Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Goonies Gorillas

Sure Data, "The Octopus was very scary", but what about the escaped Gorillas leading a chase with the police in Troy's Mustang?
The above pictures come from a deleted subplot involving 2 escaped gorillas.

I'll use the script (fourth draft) to explain.  We first encounter the gorillas during the police chase from the beginning of the movie:

Cut to...
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Later on in the story, sometime after the scene at the wishing well...

The two photos are from the end of the movie, and seem to be a part of the never released alternate ending.
Using various pics, and the script, here's how I think it went down...

The Goonies have gathered over at Mikey's house to help his family pack up for the sad move out of their home.

Mr. Perkins shows up to get Mr. Walsh to finally sign those papers-
When all of a sudden...

So, the white Mustang (a Cadillac in the script) belongs to Mr Perkins:
Notice the golf flags hanging out of the window.
Rosalita finds the jewels in the kids' laundry, and, just like in the released ending, the goon docks are saved...
And everyone celebrates...

Including new roomates Chunk and Sloth, in matching shirts.
 And the movie would have ended on this image:


I found the photos of the gorillas in an album on cineplex.com, with no explanation of where they came from.

I wanted to share them with all the Goonies fans out there, and who knows, maybe the footage will show up someday...




1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is good stuff, I'm a huge Goonie fan but I've never seen this stuff! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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