Top 11 The Goonies Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Goonies 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 The Goonies film message.

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

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.
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.

The Goonies 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

The Goonies 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.

The Goonies 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 - 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...

The Goonies poster
The Goonies poster

The 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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Goonies. 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 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director Richard Donner
Stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
IMDB score 7.8