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The Princess Bride (1987) Movie Information

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Rob Reiner


Cary Elwes
Robin Wright Penn
Peter Falk
Fred Savage
Andr? the Giant
Mandy Patinkin





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Wesley, a peasant, goes on a fantastic journey to find his love, the soon-to-be princess Buttercup. A comedic fairytale like no other.

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mitchellyoung 02/16/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Yeah, it's pretty corny at times and goes for a few too many obvious jokes. Still, The Princess Bride is charming in its willingness to embrace its own silliness and, at times, it's a transcendent send-up of the fantasy genre. The whole cast seems to be having a blast -particularly Mandy Patinkin in his quest for the six fingered man and the incomparable Andre the Giant.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I avoided this movie for the longest time. The title always gave me the idea it was a romcom on the level of 'The Wedding Planner' or one of the other mindless movies made to ruin relationships and prevent women from accepting the reality of what relationships are. When my wife assured me that this was nothing like that, I cautiously trusted her and was greeted with one of my favorite movies of all time. This movie is funny and adventurous. It targets both men and women equally and does it quite well. This is a must-see for all movie fans.

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Andrew 04/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The Princess Bride is a true cult classic and works because it does not take itself too seriously. The sword fights are comical for their lack of blood and gore and the dialogue is often funny and hokey. Regardless, the actors fill their roles perfectly and the narrative flows nicely as a story being told be a grandfather to his grandson. The Princess Bride is not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it is certainly an enjoyable film that is worth watching.

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04/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"As you wish",

When you mix pirates, sword wielding Spaniards, good-natured giants, evil masterminds, six-fingered counts, and the Cliffs of Despair what do you get?

The main story is in fact a story within a story; a grandfather, played by Peter 'Columbo' Falk, visits his sick grandson Fred Savage and reads him a tale about a young princess, Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her servant Wesley, played to perfection by Cary Elwes. We see her treating him quite heartlessly but as time goes on, we see her fall in love with the handsome young farmhand who has loved her from the beginning.

Wesley decides he must leave Buttercup to pursue his fortune so he may provide a life for her. He leaves and is not heard from again, and is believed to be killed at the hands of the infamous Dread Pirate Roberts. Butter...

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04/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Princess Bride" by Yojimbo

This charming post-modern fairytale was adapted by William Goldman from his own book, and it's the witty script crammed with knowing humour and likeable characters that makes it. Technically, it really isn't that great; the direction from Rob Reiner is flat and lacklustre as he clearly has no idea how to handle action. The score is also appalling; it sounds like someone was just making it up as they went on an 80s home organ. But there are so many funny, quotable lines and fun characters it hardly matters. Cary Elwes is as wooden as ever, but it works in the context as he is a virtual parody of a smug swashbuckling hero very much in the vein of Errol Flynn. The fantastic supporting cast are all great as well, including Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest as the foppish villain, P...

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09/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It starts with a sick boy (Fred Savage) and his caring grandfather (Peter Falk) who reads a novel to him. Main characters include a loyal farmhand Westley (Cary Elwes) and a beautiful girl named Buttercup (Robin Wright). Before the wedding of Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), she was abducted by Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), a Spanish fencing extraordinaire named Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and a gentle giant named Fezzik (André the Giant). Inigo vows to avenge his father’s death by the malevolent six-fingered Count Rugen (Christopher Guest). He asks assistance from Miracle Max (Billy Crystal) to revive the dead Westly. Some memorable lines: Westley – “We are men of action, lies do not become us.” “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling somethin...

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