It all starts when the Fratellis escape from jail. Mikey and the other Goonies have to move out to Detroit because their house is going to get destroyed. But they find some rich stuff in the attic, until one of them finds a map that is completely written in Spanish. This leads them off to an adventure they've never been on. In order to reach the pirate ship, they must go down a fireplace, break pipes, beware of Willy's pranks, and most of all, play a tune on the skeleton bones like a piano. Lastly, they must take down a water slide and they'll find the rich treasure. But the Fratellis are after them, so they must hurry and find that rich stuff before they are forced to move to Astoria, Oregon.


Character's name Portrayed by
Mikey Sean Astin
Brand Josh Brolin
Chunk Jeff Cohen
Mouth Corey Feldman
Andy Kerri Lee Green
Stef Martha Plimpton
Data Ke Huy Quan
Sloth John Matuszak
Jake Robert Davi
Francis Joe Pantoliano
Mama Fratelli Anne Ramsey

In Other Languages

Language Title
Spanish Los Goonies
Portuguese Os Goonies
Japanese グーニーズ
Chinese 七寶奇謀
Korean 구니스

Production timeline

  • October 22, 1984: Principal photography began on this date, and lasted through March 1985. On-location scenes were done in Astoria, Oregon, while the underground scenes took place in Burbank, California.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA June 7, 1985
VHS USA March 1986
VHS UK June 1986
VHS Japan July 25, 1986
VHS South Korea 1989
VHS (re-release) Japan March 21, 1992
VHS Latin America 1993
VHS (re-release) USA July 7, 1994
VHS (re-release) UK November 7, 1994
VHS Australia 1997
DVD USA August 21, 2001
DVD South Korea September 4, 2001
DVD Japan November 2, 2001
DVD UK October 4, 2004
DVD (Keep Case) USA May 15, 2007
Blu-ray Disc UK October 6, 2008
Blu-ray Disc Japan April 21, 2010
Blu-ray Disc (25th Anniversary Edition) USA November 2, 2010
Digital Download USA November 2, 2010
Blu-ray Disc USA October 18, 2011
Digital HD USA September 1, 2012

In the order of 120 films released, this film ranks as:

Format Position Release date
Theatrical 7 June 7, 1985
VHS 7 March 4, 1986
DVD 17 August 21, 2001
Blu-ray 30 November 2, 2010

Television broadcast timeline

Broadcast date(s) Channel aired Notes
  • October 23, 1988
  • February 18, 1990
  • September 2, 1990
NBC logo Ever since The Goonies premiered on NBC, 20 minutes of several "inappropriate" scenes were cut from every broadcast of the film. Of course, a scene with Sloth and Chunk following the trail of the other Goonies was added.
April 5–July 28, 1991 Cinemax logo
September 1–29, 1991 HBO logo
  • June 6, 1992–May 23, 1993
  • September 7, 20 and 30, 1996
The Disney Channel 1986 The other three available deleted scenes were exclusively seen on The Disney Channel's broadcasts of this film. It is possible that all the profanity may have been uncensored, as The Disney Channel was mostly still a premium cable network back then, and there was no TV Parental Guidelines in effect.
November 21, 1993–July 22, 1996 Off-network syndication The off-network syndication broadcasts of The Goonies used the same format as NBC's version of the film.
November 23, 1996–March 13, 2004 TNT logo 1999
TNT logo 2003
TNT's broadcasts of The Goonies marked the first time the film was shown on a basic cable network.
December 23, 1997–December 2, 2005 TBS Superstation logo 1999
TBS Superstations 2003
TBS old
TBS logo 2005
  • October 21, 2005
  • October 20, 2009–present (most recently on October 31, 2016)

ABC Family

Freeform logo
Freeform 2018
October 12, 2009–June 30, 2010 Amclogo
July 28, 2010 WGN America 2010 This marked the last time we saw The Goonies with almost no scenes cut.
July 13, 2012 Logo-The Hub
September 2014 Esquire Network The film aired uncensored, and was still rated TV-PG.
January 16, 2016–present (most recently on July 15) Discovery Family The NBC version of the film aired on this network.

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for The Goonies



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