The Goonies and crazy kid capers

Hello, you people! The Goonies, re-released in 4k recently, has delighted and inspired a generation of film-makers and film fans. Unfortunately, Hen is not one of them. Anna explains why Richard Donner's action-adventure is ace and Hen is dead inside. 

Set in 1980s Astoria, Oregon, The Goonies, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin, follows a gang of kids on the hunt for 17th-century pirate treasure. Based on a story by Steven Spielberg and a script by Chris Columbus, the film builds a kids-only world where the adults - namely, the mafioso crime family The Fratellis - are monstrous and the thrills strictly PG.

Anna and Hen talk about the film's substantial influence, its place in pre-teen fantasy cinema and Anna's favourite moments.

The Bigger Picture, presented by the BFI, is...

BFI Southbank Programmer Anna Bogutskaya.

BFI Digital editor Henry Barnes

Producer Peter Sale

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