Asthmatic Mikey Walsh (Sean Astin) is the kid from the Goon Docks in Astoria, Oregon who finds a map to 17th-century pirate One-Eyed Willie's treasure in his attic the day before the Walsh house is to be foreclosed. Mikey and pals Mouth (Corey Feldman), Data (Ke Huy Quan) and Chunk (Jeff Cohen) set off to find the pirate's golden doubloons along with Mikey's reluctant brother, Brandon (Josh Brolin), Brandon's cheerleader girlfriend, Andy (Kerri Green), and her smart-mouthed friend, Stef (Martha Plimpton).
Together they form "The Goonies," and the only thing standing in their way is that the entrance to the subterranean tunnels that lead to the local legend is under the guard of the Fratelli family, a mother-and-sons criminal gang. It's there that Chunk befriends the deformed Fratelli son Sloth, who spends his days chained in front of a TV and starved of human contact.
Twenty-five years later, it is still fun to watch the young actors — many of whom have had other memorable movie moments — dodge booby traps on their way to the buccaneering finale aboard One-Eyed Willie's ship. Even though the clothes and lack of special effects date the picture slightly, Chunk's belly-shaking "Truffle Shuffle" and the gang's contagious chemistry are still timeless entertainment.
This 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition, available on both DVD and Blu-ray, is packaged with a pirate's hoard of swag for "Goonies" fans, including a board game, a 64-page reproduction of a 1985 souvenir magazine, a reprint of a "Goonies" Empire Magazine article and 10 storyboard cards.
Face it — we all go a little bit Goonie sometimes, and this handsome set is a reason why "Goonies never say die."
Extras! Both the DVD and Blu-ray debut have director and cast commentary, a making-of documentary, deleted scenes and the two-part music video "Goonies 'R' Good Enough" by Cyndi Lauper.