The Princess Bride

Trivia: Mark Knopfler, who composed the music to the Princess Bride, only agreed to do so if Rob Reiner could include the baseball cap he wore in the film Spinal Tap. The director placed the cap in the boy's bedroom, beside the bed.

Trivia: In the scene where the R.O.U.S. is snuffling around, it's the director, Rob Reiner, who is making the snuffling noises.

Trivia: When Count Rugen knocks Westley out to put him in the Pit of Despair, Cary Elwes wanted the scene done properly, so he told Chris Guest to hit him for real with the sword butt. Guest did, and accidentally hit him hard enough that production had to be shut down for a day while Elwes was taken to the hospital.

Trivia: Around the time that Buttercup tells the man in black about Westley, Cary Elwes had an accident with a small four-wheeler and severely injured his foot. Because he didn't want to delay the shoot, Elwes did the scene anyway, and you can see him favoring his right leg the entire time.

Trivia: The storming of the castle was the first scene filmed. According to Cary Elwes, after Westley wakes up, Andre the Giant proceeded to let out a loud and drawn-out fart, much to the shock and disgust of the entire cast and crew. Elwes said he learned from Hulk Hogan that Andre the Giant had a habit of "breaking the ice by breaking the wind."

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Trivia: Andre the Giant was provided with an ATV to make it easier for him to get around the filming locations. Cary Elwes said Andre would occasionally ruin takes by riding his ATV in front of the camera, and crewmembers would try to chase him down.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Wesley sets the ROUS on fire, as the ROUS is writhing on the ground, you can see a crew member (fire safety?) walk into view beneath one of the roots of the trees on the right-hand side. (00:47:35)

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Question: When Buttercup confronts a masked Westley, she says that she loved more deeply than a killer like him ever dreamed. Westley's response is to raise a hand as if to hit her, but he stops and says that was a warning and that where he comes from, there are penalties when a woman lies. In what way was Buttercup lying?

Answer: Westley comes back from the sea, only to find that his one true love is engaged to another man. He feels her love for him wasn't true if she could even think of getting married again, at least so soon.

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