Hey, You Guys! How Much Do You Remember About The Goonies?

Maria Trimarchi

About This Quiz

It's been more than 30 years since the Goonies tried to save their neighborhood. See how much you remember about Mikey, Chunk, and One-Eyed Willy with our quiz. (It's even more amazing than that time you ate your weight in Godfather’s pizza.)

What arcade game is Chunk playing when he stops to watch the police chase the Fratelli's car?

Chunk's playing Cliff Hanger at the pizza parlor during the police chase at the beginning of the movie.

Which actor, who would go on to be nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Milk," made his debut in "The Goonies"?

Today you know him from "Milk" and "No Country for Old Men," but this is Josh Brolin's debut film.

What's the name of the plumbing company that Mouth's dad owns?

At the beginning of the movie, Mouth's dad's van -- with the company logo -- can be seen. Its name? Mad Jack's Plumbing.

How does Chunk describe the bullet holes he saw in the Fratelli's car?

After Chunk sees the bullet holes in the Fratelli's car, he describes them as being the size of matzo balls.

Sloth is a Fratelli brother. What's his first name?

This Fratelli brother is really named Lotney. Mouth's real name is Clark (Devereaux), and Data's is Richard (Wang).

Which ice cream flavor is not among those Chunk finds in the abandoned restaurant's freezer?

When Chunk smells ice cream in the abandoned restaurant, he finds Pralines and Cream, Mississippi Mud and Chocolate Eruption in the freezer. He doesn't mention finding Neapolitan.

With a wink to his previous career, Sloth wears what team's shirt?

Actor John Matuszak wears an Oakland Raiders shirt while playing Sloth. Matuszak, a former NFL defensive lineman, won two Super Bowls with the Raiders before he retired.

How long did it take to transform John Matuszak into Sloth every day?

Every morning, John Matuszak would sit for five hours to become Sloth.

Which part of Sloth was controlled remotely?

Sloth's left eye was controlled remotely and needed to be coordinated with his real, blinking eye.

Before he's captured, Jake Fratelli sings to Sloth from what opera?

Jake Fratelli sings from Puccini's opera, “Madame Butterfly."

When the watercooler breaks at the Fratelli's restaurant hideout, which Mel Brooks movie does Chunk reference when he says, "I got it! I got it! I don't got it!"?

This is a reference to the character Brophy in Mel Brooks' 1977 comedy "High Anxiety." Brophy, while lifting a heavy suitcase says, "I got it. I got it." Then drops it. "I ain't got it."

What name is painted on Data's device that's used to open the gate for Chunk?

"Rube G" is painted on Data's device, a nod to the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and engineer Rube Goldberg.

What's on the menu at the abandoned restaurant?

According to Mama Fratelli, the only thing they serve is tongue.

Which of the Goonies wears a "007" belt buckle?

It's Data, the Goonie with the gadgets. His buckle is not only stamped with "007," it also shoots suction-cup-tipped arrows.

According to the script, what's Willy's full name?

One-eyed Willy's full name is William B. Portobell.

Who sang the theme song, "Goonies 'R' Good Enough"?

Steven Spielberg asked Cyndi Lauper to pick the songs for the movie soundtrack. She also performed and co-wrote the theme song, "Goonies 'R' Good Enough."

What kind of candy bar does Chunk share with Sloth?

Chunk gives his Baby Ruth bar to Sloth.

The plates on the printing press that Data finds are for $100 bills. What monetary denomination is printed?

The plates have "100" and "hundred" on them, but the press prints $50 notes.

What were the bats made out of?

They weren't real. These bats were made out of paper.

What pirate movie is Sloth watching while he's chained in the basement?

Sloth's watching "Captain Blood," the 1935 pirate adventure.

Because Andy took piano lessons, she's nominated to play the pipe organ. What notes does she say she can't tell apart?

"I can't tell if it's an A-sharp or a B-flat," Andy says when she's nervously trying to play the organ. (Incidentally, A-sharp and B-flat are actually the same note.)

Oops, what year is the Lou Gehrig baseball card Mikey finds in Chester Copperpot's wallet?

Mikey finds a Topps baseball card of Lou Gehrig from the 1970s on Chester Copperpot's body -- but Copperpot died 40 years before.

What color is Troy's underwear?

When we see Troy in the restroom stall at the country club, he's wearing red underwear.

What location was nearly all of the film shot?

While some scenes, like the tunnels as well as Willy's ship, were shot in California, most of the film was shot in Astoria, Oregon.

Which real-life crime family are the Fratellis based on?

Mama Fratelli and her sons are based on the real-life Ma (Kate) Barker and her sons.

Cameo alert: Who do we see playing one of the two ATV-riding officers on the beach at the end of the movie?

That's Richard Donner, making a cameo in his movie.

Steven Spielberg is the film's executive producer. What else is he credited with?

In addition to his role as executive producer, you'll see "Story by Steven Spielberg" in the credits.

What's the real-life name of the rock used by the kids to navigate Willy's map?

That's Haystack Rock, in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Which was the model for Willy's ship, The Inferno?

Errol Flynn's ship in the classic film, "The Sea Hawk" was the inspiration for Willy's ship.

On the beach at the end of the movie, Data says, "the scariest part was the octopus!" What's he talking about?

Originally, the movie included an octopus fight scene, but it didn't make the final cut. The dialogue at the beach, though, stayed in.

Who plays the role of Data's mom during the finale?

Data's mom was played by the assistant to director Richard Donner, Jennie Lew Tugend.

Who took One-Eyed Willy's full-size ship, The Inferno, after filming wrapped?

The Inferno was a life-size ship -- it was 105 feet long and more than 7,000 square feet of material was used to make the sails. When it was offered to anyone who wanted it, no one took it.

What career did Jeff Cohen pursue after his childhood acting experience?

Cohen has a law degree from UCLA School of Law. Since 2002, he has been co-founder/partner of Cohen Gardner LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles. He focuses on entertainment law.

When is "Goonies Day" celebrated in Astoria, Oregon?

While celebrating the movie's 25th anniversary in 2010, the mayor of Astoria named June 7 (its release date) as "Goonies Day."

How does this line of The Goonies Oath end? "I will never betray my goon dock friends ..."

The Goonies Oath, which was cut from the film, begins as follows: "I will never betray my goon dock friends / We will stick together until the whole world ends."

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