Cannon Beach was a filming location of The Goonies, an 80s iconic adventure and comedy film about a band of kids who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon and attempt to save their homes from demolition, and, in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves.
Do you remember being awed by the grandeur of the magical coastline in the scene filmed at Indian Beach? Located at the north end of Cannon Beach, Indian Beach can be reached from Ecola State Park. The entrance road of Ecola State Park takes visitors through a lush Sitka spruce forest to a grassy bluff with magnificent views of Indian Beach and the Pacific Ocean. This cliff is where the Goonies pull-up with their bikes during their search for the treasure hoarded by the pirate One-Eyed Willie.
Some interesting facts about “The Goonies”:
- Producer Steven Spielberg regularly references James Bond in his movies. In “The Goonies”, Data’s belt has “007” inscribed on it. He also listens to the James Bond theme before sliding on the rope over to Mikey’s.
- This year will be the 33rd anniversary of “The Goonies”.
- “Chunk”, played by Jeff Cohen and famous for “The Truffle Shuffle” scene, is now a successful entertainment attorney.
Haven’t seen the movie, but now you are curious? No worries….we have a copy at Inga’s Cottage waiting for you to experience this classic flick that has become a favorite to so many.
Who has on their list of their favorite childhood movies, Steven Spielberg’s 1985 classic “The Goonies”?