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The Goonies
The Goonies.jpg
Theatrical release poster by Drew Struzan
Directed by Richard Donner
Produced by
  • Richard Donner
  • Harvey Bernhard
Screenplay by Chris Columbus
Story by Steven Spielberg
Starring
Music by Dave Grusin
Cinematography Nick McLean
Editing by Michael Kahn
Studio Amblin Entertainment
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) June 7, 1985 (1985-06-07) (United States)
Running time 114 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $19 million
Money made $61.5 million

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner, who produced with Harvey Bernhard. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. A band of kids who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from demolition and in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who want the treasure for themselves.

Warner Bros. released it on June 7, 1985, in the United States. The film grossed $61.5 million worldwide and has become a cult film.

In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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