Goonies Diehards Flood Oregon for 25th Anniversary

'It's our time down here,' fans say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2010 12:00 AM CDT

(Newser) The Goonies came out 25 years ago this month and thousands of fans of the '80s favorite have flocked to the Oregon town where it was filmed to visit sites from the film, meet the cast, and maybe do a Truffle Shuffle or two. The mayor of Astoria—who was an extra in the film—estimates that more than 2,500 fans, some from as far away as Japan, have swelled the town's population for the 4-day Goonies extravaganza.

The fictional band of treasure-seeking misfits are "part of our culture," the mayor tells the Washington Post. "They're part of our history. As we go, so go the Goonies." Jeff Cohen, who played Chunk in the movie, took time off from his job as an LA entertainment lawyer to come to Oregon. "I think it's nice," he says. "It's nice to make something people like, that people are attached to." The Truffle Shuffle, however, is something he says he hasn't done since the '90s and won't be doing again.

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