The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line. Inigo Montoya : Do you have 6 fingers on your left hand. Inigo Montoya : My name is Inigo Montoya , you’ve killed my father, prepare to die.
The Impressive Clergyman : Wuv too wuv will fowwow you forwever so tweasure your wuv.
You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
For six months, Princess Bride star Mandy Patinkin had trained to become Inigo Montoya , the world’s greatest swordsman. His worthy opponent, the Man in Black/Westley—played by Cary Elwes —had four months of prep under his belt as well.
Miracle Max : Sonny, true love is the greatest thing , in the world-except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that.
Classic Blunders Never get involved with a landwar in Asia. Never go in against a Sicillian when death is on the line* Never leave a small Green Apple or better Blowpop® unattended at any time** Never look in the direction someone points when they spontaneously say, “Look at THAT!”
Westley : As you wish. Grandpa: That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying “As you wish,” what he meant was, “I love you.” And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.
Last Lines : “I mean, I really do think that love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. But I also have to say, for the umpty-umpth time, that life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”
The film was shot in various locations in England and Ireland in late 1986: Carl Wark, Sheffield, England . Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England . Lathkill Dale where it meets Cales Dale (the ‘Battle of wits’ scene)
Angered, Count Rugen slashed him through the heart, thus ending his life. Inigo spent the next 20 years looking for Rugen to avenge his father’s death . Praying to his father for guidance, Inigo eventually ended the Count’s life, avenging Domingo’s murder .
Buttercup is a beautiful farm girl who lives in the country of Florin and is the true love of Westley.
Luckily for him, though, he’s got a good friend in Fezzik, who helps sober him up and tells him where to find the six-fingered man. And yes, Inigo does end up killing the guy and getting his revenge .
The film expertly balances sweeping romance, meticulously choreographed swordplay, wry satire, and imaginative fantasy without missing a step. Very few films can manage such genre acrobatics. Certainly, Reiner’s film owes much of this achievement to the William Goldman novel on which it is based.
One film that’s been notably absent from the service’s library since launch is The Princess Bride , which was, at one point, available to watch on Netflix . The Princess Bride is a long overdue addition to Disney+, and it’s nice to see the film finally join other fan-favorites.
The title presents it as a girly movie, but this is far from it. There is some great swordplay in it. I believe the only curse word in it is when Inigo is avenging his father’s death (one of my favourite scenes from the movie, my favourite being when Inigo and the protagonist swordfight).