Top 13 Goonies Movie Details

While searching the internet for Goonies movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

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.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Goonies details are suitable for kids.

  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

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, 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.

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.

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...

Goonies poster
Goonies poster

Goonies Plot: A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Goonies, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Goonies and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director Richard Donner
Main Actors Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
IMDB score 7.8