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Princess Bride, The (TCF 1987, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright )

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A grandfather (Peter Falk) regales his bed-ridden grandson (Fred Savage) with a tale of mystery and adventure: Wesley (Cary Elwes), who left home to make his fortune, returns from across the sea to rescue a princess (Robin Wright) and win back her heart. His only obstacles are a crafty Sicilian (Wallace Shawn), a swashbuckler (Mandy Patinkin), a giant (Andre the Giant) and an evil prince (Chris Sarandon). With fine acting work by a talented ensemble of stars, the sweet, funny story of love and betrayal never lags for a minute.

Although The Princess Bride claims to introduce’ Robin Wright for the first time, she had begun modeling internationally at age 14 before appearing in the soap opera Santa Barbara and the film Hollywood Vice Squad (1986).’

production details
USA | Twentieth Century Fox | 98 minutes | 1987

Producer and Director: Rob Reiner
Producer: Arnold Scheinman
Director of Photography: Adrian Biddle
Editor: Robert Leighton
Music: Mark Knopfler
Script: William Goldman
Art Directors: Richard Holland, Keith Pain

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

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