Ah, the Goonies. You can't help but love it.
We spoke exclusively to director Richard Donner earlier this week and, although the Goonies didn't come up during our chat, it was right there in the back of our minds. The 1985 classic adventure saw a group of kids setting off to find the treasure of One-Eyed Willy (which cracked us up as children and still does, to be honest). The impressive cast of pre-fame Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, '80s staple Corey Feldman and, of course, Sloth Fratelli are all deeply embedded in popular culture.
When we spoke to Donner, he also mentioned as an aside that The Goonies is getting a musical adaptation that'll be "immersive" and actually feature members of the audience, which is pretty damn cool. But what have the Goonies been up to since then? Are they still good enough?
SEAN ASTIN - Mikey Walsh
Aside from The Goonies, Sean Astin is best known for his role as Samwise from Lord of the Rings. The son of veteran actor John Astin - Gomez Addams in the original TV series, no less - Sean Astin's been working steadily since he started all the way back in 1985. He's turned up in episodes of NCIS, Franklin & Bash and Alphas.
COREY FELDMAN - "Mouth" Devereaux
Corey Feldman's a by-word for child actors gone wrong. After famously "emancipating" himself from his parents at 15, Feldman claimed that his earnings of over $1 million had been wittled down to just under $40,000. Yikes. Most recently, Feldman turned up on Dancing On Ice and, er, Border Security: Canada's Front Line. He was stopped by Customs in an episode. No, really.
JEFF COHEN - Chunk
Believe it or not, the guy who played Chunk is now a lawyer who runs a successful practice in California. He hasn't acted since 1987. He hasn't performed the Truffle Shuffle in front of a camera since 1985. That we know of.
MARTHA PLIMPTON - Stef
As the no-nonsense tomboy of the group, Stef had pretty much all of the best lines. Martha Plimpton's pretty well in the interim. She was a regular castmember on '90s behemoth ER as Meg Corwin, turned up alongside Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast, Parenthood with Steve Martin and even featured in Minecraft's single-player campaign. Most recently, she turned up in US sitcom The Real O'Neals and The Good Wife.
JONATHAN KE QUAN - "Data" Wang
As well as starring in other '80s classic Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom as Short Round, Jonathan Ke-Quan's shifted into stunt work in his later life. He worked as the stunt rigger on the first X-Men film - which, funnily enough, was exec-produced by director Richard Donner's wife, Lauren Shuler Donner - and also worked with Jet Li on daft-but-fun The One.
JOSH BROLIN - Brand
Playing Sean Astin's older brother who's way too much into his weights and that stretchy-tension thing that he gets wrapped up in, Brolin was another son of a famous actor. Son of James Brolin, Brolin's stepmother is Barbara Streisand. Right so. Brolin will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War, Part I and II where he'll play uber-villain Thanos and George Clooney's '50s-set mystery thriller, Suburbicon.
KERRI GREEN - Andy
As the love interest of The Goonies, Andy was many a childhood crush. Since then, she's turned up in Law & Order: SVU, Murder She Wrote and ER and shifted her career more towards painting. Trivia! While in college at Vassar, Kerri Green roomed with Ken Levine, one of the lead designers on Bioshock.
ANNE RAMSEY - Mama Fratelli
Playing the matriarch of the Fratellis would be Anne Ramsey's most well-known performance. Having starred in a number of films since the 1970's, she also turned up on Little House On The Prarie, Wonder Woman and Ironside. She sadly passed away in 1988.
JOHN MATUSZAK - "Sloth" Fratelli
John Matuszak wasn't even an actor, but rather a retired American football player. His makeup reportedly took over five hours to apply every day. Matuszak died in 1989 and, along with Anne Ramsey's passing, was why a Goonies sequel never took place.