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Actors: Joe Pantoliano, Anne Ramsey, Sean Astin, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kerri Green

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A group of friends find a treasure map and decide to follow it.
Their journey begins in a tunnel under a restaurant and leads into a series of caves.
The family that owns the restaurant, two guys and their mom, who also happen to be criminals, catch one the kids that gets left behind and force him to tell them about the map. The family locks the kid in the cellar with another slow-witted family member with a deformed face and decides to follow the kids and take the treasue.
The kids decipher the map and navigate a series of boobietraps until they arrive in a huge cave containing a pirate ship full of treasure.
The family of criminals catches them and plans to kill them.
However, the kid was captured and the deformed man escaped from the cellar and they show up just in time thwart the criminals.
They save the kids and the criminals just before the cave collapses.
The review of this Movie prepared by BRANDON SWENSON



Prisoners escape and local kids are being chased by them as they search for hidden treasure.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael



Mikey and his friends try to save their home by finding some lost treasure belonging to 'One Eyed Willy'
A gang of criminals called the fatellies are on there trail after the tresaure as well.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katie Hagerty



THE GOONIES, written by Chris Columbus, has been directed by Richard Donner in 1985.

A group of young kids, the Goonies, wants to help MichaŽl and Brandon Walsh to keep their house a consortium lusts after in order to enlarge a golf course. They discover, in the mansion's loft, an old map of the XVIIth century describing where is hidden the treasure of the pirate "One-eyed" Willy and so decide to find it in order to raise the money that will save their friends's home.

Following the map's indications, they soon arrive at the Fratelli family's hidden cache near the sea. The Fratellis, under Ma Fratelli's firm hand, have just organized an escape and are researched by the local police. Furthermore, one of the brothers Fratelli, a gentle monster, is locked in the house's cellar. The kids eventually find a cavern under a chimney and begin a long journey through numerous caverns filled with dangerous traps left by Willy the pirate to protect his treasure. Chunk, one of the Goonies, who had been caught by the Fratellis, escapes after having revealed to them that his friends are about to discover a treasure hidden somewhere under the house. He sympathizes with the gentle monster and follows with him his friends's paths. So do the Fratellis for a dreadful chase through dark caverns.

Superb cinematography but so stupid. Even for teenagers.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of The Goonies

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 27.5%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 42.5%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   money/gems/treasure

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Physically Ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   swords If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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