To a whole generation, the 1985 ‘The Goonies’ movie is nothing but an iconic symbol of their youth. Now, 35 years after the film was released the cast have been reunited thanks to Josh Gad’s ‘Reunited Apart’, a show which helps to raise money for charity.
For the very first episode, the films main cast including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Ke Huy Quan, Martha Plimpton and Kerri Green reunited with a few special guests thrown in for good measure. Those guests included scribe Chris Columbus, executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner. Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the movie’s memorable track ‘The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough’, also made a cameo.
The cast reenacted scenes from the movie, shared behind-the-scenes stories and footage from the movie.
What everyone wants to know is, will there ever be a sequel for the beloved movie. Spielberg did, in fact, confirm that they had discussed the idea but any ideas they’ve had just didn’t hold up well enough to do the original justice.
“Chris [Columbus, The Goonies screenwriter], Dick, and I – and Lauren [Shuler Donner] – have had a lot of conversations about it. Every couple of years we come up with an idea but then it doesn’t hold water. Until we do, people are just going to have to look at this [livestream] a hundred times!”
Funds raised from the first episode will go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to support their COVID-19 Response Fund.
Watch the full reunion show below.