PRINCESS BRIDE, THE
Peter Falk reads a story to his sick grandson Fred Savage, who's at first turned off by its mushy-sounding title, but soon riveted by its twists, turns, derring-do and, yes, romance. Robin Wright shines as the beautiful Buttercup, in love with farm boy Westley (Cary Elwes) but eventually betrothed to loathsome Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). When she's kidnapped by the motley crew of Vizzini the Sicilian (Wallace Shawn), the giant Fezzik (André the Giant) and Spanish swordsman Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), the excitement begins. Hilarious in supporting roles are Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane and Peter Cook; the script is by the legendary William Goldman. DIR/PROD Rob Reiner; SCR William Goldman, from his novel; PROD Andrew Scheinman. US, 1987, color, 98 min. RATED PG
AFI Member passes accepted.