This ’n that Goonies


Since Goonie Days runs through Sunday, some Goonie trivia is in order, and a visit to a website devoted to the partially found/deleted scenes from the beloved 1985 movie — which can be found at — seemed in order.

There you will find videos of the octopus encounter and shopping at the convenience store, and several still shots from scenes where there is no known video footage, including a car going into the Columbia River and two photos from the vanished alternate ending (one photo is shown, courtesy of

With all the versions of the movie that have been released over the years, scenes that are deleted in one, might pop up in another. The Internet Movie Database’s explanation of the several variations will make your head spin (

And, last but not least, did you know there was a song that was supposed to run with the credits? It was director Richard Donner’s idea, and set teacher Rhoda C. Fine wrote the ditty, which was supposed to be sung by the Goonie kids. The lyrics to “The Goondock Rock” are here: (did you know One-Eyed Willie’s last name is Wilcox?). Sorry folks, there’s no known recording.

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or

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