Fans of the 1985 film “The Goonies” hold the movie’s memories in their hearts. Cast members are gathering together to do something that helps people in need, especially during these COVID-19 days.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, stars of the adventure film — Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Jonathan Ke Quan, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano, and Robert Davi — are reuniting for a virtual fundraiser on Dec. 5 to benefit No Kid Hungry and its work feeding kids and families amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The event is free to stream and donations will be encouraged.
Coincidentally, Amblin Films shared information about the event through Twitter.
The Richard Donner film, which was penned by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, follows a ragtag group of kids, aka “the Goonies,” as they hunt for buried pirate treasure. Along the way, they run into trouble when they come face-to-face with the Fratelli crime family.
Meanwhile, let’s take a look back at the original film trailer.
Also, the upcoming event will mark the second high-profile Goonies reunion this year. Brolin, Astin, Plimpton, Feldman, Green, Quan, Cohen, Davi, Pantoliano, Donner, Columbus, Spielberg, and theme song singer Cyndi Lauper previously joined Josh Gad for his series Reunited Apart With Josh Gad. That fundraiser has since been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube.
Here are some highlights from that reunion.
Tackling The Continuing Issue Of Hunger In America
Hunger issues have been around for a long, long time. Obviously, the need for food has risen in the past few months as more people are finding themselves seeking resources.
Conversely, No Kid Hungry was one of the charities that received funding from the ‘Great American Foodathon’ which was held before Thanksgiving.
In addition, country music singer Blake Shelton and actress Drew Barrymore were among the celebrities that helped in the effort.