Top 10 The Princess Bride Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Princess Bride facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Princess Bride film message.

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.

The Princess Bride Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  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.

The Princess Bride Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, 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)

The Princess Bride Hidden Details

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 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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Princess Bride. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.