Mouth: Is this supposed to be water?
Mama Fratelli: It's wet, ain't it? Drink it!
In the attic, after Chunk breaks the frame, in the overhead shot there is a long piece of glass still attached to the frame, but as Mikey and Chunk kneel to lift the frame, that long piece of glass is gone. See more...
When Jake Fratelli is escaping from the jail and running to Mama Fratelli's car, he is wearing a hat. The hat he is wearing is identical to Indiana Jones' hat in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and its sequels/prequels - films directed by Steven Spielberg, who created the story for The Goonies. See more...
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The Goonies (1985) - 10 questions
The "questions" section is for any random questions that occurred to you while watching this film, or anything you didn't entirely understand, and which Google or the IMDb can't help with. Submit them as a question, and hopefully someone will answer (the bold comments in brackets) - check back regularly. If the answer is wrong, or missing information, please use the "clarify answer" option. Don't feel limited - want to know what music played in a certain scene? Whether this was the first film to use a certain effect? Here's the place to ask!
Question: At the end, when they see the ship floating away, Data says "Wow" followed by something in Chinese. However, what he says is subtitled in Chinese instead of English. Why subtitle Chinese dialogue with Chinese? Was there a reason the filmmakers did that? Some joke I missed?
Answer: "Wow" is English, its simply a film joke. Whenever Datas parents speak in their native tongue, it puts English subtitles onscreen, and as a joke when Data responds in English it puts the translation in Chinese.
Question: Does anyone know the latest news on a possible Goonies sequel? After researching on the internet, the latest I can find is a Youtube interview in November 2007 with Josh Brolin, confirming that it was going into production - however, the same source suggests that he was only joking.
Answer: While most of those involved in the original have shown great interest in the possibility of a sequel, at this particular point in time, Warner Bros, who hold the rights to the original film and any possible sequels have not given any indication that they like the idea of doing one. It's possible that this might change at some point; DVD sales of the original movie have been very good, which could obviously catch the eye of an executive or two, but at the moment there's been no apparent movement towards a possible production.
Question: Heres something I never quite understood. Back in One-eyed Willie's day it seems they were Spanish speaking. What with the Spanish Armada and all. So why is it that the Treasure Map is written in Spanish, but rhymes in English?
Answer: Well, his ship is hidden in America where the people spoke english, so perhaps it was done for the benefit of those who were most likely to find the map. Must have been his idea of a joke. Actually though, I'm betting it was the result of the filmmakers not thinking that through.
Question: Why in the Special Edition DVD does Sean Astin leave the audio commentary booth early? Was he annoyed at something?
Answer: One of them says "He had to go and do..." and Richard Donner sort of looks at him with understanding and nods his head. So I guess he had someother engagement. Something Lord of the Rings related perhaps?
Question: Anyone know why the scene with the Octopus was deleted for the DVD? Data mentions it and it is a continuity error on this site, I just want to know why they would have deleted it.
Answer: It wasn't deleted for the DVD, it was never shown in the cinema or VHS either. The quality of the special effects octopus was such low quality, that they decided not to include it in the final cut of the film.
Question: On the PAL version (just released), how do you get to the Audio Commentary?
Answer: Some copies of the DVD have been accidentally released without an Audio Commentary. If you can't find it on yours, it's likely you've bought one of the defective copies. You're best off returning into to the store you bought it from and exchanging it, or writing to the distributors themselves and getting it replaced.