Top 14 Princess Bride Movie Details

While searching the internet for Princess Bride movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In "The Princess Bride," Inigo uses a right-handed sword scabbard and switches his sword to his left after drawing, but the Man in Black has a variable back-mounted scabbard. So the Man in Black knows that Inigo is fighting with his off-hand before they even begin.

Humperdinck identifies iocaine powder by smelling it. However, we know it is odorless, implying he recognized it because he's seen it before, and giving us our first hint at his true character.
Humperdinck identifies iocaine powder by smelling it. However, we know it is odorless, implying he recognized it because he's seen it before, and giving us our first hint at his true character.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Princess Bride details are suitable for kids.

  1. Fezzik is sometimes played by a stunt double in a mask and wig, because Andre The Giant, who played him, had back issues at the time.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - When we first see Robin Wright's character in Blade Runner 2049, K interrupts their conversation because he notices flowers laying on the ground. The flowers are buttercups and Robin Wright's first major movie role was playing Buttercup in The Princess Bride (1987)
    When we first see Robin Wright's character in Blade Runner 2049, K interrupts their conversation because he notices flowers laying on the ground. The flowers are buttercups and Robin Wright's first major movie role was playing Buttercup in The Princess Bride (1987)

Hidden Details

1 - During the Miracle Max scene, Cary Elwes (Wesley) was replaced by a mannequin because he could not hold in his laughter while they tried to act out the comedic scene.
During the Miracle Max scene, Cary Elwes (Wesley) was replaced by a mannequin because he could not hold in his laughter while they tried to act out the comedic scene.
1 - Wesley beats Inigo with his skills with a sword, Fezzik with his strength, and Vizzini with his brains, the uses all three to beat Prince Humperdinck
Wesley beats Inigo with his skills with a sword, Fezzik with his strength, and Vizzini with his brains, the uses all three to beat Prince Humperdinck
1 - Westley is holding his sword in his left hand, as he and Buttercup exit the fire swamp; mirroring his fight with Inigo, Westley always starts a fencing fight with his off-hand.
Westley is holding his sword in his left hand, as he and Buttercup exit the fire swamp; mirroring his fight with Inigo, Westley always starts a fencing fight with his off-hand.
1 - Inigo explains to Westley that there's "not a lot of money in revenge." Westley tells Buttercup later that previous Dread Pirate Roberts have all retired due to their riches. Once Inigo kills Count Rugen, Westley asks if he's ever considered piracy - on the pirate ship Revenge
Inigo explains to Westley that there's "not a lot of money in revenge." Westley tells Buttercup later that previous Dread Pirate Roberts have all retired due to their riches. Once Inigo kills Count Rugen, Westley asks if he's ever considered piracy - on the pirate ship Revenge

During the final duel between Inigo and Count Rugen, Inigo gives Rugen every wound he has received. (Stabs stomach, shoulder, and bicep, plus the slashes to the face.)

Drunk Inigo says, "I am waiting for you Vizzini! You told me to go back to the beginning, so I have." Earlier Vizzini had said to Inigo, "When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn't buy brandy." Inigo was drunk at the beginning of their relationship.

The Spaniard Inigo Montoya says, "Keep your Hoy There." In Spain the word joder means fuck.

The Princess Bride - Inigo repays the six-fingered man precisely blow-for-blow: a slash across each cheek (which he received as a child), a stab in the left chest and right arm, and a blade in the gut.

1 - When The Dread Pirate Roberts initiates the Battle of Wits, he says "Where is the poison?" and looks at both cups, as opposed to saying "Which one has the poison?" hinting to the reveal of the game: the poison is in both cups.
When The Dread Pirate Roberts initiates the Battle of Wits, he says "Where is the poison?" and looks at both cups, as opposed to saying "Which one has the poison?" hinting to the reveal of the game: the poison is in both cups.
Princess Bride poster
Princess Bride poster

Princess Bride Plot: While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Princess Bride, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Princess Bride and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Director Rob Reiner
Main Actors Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest
IMDB score 8.1