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Count Tyrone Rugen (Character)
from The Princess Bride (1987)

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A well-groomed appearance and calm, soft-spoken manner... See more »

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  1. The Princess Bride (1987) Played by Christopher Guest
    ... aka "The Bridges' Bride" - Philippines (English title)
    ... aka "Princess Bride Story" - Japan (English title)

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From The Princess Bride (1987)
Count Rugen: [admiring his torture contraption] Beautiful isn't it? It took me half a lifetime to invent it. I'm sure you've discovered my deep and abiding interest in pain. Presently I'm writing the definitive work on the subject, so I want you to be totally honest with me on how the machine makes you feel. This being our first try, I'll use the lowest setting.
[Count Rugen activates the water powered torture machine. Wesley writhes in great pain]
Count Rugen: [calmly] As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old. Really that's all this is except that instead of sucking water, I'm sucking life. I've just sucked one year of your life away. I might one day go as high as five, but I really don't know what that would do to you. So, let's just start with what we have. What did this do to you? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity so be honest. How do you feel?
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