1578 – The Goonies (1985)

spacetime coordinates: 1980’s “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film co-produced and directed by Richard Donner  based on a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg.

In the film, a band of kids who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from foreclosure and in doing so, they discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals who want the treasure for themselves.

In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Goonies level pack for Lego Dimensions was released on May 9, 2017. The pack includes a Sloth minifigure and constructable Pirate Ship and Skeleton Organ, and unlocks a bonus level that adapts the plot of the film.  (wiki)

Proposed sequels and adaptations


1577 – The Rental (2020)

spacetime coordinates: 2010’s oceanside house in Oregon

The Rental is a 2020 American horror-thriller film directed by Dave Franco, in his directorial debut. It stars Dan StevensAlison BrieSheila VandJeremy Allen White, and Toby Huss. (wiki)

‘Had the writing been deft enough to properly germinate them, there are seeds of ideas about the toxicity of aspirational real estate and those that indifferently own it that could have possibly have flowered into something worth exploring. “We are hoping to one day get a second home we never use,” says Charlie in one of the film’s very few memorable lines.’ review by Oliver Jones

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