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by SethShandor

    After seeing various reports here... I decided to do some net research and ended up nowhere! Here what numerous webs sites say: 1. AIDS 2. Heart Attack 3. Cancer 4. Car Accident (I'm pretty sure the site that said that is wrong) Anyone know for sure? The majority out there seems to lean towards heart attack or AIDS. Or maybe they said it was heart attack and later admitted it was AIDA, this was in the 80's after all.

  • July 26, 2001, 4:55 p.m. CST

    A little magic still left

    by Ray_R

    I think we have a chance with this one and it's good to see everyone back again.. Peace

  • July 26, 2001, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Middle Aged Goonies

    by TheJambi

    Us beyond 40 know that there are middle aged goonies. Those unacceptable bye their peers because they are different. GOD BLESS GOONIES 2!

  • July 26, 2001, 6:22 p.m. CST

    this is soooo unbelievably awesome!!! corey feldman rules!!!

    by a goonie

    man, i know no. 2 won't be as good as the first, but so what. sequels rarely are, and The Goonies is one of my all-time favourite family movies. I'm working on doing a top ten (or maybe 15) list of the best movies of the 1980s, inspired by Ebert and Scorcese's Top Ten 90s lists. The 80s were the decade i grew up in. The decade i only remember through wierd blurred images. my childhood is very blurry, but in a really cool way. the 80s was that time when i was so young and innocent and imaginative and i fell in love with my greatest childhood passions: movies, dinosaurs/Godzilla (which have their similarities), and He-Man. and the goonies, along with Masters of the Universe and also The Princess Bride and Willow and The Dark Crystal and Neverending Story and Labyrinth (to name a few) brings back some of the greatest 80s memories for me. I can watch that movie, and it just TAKES ME BACK. to that time. i'm sure we all have that with Goonies or some other movie, but i just wanted to share. it's a pretty incredible feeling. Oh, and regarding my 80s list, The Goonies is currently battling it out with another favourite of mine, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. either way, The GOonies is very dear to me. my sister and i are eagerly (an understatement) awaiting the august release of The Goonies DVD. i can't wait!!!

  • July 26, 2001, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Football confusion...

    by Quasimike

    Okay so I f***ed up about John Matuzak's cause of death. I had forgotten about Alzado and besides, at least I remembered he died...gotta score me at least a point for that one. Besides, I'm not really a sports fan so I'm surprised I even remembered Matuzak died! Still, I wonder who they could get to play Sloth, assuming he'd be in the movie...

  • July 26, 2001, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Which one was the FAT one?

    by littlenemo

    And do I see a goonie with grey hair, or was that one of the cameo adults? Oh never mind, that movie is lamer than E.T. anyway...I just wasted 5 minutes of my life commenting on this crap.I want my money back!*sob* you owe me goonie!(*sniffle*) YOU OWE MEEEEeeeeee!!

  • July 26, 2001, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Ooooooh, girl! He's, like, an actor and junk, and we can even we

    by Chesty LaRue

    Short-Round is looking kinda right. I had a crush on him during the short-lived TV series "Nothing is Easy", starring Scott Grimes and Dee Wallace Stone. Is he wearing make-up?! Oh, I am so all over that!!

  • July 26, 2001, 9:37 p.m. CST's good and all, but it's no "Berry Gordy's The Last D

    by I Wuv Fanboys

    Remember that Cindy Lauper video for the The Goonies, "There's a Hole in my Heart (That Goes all the Way to China)"? It was so racist! My dad almost started a riot, he was so offended. Something about seeing Capt. Lou Albano in a Coolie hat just really tipped him over the line.

  • July 27, 2001, 12:58 a.m. CST

    A little Prayer

    by Mr. SavageLucy

    I beg all true goonies fans to receipt this prayer under whatever religious credo you may hold dear: I pray to you (insert deity here) please hear my plea. The Goonies is a cherished memory of the collective childhood of the children of the 1980's, in the spirit of that innocence let Goonies 2 be an incredible movie, and not the drivle we all fear it can't help but end up being. Let Corey Feldman forget about how Hollywood has turned is back on him for years, and embrace the part of Mouth once more. Let Chunk gain at least a little weight, or make his thin frame be not such a big deal in the script. Let the screenwriters come up with new catch phrases and dialogue rater than just inserting the older ones. Let Kerri Green wear that cheerleading outfitjust one last time. Finally, let this film embody the adventure and wonderment of the first film, let it remind of us of our childhood and put a little smile on our faces, rather than a sadness in our hearts. Please let the actors who played Sloth and Mama grab a seat and watch down from the heavens and see how much they aer loved and missed. This is not my request, but the request of my childhood that has been silent so very long. Health and pprosperity to all those that made us all yearn for adventure so many years ago. Amen.

  • July 27, 2001, 2:05 a.m. CST

    I want Short Round in Indy 4!

    by JMYoda

    That would kick ass!

  • July 27, 2001, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Britbufguy and Lethal Weapon 4...

    by Halloween68

    Britbufguy, get real! Lord of the Rings will rule the world. If you don't have the foresight to see that, I feel sorry for you. Sit on your sofa at home and refuse to beleive while everyone else is out experiencing the movie of a life-time; it's sooo your loss. Even if it doesn't have a tremendous opening, which I think it will, people will soon be lining up in droves when news gets around by word of mouth at how great the film is. And then, once the first one comes out, forget it, the 2nd and 3rd will be shoe-ins; that's a year of word-of-mouth and video release; then yet another year for the last film. I think when all is said and done, you'll be a ticket holder, trying to swallow your words. And probably pissed off too at being proven sooo wrong. Can't wait;'} Also, quit being so short-sighted. One of your "Goonies" (Sean Astin) is one of the main characters in the Lord of the Rings films. I'd have thought you'd be happy for him, and appreciate the film more for the fine actors that are being represented there. On a final note to whoever on Donner's Lethal Weapon IV: The only thing that made that film even close to watchable was Jet Li. Although the last Lethal Weapon film was well made, as usual in Donner's case, hopefully Donner does a better job of choosing a script for the Goonies sequal.

  • July 27, 2001, 7:20 a.m. CST

    OH MY GOD!!

    by endorwitch

    this is sooo cool. i still watch our tape of Goonies religiously. my sister and i can do scenes word perfect. i hope they make it and i hope it isnt shite otherwise i will have to start hurting people. i always wanted to be a Goonie.

  • July 27, 2001, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Wonder if Feldman'll be doin' handjobs for crack?

    by RITUAL

    If this is such a nostalgia trip, I wonder will the immensly talented Cory feldman be going back to Jackson's Neverland and blowing all cummers for heroin and starring roles in the latest grade g level straight to beta movie?

  • July 27, 2001, 8:59 a.m. CST


    by cybilgosh

    ...enough said...

  • July 27, 2001, 1:34 p.m. CST

    How John Matusak died.

    by jaydubb

    John used to play for the Oakland Raiders and was a very talented player. He died of drug related causes surfacing around playing football. I believe it was related to pain killers. This was around the time that Lyle Alzado died from his use of steroids.

  • July 28, 2001, 10:27 p.m. CST

    WOW!!.......It's about time!

    by mm1980s

    When is the release date?

  • July 30, 2001, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Question to stupid fan dudes:How can the guy that was behind goo

    by Movieplex

    You can't compare the never ending story sequels to goonies because richard donner's record of doing sequels are very good.All of the lethal weapon sequels are good and entertaining his uncredited work on superman 2 was awesome(I believe he directed at least two thirds of that film)produced the lost boys(Now a sequel to that would be cooler)and did some stuff for the banana splits show so how awesome can that be?This guy has done too many excellent stuff so he has my vote.

  • July 30, 2001, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Question to stupid fan dudes:How can the guy that was behind goo

    by Movieplex

    You can't compare the never ending story sequels to goonies because richard donner's record of doing sequels are very good.All of the lethal weapon sequels are good and entertaining his uncredited work on superman 2 was awesome(I believe he directed at least two thirds of that film)produced the lost boys(Now a sequel to that would be cooler)and did some stuff for the banana splits show so how awesome can that be?This guy has done too many excellent stuff so he has my vote.

  • Jan. 3, 2002, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Sean Astin and the rest of the cast

    by mugsie22

    What was the deal with Sean Astin during the commentary on the DVD? It looked as if there was a ton of animosity between him and the rest of the cast and then he just disappears. I am quite upset about this. I want the scoop on what happened so if anyone knows anything, please enlighten me.

  • March 15, 2002, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by OTTER8787

    Please READ This....... Im really not sure what to say. I have been a huge fan of the goonies for as long as I can remember. I&#39;m from the new genoration and grew up watching this movie. Im only 14 and still watch the goonies when I can. From what I have read on this page so far I totally agree with. Yes, Im still young but watching this reminds me of how great it was to be young. Its true I dont want to this sequel to be bad and ruin it for future genorations to come, and at the same time I would love to revisit the gang. Like many other fans I always wanted to be a Goonie and go on some wild adventure, and thats what is great about this classic. Just to let all the older fans know that this movie is still popular and will never die and my genoration will pass it on to the next genoration. Its safe to say many of us are scared about this sequel thinking its going to fail in the theatre, but we all thought to our selves "hey how great would it be if they made a sequel" and we all left it that. But now its finally hppening one of those timeless classics that we all grew up with is coming back and all we can do is prey that its as good as the original GOONIES.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by goonies4life

    i cant see the pic above so could u send it to me please at thenx alot

  • March 11, 2003, 7:56 p.m. CST

    can someone send me the pic?????

    by biggunjss

    I can't wait for the sequel of this great movie. The epic adventure of those little guys captivated millions, and I can hardly wait to see the same people after all these years. I do have one question though, CAN SOMEONE SEND ME THE PICTURE OF THE CAST, I CANT SEE IT. SEND IT TO

  • March 26, 2003, 5:51 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

  • April 28, 2003, 2:12 a.m. CST

    The Goonies 2

    by pndpuppy82

    I, as I know many others out there cherised the original Goonies as an important film that shaped their lives as a child. I find myself feeling excited and yet nervous of a second film. I mean, think about it, the movie was made in the 80's (1985) and things have changed a lot since then. Not only have all of the main characters grown up, but things were more innocent back in the 80's. It's just a question of whether time and screen writers will taint this beloved picture. But then again, like everyone is saying, Richard Donner is back and he has a history of doing a fine job on sequels so I guess we all should put a little faith in him. Also, I went to a Goonies website and the guy who made up the website is a screen writer and he talked about how he had written up a screen play for the second Goonies movie (I think this was before any real news of a second Goonies movie coming out plus it was before the movie came out on DVD so it's been about a year) and he had a sample of the first couple of scenes in the movie and it sounded pretty good. I also heard that along with the original characters there will also be new children added, but I'm not sure of the validity of the statement. Let's all cross our fingers that the second Goonies movie won't make Mama Fratelli roll over in her grave!

  • Aug. 7, 2003, 9:56 a.m. CST

    GOONIES 2 PICTURE ("but his sister did"!)

    by jo-sam

    Hi there this is Joanna & Samantha 2 die-hard goonie fans from london could some one send us the Goonies picture of the cast as they are now please? we'd love to see the picture also does anyone know where to get a copy of the original film with the deleted scenes?