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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  1. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm


  2. Brownsville,Oregon said

    May 13, 2016 @ 1:29 pm

    I was at the 20 year reunion.What a fun Pie eating contest it was.watching Bertoletti, Brown, Conti and a guy called Bison judge.Good times

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