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THE PRINCESS BRIDE

title: THE PRINCESS BRIDE
year: 1987
cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn
rating: ****

One of the most enjoyable, and quotable, films of all time, this thoroughly addictive fantasy seems real even though... as read by grandfather to grandson... we know - and are sporadically reminded - it's make-believe, making the two main character's plight... young lovers Cary Elwes and Robin Wright separated by her impending royal wedding... endearing without being corny. Directed by Rob Reiner and written by William Goldman, there are no filler roles: Mandy Patinkin as a Spanish sword fighter seeking revenge on his father's killer; Wallace Shawn as a short, bullying kidnapper; Chris Sarandon as the haughty villain; and Andre the Giant as a lovable but dangerous lug are equally important in this timeless classic.
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