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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Film Cast:

  • Westley: Cary Elwes
  • The Princess Bride: Robin Wright
  • Inigo Montoya: Mandy Patinkin
  • Prince Humperdinck: Chris Sarandon
  • Fezzik: André Roussimoff
  • Count Tyrone Rugen: Christopher Guest
  • Vizzini: Wallace Shawn
  • The Grandfather / Narrator: Peter Falk
  • The Grandson: Fred Savage
  • Miracle Max: Billy Crystal
  • Valerie: Carol Kane
  • The Albino: Mel Smith
  • The Impressive Clergyman: Peter Cook
  • The Ancient Booer: Margery Mason
  • The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited): Willy DeVille
  • The Balladeer’s Guitarist (uncredited): Mark Knopfler
  • The Balladeer’s Keyboardist (uncredited): Guy Fletcher
  • The King: Willoughby Gray
  • The Mother: Betsy Brantley
  • The Queen: Anne Dyson
  • Yellin: Malcolm Storry
  • The Assistant Brute: Paul Badger
  • The Balladeer’s Percussionist (uncredited): Errol Bennett
  • The Balladeer’s Bassist (uncredited): Mickey Feat
  • The Balladeer’s Drummer (uncredited): Jamie Lane
  • (uncredited): Sallie McLaughlin
  • Villager (uncredited): Derek Pykett

Film Crew:

  • Set Decoration: Maggie Gray
  • Novel: William Goldman
  • Production Design: Norman Garwood
  • Casting: Janet Hirshenson
  • Producer: Rob Reiner
  • Producer: Andrew Scheinman
  • Editor: Robert Leighton
  • Casting: Jane Jenkins
  • Director of Photography: Adrian Biddle
  • Original Music Composer: Mark Knopfler
  • Supervising Art Director: Keith Pain
  • Costume Design: Phyllis Dalton
  • Art Direction: Richard Holland
  • Executive Producer: Norman Lear
  • Script Supervisor: Ceri Evans
  • Sound Mixer: David John

Movie Reviews:

  • 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 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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