The Goonies script
The Goonies (1985)
Synopsis: The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner, who produced with Harvey Bernhard. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. A band of pre-teens who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from demolition, and, in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves. Warner Bros. released it on June 7, 1985, in the United States. The film grossed $61.5 million worldwide and has become a cult film.


Huh? (He walks over to his dad and sits on the counter, looking into

the sink.)


The water going down son?


(Looks in the sink)


Going down now?

Water gushes from the drain, completely drenching Mouth. He is unable

to answer.


Sorry, kid.

Scene 6:
On the Docks

Stefanie Steinbrenner, known to her friends as Stef, is helping her

dad at the docks. The chase passes behind her while her head is

immersed in a fishing barrel. She surfaces with a crab in hand and

tosses it aside, oblivious to the commotion.

Scene 7:
An Alleyway

Ricky Wang, known to his friends as "Data" for his many little

inventive gadgets, likes to think of himself as "007". He is testing a

new device of his that shoots a small, suction-cupped harpoon from his

belt buckle. It attaches itself securely to a steel drum across the

alley. A thread spool in his belt buckle starts to reel it in with

considerable torque. The drum starts to move towards him, much to his

delight, but gets stuck. Data is drawn uncontrollably across the alley

and falls head first into the drum. The police chase speeds by while

he is in the drum.

Scene 8:
Stop 'n Snack

Lawrence Cohen, whose friends refer to him affectionately as "Chunk"

(for his everlasting love of food), is at an arcade game near the

front window. He is the only Goonie to have actually witnessed the

police chase. He presses against the window, food in his right hand

and milkshake in his left, to get the best possible look.


Oh wow...a police chase!

The cars race by and some gunshots are fired.


With bullets!!

The condiments from his food smear all over the window and the

milkshake bursts open.

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Chris Columbus

Chris Joseph Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. Columbus is known for directing movies such as Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002); and for writing movies such as Gremlins (1984) and The Goonies (1985). Home Alone received a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film. Columbus received an Academy Award nomination for producing The Help (2011). more…

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