Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Goonies Never Say Die

It's hard to believe that The Goonies came out 25 years ago. Holy shit! That makes me feel pretty old. But strangely, the thought of The Goonies makes me feel young at heart. That movie is the quintessential 80's movie. The cast recently reunited in Astoria, Oregon, where the movie was shot for reminiscing and I assume to give each other high fives for being awesome. Director Richard Donner announced that the long-rumored sequel is a definite thing and will involve as much of the old cast as possible. Hot damn!

Funny Story... Meg and I found ourselves in Astoria on a roadtrip many moons ago. We came to the realization that Astoria was the name of the town in The Goonies, and noticed how similar the town looked. We were convinced that we could find the house that Mikey lived in (where Chunk had to do the Truffle Shuffle to get in the gate). We spent the good part of a day looking for it, with no success. It was an amazing day. I felt like we were Goonies looking for a hidden treasure. Destiny will take us back to Astoria one day to finish what we started. Goonies never say die!

I don't know how this scene from the movie has eluded me for 25 years, but I just saw this deleted scene from the movie for the first time. This is movie magic. Must have been heartbreaking for Steven Spielberg and Donner to cut out of the movie. Feast your eyes on this gem.

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