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The Princess Bride (1987)

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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Westley
... Inigo Montoya
... Prince Humperdinck
... Count Rugen
... Vizzini
... Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
... The Grandson
... The Princess Bride
... The Grandfather
... The Impressive Clergyman
... The Albino
... Valerie
... Miracle Max
... The Queen
Margery Mason ... The Ancient Booer
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Storyline

An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and "no kissing". But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn't want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of "as you wish" to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup... Written by Huggo

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Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, Facing torture in the Pit of Despair. - True love has never been a snap. See more »


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9 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Braut des Prinzen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$206,243, 27 September 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,857,814
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Trivia

Rob Reiner considered a lot of different actors to play Fezzik before André the Giant finally got the part. One of the actors considered to play the part was Richard Kiel. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt rider for Fezzik in the final scene. See more »

Quotes

The Grandson: Wait, what did Fezzik mean "He's dead"? I mean, he didn't mean dead. Westley's only faking. Right?
Grandpa: You want me to read this or not?
The Grandson: Who gets Humperdinck?
Grandpa: I don't understand.
The Grandson: Who kills Prince Humperdinck? At the end. Somebody's got to do it. Is it Iñigo, who?
Grandpa: Nobody. Nobody kills him. He lives.
The Grandson: You mean he wins?
The Grandson: Jesus, Grandpa! What did you read me this thing for?
Grandpa: You know, you've been very sick and you're taking this story very seriously. I think we better stop now.
The Grandson: No, I'm okay. I'm okay. Sit ...
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, before the special thanks, there's a message "Read the Del Rey book" which is an invitation for the viewer to read the book this film is based on. And Del Rey being a list of science fiction and fantasy imprint published by Penguin Random House that this book is part of. See more »

Connections

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I Will Never Love Again
Written by Mark Knopfler
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Perfection.
24 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

I very rarely like to put 10/10 for a rating of something as I feel nothing is perfect. However, this movie i feel is so close to that 10/10 it would be wrong not to award it this. Although it may not be the greatest movie ever made, it is brilliant in its own right. The characters are humorous, the dialogue is witty and the cast is brilliant. It contains so many different elements which also make it a really good family film. Action, adventure, sword-fighting, pirates, romance, comedy and fantasy. It captures all the elements I could Whilst I still stand by the fact that the book is better, this is still my favourite film.


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