The Princess Bride
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Continuity mistake: When Westley and Inigo are duelling, Westley flings his sword so that it sticks into the ground and then athletically flips from a bar to where the sword is and nonchalantly reaches down and back and takes it out of the ground. But if you watch, he lands too far away from the sword to do this.

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Continuity mistake: When Vizzini is cutting the rope at the top of the cliffs of insanity he cuts it really close to the rock the rope is wound around. In the following shots there is a lot of length of rope between the rock and where it was cut.

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Continuity mistake: When Westley and Buttercup are walking through the Fire Swamp Westley's hair continually gets better or changes. One scene it is slicked back and another it is in his face or over to one side, etc.

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Continuity mistake: After Montoya has hauled Wesley to the top of the cliff, he drops the rope on the ground, where it lands forming a couple of coils. You can see this as Wesley sits down and Montoya leans up against the wall. However, when they start their duel, the rope is hanging straight off the cliff, without any coils in it.

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Continuity mistake: After Fezzik has finished dunking Inigo's head in the bucket of water, Inigo has hair stuck across his forehead. While talking to Fezzik Inigo's hair suddenly is all brushed away from his face. Inigo's hair changes back and forth throughout the rest of the scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Inigo and Count Rugen are duelling in the banquet room, watch the Count's sword: after he stabs Inigo near each shoulder and draws out the sword it is clean. A moment later, as Inigo falls forward a bit and then rights himself, blood is seen on the Count's sword. If you watch both their swords during this entire scene you'll see the disappearing/reappearing blood.

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Continuity mistake: After the grandfather has finished reading the book, he stands up to put on his hat and coat. The shot goes to behind him, and we see that he has already put his left arm through the sleeve. Then the shot changes again and we see him from the front as he is sliding his left arm into the sleeve.

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Continuity mistake: When Fezzik falls to the ground after fighting with Westley, there is a very large rock right next to him. However, when Westley tries to roll over Fezzik, the large rock is too close to do so. Therefore, the next shot shows them further away from the rock so Fezzik can be rolled over.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Inigo kills all of Count Rugen's guards, notice the position of the dead guard in front of Fezzik and Westley. He changes position once after the shot of Count Rugen running away, and again when Fezzik puts Westley on the suit of armour.

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Continuity mistake: During the scenes when Buttercup wears a red dress (from horseback ride to Fire Swamp), watch her legs carefully. She is wearing red stockings which periodically disappear and reappear.

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Continuity mistake: When Inigo is lying aginst the wall after Count Rugen has stabbed him in both shoulders, back shots of him show his head is tilted to the left and bobbing while in front shots, he is holding it straight.

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Westley is matching wits with Vizzini. In every shot of Vizzini and Buttercup, her hair changes. In one shot, half of it is over her shoulder; in the next shot it is all down her back. This happens all through the scene.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Fezzik, Inigo, and Westley are on the wall after Westley is tortured, Westley's hand changes position several times throughout the scene. This is odd considering he can barely move his thumb. But it changes between at least three positions several times.

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Continuity mistake: During the first scene when the grandfather is reading to the grandson, he opens the book. When he gets his glasses the book is shut and he has to open it again.

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Continuity mistake: When the Albino is cleaning Wesley's wound in the Pit of Despair, watch the rag: it goes from white to deep red and back to white between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Fezzik tries to crush Westley on a boulder. We see him doing the crushing spread-eagled, but when the angle changes to a close-up, he is holding Westley's wrists tightly under his chin.

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Continuity mistake: Watch the red car behind Fred Savage in the bedroom. In close shots, the car is pointing towards the camera. In wide shots it's pointing sideways.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Buttercup tells Westley to fill her buckets with water, her hair goes from being all over one shoulder in her closeup, to hanging down her back as she walks away. When she turns around, it's all over her shoulder again.

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Continuity mistake: When Buttercup's kidnappers are arguing over whether or not they should kill her the weather goes from overcast to sunny and back again within a few seconds.

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Continuity mistake: When Buttercup and Wesley are rolling down the hill, Wesley's hair is flying all over and is quite long. When he stops, his hair is slicked back and in a pony tail.

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Continuity mistake: When Buttercup jumps down the window, she is falling in a vertical position but in the next shot, just before she falls in Fezzik's arms, she is suddenly in a horizontal position.

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Sereenie

Continuity mistake: The iocaine-poisoned wine cups change position on the table between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Westley and Inigo are dueling atop the Cliffs of Insanity, the shadows cast change direction from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Westley and Inigo are duelling at the Cliffs of Insanity, Inigo makes a strong gesture (feet together, right arm holding sword extended downward, left arm up extended backward). When the camera angle changes, the duel picks up a couple of seconds before that stance and he does it again.

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Continuity mistake: This is the scene after Westley gets tortured and he, Indigo and Fezzik are on the stone wall in front of the castle. Fezzik says, 'You moved your head, does that make you happy?' Wesley sort of turns his head and it falls in front of him towards his left. In the next shot, his head is against the wall leaning to his right.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Westley is trying to climb the Cliffs of Insanity, the shot of him from the top shows him holding on to a flat rock surface. The shot from his perspective shows him holding on to several bulbous rocks.

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Continuity mistake: When the grandpa is still narrating, and going on about how Buttercup realizes Westley loved her, her part in her hair goes from side to side.

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Continuity mistake: When Westley and Inigo are fencing, Westley's black outfit gets dusty, and the dusty parts shift throughout the duel.

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Continuity mistake: After Westley is injured in the Fire Swamp, the wound on his shoulder changes colour and position for the rest of the movie.

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Quotes

Vizzini: Inconceivable! Give her to me. Catch up with us quickly!
Fezzik: What do I do?
Vizzini: Finish him, finish him - your way.
Fezzik: Oh, good. My way. Thank you Vizzini. Which way's my way?
Vizzini: Pick up one of those rocks, get behind the boulder. In a few minutes, the man in black will come running around the bend. The minute his head is in view, HIT IT WITH THE ROCK!
Fezzik: My way is not very sportsmanlike.

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Mistakes

When Inigo and Westley are duelling, they are making athletic jumps. One does it after the other and when they land you can see the mat wrinkle under the "dirt" on the ground.

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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 boys bedroom, beside the bed.

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