The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel The Princess Bride, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film essentially preserves the novel's narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).
The film is an enactment of a book read to a sick boy from Chicago, who is initially dismissive of the story, by his grandfather, with occasional interruptions of the scenes in this frame story.
|award||National Film Registry|
|genre||action adventure comedy drama fantasy romance|
|keywords||arrest attack believed dead black cat chicago dread pirate roberts drink fence folk healer force frame story greenland greet heir to the throne inigo montoya kidnap kill knock out learn masked man paralyze passionate kiss sicilian sicilian people sick boy taunt torture chamber true love vizier wedding ceremony young woman|
|producer||Andrew Scheinman Rob Reiner|
|productionCompany||Act III Communications Buttercup Films The Princess Bride Ltd.|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||action comedy children's adventure fantasy-comedy romantic comedy romantic fantasy satirical|