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The Princess Bride [1987] (1 disc)
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Director:Rob Reiner
Writer:William Goldman
Composer:Mark Knopfler
Length:98 minutes
(1 hour 38 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:95%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Kids
  • Family
  • Drama
  • Puppets
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Synopsis: Buttercup lost her love on the high seas. Then one day, his killer would seem to be after her as well.


Reaction: This is a classic send-up of the cliché fantasy princess love story genre.


Personal Rating: 9/10

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Rob Reiner => Director
William Goldman => Writer / Novel
Mark Knopfler => Composer
André the Giant => Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
Anne Dyson => The Queen
Betsy Brantley => The Mother
Billy Crystal => Miracle Max
Carol Kane => Valerie
Cary Elwes => Westley
Chris Sarandon => Prince Humperdinck
Christopher Guest => Count Tyrone Rugen
Fred Savage => The Grandson
Malcolm Storry => Yellin
Mandy Patinkin => Inigo Montoya
Margery Mason => The Ancient Booer
Mel Smith => The Albino
Peter Cook => The Impressive Clergyman
Peter Falk => Narrator / The Grandfather
Robin Wright => Buttercup / The Princess Bride (as Robin Wright)
Wallace Shawn => Vizzini
Willoughby Gray => The King

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Mark Knopfler agreed to write the music for this movie on the condition that Rob Reiner put the hat that he wore in the movie This Is Spinal Tap. The hat appears in The Grandson's bedroom.
  • Director Rob Reiner left the set during Billy Crystal's scenes because he would laugh so hard that he would become nauseous.
  • When Count Rugen hits Westly over the head, Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to go ahead and hit him for real. Guest hit him hard enough to shut down production for a day while Elwes went to the hospital.
  • Neither Cary Elwes nor Mandy Patinkin had any fencing or swordfighting experience prior to filming the movie. Thanks to extensive training, they were able to film 100% of their swordfighting scenes themselves, with no stuntmen.
  • While shooting scenes on top of a high grassy slope, Cary Elwes broke his toe. André the Giant couldn't walk up those hills, which was a huge slab, so he drove a rented, small four-wheeler and threw Elwes the keys to try it. Elwes went over a rock and the rock got caught in between his toes and the pedal, crushing his toe. He couldn't delay the shoot and thus shot his scene. In the film, you can see him limping when he's running into the swamp. Costume designer [?] Phyllis Dalton made a special shoe for him.