Fans who have been craving a reunion of “The Goonies” cast for years got their wish Monday when they finally got together — online.
The special reunion of the actors from the 1985 Steven Spielberg-produced cult classic was organized by actor and comedian Josh Gad for what he said was the “first-ever and possibly last-ever” episode of a show called “Reunited Apart.” It also served as a fundraiser for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which provides relief to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As many of us watching this wish we could see each other right now, it is my sincerest hope that catching up with some old friends of all of us will bring some much-needed joy to each and every one of you,” Gad said.
Speaking via video chat, he was joined by all “The Goonies,” including Kerrie Green (Andy), Ke Huy Quan (Data), Corey Feldman (Mouth), Martha Plimpton (Stef), Jeff Cohen (Chunk), Josh Brolin (Brand) and Sean Astin (Mikey).
Cast members caught up on what they’ve been doing both in life and since they started staying at home, and even did a reading of some of the film’s most iconic lines.
The reunion grew even bigger with the addition of Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano, who played the villainous Fratelli brothers, as well as the film’s writer Chris Columbus and director Richard Donner.
Later on, “The Goonies” producer and iconic director Steven Spielberg joined the call to tell the story of how the movie came together. Even Cyndi Lauper called in to tell the story of the movie’s original theme song.