Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Goonies: Where are they now?

It's been over 25 years since the 'The Goonies' became a cult phenomenon. Take a look at what the adventure-seeking gang is up to now ...

The Goonies' adventure to save their parents' homes from being torn down all began thanks to shy, awkward Mikey, played by Sean Astin. 
Astin is most famous these days for playing loyal Hobbit sidekick Sam Gamgee in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.

'Mouth' was an accurate nickname for the smack-talking Clark Devereaux ...
... and for Corey Feldman himself, who's snuck back into the spotlight as a reality star on 'The Two Coreys' alongside his '80s foil, Corey Haim.

That's Captain Chunk to you! As Lawrence 'Chunk' Cohen, actor Jeff B. Cohen faced down the villainous Fratelli family and amazed us all with his Truffle Shuffle.
Minus the pirate hat (and his baby fat), Cohen is now an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles.

Richard 'Data' Wang, played by Jonathan Ke Quan, helped foil the bad guys with his inventions.
As a kid, Quan also had a memorable role in 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.' He now works behind the camera as a martial arts stunt coordinator for films like 'The One' with Jet Li.

Kerri Green's first big role was as the Goonies' cute cheerleader Andy Carmichael. She went on to star in other '80s favorites like 'Summer Rental' and 'Lucas.
Green stopped acting after her teen years, but she returned to the big screen in 2010 in the indie movie 'Complacent'.

Josh Brolin scooped up an Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role in 'Milk.' Seems like only yesterday he was making his big screen debut as older brother Brand Walsh in 'The Goonies'.
Brolin also earned acclaim in 2010 for his nuanced portrayal of George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's 'W.'

As Stef Steinbrenner, Martha Plimpton was a reluctant Goonie: "I feel like I'm babysitting and I'm not getting paid."
Plimpton's still a familiar face to Broadway buffs - she's an accomplished theater actress who's twice been nominated for a Tony award.

The kids couldn't have saved the day without the Fratellis' forgotten brother, Sloth - and he couldn't have done it without rocky road ice cream. The man behind Sloth's makeup was former Oakland Raiders defensive end John 'Tooz' Matuszak, who left the football field in 1981 to pursue an acting career.

Don't miss 'The Goonies' on the big screen Friday, October 12 at The Orpheum Theatre.  The movie starts at 7:15PM and tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

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