Like many others I really enjoy movies, but I often find myself wondering “what if one part of a movie was different than the original story line? It could change the whole movie.”
This is just a little write up of how I think the movie might go.
What if in Goonies when the Fratelli’s catch up with the kids on One Eyed Willies ship instead of making them walk the plank they just tied them up. Then the Fratelli’s would have grabbed all the booty they wanted and had a better chance of getting away. Most likely they still would have grabbed from the plate that set the ship in motion. I would guess without the kids running on the beach screaming for help a pirate ship would have been great cover to get away, it’s all about misdirection.
The Fratelli’s would have gotten away with some money and the Coast Guard would have caught up with Willies ship and rescued the kids. Because the kids are on the ship the parents wouldn’t have had time to sign the papers which let gave the rights to knock down the houses. And by that time they wouldn’t have had to since the kids would most likely get some monetary reward for finding it, plus maybe some of the gold left by the Fratelli’s. So the Fratelli’s get away, but the Walsh’s get to keep their home.
What if this is the original movie Data’s Walkman isn’t waterproof? Then it would be very unlikely that they would get away from that giant octopus, and the Fratellie’s would probably get away with a bunch of gold (Again from the misdirection of the pirate ship). The worst part would be the Walsh’s along with the other Goonie parents would have no idea what happened to their kids (octopi don’t leave evidence) and they would have to sell their houses.
If you’re not familiar with the octopus scene it can be seen here. It also has an explanation on why it was not in the movie.
Other "What If's"
If you enjoyed this check out my alternate ending for The Princess Bride.