PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
Although Christopher Guest plays a Count in this film (Count Rugen) in real life he is actually a Baron; 5th Baron Haden-Guest of Saling in Essex, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Westley didn't reach his destination. His ship was attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who never left captives alive. When Buttercup got the news that Westley was murdered...
The Grandson: Murdered by pirates is good...
Multiple items shift positions in the grandsons room: the duffel bag and hardhat on the wall behind the bedroom door, a scarf and pair of roller skates on the shelf beside the TV, a T-shirt draped over the chair the grandfather sits on, and a baseball glove positioned on a bat in the corner between the bed and the window.
In the end credits, before the special thanks, there's a message "Read the Del Rey book" which is an invitation for the viewer to read the book this film is based on. And Del Rey being a list of science fiction and fantasy imprint published by Penguin Random House that this book is part of.
$206,243 (USA) (27 September 1987)