The Goonies

Corrected entry: At the end, it is Rosalita who saves the Goonies' homes from being sold, because she opens the marble bag to find all the precious jewels and runs over to everyone shouting "Don't sign." There's a huge problem with this though: it's already been established that Rosalita doesn't speak English.

Correction: Every time I've ever seen this film she's speaking Spanish. Mouth struggles to understand her, and he finally translates it.


Corrected entry: All the scenes in the cave with the pirate ship would surely have been a lot darker, after all they're completely enclosed in a cave with no light source, it would have been pitch black. Instead everything is brilliantly and brightly lit.

Correction: This is such a frequent directorial decision, that it does not even qualify as a deliberate mistake.

Corrected entry: Mouth lets out the air of Brand's bike and to follow Mikey, Brand steals the pink bike from the little girl next door. She says something like, "Give me my bike back." You never see the little girl move her lips.

Correction: You never see the little girl move her lips because most of the time she has her back turned away from the camera or is behind Brand, and when you can see the front of her for a split second, her face is out of focus.

Corrected entry: When the Goonies are walking on the beach at the end of the movie, they meet up with their parents. It is assumed it's morning time. How did Chunk's parents get a pepperoni pizza from Domino's at 7 in the morning?


Correction: It's never said that it's 7am, it could just as well be 8 or 9 or even 10, in which case most pizza stores are open by then. Also, how do you know Chunk's parents didn't have a pizza left over from last night? He does appear to be the sort who eats it regularly.


Corrected entry: If the secret tunnel system leads through the pipe-filled passage below the country club, then why have the tunnels remained such a secret? Surely when those pipes were built or maintained, the workers would have noticed the tunnels.

Correction: In the original edit, the kids got into a pushing match and one of them was pushed through a brick wall that was made to hide the tunnels. The version that was released to theaters simply had the kids going right into the secret tunnels.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, when the Goonies find the map in Mikey's attic, Mikey says that the Inferno was chased into the cave by the British Armada, who then sealed the entrance of the cave with cannon fire, trapping One-Eyed Willy and his crew inside. Yet near the end of the movie, Mama Fratelli sets off a trap which makes the blocked entrance of the cave crumble, and revealing the mouth. If One-Eyed Willy was able to build a trap that could do this, why didn't he just unblock the entrance and sail away to enjoy his plundered wealth, rather than stay trapped in that cave and die.

Correction: The trap only makes the anchor go up. It is the dynamite that makes the cave collapse, so Willy couldn't have gotten out on his own.

Corrected entry: When Data falls into the pit where the spikes are at the bottom, he sets off a device where a set of plastic teeth catch the roof of the pit and save him. Plastic teeth like that would not catch a spike at the top of the pit and still hold Data up.

Correction: The idea is that Data takes regular things and modifies them to work for his inventions.


Corrected entry: If all the kids entered the same water slide, how is it they exit through different holes? There is no shot showing them splitting up. In fact, in one shot, two of the kids are shown almost on top of each other when sliding down the water slide.

Correction: The fact that we don't see splits on screen doesn't mean there weren't any.


Corrected entry: At the end when Mikey empties the marble bag of Jewels into the Spanish woman's hands, she has painted nails, and then in close up, there is no nail varnish.

Correction: It is Mrs. Walsh's hand, not Rosalita's. That is why Rosalita's nails are not painted, but the hand holding the jewels is.

Visible crew/equipment: When Data crosses the beam with his 'slick shoes', the others are standing at the end of the beam telling him it's good enough. As their arms are stretched out towards Data, there is a platform lying atop the beam at Mouth's feet. (01:17:15)

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Mikey: I swear on my life. They it. A giant it. They got it chained to the wall and when it came into the light it was all gross and distorted and the parts were all mixed around.
Brand: Like your brain right, lame-o? Say good-bye to your little pals.

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Trivia: When Chunk confesses to the Fratellis and starts crying, child actor Jeff Cohen had to think of his mother dying to generate tears.

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