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OK, we finally get to watch The Princess Bride! As one might expect, it was a challenge to find someone who hadn’t seen the movie but with a little work, we found Megan Ealain, who agreed to join us and watch the movie for the first time! If you’ve never seen this 1980’s fantasy/comedy gem before, you should definitely do so before you listen to the episode. If you have seen it before (more likely), you can enjoy our stories about the film and even Tim’s story about meeting one of the actors!
Next up, we are going to follow Peter Falk to The Great Race!
|The Princess Bride (1987)|
|Rating: 8.0/10 (435,955 votes)
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: William Goldman
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Released: 09 Oct 1987
|Plot: A bedridden boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.|
My favorite anecdote about this film is that Rob Reiner and his girlfriend decided to get married while on vacation in (IIRC) Hawaii. The Justice of the Peace said that they needed two witnesses, but none of their friends or family were with them. As they’re standing on the street discussing it, a car slowed to a stop and a woman leaned out the window to say, “The Princess Bride was a delight from start to finish!” Rob asked her, “Would you like to attend a wedding?”
Just goes to show that fan appreciation sometimes pays off.