The Princess Bride

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.

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

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.

Other mistake: When Westley and Inigo are fighting, they are speaking very quickly to each other. They're talking about different fencing styles, and these styles actually exist. Just the same, their fencing has nothing to do with the styles.

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.

Revealing mistake: In the shot where Fezzik is putting on the harness in preparation for climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, you see the boat start to drift away. As it does, the figurehead catches on the rocks and wobbles, as if made of rubber. (00:13:25)

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.

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

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.

Continuity mistake: During the poison drinking scene there's a twig on the table that keeps changing positions in every shot.

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Continuity mistake: Before the wedding, when Westley moves his head for the first time it's tilted to the right. In the close-up it's turned to the left. Then the angle changes and it's turned back to the right.

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Continuity mistake: The amount of leaves around the quicksand trap increases/ decreases between shots.

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Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can fuss.
Fezzik: ...fuss...fuss... I think he likes to scream at us.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no harm.
Fezzik: He's really very short on charm.
Inigo Montoya: Oh, you've a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we'll all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
Vizzini: AARRGGHH!

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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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