The Princess Bride

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


  • Cary Elwes
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Chris Sarandon
  • Christopher Guest
  • Wallace Shawn
  • André the Giant
  • Fred Savage
  • Robin Wright
  • Peter Falk
  • Peter Cook

Did You Know?


  • Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin performed all of their own sword-fighting after many hours of training. According to Rob Reiner, the only stunt performed by Patinkin's stunt double was one flip during the "Chatty Duelists" scene.
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  • When Westley is wrestling the R.O.U.S. in the fire swamp, the tube which shoots the blast of fire is clearly visible just before the R.O.U.S. is set ablaze.
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    • The Grandson: A book?
    • Grandpa: That's right. When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I'm gonna read it to you.
    • The Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    • Grandpa: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...
    • The Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake.
    • Grandpa: Oh, well, thank you very much, very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.
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Verified Review

wonderful movie

Mary M



Cary Elwes is marvelously funny as the hero. [25 Sept 1987]

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It is filled with good-hearted fun, with performances by actors who seem to be smacking their lips and by a certain true innocence that survives all of Reiner's satire.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Princess Bride wants to be sweet and warm, but it doesn't want to take the chance of seeming uncool -- and that is an attitude far, far removed from innocence. [9 Oct 1987]

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune