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Never Say Die: Goonies Day/Weekend June 7, 2013
The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure-comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. A band of kids from the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, hoping to save their homes from demolition, go on an adventure to find the buried treasure of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate.
House Tours – The house made famous in The Goonies as the residence of the Walsh family is an iconic location. Each year, thousands of fans make the trek to the house to stand where the kids did in the movie and snap a photo in front of it. The private home will be opened in honor of Goonies Day and fans will have the opportunity to step inside and take a tour on Saturday, June 8.
Scavenger Hunt – Return with your completed answer sheet to redeem your prize, Visitor Center open 9am-5pm. More info to be posted here soon!
Oregon Film Museum – Housed in old Clatsop County Jail, the scene of the jailbreak in The Goonies. Explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon. NEW: Make, edit and send your own short film! Open daily 10 to 5pm; Admission: $4-Adults, $2-Kids
Three Weeks with the Goonies – Author Mick Alderman will speak about being on location in Astoria during the shoot, sign books and answer questions.
Riverfront Trolley – Ride the trolley to learn more about Astoria past and present. $1/ride. R/T Route: Basin to 39th Operates daily from Noon to 7pm (weather permitting.)
Cosmic Bowling at the Lower Columbia Bowling Alley (as seen in the Goonies) 9:30 to Midnight.
2nd Saturday Art Walk in Downtown Astoria, 6-8pm
Astoria Sunday Market in downtown Astoria on 12th Street, 10am-3pm
Here's the story for those of you that are Goonies challenged...
The Goonies, a group of young pre-teenaged friends living in Astoria, Oregon, face foreclosure on their families' homes from the expanding Astoria Country Club. On one of their last days their morale sinks particularly low due to the cancellation of their planned farewell road trip due to Mikey's older brother having failed his driver's license exam. While rummaging through the Walshes' attic, they find an old newspaper clipping, a Spanish map, and an artifact relating to a rumor of a forgotten pirate treasure somewhere in the area. Hearing the call of adventure, Mikey tries to persuade his friends to join him in search for the treasure hoarded by a pirate named One-Eyed Willie. Initially reluctant, the group eventually decides to usurp the authority of Mikey's older brother, Brandon, and escape for one last "Goonie adventure."
They head to the coast and stumble upon an abandoned seaside restaurant that seems to match coordinates set by the map and an old doubloon, unaware that the Fratellis, a family of Italian criminals, are using the restaurant to counterfeit money. After first encountering the family, the Goonies come back after the Fratellis have left and discover their criminal intents, and send Chunk, the clumsy, heavy-set liar of the group, to get help. However, the Fratellis return before they can leave, forcing the Goonies to use a cavern underneath the restaurant to escape. Chunk is captured as he is found by the Fratellis while seeking a ride to a police station. Chunk is interrogated in regards to where the rest of the Goonies are. Chuck explains to them his entire past mistakes, but as the Fratellis are about to torture him, a pack of bats come out of the cavern that the Goonies escaped in. Chunk is placed in the same room with the forsaken and deformed Fratelli brother, Sloth, while the rest of the Fratellis find the same caverns and follow the Goonies.
As the Goonies traverse the cavern, Mikey discovers that it matches up with map, and convinces the rest of the group to continue to follow it to find the treasure. They overcome many deadly traps set by One-Eyed Willie, and eventually arrive at a large underground cave with Willie's ship, The Inferno afloat inside it. While others begin to fill their pockets with the riches on the ship, Mikey finds Willie's skeleton, and reverently acknowledges him as the "first Goonie," leaving part of treasure with it as tribute. However, as the Goonies exit the hold, they are caught by the Fratellis, who take all their treasure and force the kids to walk the plank. The Goonies are saved by the timely arrival of Chunk and Sloth, now close friends, who help the rest of the group to shore. With the children no longer a threat, the Fratellis ransack the rest of the ship, including the share of the treasure Mikey left for Willie. This sets off a final booby trap, causing the cave to start to collapse. The Goonies and the Fratellies manage to escape through a hole in the cave, finding themselves near a beach. A passing policeman on an ATV spots them and calls in for help.
The Goonies are soon reunited with their parents, while the Fratellis are arrested; Chunk offers to take Sloth in to his home. As Mikey considers this their last adventure, Rosalita, a Hispanic maid, discovers that Mikey's marble bag contains a large handful of jewels taken from the ship, and Mikey's dad quickly estimates that its value is more than enough to save everyone's homes. As the families celebrate, they spot the The Inferno, now free of the cave, sailing away on its own.