The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film co-produced and directed by Richard Donner, from a storyline by executive producer Steven Spielberg and a screenplay by Chris Columbus. In the film, teenagers from Astoria, Oregon’s “Goon Docks” area try to save their homes from foreclosure by uncovering an old treasure map that leads them on a quest to find the long-lost money of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th century pirate. They are being pursued by a family of crooks who want the treasure for themselves during the expedition. Warner Bros. released the film theatrically in the United States on June 7, 1985, produced by Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and it has become a cult classic ever since.
The Goonies cast
|cast name||character name|
|Josh Brolin||Brandon “Brand” Walsh|
|Sean Astin||Michael “Mikey” Walsh|
|Corey Feldman||Clark “Mouth” Devereaux|
|Jeff Cohen||Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen|
|Jonathan KeQuan||Richard “Data” Wang|
|Kerry Green||Andrea Theresa “Andy” Carmichael|
The cast of the Goonies then and now
One of the biggest hits of the 80’s and some of the children featured in the film became stars. So where are they all now, read on to find out!
In The Goonies, Josh portrays Brolin Brand, Mikey’s older brother and minder who constantly puts him down. Brolin is undoubtedly the best known and most successful member of the acting cast of The Goonies, having appeared in a number of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films over the course of his illustrious career. He played Thanos in the Marvel Comics Avengers movies and will next be in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune revival. He has previously appeared in No Country For Old Men, Men In Black 3, Sicario, True Grit, American Gangster, and Deadpool 2. In 2009, he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Harvey White’s killer Dan White, in which he starred opposite Sean Penn.
In The Goonies, Sean Astin played Mikey, probably the main character in the central group of children. He then went on to have a successful acting, producing and directing career in Hollywood, starring in films such as Rudy, Click and providing the voice of Raphael in the Nickelodeon remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His best-known role, however, was Samwise Gamgee, Frodo Baggins’s faithful companion in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He then starred in the Netflix blockbuster Stranger Things, which was inspired by The Goonies.
Mouth, played by Corey Feldman in The Goonies, was named for his cheekiness. Feldman had already established himself as a child star when he starred in The Goonies, having appeared in films such as Stand By Me, Gremlins and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. He became a young star after appearing in The Lost Boys and he struggled with substance abuse during his teens and formed a friendship with Michael Jackson. Feldman’s film career has since stalled and he has instead focused on a music career inspired by his hero and friend Michael Jackson. He has also appeared in the music videos of Moby and Katy Perry.
In The Goonies, Jeff Cohen plays Chunk, the lovable overweight boy known for his “truffle shuffle.” Cohen made a few tiny appearances on TV shows, including Family Ties and She’s The Sheriff after The Goonies, but he quit acting to pursue a career in law. Cohen & Gardner, LLP is his current law practice and he is a founding partner. A respected professional, he is a daily contributor to The Huffington Post and writes on business, legal and political topics. Apparently he only mixes legal documents these days.
In The Goonies, Jonathan Ke plays Quan Data, a gadgeteer and James Bond fan. As a child, Ke Quan’s acting career peaked when he starred opposite Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones: Temple Of Doom as Data and Short Round. He studied taekwondo while working on Indiana Jones and went on to work as a stunt supervisor on films such as X-Men, Enigma and The One.
Andy, Brand’s love interest in The Goonies, was played by Kerry Green, who made the yellow sports jacket a classic wardrobe choice. Green’s big break came with The Goonies, but her film career never took off. After a few minor roles, she took a break from acting to study art in college, eventually founding the film production company Independent Women Artists.
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