STARRING: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton

1985, 114 Minutes, Directed by: Richard Donner

Description: Like in an old-fashioned Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew plot, the Goonies need to solve a problem: a corrupt corporate developer has bought out their neighbourhood and plans to flatten all their homes. Luckily, the beloved gang stumbles on a treasure map. In the hopes of finding the treasure to buy back their houses, the Goonies embark on their quest through underground passages, aboard pirate ships, and behind waterfalls.

This adventure yarn about a group of kids stumbling accidentally upon a hidden pirate's treasure shows what is wrong with American movies.

Trying to blot everything out (including the hackneyed plot) with noise seems to be aim of the film. Loud music, even louder kids, loud sound effects make for one of the most annoying motion pictures ever made.

Produced by Steven Spielberg and surprisingly directed by Richard Donner who had much better days with Superman - the Movie.



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