Goonies Cast Reunion Coming: Reading To Benefit Charity
In the age of corona, live cast reunions have become a popular tool for fundraising. They bring back good memories, they’re fun updates, and they’re a lot more tolerable than celebs earnestly warbling “Imagine” into your earholes. (I know you were trying to forget that.) The upcoming Goonies cast reunion is a prime example.
Wait, I Thought The Goonies Cast Already Had A Reunion
That’s true. Earlier this year, in April, the cast reunited for Josh Gad’s Reunited Apart with Josh Gad, a Zoom series the performer hosted on his YouTube channel. That reunion also featured director Richard Donner, screenwriter Chris Columbus, and executive producer Steven Spielberg. (Spielberg created the story for the movie, by the way.)
Donner, Columbus, and Spielberg will be absent from the upcoming reunion. However, it will feature all the living main actors from the film. That includes Sean Astin (Mikey) and Josh Brolin, who played his older brother Brand. Also joining are Corey Feldman (Mouth), Jeff Cohen (Chunk), and Jonathan Ke Quan (Data, but we also fondly remembered him as Short Round in our Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom review). Rounding out the cast members in attendance are Kerri Green (Andy) and Martha Plimpton (Stef), as well as Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi, who played Francis and Jake Fratelli, respectively.
Missing, of course, are Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli), who died in 1988, and John Matuszak (Sloth), who passed away in 1989.
Reunion To Benefit Child Hunger Organization
The April reunion benefited the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, an organization that lends guidance and help for all manner of disasters. The upcoming reunion benefits a more specific cause. It will help No Kid Hungry, whose mission is, as they say, to “end child hunger in America.” It’s not breaking news that food insecurity has only grown during the pandemic. Children, unsurprisingly, are particularly vulnerable. Organizations like this are aiming to bridge the gap, though.
You can help out the organization by donating on your own, of course. But if you’d like to check out the live script reading, it’ll be at 8PM ET on Saturday, December 5. Just visit the No Kid Hungry site at that time. The organization is hoping to raise $100,000, and we’re hoping they pull it off.
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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at [email protected]