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A 4channel.org post claims that Marlon Brando challenged Paul Newman to an egg eating contest at a Hollywood party in 1968. The competition was inspired by a scene in "Cool Hand Luke" in which Newman's character attempted to eat 50 eggs. After the challenge was declined, Brando ate eggs solo, eventually finishing with 51 eggs. The story was from the book "True Hollywood Tales", published in 1997.
Kate Ovens' latest video was inspired by the restaurant scene from the 2004 comedy "White Chicks". Actor Terry Crews, one of the diners in the scene, praised the video. (clip from movie)

Looper on “Stand by Me” pie eating contest

Looper has a post about filming the pie eating contest in Stand by Me with a focus on the vomiting scene.

Without a doubt, it’s the most special effects-heavy scene in all of Stand By Me — long before CGI became the standard. So how was it done? According to director Rob Reiner and Hogan actor Andy Lindberg in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it took a bit of trial and error to get the projectile vomit to look right (via Screen Rant). The repulsive-looking stuff was made of large-curd cottage cheese mixed with blueberry pie filling, and that secret formula was kept throughout the process. The real problem came in figuring out how to shoot the “vomit” from the tube taped to the side of Lindberg’s face.

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The Chicago Tribune has a report on "Mommy's Little PIggy" mashed potato eating contest held as part of "A Christmas Story Comes Home" in Hammond, IN on December 15.
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I Am Full, an independent horror movie about a burger challenge has completed filming and will be submitted to film festivals in 2019.
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Film and TV Pro has a request for a script supervisor for a short film a about pie eating contest that goes wrong when it is learned that one of the competitors might be a murderer.
A movie titled Puke and Explode, described as "a gala event of competitive eating dedicated to both gastro excess and grotesque edibles as contestants devour the most mortifying morsels imaginable" will debut at the Fantastic Fest in Austin later this month.

Yahoo! Movies interviews Andy (Lard-Ass) Lindberg

Yahoo! Movies has an interview with Andy Lindberg (Lard-Ass) about filming the famous regurgitation scene for the pie eating contest in “Stand By Me”. There is also a quote from author Stephen King about the movie:

It was beautiful, because the puking was done in a way that was so surreal, it didn’t make anyone feel ill. Not tasteful — you can’t really make projectile vomiting tasteful — but it really was very funny.

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Yahoo! Movies has an article about the pie eating contest in Stand by Me with .GIFs of the "reversal" scene.

Rob Reiner & “Lardass” on “Stand by Me” pie contest

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with director Rob Reiner and Andy Lindberg, who played “Lardass” about the filming of the pie eating contest scene in Stand by Me, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

LINDBERG: The first time the crew tried the vomiting effect, they used a power washer. They filled the reservoir and just rocketed it out, and 500 pounds per square inch of pressure went on the guy to my left. But that didn’t work. The stream was too fine. Finally, after experimenting, they got four or five guys to press down on a giant plunger on top of a cylinder, which pushed all five gallons of pie filling up a vacuum hose through my shirt collar and out from the tube taped to the side of my face.

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