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The Goonies (25th Anniversary Collector's Edition)- DVD
Leonard Maltin wasn't alone when he noticed similarities between Goonies and the 1934 Our Gang comedy Mama's Little Pirate. Adapted by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of misfit kids (including such second-generation Hollywoodites as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood.
Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescue. The Spielberg influence is most pronounced in the film's prologue and epilogue, when the viewer is advised that the film's real villains are a group of "Evil Land Developers." The musical score makes excellent use of Max Steiner's main theme from The Adventures of Don Juan, not to mention contributions by the likes of Richard Marx and Cyndi Lauper. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Cast commentary with director and all seven actors
The Making of the Goonies documentary
Cyndi Lauper music video "The Goonies 'R Good Enough"
Includes new board game, original movie storyboard reproductions, 1985 souvenir magazine reprint, and reprint of 2009 Empire Magazine article with cast photos and updates
- Starring - Steve Antin,Jeb Stuart Adams,Sean Astin,Josh Brolin,Bill Bradley,Patrick Cameron,John Matuszak,Orwin Harvey,Curtis Hanson,George Robotham,Max Segar,Jack O'Leary,Joe Pantoliano,Lupe Ontiveros,Jonathan Ke Quan,Martha Plimpton,Anne Ramsey,Gene Ross,Judy Tayl
- Directed by - Richard Donner
- Distributed by - Warner Home Video
- MPAA Rating - PG