It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the release of the exciting film about a group of kids who seek the long-lost loot of Pirate One Eyed Willy. Produced by Steven Spielberg and Directed by Richard Donner, the movie still brings fond memories to all of us who had visions of finding buried treasure or making our way through dangerous booby-trapped caves with our buddies. Despite its age, the movie is still a blast and I pop it in the DVD player often.
This weekend (June 3-5, 2005) in Astoria, Oregon - the town which served as the film location - you can join in the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the film. With events including a movie location bus tour, a 'Truffle Shuffle Dance Contest,' daily screenings of the movie, a group wedding ceremony at the Goonies house, a chance to view and sail on The Lady Washington and Lynx tall ships, and much more, it sounds like it will be an adventure worthy of any Goonies fan. There's still time to participate if you're reading this on Saturday!
You can read more about the weekend events at The Daily Astorian and at GooniesEvent.com!
For more Goonies goodness, check out The Goonies.org where you'll find information on the fan-made documentary they're working on, location information, and a message board. Also check out Oregon/Pacific Northwest Movies for stills from the film and additional location comparisons.
There's also been rumors and rumblings of a sequel, but as is the case with many Hollywood productions, projects sometimes go into delayed development or are cancelled. A lot of fans want to see a sequel to The Goonies and Director Richard Donner is due for another hit. Nothing seems to be happening at the moment, however, as any true 'Goonie' knows, "Goonies never say die!"
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