Product placement is an advertising technique seen in various forms of media to promote products by a company helping sponsor and fund a project. The Goonies is no exception to the rule and has various examples of such.
List of brands promoted in The Goonies[edit | edit source]
Baby Ruth[edit | edit source]
Dominoes Pizza[edit | edit source]
A box of Dominoes Pizza is seen at the end of the film, being brought to Chunk by his mother. It is specifically his favorite pizza, as mentioned in this scene and in cut dialogue from the movie.
Ford[edit | edit source]
Godfather's Pizza[edit | edit source]
According to Mouth, one of Chunk's tall tales includes eating his "entire weight in Godfather's Pizza". The line initially used Straw Hat Pizza, but when the restaurant chain wouldn't allow the name to be in the film, the line had to be dubbed over in post.
Jeep[edit | edit source]
Marble King[edit | edit source]
Michelin[edit | edit source]
The Fratellis' ORV is shown to specifically have Michelin-brand tires.
Nike[edit | edit source]
Pepsi[edit | edit source]
Mouth is seen carrying and drinking from a can of Pepsi at the beginning of the movie; Brand also pulls out a can of Pepsi from his fridge. The soda container outside of the Lighthouse Lounge that Chunk checks is also specifically a Pepsi one.
Swensen's[edit | edit source]
The brand of ice cream kept in the Lighthouse Lounge freezer is Swensen's. Flavors Chunk exclaims about include Pralines n' Cream, Mississippi Mud, Chocolate Eruption and its "Super Duper" variation, Apple, Grape, and Rocky Road.
Wonder Bread[edit | edit source]
Two inconspicuous packs of Wonder Bread are kept in the Lighthouse Lounge freezer; while the logo is not shown, the distinct polka-dot packaging is plain to see.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In the Stop 'N Snack deleted scene, numerous other brands are seen in the store. This includes Fun Dip, Boudoir, and RC Cola.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Japanese-exclusive The Goonies video game includes product placement for Konami, the developers of the game.
References[edit | edit source]
- 10 Classic Nikes That Made Cameos In Your Favorite Movies (2015-04-13). Retrieved on 2018-10-13.
- Nike Vandal Supreme shoes worn by Brandon Walsh (Josh Brolin) as seen in The Goonies. Retrieved on 2018-10-13.
- Shoes Nike Terra TC Lawrence Cohen / Choco (Jeff Cohen) in The Goonies. Retrieved on 2018-10-21.