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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Vizzini: Inconceivable!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Question: What does Miracle Max mumble before agreeing to help Inigo and Fezzik with mostly-dead Westley? It's after Inigo says "humiliations galore," as Max is turning away to get his hat.

Answer: He is just singing/babbling happily. According to the captions, he sings, "Hi diddle lick do day dee shie!" He then says, "That is a noble cause".

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