Act 1, Sequence 2: The Goonies
The map details the location of long-lost Spanish treasure captured by a pirate named One-Eyed Willy. Mikey recites the entire story as his father told it to him. At the end of the tale, Willy retreated to a cave that the British fleet bombarded, sealing Willy inside. Willy surrounded the treasure with booby traps and then killed all his men. But the other boys do not believe in the story until Chunk strikes again. He trips over a newspaper story about a recluse scavenger who claimed to have the key to One-Eyed Willy’s treasure. Mikey gets the idea that they should go in search of it, but none of the other kids wants to go on any more of Mikey’s adventures. In the meantime, Mr. Perkins, the developer, arrives with papers for Mr. Walsh to sign to sell the Walsh house. This rattles Mikey with the reality of losing the house, and now he really wants to go after the treasure. Brand was told by their mother to keep his brother in the house, and so as not to be grounded, he intends on doing just that. He has a date with Andy and does not want it disrupted. In Mikey’s SECOND CRITICAL DECISION, he convinces Data, Mouth, and Chunk to join him on his treasure hunt. They fasten Brand to a chair using his muscle-building equipment and ride off to set up PLOT POINT TWO.
ACT TWO GOAL: Mikey wants to find the Spanish treasure of One-Eyed Willy so he can save his neighborhood from the developers.