The best of the best


Randell Widner, the Sloth stuntman on the movie “The Goonies” is one of the special guests at the Goonies 30th anniversary celebration this weekend. In April, Fred China, aka the French Goonie, interviewed Randell on his website about life with the Goonies during filming ( Randell is pictured in one of his own photos, wearing his stunt mask with Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli), courtesy of Fred China; and inset, now, from his Twitter page,

“I have hundreds of stories, as does everyone who worked on this film,” he told Fred. “The kids were always up to some mischief ... Or (Robert) Davi and Joey (Pantoliano’s) daily pranks … Every day was another reason to share a laugh with my friends and family ... There are a lot of different personalities, but I never heard an argument while shooting ‘The Goonies.’”

So what did Randell think of the movie, aside from having fun daily on the set? “Of the 127 films I worked on during my 30-year career, ‘The Goonies’ was the best film experience I ever had, and for a dozen reasons, but the cast and crew were the best of the best.”

— Elleda Wilson

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