Today is a very special day for all you Goonies out there since it marks the 25th anniversary of The Goonies first arriving in theaters on June 7th, 1985. They don't make' em like this anymore, since kid adventure flicks these days are either based on a book, a comic strip, a book that was turned into a comic strip, a video game or something else that's completely underwhelming. Back in 1985, Hollywood wasn't competing against a nation full of kids with attention deficit disorder; they weren't trying to rip children away from their iPods, iPads, laptops, chat rooms, Facebook or Twitter. Back then, all kids really had was their ratty old bikes, wild imaginations and each other.

The great thing about The Goonies is that it's every little kid's fantasy all wrapped up in an exciting (and thrilling) adventure tale that's surprisingly down to earth at the same time. Not only could kids relate to tackling a wacky neighborhood adventure like one that may or may not end with the discovery of a pirate's buried treasure, but, as a kid, you could also tap into those feelings of experiencing it all with your best friends; the kids who lived down the block or sat behind you in class. The kids you'd remember most 40 years later when you're going through old photo albums in the garage. One of the reasons why this film sticks with so many of us all these years later is that we remember those days; we remember being that age -- right before puberty hits and the opposite sex becomes a main priority -- and it's often fun to tap back into that energy, passion and overwhelming determination to go, go, go until your parents literally send the search party (or your annoying older brother) out to look for you.

And when I think of The Goonies, no other scene represents those feelings, those friends, those memories and that sense of adventure better than this one ...

Click on the image below to watch the scene ...



Bonus clip: What is perhaps the weirdest and most random based-on-a-movie music video ever created ...