Sunday, March 14, 2010

Greatest Jerks of the Silver Screen: Troy Perkins from The Goonies (1985)


The Goonies is a fantastic 80’s movie about a group of misfits who brave an underground labyrinth of horrors for pirate treasure. There are many, many iconic characters in this film. “Data”, played by the awesome Ke Huy “Short Round” Quan and “Chunk” Jeff Cohen are my personal favorites. But, since we are speaking of legendary d-bags, we have here one of the best in film history: Troy Perkins.

Rich, spoiled preppie scum Troy Perkins (Steve Antin) likes poor but hot girl Andrea “Andy” Carmichael (Keri Green) a lot. He harasses and hates the whole Goonies gang.

In a deleted scene, the Goonies go to a convenience store before they get all caught up in the Fratelli family’s mess and go to the pirate labyrinth. Troy “A-Hole” Perkins is there, and has the gall to stuff helpless Chunk in an ice-cream freezer, and sets fire to One-Eyed Willie’s map, smoking it like a cigar. He tortures poor adolescent Sean “Mikey” Astin, putting him in a headlock while helpless Corey “Mouth” Feldman looks on. Oy vey.



Later, when Troy is finally denied what he really wants, (to pull Andy out of a wishing well cave that she is trapped in with the rest of the gang) he issues her a verbal coup de gras, lumping her in with the loveable band of dorks:

“Andy…you…Goonie!!!”

Troy Perkins…what a jerk!

2 comments:

  1. I mentioned him one day at school, and a friend of mine said, "Oh, yeah, Troy Perkins. The guy with the car and the girl, and tilting the mirror so he could look down her shirt." I agreed, and when I said that I didn't think that was very gentleman-like, my friend agreed and said that not only was that ungentleman-like, it's also called 'womanizing'.

    I felt I could not agree more.

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