Spielberg's Role: Executive Producer
US Release Date: 1985
Goonies was made in a time when
Spielberg was still known as 'that E.T. guy'.
Although this film was directed towards children, the
imagination and adventure made it a family hit.
The characters in The
Goonies are so animated in nature, it seems as
though you know all of them as you watch it for the first
time. The story is of several kids who fall upon a
treasure map just as their parents are being forced out
of the neighborhood due to development. The search for
the treasure brings them to the hideout of a local family
gang and their caged monster. To get to the treasure they
must also brave the traps left by the pirate 1 eyed Willy.
Although not as popular at the
time, writer Chris Columbus wrote The Goonies.
He went on to write the most money grossing comedies on