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Life in the 80’s with the Coreys “You know who I’m talking about”

If you lived in the 80's, the two Coreys really couldn't be avoided. They seemed to be everywhere! But, since this is the Inspired by Movie Song contest, I thought I'd better step it up and bring out a Corey and Steven Spielberg for this contest!

Then to take it up from there, I decided to end my vacation by going to the houses where these next two films were made. I even added a 90's movie set for our younger viewers today.

What movie that you can't forget brought Corey Feldman and Steven Spielberg together in the 80's? Of course it was "The Goonies" and it was filmed right here in Oregon about 15 minutes away from where I was on vacation. Not only is the Goonies a great movie, it taught you about team work and to never give up on your goal! Besides, how can you go wrong with a video that has Captain Lou, Rowdy Roddy Piper and the Sheik from WWF in it? Before the video you will see the house that the Goonies met at before they went on their adventure. We took this picture on Friday afternoon on the way back from our vacation.


The second movie was "Short Circuit" from 1986. It was not a great film, but if you remember Johnny 5, the robot that was alive, and any film in the 1980's that had Steve Guttenberg had to be good right? Don't you remember "Police Academy"?


This picture was the house where Ally Sheedy lived in the film and where Johnny 5 decided to take up as a safe haven to watch and learn from Ally Sheedy's television and books. It is only about 5 miles from "The Goonies" house. The moral of this story is when you believe in something, even when no one else does, you can succeed!

The song was actually a pretty big hit, unlike "The Goonies" theme. But, I never saw the video until today, boy is it bad! But, the house in the picture above is in it briefly.

OK, since I was out taking pictures of movie spots and this one was only two blocks from "The Goonies" house, I decided to take a picture of it for those people who didn't get in to movies until the 90's, but like Arnold Schwarzenegger. I decided to take a picture of the school where Arnold played a teacher for a week to protect a child in the movie "Kindergarten Cop".


So, here is my entry for the Inspired by Movie Song and I really hope someone else steps up and actually heads to the movie location where their movies where filmed and include current pictures like I have.

Good Luck,






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Comment balloon 7 commentsRespect Realty LLC • April 27 2008 10:08AM


Todd, those bring back some memories. Great post.
Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) about 12 years ago
haha...I remember those guys. Yes I was young. VERY YOUNG!! but I do remember those movies and those two.     
Posted by Rick Grand (nowhere) about 12 years ago
Todd - Nicely done, my friend.  Thanks for taking it to a new place with your own photos of these movie locations!
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 12 years ago
Goonies never say die!!
Posted by Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou (Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas) about 12 years ago
The Goonies is a classic! And I saw Short Circuit on a Saturday afternoon with my kids when we had our home for sale and it was being held open! The house took forever to sell, so we saw a lot of movies! Thanks for the "then and now" movie tour!
Posted by Elaine Manes Gage, Staging done ONLINE! (Home Staging Online Services) about 12 years ago

I love the Goonies!  Great post, you sure tied everything together.   Oh, those Coreys... You're right, they were everywhere.

Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) about 12 years ago
boy it's tough to top the goonies when you're talking 80's post
Posted by Jim Ludes, Grundy/Will County, IL REALTOR (RE/MAX Top Properties) about 12 years ago

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