|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 15 Libraries 16 of 19 copies|
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, Rovi
Coastal Oregon kids follow the treasure map of pirate One-Eyed Willie past his deadly traps to gold.
|Series||Warner Bros. family entertainment.|
Friendship in children
Adventure and adventurers -- Drama.
Treasure troves -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Distributed by Warner Home Video,2007
1946- presenter, screenwriter.
Donner, Richard, producer, director.
Bernhard, Harvey, 1924-2014, producer.
Columbus, Chris, screenwriter.
Astin, Sean, actor.
Brolin, Josh, actor.
Cohen, Jeff B. (Jeffrey Bertan), 1974- actor.
Feldman, Corey, actor.
Green, Kerri, 1967- actor.
Plimpton, Martha, 1970- actor.
Quan, Jonathan Ke, 1971- actor.
Matuszak, John, 1950- actor.
Davi, Robert, actor.
Pantoliano, Joe, actor.
Ramsey, Anne, 1929-1988, actor.
Grusin, Dave, composer.
Amblin Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Ke-Huy Quan, John Matuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Anne Ramsey.
Director of photography, Nick McLean ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, Dave Grusin.
MPAA rating: PG.
In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features: Commentary (with hidden video treasures) by director Richard Donner and select cast members; "The making of The goonies" featurette; outtakes; Cyndi Lauper "The goonies 'r' good enough" music video; theatrical trailer.
DVD; region 1; widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; dual-layer format; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), stereo surround (English, French), and mono (Spanish).
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.