The ‘Goonies’ home offered for greater than $1.6 million. What’s going to occur to it?
A devoted fan of “The Goonies” is seeking to deliver new life to one of many movie’s important areas almost 40 years after the film premiered in 1985.
That fan is Kansas businessman Behman Zakeri, who bought the house, which was listed for greater than $1.6 million, in December. Zakeri instructed the Washington Submit on Tuesday that he desires to revive the Astoria, Ore., abode to its “Goonies” glory as a haven for fellow followers.
“I’m simply tremendous excited to attempt to be the very best I may be for the ‘Goonies’ neighborhood,” he instructed the Submit.
Within the movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, a gaggle of buddies dwelling within the “Goon Docks” neighborhood battle to guard their properties from foreclosures. Whereas doing so, they uncover a map that sparks a journey for pirate treasure.
Since “The Goonies” premiered, followers have flocked to the northwestern Oregon house to rejoice the movie. Zakeri was amongst those that have visited the Victorian a number of instances. He mentioned he had his eyes set on the house lengthy earlier than the deal closed in December.
After buying the home from former proprietor Sandi Preston, Zakeri (who primarily lives in Kansas together with his spouse) added that he desires to include particulars from the movie into the house — together with a zipper line utilized by Ke Huy Quan‘s character, Information.
“Anyone that was a real ‘Goonie’ wanted to have it to type of make it possible for it didn’t go away,” Zakeri instructed the Submit. “If the fallacious individual buys ‘The Goonies’ home, what in the event that they do what Troy’s father needed to do within the film and bulldoze it and switch it right into a golf course or one thing? Too many individuals’s hearts would break.”
In a Twitter submit final week, Zakeri tagged a number of stars of the journey movie, inviting them over to his newly bought house. Among the many talked about actors was Corey Feldman, who performed Clarke Devereaux, a.okay.a. “Mouth.”
“Congratulations Behman! Welcome 2 #THEGOONDOCKS,” Feldman replied. “Please Hold The Magic Alive!! And at all times permit the followers of all ages entry 2 take pics in entrance of your house. They’ll B eternally GR8FUL I Guarantee U! Good Luck Dude!”
Actor Robert Davi, who portrayed Jake, tweeted at Zakeri that “There ought to be a 40 [anniversary] there” on the Oregon house.
“DEAL,” Zakari replied.