The mis­fits are still lov­able af­ter all these years

The Gympie Times - - RELAX - WITH Kiri ten Dolle

SOME movies from your child­hood stick with you. The ones you can’t wait un­til your own chil­dren are old enough to watch them with you. One of those for many Gen Yers is The Goonies. Who can for­get Chunk’s (Jeff Co­hen) “truf­fle shuf­fle”?

The 1985 film, writ­ten by Steven Spiel­berg (pic­tured), fol­lows a group of young mis­fits from Ore­gon who go search­ing for One-Eyed Willy’s trea­sure from a long-lost pi­rate ship in or­der to save their home from fore­clo­sure.

It’s full of ad­ven­ture pre­teens dream about and has a good un­der­ly­ing mes­sage: of kids tak­ing ac­tion and mak­ing change. It was also Hol­ly­wood star John Brolin’s first film as the char­ac­ter Brand.


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