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 prefers something with lots of action and "no kissing", but he lets grandfather continue, because he doesn't want to hurt his feelings. 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 is kidnapped by a...Written by
In the fire swamp, after rescuing Buttercup from the lightning sand, she and Wesley are hugging. In shots where you see her face, her left arm is over his right - but when you see his face, the arms are reversed. See more »
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Featured in the Commodore port of "Hardball"
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Jack Norworth (credit only)
Arranged by Ed Bogas (uncredited)
Published by Broadway Music Corporation - Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd.
[Heard on the TV at the start of the opening scene] See more »
You can't remake this movie, I mean it. Would anybody like a peanut?
To call The Princess Bride a classic is to understate it's significance. The Princess Bride is not only a great movie, it is above all else, a GOOD movie. It unites us as a culture and reveals within our collective nature a longing for the simple times when heroes were righteous and pure, villains were dastardly and vile, redemption was always possible for the wayward soul, and true love could overcome any obstacle. I pray we can find those days again.
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