The Princess Bride (1987)

Princess Bride, The (1987, USA) C-98m. ** D: Rob Reiner. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright Penn, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal. Quite popular fairy tale with a complicated story setup: Falk visits his grandson Savage and reads a story to him about princess Penn, who is in love with a servant. When he dies, she must become the wife of a prince, but kidnappers whisk her away to foreign lands. Nicely done fantasy, with some comic touches that unfortunately gain an overweight. Slightly fragmented script by William Goldman, based on his novel.


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