The Goonies, everyone’s favorite movie about neglected children putting themselves in extreme danger to correct the grievous financial mistakes of their parents, had not one but two separate tie-in music videos by 1980s pop superstar Cyndi Lauper. This is not to suggest that she recorded two different songs for The Goonies soundtrack — she made two videos and just used the same song twice. Lauper’s two-part multimedia assault, “The Goonies R Good Enough,” has almost nothing in common with the actual film The Goonies, apart from the vague concept of unclaimed pirate treasure. For example, Lauper’s music videos are cast almost exclusively with professional wrestlers, despite the fact that the film does not feature any professional wrestlers, nor is professional wrestling a major plot point (in fact, at no point in The Goonies is professional wrestling even mentioned).
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