The Goonies Movie Poster
  • Released
  • November 25, 1985
  • PG, 1 hr 51 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • Comedy
  • 3,622 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Goonies is a rambunctious, noisy, pirate-themed treasure-hunt action-fantasy -- all the ingredients that kids will love. Kids are in peril, find a dead body, are being hunted by thieves who are after their treasure map, and fall into all kinds of trouble. Beyond the (now-dated) special effects, cavernous (literally) sets, stunts, hideous skeletons, and outsized props, there's a message about being yourself and bonding with your friends and siblings -- even if they're outcasts. Some stereotyping -- the fat kid, the jock older brother, the Asian who's a gadget fanatic, etc. A physically disabled grown man is considered a "monster" by his family and is chained up under the stairs. Expect some vulgar humor and swearing (including "s--t"). There are jokes about a nude classical statue's genitalia, and a teen boy adjusts his rearview mirror to see up a cheerleader's skirt. The movie may be too scary for some kids, so know your kid before you watch.

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