Cyndi Lauper may have said it best, “The Goonies ‘r’ Good Enough,” and this past weekend they all got back together after 35 years to prove it.
Josh Gad “Zoomed” with the remaining cast members and almost everyone else involved with the classic film.
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Ke Huy Quan, Martha Plimpton, and Kerri Green showed up for the virtual klatsch along with writer Chris Columbus, executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner. Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi of the film’s Fratelli crime family joined the discussion.
Even Lauper logged in for a special appearance.
The show, “Reunite Apart with Josh Gad” helps raise money for different charities, this one for The Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
Scenes were re-enacted, anecdotes were told, and discussions were had about a possible sequel.
“Chris, Dick and I — and Lauren [Shuler Donner] — have had a lot of conversations about it,” said Mr. Spielberg. “Every couple of years we come up with an idea but then it doesn’t hold water.”
The director said the original is so good, they haven’t been able to come up with something that would surpass it. “Until we do,” he added, “people are just going to have to look at this [livestream] a hundred times!”
Donner threw in some of his own shade, saying humorously, “How are you going to find seven miserable kids like this again that are new and fresh?”
The ensemble then gave a…rousing rendition of “The Goonies ‘r’ Good Enough” before signing off, thanking the many health professionals helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other cast members, John Matuszak, Anne Ramsey, Keith Wlaker, Mary Ellen Trainor and Lupe Ontiveros have all passed, the live stream was dedicated in their honor.