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Star of ‘The Goonies’ asks tourists to respect Astoria house

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ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The actor who played Mikey Walsh in “The Goonies” is weighing in on the tourism problem near an Astoria home where part of the movie was filmed.

Sean Astin took to Facebook with his plea to fans, asking people to be more respectful and telling the Daily Astorian that he wants “y’all to respect the dang house.”

In his Facebook post, the 44-year-old actor called on producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner to work with city officials on solutions, like a future tourist outpost, museum or for-profit venture.

Sandi Preston has owned the iconic house since 2001. She’d previously been receptive to requests from fans, but recently asked Astoria’s city council and chamber of commerce to help manage the crush of tourists visiting the site.