History Film / ThePrincessBride

26th Apr '16 1:47:51 AM PaulA
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* {{Asspull}}: The holocaust cloak. It strains the limits of credulity as to why Miracle Max (played by 5'7", 130 lb. Billy Crystal) would have possession of a cloak big enough to fir Fezzik (played by 7'1", 500 lb. AndreTheGiant).
25th Apr '16 11:13:42 PM lorgskyegon
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* {{Asspull}}: The holocaust cloak. It strains the limits of credulity as to why Miracle Max (played by 5'7", 130 lb. Billy Crystal) would have possession of a cloak big enough to fir Fezzik (played by 7'1", 500 lb. AndreTheGiant).
17th Apr '16 8:36:26 AM Berrenta
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* DerailedForDetails: Inverted by the kid in the FramingDevice, occasionally. Sometimes asking to skip romance scenes or GetOnWithItAlready.

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* DerailedForDetails: Inverted by the kid in the FramingDevice, occasionally. Sometimes asking to skip romance scenes or GetOnWithItAlready.get on with it.



* GiantMook: Fezzik was this before his {{Heel Face Turn}}.

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* GiantMook: Fezzik was this before his {{Heel Face Turn}}.HeelFaceTurn.
4th Apr '16 1:34:02 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Inigo and Fezzik are looking for Westley, their only lead is incapacitated and they're running out of time. In desperation Inigo invokes his father's spirit and attempts to use his sword as a dousing rod. When he runs into a tree, he slumps over in despair, but it just so happens the knot that the sword prodded was the hidden switch that opens the secret passageway leading to whom they're looking for. It may be dumb luck, but the tree is covered in knots and Count Rugen who uses the passage on a regular basis had some trouble in finding it.
22nd Mar '16 8:39:03 PM Demetrios
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* NightmareFetishist: Westley says the [[IncendiaryComponent Fire Swamp]] is more charming than [[SwampsAreEvil fearsome]]. [[CasualDangerDialogue Not that he's going to build a summer home there]].

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* NightmareFetishist: Westley says the [[IncendiaryComponent [[IncendiaryExponent Fire Swamp]] is more charming than [[SwampsAreEvil fearsome]]. [[CasualDangerDialogue Not that he's going to build a summer home there]].
22nd Mar '16 8:37:43 PM Demetrios
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* NightmareFetishist: Westley says the [[IncendiaryComponent Fire Swamp]] is more charming than [[SwampsAreEvil fearsome]]. [[CasualDangerDialogue Not that he's going to build a summer home there]].
19th Mar '16 5:26:41 PM Jayalaw
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* DamselOutOfDistress: Subverted; Buttercup on seeing another ship following Vizzini's boat jumps into the water, in the hopes of going to the other ship and seeking sanctuary. A few carnivorous eels get in the way, and when Fezzik pulls her back aboard Vizzini ties her hands so that she can't repeat the method.



* ForegoneConclusion: The grandfather tells his grandson the ending of the story midway through the movie, although specific details have been left out.

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* ForegoneConclusion: The grandfather tells his grandson the ending of the story midway through the movie, although specific details have been left out. Namely, [[spoiler: "No one kills Humperdinck. He goes on to live a long life" after Inigo and Fezzik find Westley's body.]]



** Both Inigo and the Man in Black demonstrate this during their encounter at the top of the Cliffs of Insanity. The Man in Black accepts Inigo's assistance to reach the top, knowing that Inigo intends to kill him and could easily let him fall. Inigo then lets him rest and ''hands over his sword'' for the Man in Black to admire. If either of them had been less honorable than the other, the other would have been in serious trouble.

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** Both Inigo and the Man in Black demonstrate this during their encounter at the top of the Cliffs of Insanity. The Man in Black accepts Inigo's assistance to reach the top, knowing that Inigo intends to kill him and could easily let him fall. fall, after Inigo swears on his dead father's soul that the Man will reach the top alive. Inigo then lets him rest and ''hands over his sword'' for the Man in Black to admire.admire; the Man in Black even gives him a YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe look as he's examining it. If either of them had been less honorable than the other, the other would have been in serious trouble.



* MarryForLove

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* MarryForLoveMarryForLove: Buttercup wanted to, but she thought Westley was dead.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** The Man in Black testing Buttercup's faithfulness [[spoiler: to Westley, instead of telling him who he is]], ends up with both of them rolling down a hill and having to navigate the Fire Swamp to get to his ship. [[spoiler: This gives Humperdinck enough time to catch up to them, and force Buttercup to bargain for Westley's life.]]
** Buttercup giving a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Humperdinck enrages the latter enough to [[spoiler: kill Westley with the machine.]]



** Buttercup when she realizes that the Man in Black [[spoiler: is Westley]] and she just pushed him down a hill.
** Westley gets this multiple times in the Fire Swamp: on seeing Buttercup's dress catch on fire, quicksand swallowing her, an ROUS appearing just out of her line of vision, and finally encountering Humperdinck's army.



* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: The Man in Black versus Fezzik.

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* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: The Man in Black versus Fezzik. Fezzik gives him a bright smile and tries to encourage him.



* SecretTest: [[spoiler:When Westley rescues Buttercup, his OneTrueLove, from her kidnappers, he doesn't reveal his true identity, in the hope of finding out whether she still loves him or not.]]

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* SecretTest: [[spoiler:When Westley rescues Buttercup, his OneTrueLove, from her kidnappers, he doesn't reveal his true identity, in the hope of finding out whether she still loves him or not. She ends up pushing him down a cliff when he questions her faithfulness to the man that "Roberts"" murdered.]]


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* ShutUpKirk: What Buttercup tells Dread Pirate Roberts [[spoiler: actually Westley]]: she "died" the day that she heard her true love was gone, and he has no right to accuse her of being unfaithful when as far as she knows that Roberts murdered Westley. And to accentuate the point, she pushes Roberts down a hill.


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* TrueCompanions: Fezzik and Inigo Montoya. They rhyme together, encourage each other to be careful, and work as a team. Fezzik rescues a drunk Inigo from the Brute Squad, sobers him up, and helps him come up with a new plan to obtain his revenge.


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* WhatTheHellHero:
** [[spoiler: Westley]] tries to call out Buttercup for not marrying her promised love, even though as far as she knows Westley is ''dead'' and she got AnOfferYouCantRefuse from the prince of the land. Eventually subverted as Buttercup delivers a ShutUpKirk and reveals that she "died that day"-- is the day she got news of Westley's death.
** Interestingly enough, Buttercup's conscience does this to her, when she [[spoiler: surrenders to Humperdinck to save Westley's life]]. She starts having figures in her nightmares berating her.
4th Mar '16 2:44:56 PM eroock
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Westley notices several RodentsOfUnusualSize sneaking up on him and Buttercup but denies their existence because he doesn't want her to panic. Almost immediately after he says that, a giant rat-monster attacks them.
22nd Feb '16 9:53:16 PM PaulA
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-->'''Buttercup''': ''[kisses the king on the cheek]''\\

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-->'''Buttercup''': ''[kisses -->''[Buttercup kisses the king on the cheek]''\\



--->'''Buttercup''', ''hearing the sounds of fighting'': Here comes my Westley now.\\
'''Humperdinck''': Your Westley is dead. I killed him myself.\\
'''Buttercup''': Then why is there fear behind your eyes?

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--->'''Buttercup''', ''hearing --->''[sounds of fighting in the sounds of fighting'': distance]''\\
'''Buttercup:'''
Here comes my Westley now.\\
'''Humperdinck''': '''Humperdinck:''' Your Westley is dead. I killed him myself.\\
'''Buttercup''': '''Buttercup:''' Then why is there fear behind your eyes?



-->"'Vizzini''': Ever hear of Plato? Socrates? Aristotle?...''Morons.''

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-->"'Vizzini''': -->'''Vizzini''': Ever hear of Plato? Socrates? Aristotle?...''Morons.''
22nd Feb '16 9:43:40 PM PaulA
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'''Grandson''': ''-sigh-'' It doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake.\\

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'''Grandson''': ''-sigh-'' ''[sighs]'' It doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake.\\



'''Rugen:''' ''(smiles)'' Well spoken, sir.

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'''Rugen:''' ''(smiles)'' ''[smiles]'' Well spoken, sir.



'''Miracle Max:''' ''({{double take}})'' You ''[[IAmTheNoun are]]'' the Brute Squad.

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'''Miracle Max:''' ''({{double take}})'' ''[{{double take}}]'' You ''[[IAmTheNoun are]]'' ''are'' the Brute Squad.



-->'''Buttercup''': ''*kisses the king on the cheek*''\\

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-->'''Buttercup''': ''*kisses ''[kisses the king on the cheek*''\\cheek]''\\



'''The King''': Won't that be nice? ''*calling up to the queen*'' She kissed me! Heeheehee!

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'''The King''': Won't that be nice? ''*calling ''[calling up to the queen*'' queen]'' She kissed me! Heeheehee!



-->''"Well, I haven't fought just one person for so long...You see, you use different moves when you're fighting half a dozen people than when you only have to worry about one."''

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-->''"Well, -->'''Fezzik:''' Well, I haven't fought just one person for so long...You see, you use different moves when you're fighting half a dozen people than when you only have to worry about one."''



'''Captain:''' Oh, you mean ''this'' gate key! ''(hands them the key)''

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'''Captain:''' Oh, you mean ''this'' gate key! ''(hands ''[hands them the key)''key]''



'''Crowd:''' ''*clears a path*''\\

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'''Crowd:''' ''*clears ''[crowd clears a path*''\\path]''\\



'''Max:''' The king's stinking son fired me. Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it? We're closed! ''(slams window)''

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'''Max:''' The king's stinking son fired me. Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it? We're closed! ''(slams window)''''[slams window]''



-->'''Inigo:''' ''(drunk out of his mind)'' I. Am waiting. For. Vizzini.\\
''Cue leitmotif as huge hands pick Inigo up''\\

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-->'''Inigo:''' ''(drunk ''[drunk out of his mind)'' mind]'' I. Am waiting. For. Vizzini.\\
''Cue ''[cue leitmotif as huge hands pick Inigo up''\\up]''\\



** A similar sentiment is the line in both book and movie (though in very different contexts):
-->"Life ''is'' pain, highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something."

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** A similar sentiment is from the line Man in both book and movie (though in very different contexts):
-->"Life
Black: "Life ''is'' pain, highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something."



-->'''Miracle Max:''' Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. ''({{Beat}})'' Except for a nice MLT: mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato's ripe. They're so perky, I love them.

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-->'''Miracle Max:''' Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. ''({{Beat}})'' ''[{{Beat}}]'' Except for a nice MLT: mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato's ripe. They're so perky, I love them.



-->'''Vizzini''': ''(to Inigo)'' When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn't buy Brandy! ''(to Fezzik)'' And you: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! Unemployed, in '''Greenland'''?

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-->'''Vizzini''': ''(to Inigo)'' ''[to Inigo]'' When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn't buy Brandy! ''(to Fezzik)'' ''[to Fezzik]'' And you: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! Unemployed, in '''Greenland'''?



'''Inigo:''' ''*runs Rugen through*'' I want my father back, you son of a bitch!

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'''Inigo:''' ''*runs ''[runs Rugen through*'' through]'' I want my father back, you son of a bitch!



--> "Ever hear of Plato? Socrates? Aristotle?...''Morons."''

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--> "Ever -->"'Vizzini''': Ever hear of Plato? Socrates? Aristotle?...''Morons."''''



'''Inigo:''' ''(shrugs)'' Okay.

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'''Inigo:''' ''(shrugs)'' ''[shrugs]'' Okay.



-->''"I am the Dread Pirate Roberts! I am here, but soon you will not be here! There will be no survivor! The Dread Pirate Roberts takes no survivor!'' (Fezzik bursts into flame.) ''All your worst nightmares are about to come true! The Dread Pirate Roberts is here! FOR YOU SOOOUUUL!"''

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-->''"I -->'''Fezzik:''' I am the Dread Pirate Roberts! I am here, but soon you will not be here! There will be no survivor! The Dread Pirate Roberts takes no survivor!'' (Fezzik bursts survivor! ''[bursts into flame.) ''All flame]'' All your worst nightmares are about to come true! The Dread Pirate Roberts is here! FOR YOU SOOOUUUL!"''SOOOUUUL!



'''Grandfather''': [[spoiler:As You Wish.]]

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'''Grandfather''': [[spoiler:As You Wish.]]
As you wish.
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