Can anyone really explain the Goonies phenomenon?

CANNON  BEACH – Even the “richest man in Astoria” doesn’t really know what all the fuss is about.

“It’s kind of a phenomenon,” said Curt Hanson, who played Mr. Perkins in the 1985 film “The Goonies.” His character was a wealthy man who wanted to foreclose on the Goonies’ neighborhood and turn the area into a golf course.

It’s the kids themselves, Hanson concluded. “Otherwise, I don’t really get it either,” he said.