The Goonies’ home has sold for more than $1.6 million. What will happen to it?

Almost 40 years after the film premiered in 1985, a die-hard The Goonies fan wants to breathe new life into one of the film’s key locations.

That fan is Kansas businessman Behman Zakeri, who bought the home, which was listed for more than $1.6 million, in December. Zakeri told the Washington Post Tuesday that he wants to bring Astoria, Oregon back to its “Goonies” glory as a haven for fellow fans.

“I’m just super excited to try to be the best that I can be for the ‘Goonies’ community,” he told the Post.

In the film, directed by Steven Spielberg, a group of friends living in the Goon Docks neighborhood struggle to keep their homes safe from foreclosures. Along the way, they discover a map that sparks a quest for pirate treasure.

Since The Goonies premiered, fans have flocked to its northwest Oregon home to celebrate the film. Zakeri was among those who have visited the Victorian on several occasions. He said he set his eyes on the home well before the deal was finalized in December.

After Zakeri (who lives mostly in Kansas with his wife) bought the home from former owner Sandi Preston, he added that he would like to incorporate details from the film into the home — including a zip line used by Ke Huy Quan’s character, Data will.

“Someone who was a true ‘Goonie’ had to have it to make sure it didn’t go away,” Zakeri told the Post. “If the wrong person buys the ‘Goonies’ house, what if they do what Troy’s dad wanted to do in the movie and bulldoze it and turn it into a golf course or something? Too many people would be heartbroken.”

in one Twitter post last week, Zakeri tagged several stars of the adventure film and invited them to his newly acquired home. Among the actors mentioned was Corey Feldman, who played Clarke Devereaux, aka “Mouth”.

“Congratulations Behman! Welcome 2 #THEGOONDOCKS,” Feldman answered. “Please keep the magic alive!! And always allow access for fans of all ages to take 2 photos in front of your house. You will be GR8FUL forever, I assure you! Good luck man!”

Actor Robert Davi who portrayed Jake, tweeted at Zakeri that “there should be a 40 [anniversary] there” at the house in Oregon.

“DEAL”, Zakari answered.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2023-01-17/the-goonies-house-beham-zakeri-astoria-oregon The Goonies’ home has sold for more than $1.6 million. What will happen to it?

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