Since the invention of the movie, maybe five have been equally appreciated by children, parents and drunken university students. And although The Princess Bride delivers exactly what the grandfather (Falk) promises in the opening scene – fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles – it was a box-office failure that sold fewer theatre tickets than even the miserable, vomitous mass of celluloid called Like Father, Like Son. Now among the best-selling, most-quoted films of all time, we are proud to nominate The Princess Bride for the 1987 VFA.
Director: Rob Reiner
Screenplay by: William Goldman
Starring: André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk, Robin Wright, Wallace ShawnSee all nominees