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The Princess Bride (25-Sep-1987)

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer: William Goldman

From novel: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Music by: Mark Knopfler

Producers: Andrew Scheinman; Rob Reiner

Keywords: Fantasy, Comedy, Wedding, Swashbuckling

The fair maiden Buttercup is engaged to Prince Humperdinck while her true love, the farmboy Westley, was reportedly killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts while off seeking adventure and fortune. Three rebels kidnap Buttercup to precipitate a war, but she is rescued by a mysterious stranger in black. Highly enjoyable satiric fairy tale is one of the most quotable films of all time. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, and won a Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
André the Giant
19-May-1946 27-Jan-1993 Professional wrestler with Giantism
Betsy Brantley
20-Sep-1955   Shock Treatment
Peter Cook
19-Nov-1937 9-Jan-1995 Bedazzled
Billy Crystal
14-Mar-1947   When Harry Met Sally
Cary Elwes
26-Oct-1962   The Princess Bride
Peter Falk
16-Sep-1927 23-Jun-2011 Detective Columbo
Willoughby Gray
5-Nov-1916 13-Feb-1993 Sir John Stevens on Howards' Way
Christopher Guest
5-Feb-1948   This Is Spinal Tap
Carol Kane
18-Jun-1952   Simka on Taxi
Mandy Patinkin
30-Nov-1952   Dead Like Me
Robin Wright Penn
8-Apr-1966   The Princess Bride
Chris Sarandon
24-Jul-1942   Dog Day Afternoon
Fred Savage
9-Jul-1976   The Wonder Years
Wallace Shawn
12-Nov-1943   Ate dinner with Andre
Mel Smith
3-Dec-1952 20-Jul-2013 Alas Smith & Jones


Cary Elwes   ...   Westley
Mandy Patinkin   ...   Inigo Montoya (swordsman)
Chris Sarandon   ...   Prince Humperdinck (evil prince)
Christopher Guest   ...   Count Rugen
Wallace Shawn   ...   Vizzini
André the Giant   ...   Fezzik
Fred Savage   ...   The Grandson (boy being read to)
Robin Wright Penn   ...   The Princess Bride
Special Appearances by
Peter Falk   ...   The Grandfather
Peter Cook   ...   The Impressive Clergyman
Mel Smith   ...   The Albino
Carol Kane   ...   Valerie
Billy Crystal   ...   Miracle Max (wizard)
Featured Players
Anne Dyson   ...   The Queen
Margery Mason   ...   The Ancient Booer
Malcolm Storry   ...   Yellin
Willoughby Gray   ...   The King
Betsy Brantley   ...   The Mother
Paul Badger   ...   The Assistant Brute


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