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Release Date: June 7th, 1985

DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2001

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Lee Green, Martha Plimpton, Ke Huy Quan, John Matuszak

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The action at the center of Chris Columbus' script occasionally falters and generally feels manufactured, but the kids go about their chores as if convinced that all their make-believe is true. show more

  • Actually, maybe the movie is better than it seems to be -- I just couldn't understand what anyone was saying. The dialogue came across as clear as schoolyard chatter during recess -- and just about as pleasant to listen to. There is a water slide, a pirate ship and an amusing little chubbikins (Jeff Cohen) who squirts Reddi Wip directly into his mouth. [20 Jun 1985, p.1]

  • The Goonies, like Gremlins, shows that Spielberg and his directors are absolute masters of how to excite and involve an audience. "E.T." was more like "Close Encounters"; it didn't simply want us to feel, but also to wonder, and to dream. show more

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