Clare Powell approached me about recreating a scene from her favourite childhood film The Goonies with her friends Nick Stapleton, Richard Powell and Melanie Carr. We recreated the scene in Hull’s Beautiful East Park.
The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner, who produced with Harvey Bernhard. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. A band of pre-teens who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from demolition, and, in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves.
Warner Bros. released it on June 7, 1985, in the United States. The film grossed $61.5 million worldwide and has developed a cult following.