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THE GOONIES

This classic adventure movie from the mid-1980s has reached cult status among those who were kids at the time of its original release. Consequently, Warner Bros. is currently working on The Goonies 2, a sequel that reunites the movie's cast for another adventure fifteen years later. The original movie was shot in northwestern Oregon, Northern California, and Southern California. See the entries and pictures below for details on all of the filming locations.


OREGON
Filming Locations —

Astoria, Clatsop County: Clatsop County Jail. Warren Field. Houses at 368 -38th Street and 344 -38th Street. 304 -37th Street. The Flavel House.

Cannon Beach, Clatsop County: Haystack Rock Beach. Ecola State Park..


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Jenner, Sonoma County: Goat Rock State Beach.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Burbank, Los Angeles County: Warner Bros.

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Clatsop County Jail, 732 Duane Street at 9th Street, Astoria, OR.
George Robotham, the stunt coordinator who also played the prison guard, was Anne Ramsey's photo double in the driving stunts.
If you look closely, there were some shots where it was pretty obvious the driver was a man instead of a woman.
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These are various streets in Astoria, though I am not sure yet which ones. Most of the jailbreak sequence was directed by Steven Spielberg. Richard Donner was directing the scenes with the kids at the Walsh House at the same time. Throughout the production, most of the scenes with adults were shot by Spielberg and most of the scenes with kids were shot by Donner.
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Warren Field, bounded by 18th, Exchange, and 20th Streets, belongs to the Fighting Fishermen of
Astoria High School, although the school itself is located across town on West Marine Drive.
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The scene with Rosarita dodging traffic was shot at the intersection of 37th Street and Highway 30 (Leif Erickson Drive). The building in the background currently houses the Astoria Coffee Company at 304 -37th Street (see right).
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This contemporary photograph of the location to the left was shot by me on 2 September 2002. Except for the paint job, the building looks mostly the same as it did in the movie, including the Lipton's logo above the front door (see below).
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This is the interior of an unknown house. Jack Devereaux,
Mouth's father, was played by the D.P., Nick McLean.
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This was shot at a bowling alley in downtown Astoria,
possibly near Marine Drive & 31st Street.
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The ORV chase suddenly changes from the streets of Astoria to the streets of Cannon Beach, OR.
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The truck ralley is on the beach at Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock. Filming this intensive of a scene here might not be allowed today since in 1990 the area around Haystack Rock was classified as a Protected Marine Garden and Bird Sanctuary. Haystack Rock is 235 feet tall and is considered the third largest monolith in the world. See cannon-beach.net for more information.
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The Goonies House is located at 368 -38th Street, Astoria, OR.
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Later in life, his fellow students at U.C. Berkeley always tried to convince Jeff Cohen to do the truffle shuffle at ralleys and football games. (see below for a picture of Jeff at Cal).
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Data's house, next-door to the Goonies House,
is located at 304 -38th Street.
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That's Richard Donner's production motorhome visible in the lower-right corner of the first picture.
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These contemporary photographs of the Goonies House were taken on 2 September 2002. If you visit, please respect the owner's wishes and walk up the driveway instead of driving. Also, please read the detailed advice page about visiting locations.
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Irving Walsh's museum was filmed at the Flavel House,
441 -8th Street between Duane and Exchange Streets, Atoria. This Queen Anne style mansion, built in 1885, really does house the Clatsop County Historical Society museum.
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This was shot by helicopter over Ecola State Park.
Two of the photo-doubles were locals while the third was Sharon Gerhard, the DGA trainee, portraying Mouth!
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This is probably Ecola Park Road in Ecola State Park, just north of Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach.
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These were all shot further north in Ecola State Park. The exterior of the Lighthouse Lounge was built by the film crew.
The two FBI bodies were played by Dan Kolsrud (see below for his other appearance) and stuntman Ted Grossman.
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Despite the movie's end credits and the DVD commentary by the actors both saying that the last scene was filmed at Bodega Bay, it was actually filmed at Goat Rock State Beach, just off Highway 1, south of Jenner in Sonoma County, CA.
The contemporary photographs on the right, both here and below, were taken by me on the morning of 27 August 2001.
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This view of the kids coming out of One Eyed Willy's tunnels is looking south from the last parking lot. Contrariwise, the picture on the previous line was north of the lot. The movie is edited so you think the motorbikes are approaching on the same beach.
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Here are crew cameos by 1st A.D. Dan Kolsrud (later the exec. producer of Bicentennial Man) and director Richard Donner.
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Another view of the Goonies coming up the beach.
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Both of these views are looking south from the parking lot towards the ocean.
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One cool thing about the Sonoma County filming is that just about every character who appeared in the movie was here — the kids, their families, the Fratellis, the Perkins, the cops, news reporters, the maid, and One Eyed Willy over on the ship. I think we're just missing the dead FBI man, the old guys at the country club, and Chester Copperpot!
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These pictures are from The Making of The Goonies: Steven Spielberg (producer), Richard Donner (director),
filming at the Walsh House, and the police car crashing into the water (edited from the movie).
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The original cut was over four hours long. This was one of many, many scenes that were edited out, although only a handful are accessible today. This particular scene was shot at the store at 304 -37th Street at Highway 30 (see above). It's interesting to note that the map in the second picture incorrectly says Astoria County when it should have said Clatsop County!
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The Goonies have all grown up. In 2001, here are Jonathan Ke Huy Quan, Corey Feldman, Sean Astin,
Richard Donner, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jeff Cohen, and Josh Brolin.

The Goonies (1985)
CAST: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Huy Quan, John Matuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Anne Ramsey, Lupe Ontiveros, Mary Ellen Trainor, Keith Walker, Curtis Hanson, Steve Antin, Paul Tuerpe, Michael Paul Chan, Ted Grossman....
WRITER: Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus
PRODUCER: Harvey Bernhard, Richard Donner, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg
DIRECTOR: Richard Donner
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: J. Michael Riva
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nick McLean
EDITOR: Michael Kahn, Steven Spielberg

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