January 27th, 2012: The Princess Bride (1987)

Cast and Crew:  Rob Reiner (Director/Producer); Norman Lear (Producer); William Goldman (Screenwriter); Sir Mark Knopfler (Music); Peter Falk, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, and Carol Kane

What It’s About: Girl (Robin Wright, Beowulf) meets boy (Cary Elwes, Saw), girl loses boy, girl becomes princess bride, girl gets kidnapped, hilarity and adventure ensue.

Why Watch it Today?: Professional wrestler André the Giant, who plays the brave Fezzik, passed away on this date in 1993.

Where to Get It: Netflix (Rental Only), iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, or your local library.

Other Choices:  You could also celebrate the opening of the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a screening of Casablanca.

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3 comments on “January 27th, 2012: The Princess Bride (1987)

  1. professormortis says:

    Wow. Edward is right, that is one terrible trailer!

  2. sakara says:

    peter falk, saying “as you wish” is the emotional high point of this movie?

  3. theelderj says:

    I don’t care how it makes me seem. I can’t think of this movie, even the badness of its trailer, without smiling.

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