THE EM­PIRE CLAS­SIC SCENE

THE GOONIES CHO­SEN BY JAMES MCAVOY

Empire (UK) - - RE.VIEW -

James mcavoy: “this is one of my favourite scenes of all time. It’s the ‘up there it’s their time, down here it’s our time’ speech, where mikey makes his plea for why the Goonies should carry on with their ad­ven­tures and find One-eyed Willy, and not just go back up the well and find safety and go back to their houses to have choco­late marsh­mal­lows and watch tv. be­cause this is their last mo­ment to be chil­dren. ‘Up there is their time.’ that sym­bol­ises, if you go up there you be­come an adult and have to deal with adult is­sues. You stay here and you get to be chil­dren. I think that’s fuck­ing beau­ti­ful.”

INT. CAVERNS — NIGHT Hav­ing been trapped in a net­work of un­der­ground caves on a search for hid­den trea­sure, the Goonies — Mikey (Sean Astin), Mouth (Corey Feld­man), Data (Ke Huy Quan), Brand (Josh Brolin), Andy (Kerri Green) and Stef (Martha Plimp­ton) — are on the verge of get­ting out via a bucket low­ered into a cham­ber by Andy’s boyfriend, Troy (Steve Antin).

DATA: I wanna go first, okay?

BRAND:the shots. Get Andy outta goes there. first, I’mI go the sec­ond, el­dest, Stefso I’ll and call Mikey third, you can go fourth.

Mean­while, as Brand’s talk­ing, Mikey is hav­ing an epiphany. MIKEY: Ch­ester Cop­per­pot. Ch­ester Cop­per­pot. He turns round to the group. MIKEY: CH­ESTER COP­PER­POT!

Every­one looks at him, in­clud­ing Andy, who is hav­ing a rope tied around her waist. MIKEY: Don’t you guys see? Don’t you re­alise? He was a pro, he never made it this far. Look how far we’ve come. We’ve got a chance.

ANDY: A chance at what, Mikey — get­ting killed? Look, if we keep go­ing some­one’s re­ally go­ing to get hurt. Maybe dead. Be­sides, we’ve got to get to the po­lice. MIKEY: Maybe Chunk’s al­ready got to the po­lice. ANDY: Maybe Chunk is dead.

MIKEY: Don’t say that! Never say that! Goonies never say die! ANDY: I’m not a Goonie. I wanna go home.

MIKEY: Right. I for­got. But still... don’t you re­alise? The next time you see sky, it’ll be over an­other town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our par­ents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now they gotta do what’s right for them. Be­cause it’s their time. Their time. Up there. Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here. That’s all over the sec­ond we ride up Troy’s bucket.

The Goonies look at each other, con­sid­er­ing. Andy looks up at cer­tain free­dom. Mikey takes a blast on his in­haler. ext. WELL — NIGHT Troy and his mates are laugh­ing heartily as they winch up the bucket. But their laugh­ter stops when they see that the bucket doesn’t con­tain Andy, but a yel­low jacket. Troy’s yel­low jacket. With his name em­broi­dered in­side. He picks it up and, an­guished, yells... troy: Andy! You GOONIE!

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