The Princess Bride
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
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Can farmer boy Wesley win back his true love, the stunningly beautiful Buttercup, from the evil plans of crafty Prince Humperdink? He'll need more than an army of trained solidiers for this job-the likes of which include a blood-thirsty bandit, a not-so-smart giant, and a spirited old miracle man. 11+ because of some thematic events, violence including blood, stabbing, fire, biting, blood-curdling screams, sword slices. There is also one mention of the word "son of a b-tch" (I don;t know if there is other language around those lines; I just advise caution).
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westleys' companions in his quest.
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Violence: This title contains Violence.
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Kid: I KNEW she wouldn't marry that rotten Humperdinck.
Grandpa: Yes, you're very smart. Shut up.
Wesley (to Vizzini): Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. Vizzini: Wait till I get going! Where was I? Wesley: Australia.
Wesley (to Fezzik, after knocking him out): Until then, rest well, and dream of large women.
Fezzik (to Wesley): It's not my fault I'm the biggest and strongest. I don't even exercise.
Vizzini (ranting at Fezzik): "And *you*! Brainless, friendless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! *UNEMPLOYED IN GREENLAND*!!!!
Inigo Montoya; I don't mean to pry, but do you happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Wesley: Do you always begin conversations this way?
Vizzini: Move that thing...and that other thing!
Miracle Max: The king's stinking son fired me and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice papercut then pour lemon juice on it, we're closed!
Pirate Roberts to Fez the Giant: "I don't envy you the headache you will have in the morning. But in the meantime, sleep well, and dream of large women."
(Buttercup kisses the senile King) The King: "What was that for?" Buttercup: "Because you have always been so kind to me, and I won't be seeing you again since I'm killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite." The King: "Won't that be nice. She kissed me, ha, ha, ha!"
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The Princess Bride - Original Trailer
w00t! 80's trailer!
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