Originally Posted by Carrie Andrews
Anyway, why do I (and you) love this movie? Is it the great cast, the quotes, or the giant?
I am a big wrestling fan, so seeing Andre in such a gentle role was a plus since I remember him being mostly a "heel" in the WWF. Great cast-Wallace Shawn-he's been in a ton of movies-a great character actor, Cary Elwes-handsome Westley, Christopher Guest, and so many others made the movie enjoyable to watch. The many quotes are hilarious! However, I like late great Andre the Giant best of all-he was such a gentle giant.
I just found The Princess Bride
script online! Enjoy! Some of my favourite quotes:
(In the Fire Swamp)
Buttercup: "We'll never survive."
Westley: "Nonsense -- you're only saying that because no one ever has."
Buttercup: "Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.'s?"
Westley: "Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist... "
(And as he says that, a R.0.U.S. comes flying at him from off-screen)
Fezzik, portrayed by one of my all-time favourite wrestlers said "Inigo, I saw the Prince's stables, and there they were, four white horses. And I thought, there are four of us, if we ever find the lad -- hello, lad -- so I took them with me, in case we ever bumped into each other."
Notice that if Andre the Giant sat on a horse he'd probably break it's back!