The Princess Bride

Series: This Is Your Theatre

For our December This Is Your Theatre film, five films were offered up as candidates for your viewing pleasure. With your vote, you opted for the most inconceivable of choices, and all we can say is "As you wish..."

That's right, this month's vote winner is THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987), directed by Rob Reiner. For those of you who don't have this film's plot and dialogue memorized, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, adapted from the novel by William Goldman, tells the story of a young boy (Fred Savage) sick at home in bed, whose grandfather (Peter Falk) visits to read him a story. But not just any story: a story about young lovers Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright), who are separated when Westley's ship is attacked by pirates at sea. Believing Westley to be dead, Buttercup agrees to marry the evil Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). When three brigands plot to kidnap Buttercup, an adventure is set in motion—featuring fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, chases, escapes, true love, miracles, and some of the most beloved characters in cinema history.

98 minutes
Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Rob Reiner


Saturday, December 19