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. The film's premise features a band of pre-teens who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon attempting to save their homes from demolition, and in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate.
The film grossed $61 million worldwide and has developed a cult following.
Facing foreclosure of their homes in the Goon Dock area of Astoria, Oregon to an expanding country club, a group of children called the "Goonies" gathers for a last weekend. The Goonies include optimist Mikey Walsh, his older brother Brand, the inventive Data, the talkative Mouth, and the overweight klutz Chunk. While rummaging through the Walsh's attic, they come across an old treasure map, a 1632 doubloon, and a news article about the treasure of a famous pirate named "One-Eyed" Willy rumored to be hidden nearby. Evading Brand for one last adventure together, the kids find themselves at a derelict restaurant near the coast, which coincides with the doubloon and the map. While there, they encounter the Fratellis, a family of criminals hiding out after Ma and Francis Fratelli had broken her middle son Jake out of prison earlier. They manage to deter the kids from exploring. Outside, they run into Brand and two girls: the popular cheerleader Andy, the girlfriend of Troy, whose family owns the expanding country club, and Steph, a nerdy, tough-talking girl and Andy's best friend.