The Princess Bride


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.

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  1. William Goldman

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Rob Reiner


Top Billed Cast

  1. Cary Elwes

    Cary Elwes


  2. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    The Princess Bride

  3. Mandy Patinkin

    Mandy Patinkin

    Inigo Montoya

  4. André the Giant

    André the Giant


  5. Chris Sarandon

    Chris Sarandon

    Prince Humperdinck

  6. Christopher Guest

    Christopher Guest

    Count Tyrone Rugen

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $16,000,000.00

Revenue $30,857,814.00

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Release Information

  • September 25, 1987
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by bigbassdrum

By bigbassdrum

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 wi... read the rest.

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