'The Princess Bride': Anything but 'mostly dead' in the hearts of viewers
October 4th, 2012
09:34 PM ET

'The Princess Bride': Anything but 'mostly dead' in the hearts of viewers

Twenty-five years after its release, the CNN community still feels ‘twue wuv’ for classic fairytale film, “The Princess Bride.”

The cast reunited for the silver anniversary at The New York Film Festival on Tuesday at Lincoln Center, where they showed a special screening, shared stories - and even talked sequel possibilities.

We shared the reunion story with you and had some fun reminiscing about Westley’s quest to uphold a promise to his one true love, Princess Buttercup; Inigo Montoya’s quest to exact revenge on Count Rugen; Miracle Max’s quest to destroy Prince Humperdink and all of the other fantastical journeys that took place in the Brideverse.

In turn, you shared your stories about how the film affected your lives, your families and your own quests for true love. The responses (edited for clarity and brevity) were practically inconceivable!

Your quests for true love

MarylandBill  I used that movie to screen potential girlfriends.  If a girl didn't like that movie, I knew there really was no chance for us.  My wife liked it :).

MelDoug I'm using the same method.

A family thing 

Shawn Adams I love this movie!!!  Introduced my daughter to it when she was only 5, to this day (she is 13 now), we still quote this movie often.  Just last night, I had to kill an especially large wolf spider.  I stomped it, and she asked is it dead?  And without thinking about it, I said "mostly dead" ... lol

A modern classic

ordinaryguy75 What a special movie ... so heart-warming, funny and innocent. I hope kids for generations to come continue to watch this as my generation watched "The Wizard of Oz" when we were little.

JonfromLI  This is the type of movie that, no matter when it's on or what channel it's shown, you'll still watch it again and again. Has a little bit of everything.

Cherries This has been my favorite movie since I was 5 and will still be my favorite when I'm 85! Love it.

venstar13 Such a wonderful movie, and so many memorable lines. They just don't make them like that any more.

Brian Scott Bailey They never made one like that before. It is one of those perfect storm movies. Everything was just right.

Memorable moments


Stop rhyming and I mean it!

Does anyone want a peanut?


Are there rocks ahead?

If there are, we'll all soon be dead!


... like a nice MLT sandwich where the mutton is nice and lean ....


Cyprustree "What about the ROUSes?"
"Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist."
So many great lines – this is one of my favorite movies. It's classy and timeless.

culmo80  "Am I going MAD, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass."

Mocking Bird Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning. – From the Dread Pirate Roberts.
"The 10th Kingdom" is also a good movie for family.

Diaper Man Have fun storming the castle.

MaximusMav Vizzini: "He didn't fall??????  INCONCEIVABLE!!!!"
Inigo: "You keep using that word! I don't think it means what you think it means.


soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. janitor@circle c libary

    Democrats? Whoulda thunk. 🙂

    October 6, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. jen58

    every night i tell my husband 'have fun stormin' the castle' before I go off to bed... love this movie!!

    October 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LynnethAnn

    Several years ago my husband and I had the privilege of seeing Mandy Patinkin perform here in San Diego. (He has family here and was promoting a new CD of songs in Yiddish.) It was a great concert, everyone in the audience was clearly having a blast.

    At the very end, after the last encore, he surprised us all by going down on one knee and saying, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die." The audience went CRAZY!!!!!!! Of all the things he's done in his career, he'll be forever remembered (and cherished) for that roll!

    October 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. @alcoholic Colorado (midnight PM)

    I and the public know
    What all schoolschildern learn,
    Those to whom evil is done
    Do evil in return..

    October 7, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It is a very good poem; and so true.
      Is this going to be your stock excuse to fire a "prevenge" shot?
      Using a bad childhood to excuse bad behavior 45 years later is cowardly.
      *You* started this, do not forget,

      October 7, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. Gadflie

    No good, I've known too many Spaniards.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
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    October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
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