Saturday, February 20, 2010
"Good enough, for you it's good enough..." I have always loved, loved, loved the film, The Goonies from 1985. I was 9 years old when it came out and would have died to go look for that pirate ship. Anyone else relate to this film? I still get a kick out of watching it every time it comes on! Here are some fun facts about the film. Hope you are having a great weekend friends.
--The pirate ship was entirely real. All the shots were filmed in the ship. After the film, it was offered to anyone who would take it. No one wanted it, so the ship was scrapped.
--Richard Donner kept both One-Eyed Willie's head and a model for the ship.
--When the boys are sitting in the living room watching MTV, they weren't actually watching the Cyndi Lauper "Good Enough" video, which was developed six months after filming wrapped up.
--When the Fratelli brothers argue Anne Ramsey really slaps Robert Davi. She was told to hit him as hard as she could.
--Jeff Cohen got the chicken pox after he got the role of Chunk. He showed up to the set anyway, afraid that they would have replaced him otherwise.
--The cast was not allowed to see the pirate ship before the scene was shot. When they did see it, some of the kids said "Holy shit!" The scene had to be re-shot without them cursing.
--When Chunk and Sloth head down through the grate to follow the gang and the Fratellis, Sloth is wearing an Oakland Raiders T-Shirt. John Matuszak, who played Sloth, was a former Oakland Raiders football player.
--The kids who played the Goonies were allowed to bring some of their families into the final scene where they are reunited.
--According to Sean Astin, he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. Several years later his mother discovered it, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash.
--One Eyed Willie's ship, The Inferno, was 105 feet long and took 2-1/2 months to construct. It was modeled after Erroll Flynn's ship in The Sea Hawk (1940). The sails required more than than 7,000 square feet of material. Some of the ship's rigging was recycled from the Pirates of the Caribbean ship at Disneyland, which was being renovated at the time.