The Princess Bride


The Princess Bride

Overview:

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Votes 1477 (7.6/10)

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Date 1987-09-18

Budget: $16,000,000.00

Revenue: $30,857,814.00

Tagline: It's as real as the feelings you feel.

Production company:

  • Act III Communications
  • The Princess Bride Ltd.
  • Buttercup Films Ltd.

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Fantasy
  • Comedy
  • Romance

Trailer

Further Information

Westley
Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes
The Princess Bride
Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Inigo Montoya
Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
Fezzik
André the Giant
André the Giant
Prince Humperdinck
Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon
Count Tyrone Rugen
Christopher Guest
Christopher Guest
Vizzini
Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn
The Grandfather / Narrator
Peter Falk
Peter Falk
Miracle Max
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
The Grandson
Fred Savage
Fred Savage
Valerie
Carol Kane
Carol Kane
The Albino
Mel Smith
Mel Smith
The Impressive Clergyman
Peter Cook
Peter Cook
The King
Willoughby Gray
Willoughby Gray
The Queen
Anne Dyson
Anne Dyson
The Ancient Booer
Margery Mason
Margery Mason
Yellin
Malcolm Storry
Malcolm Storry
The Mother
Betsy Brantley
Betsy Brantley
The Assistant Brute
Paul Badger
Paul Badger
The Balladeer's Percussionist (uncredited)
Errol Bennett
Errol Bennett
The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)
Willy DeVille
Willy DeVille
The Balladeer's Bassist (uncredited)
Mickey Feat
Mickey Feat
The Balladeer's Keyboardist (uncredited)
Guy Fletcher
Guy Fletcher
The Balladeer's Guitarist (uncredited)
Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
The Balladeer's Drummer (uncredited)
Jamie Lane
Jamie Lane
(uncredited)
Sallie McLaughlin
Sallie McLaughlin
Villager (uncredited)
Derek Pykett
Derek Pykett
Director
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
Screenplay
William Goldman
William Goldman
Novel
William Goldman
William Goldman
Producer
Andrew Scheinman
Andrew Scheinman
Producer
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
Editor
Robert Leighton
Robert Leighton
Script Supervisor
Ceri Evans
Ceri Evans
Director of Photography
Adrian Biddle
Adrian Biddle
Production Design
Norman Garwood
Norman Garwood
Supervising Art Director
Keith Pain
Keith Pain
Art Direction
Richard Holland
Richard Holland
Original Music Composer
Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
Executive Producer
Norman Lear
Norman Lear
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Jane Jenkins
Jane Jenkins
Set Decoration
Maggie Gray
Maggie Gray
Costume Design
Phyllis Dalton
Phyllis Dalton
Sound Mixer
David John
David John

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The Princess Bride is ultimately a story of love - of a grandather for his grandson, of Inigo Montoya for his murdered father and between Buttercup and Wesley. It is an old fashioned fairy tale in a sense, but its imagination, wit and humour stands it apart from convention. The characters are endearing and essential to the plot. The pace of the film changes up and down beautifully throughout and the script is a joy, playing with words and ideas. Humanity prevails in this wonderous tale, I learnt plenty from it as a child and I still watch it from time to time to remind me of the goodness within us and the ability to triumph over adversity. The Princess Bride has a way of being traditional whilst challenging norms and that is why I will always love it. 10/10 for me. The only criticism I have is that it is too male centric as many films and series still are unfortunately. Although, saying that, Buttercup is much hardier than most princesses portrayed in children's films. This is a film that appeals to adults and children alike. Stop writing did you say? As you wish x

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