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Text from the back cover of
Three Weeks With
The Goonies:

In the autumn of 1984, Warner Bros. pictures descended upon the placid little fishing town of Astoria, Oregon to produce a rollicking adventure movie called THE GOONIES.  Since its release, thousands of fans from all corners of the globe have journeyed to Astoria to visit the filming locations - and perhaps rekindle some of the excitement they'd experienced when they first watched the movie.

As an aspiring film director, author and native Astorian Mick Alderman was invited by director Richard Donner to observe the filming, and wound up spending nearly every day on the set.  His memoir takes the reader through THE GOONIES location shooting process - day by day - and relates a variety of anecdotes and impressions gleaned from the experience.  Illustrated with 80 behind-the-scenes photos - many never-before published - this book is required reading for any die-hard GOONIES fan.

"I literally felt like I was there during the filming of THE GOONIES while reading this book.  Just when I thought I had heard all the stories I was surprised to find new treasures in Mick's writing.  His first person perspective of Richard Donner, the cast and crew makes for a really fun read."
Ron Fugelseth
Director - "The Making of a Cult Classic:
The Unauthorized Story of THE GOONIES"
Curtis "Mr. Perkins" Hanson


Goonies 30th Anniversary Behind-the-Scenes Presentation Panel, June 2015
Left to right: Randell Widner (Sloth stunt double), Mark Marshall (cast coordinator), Mick Alderman, Paul Gillum (Astoria police liaison).