Director: Richard Donner
Writers: Steven Spielberg (story), Chris Columbus (screenplay)
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton
Release Date: June 7, 1985
Runtime: 1 hrs. 54 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG
In our lives, there are certain moments, events that will always stick with us and elicit the same emotions they originally wrought those many years ago whenever we think of them. Things like weddings, births, deaths, moves when we were young. But there are other, less dramatic events, that can have a similar effect. A concert, a trip taken with family, or a film seen at the right time, at the right age. For me, The Goonies is one of those films, and today marks the 29th anniversary of the film’s original theatrical release. For people of my generation, watching it again is an enjoyable ride down memory lane; for those of younger generations, read-on – I have a real gem to share with you, one that you may have missed growing up.