A “Goonies” fan is buying the home from the movie to preserve his legacy


After sealing off the house from “The Goonies” last week, Behman Zakeri outlined the property’s first guideline: Guests are encouraged to do a “truffle dodge” upon entering.

the dancewhich Chunk was forced to perform to get home in the 1985 movie, isn’t the only reference “The Goonies” fans might see in Zakeri’s new park. He also plans to recreate the contraption that opened the property’s gate, which included a bowling ball, balloon, chicken, and soccer ball.

Zachary, a 46-year-old businessman from Kansas, saw it for the first time “The Goonies” at the age of eight and has since been watched more than 100 times. Not only did the adventure story trigger some of his favorite childhood memories, but it also influenced his work ethic. In purchasing the Astoria, Oregon estate for $1.65 million, Zackery hopes to preserve the film’s legacy.

“Someone who was a real ‘Goonie’ needs to have some kind of assurance that he’s not going away,” Zachary said. “If the wrong person bought ‘The Goonies’ house, what if they did what Troy’s dad wanted it to do in the movie and demolished it and turned it into a golf course or something? A lot of people’s hearts would be broken.”

In the summer of 1985, Zachary was excited to go to the movies with his family in Overland Park, Kansas—mostly because of the popcorn. When the lights dim in the theater, he quickly gets caught up in “The Goonies,” which features a group of kids trying to protect One of their family’s homes out of foreclosure. After finding an old map, the kids go in search of the treasure.

During the nearly two-hour watch, Zachary bonded over protagonist Mickey Walsh’s driving skills. He memorized Walsh’s dialogue, including when he tells his friends “Goonies never say die”.

Afterwards, Zekiri asked the neighbors if he could search their cellars in hopes of finding a secret tunnel leading to the treasure. the movie Personalities’ The drive to discover valuables prompted Zachary to earn money for his Nintendo games by shoveling snow, mowing lawns, and working as a grocery clerk.

In the film, Walsh discovers a Lou Gehrig baseball card after stumbling upon a skeleton while hunting for treasure. At the age of 14, Zackery said, he helped sell baseball cards in a store. He now runs a card company, Collector’s Cache, and other businesses associated with “The Goonies”.

one of them, We buy gold, and deals in gold, silver and platinum – items that are the equivalent of Zachary’s movie treasure. He also runs an escape room company, which Zachery compared to the cave-hopping group in the movie.

“After such a relentless pursuit of success, in the case of the movie, it’s Willy’s one-hit treasure trove,” said Zackery. “In business, the business wouldn’t stop, make the money and pay the bills. I applied the same principles in business.”

In 2013, Zakari attended to a friend A birthday party is in Portland, Oregon, and they learn the “Goonies”‘ home isn’t far away. He and a friend drove nearly 100 miles to take pictures in front of the residence, which was built circa 1896 and is located near the Pacific Ocean.

Zachary also toured the two-story home in June 2015, when he visited for the film’s 30th anniversary. He was ecstatic to go up In the attic and sitting in the living room.

“Hey, if you sell this thing, I’d love to buy it,” Zakiri told the owner, Sandy Preston, who bought the property in 2001.

“Yeah, you and a million other Goonies,” Zachary recalls Preston saying.

When the house was put on the market in November, Zackery’s friends showed him the post in a matter of minutes. Zackery said he texted Preston: “Remember me? I’m going to run into this thing.”

Zachary contacted the real estate agent Jordan Miller the other day and explained his passion for The Goonies. Zachary called Miller almost every day Over the Next week for updates. On November 23, six days after the first call, Zachery’s phone rang.

He remembers saying, “Check your inbox.” Miller says. You are officially in contract for the Goonies house.

With his family at his home in Overland Park to celebrate Thanksgiving, Zachary said, he threw his phone across the living room, screamed and jumped on his furniture.

“I’m an 8-year-old again,” said Zekiri.

“I couldn’t imagine much better than Jupiter,” Miller said. “There were concerns about, ‘Oh, is a big company going to come in and buy it, change a bunch of things or try to make money from home?'” “This is not his vision at all.”

Recognizing the themes of companionship in the film, Michael Eiken, Zachery’s childhood friend, purchases a house next section To the Goonies’ house. While Zachary and his wife, Liz, will live primarily in Kansas, he plans to redecorate the “Goonies” home as it appeared in the movie.

Includes zip font installation Like the character Richard “Data” Wang rode in the movie, he painted dark red decorations on the exterior of the house. Downstairs, May builds a wax statue of Steven Spielberg, who wrote the story for the movie. He didn’t cement the arrangements, but Zackery said he wanted the house to be a gathering place for fans.

“I am so excited about trying to be the best I can be for the Goonies community,” he said.

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