The Goon Docks is the poorer part of Astoria. Blue-collar workers such as liberal arts degree earners and fishermen live here with their families. Those who live in the richer "Hillside" area of town look down on the citizens of the Docks, usually referring to them as "Goonies".
Mr. Perkins wishes to purchase the entirety of the Docks in order to build a golf course over its location. He has purchased every house in the area, with the last one he is waiting on being the Walsh residence. The day before it is to be signed, the Goonies set off on one last adventure to find lost pirate treasure, in hopes of saving their home.
When the morning of the purchase comes, Irving Walsh begins to sign off on the paperwork to foreclose his home. However, after the discovery of a marble bag full of gemstones, the documents are torn up, with the promise that the little treasure that survived will be able to save every home in the Goon Docks.
Behind the scenes
The Goon Docks are a fictional neighborhood and do not exist in real life Astoria.
- The name "Goon Docks" may be a play on the word "boondocks".
|Locations in The Goonies|
|Astoria, OR||8th Street (Astoria Historical Museum • Lower Columbia Bowl) • Duane Street (Clatsop County Jail) • Exchange Street • Leif Erikson Drive (Stop 'N Snack) • Goon Docks (Walsh residence • Wang residence) • Hillside|
|Ecola State Park||Astoria Country Club (Moss Garden Wishing Well) • Cannon Beach • Cauldron Point • Lighthouse Lounge|
|Filming locations||Astoria • East Mooring Basin • Goat Rock Beach • John Warren Field|