Top 15 Goon Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Goon facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Goon film message.

In The Goonies, Sloth wears an Oakland Raiders shirt, which is the team that actor, John Matuszak, won two Superbowls with

In The Goonies (1985), Data's belt has "007" inscribed on it. He also listens to the James Bond theme before sliding on the rope over to Mikey's. The Goonies is a story by Steven Spielberg, who was turned down as a James Bond director twice.
In The Goonies (1985), Data's belt has "007" inscribed on it. He also listens to the James Bond theme before sliding on the rope over to Mikey's. The Goonies is a story by Steven Spielberg, who was turned down as a James Bond director twice.

Goon Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Director Richard Donner wanted an authentic reaction from the kids when they saw Willie's ship for the first time, so they didn't get to see it until it was time to shoot. The scene had to be reshot due to the cast swearing as part of their reaction.

  2. Sloth's left eye was mechanically operated and it took 5 hours to apply it to the actor every day

Goon Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - In Deadpool 2, Deadpool calls Cable "One-Eyed Willy." In The Goonies (1985), the kids were in search of pirate One-Eyed Willy's treasure. One of those kids was played by Josh Brolin (also Cable).
    In Deadpool 2, Deadpool calls Cable "One-Eyed Willy." In The Goonies (1985), the kids were in search of pirate One-Eyed Willy's treasure. One of those kids was played by Josh Brolin (also Cable).
  • When Chunk calls the police, the sheriff references a prank call about "all those little creatures that multiply when you throw water on them." - Chris Columbus wrote both The Goonies and Gremlins.

  • 1 - Sloth was played by former NFL defensive end John Matuszak. Matuszak played for the Oakland Raiders before his retirement in 1982. In certain scenes you can see that Sloth is wearing a Raiders shirt.
    Sloth was played by former NFL defensive end John Matuszak. Matuszak played for the Oakland Raiders before his retirement in 1982. In certain scenes you can see that Sloth is wearing a Raiders shirt.

Goon Hidden Details

1 - Just before Mouth's scene trolling Rosalita in subtitled Spanish, Chunk's line in mouth-full, garbled English is subtitled to prep viewers for reading.
Just before Mouth's scene trolling Rosalita in subtitled Spanish, Chunk's line in mouth-full, garbled English is subtitled to prep viewers for reading.
1 - Rube G is seen on the machine that lets Chunk in the gate. This is reference to Rube Goldberg. These type of machines are named after him.
Rube G is seen on the machine that lets Chunk in the gate. This is reference to Rube Goldberg. These type of machines are named after him.
1 - When the Fratelli's intercept Chunk and the driver busts out in Operatic song, he is heard singing bit is clearly not in the side-view mirror.
When the Fratelli's intercept Chunk and the driver busts out in Operatic song, he is heard singing bit is clearly not in the side-view mirror.
1 - Data has 007 written on his belt buckle, which conceals one of his inventions. The belt has shoots a suction dart on a cable, which is something James Bond might have. He also plays the Bond theme song on a tape player.
Data has 007 written on his belt buckle, which conceals one of his inventions. The belt has shoots a suction dart on a cable, which is something James Bond might have. He also plays the Bond theme song on a tape player.

Used cardboard cut-outs of people to populate the stands

When the kids tell Mr. Walsh not to sign the papers, Mouth not only grabs the pen, but he intentionally draws on Troy's dad's suit...

Doug Glatt signs his name as Dug on his "Bruised & Battered" entry form.

Goon poster
Goon poster

Goon Plot

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Goon. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Drama, Sport
Director Michael Dowse
Stars Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber
IMDB score 6.8