The cast of The Goonies were virtually reunited on Monday, thanks to Frozen star Josh Gad.
Gad – who voiced the iconic snowman Olaf – recently launched his own YouTube channel, and the most recent episode brought together the actors from the classic ’80s adventure movie.
Present for the reunion were actors Sean Astin (Mikey), Corey Feldman (Mouth), Jeff Cohen (Chunk), Martha Plimpton (Stef), Jonathan Ke Quan (Data), Kerri Green (Andy), Josh Brolin (Brand), Robert Davi (Jake Fratelli), and Joe Pantoliano (Francis Fratelli).
They’re back! On Monday Josh Gad reunited the cast of The Goonies, including Sean Astin (Mikey), Corey Feldman (Mouth), Jeff Cohen (Chunk) and Martha Plimpton (Stef).
However, that wasn’t all. Also joining in on the fun was Cyndi Lauper – who sang the movie’s theme tune “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”, exec producer Steven Spielberg director Richard Donner and screenwriter Chris Columbus.
Gad, clearly a big fan of the 1985 movie, said: “There is one movie that defines my childhood. One movie that defines my personality. One movie that defines me.”
So it must have been a dream come true for Gad, then, when the cast even reenacted scenes from the movie, screenwriter Columbus joked that they performed better now than they did in the film.
Big star: Even Josh Brolin was enticed back for the reunion, as he read lines from the original script with his cast mates
O.G cast reunite: Corey Feldman made an appearance reading lines as his character Mouth
Goonies reunite: Sean Astin reprised his role as Mickey
Hey, you guys: Ke Huy Quan played Richard Wang, better known as Data.
Fan favourite: Martha Plimpton played Stephanie Steinbrenner, often shortened to Stef, who is Andy’s best friend.
The cast also shared their thoughts on making the movie and shared behind-the-scenes tales.
Among the highlights from the clip, Spielberg was asked about whether or not they would make a sequel with the original cast (Fox are currently working on a pilot for a TV reboot of the movie.)
“Chris, Dick and I — and Lauren [Shuler Donner] — have had a lot of conversations about it,” Spielberg admitted. “Every couple of years we come up with an idea but then it doesn’t hold water.”
Treat: The cast even re-enacted scenes from the movie, with Jeff Cohen reprising his role as Chunk (pictured above)
In the meantime, Spielberg joked that fans would just have to watch this livestream a hundred times to get their fix.
As well as providing entertainment, the episode helped raised funds for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to support their COVID-19 Response Fund.
The original: The 1985 action adventure movie is regarded as a classic
Tease: Exec producer Steven Spielberg talked about ideas for a possible sequel
’80s classic: Even Cyndi Lauper, who sang the theme tune for the movie, made an appearance