Many of us grew up with The Goonies, the movie about a ragtag bunch of kids from the Pacific Northwest who embark on an epic adventure to save their homes. Not many of us know what happened to the Goonies stars, though. Some of the bigger names went on to lucrative leading roles in films and television. Others became respected character actors. A few of them dropped out of the public eye completely. No matter where the actors from The Goonies may find themselves, one thing remains certain: they will forever be a touchstone for our own childhoods.
Amidst global lockdowns in April 2020, Frozen star Josh Gad called up the cast and had them reunite on his weekly YouTube series Reunited Apart. They reflected on the cultural impact of the film, reenacted some of the most memorable scenes, and were even joined by Cyndi Lauper, who sang The Goonies theme song. Viewers can donate to support The Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
As a movie, The Goonies has it all - a group of outcast misfits to whom all outcast misfits can relate, a fantastical story that is at once thrilling, silly, and totally real, and one-liners so memorable that many fans still quote them today. There's also a Cyndi Lauper theme song that's almost impossible to forget. This movie has captured a slice of 1980s life and eternalized it forever.
Read on to find out more about The Goonies cast then and now.