A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley's companions in his quest.
Mandy Patinkin....Inigo Montoya
Chris Sarandon....Prince Humperdinck
Christopher Guest....Count Tyrone Rugen
André the Giant....Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
Fred Savage....The Grandson
Robin Wright....The Princess Bride
Peter Falk....The Grandfather / Narrator
Peter Cook....The Impressive Clergyman
Mel Smith....The Albino
Billy Crystal....Miracle Max
Anne Dyson....The Queen
Margery Mason....The Ancient Booer
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.