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Other mistake: In the final scene where the kids are being asked what was the scariest part of the trip, Data replies "The octopus was scary." But the scene containing the octopus was deleted from the movie. The scene is shown on the DVD's deleted scenes. (01:47:00)

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Other mistake: When Troy is in the country club restroom and is sitting on the toilet, he has his trousers down around his ankles. When he gets shot up and crashes into the ceiling, you will notice he has red briefs on, but surely he would have pulled them down too... (00:51:20)

Other mistake: With Andy weighing at least 100 lbs, surely Troy and the guys trying to pull "her" up would notice that a bucket carrying the sweater is nowhere near the weight of a person. Even if they filled it with coins from the wishing well, it still wouldn't come close to the weight of an actual person, regardless of how idiotic and pompous Troy and his two friends are.

Other mistake: When Andy plays the bone organ, the musical score on the back of the map clearly shows a melody consisting of single notes with only one or two chords. Still, Andy presses multiple keys on the organ to create chords EVERY time, not some single notes as the code shows. The code should not have worked if a person was playing only chords.

Other mistake: When the Fratellis get out of the water, they show no signs of being wet at all, like when they catch the Goonies near One Eyed Willy.

Other mistake: Up in the Walsh's attic, in three shots of Mikey as he continues to say, "Then he loaded it all up onto his ship and he sailed away into the sunset..." there is something black hanging down from the top of the screen that stays put as the camera pans in closer to Mikey's face. It disappears, then reappears when he says, "Trapped." (00:17:20)

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Other mistake: After the kids find Chester Copperpot's skeleton, Mikey picks up Copperpot's book and finds the Gehrig baseball card inside. When Mikey turns the card over it's the 1973 Topps Lou Gehrig All-Time Grand Slam Leader #472 (which has nine players' grand slam stats listed on the back of the card, that includes Hank Aaron who started playing MLB in 1954). The problem is Copperpot was reported as missing in 1935, but this specific Topps baseball card (now well known) was issued in 1973, nearly 40 years after Copperpot's death via the pirate booby trap. (00:54:30)

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Other mistake: In the pirate ship scene, when the large boulder is falling from the ceiling of the cave into the water, its splash is far too small.

Other mistake: At the end, Mouth goes up to Stef and thanks her for offering to save his life. During the movie, however, Stef never offers to save his life. It is explained somewhere that in one of the deleted scenes, when Stef and Mouth are on the plank she offers to share her breath with him so they can both breathe under water.

Other mistake: In the scene where Mikey, Brand and Mouth are listing the exaggerations Chunk has come up with, Mouth says "And I bet it was even more amazing than the time you ate your weight in Godfather's Pizza." When he gets to the "Godfather's Pizza" bit, it becomes clear that this has been dubbed over the original filmed scene, as his mouth does not match his words in the slightest.

Other mistake: When the Inferno is in the cave the vessel's sails hang or are furled a specific way on the masts, but when the ship sails past the beach the rigging differs significantly. (01:23:45 - 01:47:40)

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Other mistake: In the shot of the old guys taking a shower, you can see the outlines of the tiles that are supposed to be smashed when the water regulators withdraw into the wall. (00:50:50)

Other mistake: In the bone organ scene, when Andy plays her first wrong note, you see Mouth in the next shot and he drops down before the floor even collapses.

Other mistake: When Data puts his tape in the stereo he shuts the thing then the 007 music plays. He doesn't ever push play.

Other mistake: When Data shoots a suction cup at Mrs. Fratelli's gun you can see Mouth in the background with his mouth open. Later Mrs. Fratelli pulls a ridiculous amount of jewels out of his now full mouth. DVD commentary offers an explanation to this, but it is still a mistake.

Other mistake: The Fratellis catch up with the Goonies near the waterfall. Francis shoots his gun upwards but the rocks that fall on him come from behind him.

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Other mistake: When Mouth is examining the coins in the well scene, if you look closely he keeps on dropping the same coin in his hand then picking it up to examine it again. Also note that the penny he first examines is practically the size of a half dollar coin. (01:00:35)

Other mistake: In the Summer Place scene, after Mama Fratelli sets down four glasses of "colored" water for the boys to drink. The next camera angle shows Mouth wiggling his glass in the air as he retorts, "We're supposed to drink this?", Mama snaps back, "It's wet isn't it? Drink it." If you look closely for 2 seconds you can see Corey Feldman is trying very hard to not smirk at this line, while struggling to stay in-character, as Mikey and Data say their next lines.

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Other mistake: When Chunk is reading the caption under Chester Copperpot's picture he says, "I have the key to One-Eyed Willy." The caption, however, only says that Chester has a key, but never says to what.

Other mistake: When Mikey is telling the story of One-Eyed Willy, something stuck to the lens of the camera is visible on his head. This is visible on the television airings but may or may not have been fixed for home media.

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Continuity mistake: After the final correct bone keys are played, Andy is the last to cross, and in the close-up of her feet the map actually falls behind her into the hole, but it is back up in its proper place for Andy to make that last second grab for it. (01:22:25)

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Trivia: In the end where the kids meet up with their family on the beach, Chunk's sister in the movie is actually his real-life sister.

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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?

Carl Missouri

Chosen 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.

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