Ciné-Club: The Goonies

We're taking a 30-year leap back into the 80s for a methodical exploration of the summer-coming-of-age genre. 

We start with the adventures of The Goonies, a bunch of suburban kids on an epic treasure quest. 

Directed by Richard Donner (The Omen, Superman, Scrooged), The Goonies is based on a story by Steven Spielberg adapted by Chris Columbus (who also wrote Gremlins and directed Mrs. Doubtfire, Home Alone and a couple of Harry Potter films). 

 

The Goonies has every imaginable funhouse flourish. It has crooks, bats, cobwebs, skeletons, a lovable monster, an underground grotto and a treasure hidden by some of the most considerate, clue-loving pirates who ever lived. 
- New York Times

 

The Goonies, Richard Donner, 1985, 114 minutes