PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Inspired by, and written directly for his two daughters, writer William Goldman already had a special affection for his story. However, it spent many years in "development hell" during which it gained a reputation for being un-filmable, with at least two studio heads losing their jobs (for unrelated reasons) mere days after stating they wished to make the film. By this stage Goldman was so disillusioned and protective of his book that he took the almost unheard of step of buying back the rights to his own story when it came available after a studio 'desk clearing' (putting up every optioned story for sale so as to start again with a clean slate).
The Grandson: Hi, Mom.
When Westley, Inigo and Fezzik storm the gate guarded by 60 men, Fezzik is set on fire. But in multiple shots where he is far away, you can tell it's a dummy.
Buttercup is referred to on-screen by name, but is only credited as "The Princess Bride."
In the edited TV version of "The Princess Bride" the word, "Bitch" said by Inigo Montoya is muted out.
$206,243 (USA) (27 September 1987)
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