Saturday, April 10, 2010

And My First Trick In Months Will Be...Deleted Octopus Scene From The Goonies

Every once in awhile I remember scenes from movies that never made the final cut but were part of the theatrical release. One of the "lost scenes" that has been haunting me for years was the Octopus scene from the Goonies. You see, I'm pretty fuckin' old, at least old enough to have seen The Goonies opening weekend, and the weekend after that, so on and so forth. As a child of the 80's, I probably watched The Goonies 6 to 8 times while it was in the theaters. Years later, after losing interest in the movies of my childhood to make room for sex, drugs, and other teenage interests, I found myself watching the Goonies on VHS for the first time in almost 10 years. Like a decade before, I loved the shit out of that flick but I knew something was missing. Over the years I would debate with my peers on whether they remembered an octopus or not. Most of the time I would just get the "your such a fuckin' geek" look, but most who shared the love would agree there was definitely something missing in the VHS cut.

And then, in the year 2000, the DVD was released, and the age-old question was answered. Unfortunately, I don't think it ever made a the DVD cut, but it was included in the deleted scenes, and I was finally at peace.

So here I bring you that very deleted scene that I have wasted 100's of hours of my life talking about.