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  • - "The Goonies." (sweeping instrumental music)

  • - "Goonies."

  • - "The Goonies."

  • - There's "Goonies" t-shirts everywhere.

  • - Everyone loves mischievous kids.

  • - Chunk.

  • - Chunk is my favorite.

  • - Chunk was just awesome.

  • - Truffle shuffle.

  • - Still holds up.

  • - Still holds up.

  • - For kids and adults.

  • - "The Goonies" holds up because everyone wants to remember

  • what it was like to be a kid and be like,

  • "Wow, an old map," instead of like,

  • "Why do my knees hurt?" (air whooshes)

  • (dramatic instrumental music)

  • (air whooshes) - "The Goonies" still holds up

  • because it's a classic (cheerful instrumental music)

  • kids adventure movie.

  • It's fun, it's got treasure,

  • it's got a tiny little family of criminals.

  • At the end of the day, the town gets saved.

  • Which was basically the plot of every movie in the '80s,

  • is can we save this town through unconventional means?

  • - Plot of "The Goonies" is very simple.

  • A ragtag group of kids goes looking for pirate treasure

  • so they can pay off a real estate developer

  • who wants to knock down their houses to build a golf course.

  • Also, there's a family of bank robbers led by an old lady

  • and her three adult sons.

  • It's all very simple.

  • - Goonies cranks it up (lively instrumental music)

  • real fast where it's like,

  • "So there's kids on an adventure."

  • And you're like, "Yeah."

  • And they're like, "Then they find mob bosses."

  • And you're like, "What?"

  • And they're like, "And they have a deformed son."

  • Did you have three movies you wanted to make

  • and they'd only give you the budget for one?

  • So now, it's like a pirate-mafia-monster movie.

  • - I don't know, it's "The Goonies", man. (chuckles)

  • (air whooshes) - I think "The Goonies"

  • still hold up for people because it's sort of

  • this like idealistic adventure like what if.

  • You know, everybody kind of still thinks,

  • "I could find a treasure map tomorrow, who knows?"

  • So I think it's just sort of that wanting

  • to believe in magic a little bit.

  • (air whooshes) - When I was a kid

  • I was very disturbed by it. (upbeat instrumental music)

  • It's very dark but not in a intentional way, I think.

  • It's just sort of, they're in a lot of danger.

  • It may have been the first movie I saw as a kid

  • where the kids really feel like they could like die.

  • Not even at the hands of a villain,

  • by just by exploring, just by adventuring.

  • - In the '80s, parents were very nonchalant

  • about knowing where their children were, okay.

  • Kids were just able to just go out and live independently

  • and be gone for days on end to go on this very scary journey

  • to find a ship that is somehow in Oregon. (laughs)

  • - I grew up in the woods so I did a lot

  • of Goonies-like adventuring.

  • Unfortunately, the most we would find

  • would be like a bunch if empty Bud Light cans

  • and like a box of porn.

  • Not as exciting as a handful of jewels.

  • - I think "The Goonies" is the first example

  • of like the modern wave of movies specifically

  • about a group of boys, usually around like middle school,

  • having some sort of dangerous adventure.

  • And the things that Goonies does,

  • that every other variation on the story has also done,

  • is giving each kid a very distinct identity

  • where each kid has their thing.

  • (air whooshes) - Sean Astin's kinda

  • the boring leader kid. (groovy instrumental music)

  • And Chunk is funny and dumb.

  • And Corey Feldman's like a wise ass.

  • And Data is like a nerd.

  • - I think Chunk is my favorite

  • because it's hard to be a funny kid,

  • like legitimately funny kid, you know what I mean.

  • And he was.

  • I mean, he did like a lot of screaming.

  • (air whooshes) - In fourth grade I stole

  • my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face.

  • (air whooshes) - But he's a kid,

  • like layoff, you know what I mean.

  • - I mean Chunk is such a great character

  • and we need a character like him to come back

  • where it's funny to fat shame him, you know.

  • - First, you gotta do the Truffle Shuffle.

  • - Come on. (pinwheel rattles)

  • - Do it!

  • - Argh, ooh, ah, ooh.

  • (air whooshes) - Like the Truffle Shuffle.

  • I mean his friends are like, "You gotta do it."

  • He doesn't wanna do it but then once he gets into

  • doing the Truffle Shuffle, you can tell he's having a blast.

  • He loves it.

  • He's like, "Agh."

  • They were done.

  • They already opened the door and he was still doing it.

  • He loves it.

  • - Truffle Shuffle is a classic humiliation

  • that he has to endure and honestly,

  • you gotta give the guy credit.

  • Presumably the rest of his life,

  • he's been asked to do the Truffle Shuffle,

  • which is why he probable became

  • a bigshot entertainment lawyer,

  • so he can boss people around.

  • That's true, you can look that up.

  • - Growing up watching "Goonies", you're just like,

  • "This looks fun.

  • "I wanna do this, I wanna go on an adventure

  • "with my pals, you know."

  • There's an Asian kid in "Goonies".

  • There weren't Asian kids in movies back then

  • so you're like, "I'm that guy,

  • "even though he's a slightly racist character." (laughs)

  • But at the time, we were like,

  • "Ah, that's good enough." (laughs)

  • (air whooshes) - My favorite performance

  • in this movie is Data (lively instrumental music)

  • because he's like the whiz kid in the film

  • and he knows about the booby traps.

  • Every time I watch Data, and maybe it was because

  • he was also the only person of color in the film.

  • I'm having this realization now.

  • I think it was like, he was the only person of color

  • in the film and I always was like,

  • "Yeah, I wanna be that kid."

  • - Data has so many good gadgets.

  • He has the shoes that squirt oil

  • that literally only come in handy

  • for that specific situation.

  • (air whooshes) - I gotta great idea,

  • you guys, slick shoes. (water splashes)

  • - [Group] Slick shoes, are you crazy?

  • - Like what a burden to have that in your shoes

  • all the time, just waiting to encounter Robert Davi

  • and have him slip on a log.

  • - I'm gonna say my favorite performance,

  • and this is a personal choice,

  • it's gotta be 16-17 year old Josh Brolin,

  • (image dings) however old he was.

  • I understand that a relationship between he and I

  • when he was that age would be inappropriate,

  • but I don't care. (laughs)

  • - It is wild to see teenage Brolin.

  • Like when you see Sean Astin,

  • obviously Sean Astin has grown up,

  • but he is a baby-faced man.

  • Brolin like--

  • It's like he's a teenager but he's got that brow.

  • Like Brolin has one of the best brows in Hollywood

  • and even teenage Brolin has the scary brow.

  • It's like there's little baby Thanos.

  • - "The Goonies" is a (upbeat instrumental music)

  • children's film that opens with a prison break,

  • in which one guy appears to have hanged himself

  • in his cell.

  • Like that's a pretty dark way to open one of these movies.

  • It doesn't open with the kids,

  • it opens with a bunch of like hardened criminals

  • doing violent stuff.

  • Pouring gasoline on the ground, lighting it on fire

  • to like escape from the cops.

  • - Goonies is strange because it feels like

  • two different movies that kind of collided with each other

  • about halfway through.

  • Meanwhile, the kids are trying to get a treasure to pay

  • so they don't have to leave their homes

  • and then they happen upon the Fratellis in their hideout.

  • - What is this Italian crime family

  • doing in the Pacific Northwest?

  • How did they come to settle here?

  • That's not where you belong, you know what I mean.

  • It's the East Coast or Italy, baby, that's it. (chuckles)

  • I don't know what you're doing here.

  • (air whooshes) (dramatic instrumental music)

  • (Fratelli screams)

  • (air whooshes) - There's a lot of really good

  • henchman work in "Goonies". (lively instrumental music)

  • Just classic kids movie cartoon bad guys

  • who don't really do much except fight with each other

  • and get hit in the balls.

  • But, man, they get hit in the balls really well.

  • - I think the scene that I lock into, if I'm watching it,

  • is the scene with Chunk and Sloth

  • when he's like trying to feed him at first (chuckles).

  • Like that first time.

  • (air whooshes) - Look I got a Baby Ruth, sir.

  • - (laughs) Wow. - Understand--

  • (air whooshes) - There's this danger.

  • Like at first, he's just like screaming

  • and then he's just like realizing,

  • "Wait, like maybe I can befriend this person."

  • He's like, "Oh, that's actually a human being."

  • There's actually something really touching about that.

  • The fact that these outcasts like come together.

  • You know, these people who are being made fun of

  • by the rest of their peer groups.

  • It's like actually really deep, if you think about it.

  • Like really deep.

  • - I hope Sloth gets out of this all right.

  • I mean, he's really the one I'm most concerned about

  • of anyone in this movie.

  • 'Cause like, that guy's gotta go through

  • some rehabilitation and stuff.

  • He's been locked in a basement for most of his life.

  • - It must have been tough for the actor that played Sloth.

  • You know, kinda like, "Ah, Mom I made it."

  • And she's like, "Who are you?"

  • And he's like, "Oh, I'm the monster that's chained

  • "to the radiator.

  • "It's me, your boy." (laughs)

  • - They were probably making a movie without Sloth

  • and then someone was like,

  • "By the way, guys, it's 1985.

  • "This is probable he last year we can get away with

  • "doing one of these Sloth kinda deformed-guy characters."

  • And they were like, (pensive instrumental music)

  • "Well, it would help the movie."

  • - I mean the scene (cheerful instrumental music)

  • where they first see the pirate ship is pretty magical.

  • Even that sort of translates if you see it as an adult.

  • That sort of wide-eyed kid wonderment is pretty great.

  • I feel like this movie gives a lot

  • of unrealistic expectations about the Pacific Northwest,

  • not least of which is that there are

  • just wrecked pirate ships around.

  • - I'm from the Pacific Northwest and you'd be surprised.

  • There's a lot of secret pirate ships

  • just kinda floating around.

  • So I saw that and I was like,

  • "This isn't surprising, at all."

  • - The whole point of the movie

  • is that they're trying to save the town (chuckles), right.

  • One of the kids at then end is like,

  • "Wait a minute, I've got a couple of gems here."

  • And then his dad rips up the paperwork for the town

  • and it's just like, "We have the exact right amount

  • "of money (chuckles) to buy back our homes now."

  • It's like, wait, you have no idea.

  • There's like six gems there, man.

  • I don't know, you're just doing a lot of math very quickly.

  • I think you should not have ripped up the paperwork

  • until you've spoken to a lawyer.

  • - When I was a kid, I'm like, "Yeah, those are gems.

  • "They must be worth like a million dollars each."

  • Now I'm like, I don't know, he has to like to it a jeweler.

  • He'll take a commission, like how much money--

  • There's taxes.