14. The Goonies

by 4linnea

The 1985 American movie, The Goonies is a classic.  It’s one of those movies (much like the Harry Potter movies) that puts you in a good mood and also one that you absolutely have to watch if you find it on TV.  If you’ve never seen it, please go watch it.  Your life will be changed pretty dramatically.  Here’s why The Goonies is great:

7. They save the day with treasure

What is better than that?  All the kids’ family homes are saved from foreclosure because they found some valuable jewels on their treasure hunt.  Yeah, that’s awesome.

6. Data & his gadgets

Data is the token Chinese friend in the group. (Played by the same guy who is Short Round in Indiana Jones).  He has gadgets for everything, which usually end up saving the Goonies’ lives while they’re in the cave (like when he sets all the “booty traps”).


5. When Chunk gets locked in the freezer with the dead guy

“Guys! I’m stuck with the stiff!”

4. Mouth translating Spanish

This is such a god scene.  Mouth translates for Mrs. Walsh when her new housekeeper, Rosalita comes.  Mrs. Walsh is giving Rosalita a tour of the house and telling her what she’d like done, which Mouth knowingly translates as things to terrify her.

Mrs. Walsh: Pants and shirts are in the second, just throw them all into cardboard boxes, forget the suitcases.

Mouth(in Spanish): The Mariujana goes in the top drawer.  The Cocaine and the Speed in the second.  The Heroin in the bottom. Always separate the drugs.

Mrs. Walsh: Now Rosalita, this is the attic.  Mr. Walsh doesn’t like anybody up here.  Ever.

Mouth: Never go up there, it’s filled with Mr. Walsh’s sexual torture devices.

Mrs. Walsh: This is my supply closet, you’ll find everything you need: brooms, dustpans, insect spray.  I would really like the house clean when they tear it down.

Mouth: If you do a bad job, you’ll be locked in here with the cockroaches, for two weeks without food and water.

3. This Scene

2. The Truffle Shuffle

Chunk’s famous move.  Incredible.  Simply Incredible.

1. Sloth

Sloth is the best character from The Goonies, hands down.  He is the Fratelli’s (the bad guys) other brother who is hideously deformed and has been forced to live in their dungeon. He and Chunk become best friends which is adorable “Sloth love Chunk”. Sloth saves the kids at the end of the movie, swinging in with his classic line of “HEEEYYY YOOOOUUU GUUUUYYYSS!”, he has the sweetest heart, and he loves chocolate.  “Ruth, Ruth, Baby, Ruth” & “Rocky…Road??”.  He’s just so stinkin precious.

P.S. This post is dedicated to another great movie which comes 10 years later, Heavyweights.

Over & Out

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