The Goonies

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.

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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.

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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.

wolfchild
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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.

Sereenie
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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.

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Corrected entry: At the end of the film when the Goonies reunite with their families, Rosalita goes over to Mikey and takes off his hat and cop jacket that he was wearing and puts a blanket on him instead. In the very next shot, Mikey is still wearing the hat.

Correction: Mikey isn't even in the next shot, so we really can't see if he wears the hat or not.

Super Grover Premium member
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Corrected entry: The movie says that the Goonies' house is in danger because it's wanted for a golf course. But they live on a very steep and hilly street - exactly the opposite of the open, flat (if with low hills) kind of land needed for a golf course.

Correction: So...you've never heard of a mountain golf course? Hills and mountains add to the difficulty. Golf courses do not require flat land.

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I live in the Goondocks and you obviously haven't seen the house. No way was a golf course or anything related to one going to be put on that site. Strange they picked Uppertown but we love love love the Goonies and all the fans so no harm no foul.

Correction: They need land in order to build maintenance sheds and buildings. Maybe that is what was going on the Walsh land.

shortdanzr Premium member
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Correction: The idea of residential demolition is almost always taking the landscape down to the base. During the 70s-80s in the US there were hundreds of thousands of flat, or mostly flat, housing developments made out of very hilly, rocky terrain. Seeing as they would more than likely need to remove all of the dug utilities and update them anyway, the demo/scaping team will be pulling up well below the water table in the entire area. This would not only flatten out enough to build a golf course/country club, but would explain the "pretty soon there won't even be a goondocks anymore" line.

Correction: Literally what a sand trap has is a big hill spot then a slope in which the sand begins. Some of the larger courses have ponds in which they have uneven hills. I mean, play Wii sports and you see hills.

Corrected entry: In the bone organ scene, before playing the last note, Andy says that she doesn't know if it's an A sharp or a B flat. On a piano or organ with the standard keyboard (and there is no reason to think that this organ uses anything else) these notes are the same and played with the same key.

Correction: That's the whole point. She'll play the correct note either way.

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She wouldn't know if she played the correct note because even though she's been taking piano lessons, it's shown that she's a bit rusty.

Corrected entry: When Mikey picks up the baseball card, it shows it to be a 1970's Topps baseball card with Lou Gehrig on it. Lou Gehrig was never on a Topps baseball card. He was however featured on a 1933 Goudey card.

Correction: There most certainly was a 1973 Lou Gehrig Topps card, this is the one used in the movie http://www.vintagecardprices.com/card-profile/145657/1973-Topps-Lou-Gehrig-472-Baseball-Card-Value-Prices.htm.

ctown28 Premium member

Revealing mistake: At the start, when Data is being pulled towards the chained orange drum, due to the angle of the close-up, we see that the soles of Data's Nikes are not actually touching the ground (since there is a rolling mechanism under his feet). Despite the fact that Data is quite inventive, we see in the next shot there's nothing attached to Data's Nikes. (00:03:55)

Super Grover Premium member
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Mikey: I swear on my life. They got...an 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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Question: How did One Eyed Willie's treasure map, the key and the story get out if Willie had been caved in for all these years?

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Answer: According to Mikey and Mr. Walsh, one of his crewmen must have taken the map and fled when One Eyed Willie was murdering his crew. This is substantiated in the novelization.

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