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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Goonies Saturday, June 5, 2010

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, Oregon I've posted a few photos here, and I've uploaded more to this Picasa album. You can click through them with the arrows at the top and read the captions. For the opening of the Oregon Film Museum in the old jail, the City staged a reenactment of the jailbreak at the beginning of the The Goonies film.

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, Oregon First, Mayor Willis Van Dusen introduced State Senator Betsy Johnson, and she applauded the opening of the museum. They noted that the museum was dedicated in honor of all of the films made in Oregon, but that June 7th would forever be Goonies Day in Astoria and today was their day at the Museum.

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, OregonWillis Van Dusen introduced the actors. I didn't catch the name of the guy in the white hat, but an anonymous commenter thought it might be Joe Pantoliano, who played one of the Fratelli brothers, and I think that's right. Next (plaid shirt) is Curtis Hanson ("Mr. Perkins"), then Jeff Cohen in a black shirt ("Chunk", with his daugter in the blue shirt. I found a link to the Goonies cast then and now, so have fun with the facces! Everyone seems to be having a good time. The mood was laid-back and fun. You'll see more pictures of the actors in the album.

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, Oregon Oh, look. In the middle of this photo there's a guy in a hat racing from the jail to a waiting black jeep. Note the red gas can.

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, Oregon There's a hot pursuit . . . and you can see more in the photo album. Note pirate hats in the foreground.

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, OregonAt the other end of town are The Goon Docks - right next door to my shop, Tapir and Friends Animal Store (which has no sign and has reverted to its roots as an online-only business).

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, OregonAt The Goon Docks, you can buy tickets and memorabilia.

Goonies Weekend, Astoria, Oregon It's nice when the town gets together and has a good time. The crowds even left me a place to park. The weather was as gorgeous yesterday as it is rainy so far today. I haven't been out yet, but I can see from my window that The Goon Docks are again filled with people.

Here's a web site I found showing more location pix for several of the movies made in Astoria. There's an index list here. Just look for these titles: Free Willy, Kindergarten Cop, The Ring 2, and of course, The Goonies. It doesn't cover all movies made here, but you'll enjoy seeing stills from the films as well as the locations.

Here is a YouTube video interview with Curt Hanson and Jeff Cohen uploaded during the weekend.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

11 comments:

Lee Spangler said...

I find your post so informative and educational. I guess its existence improves the stature of the movie!

Trisha White said...

Thanks Sheryl. . .for bringing us such good pictures of the action! As an Astoria resident, I wove my way through the crowds to get my errands done and celebrated all of the visitors who looked as if they were really enjoying themselves.

Anonymous said...

The older actor (plaid shirt) is Curt Hanson, who played Mr. Perkins. He's the only cast member who showed up for today's 10am "Meet and Greet" at the Liberty. Entertaining guy!

tapirgal said...

Thank you! I've corrected the text. Now, who is the guy in the white ball cap?

VP said...

I'll send the link to my son, I saw this move at least a dozen times when he was a kid, but I am not sure he'll appreciate it now...

Jacob said...

As I said, never saw the movie, but it appears the folks in Astoria were having a great time reliving those "good old days"! And so nice that the weather cooperated.

Don and Krise said...

Wow, it sure brought out a crowd. I think I'm one of about ten people that never saw the movie. :-(

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure the guy in the white hat is Joe Pantoliano who played one of the Fratelli brothers.

Halcyon said...

I bet this was fun! My brother, sister and I loved this movie when we were kids. I don't know how many times we must have watched it!

tapirgal said...

Anonymous, It does look like him when I looked at the other photos. Thanks!

Clytie said...

How fun this is! I still haven't found my Goonies movie ... must be buried in storage somewhere. Sigh.

LOVE these pictures, though! So cool to see it through your eyes!

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