The funny thing is I have a hard time quantifying just why I like this movie so darn much. Part of it is the way Donner directed the kids in the movie. Half the time they're stepping all over each other's lines and just throwing their lines out at light speed but this has the effect of making the dialog sound more like kids actually talk. Donner was smart enought to just roll with that.
Swinebread notified me that there was a comic in the works and that I should check it out. Sure enough "The Goonies: Search for Sloth" is in production with a late summer release date and it's co-authored by none other than Mr. Richard Donner. Not only that - they consulted every cast member from the original movie about their characters while writing this. Frickin' awesome.