As You Wish: “The Princess Bride” Turns 30

Ready to feel old? The Princess Bride turns 30 today! Rob Reiner‘s hilarious fairytale fable stars Peter Falk as a kindly grandfather reading the titular story to his grandson (Fred Savage). Follow the quest of a young swashbuckler (Cary Elwes) to rescue the beautiful title heroine (Robin Wright) from her sinister husband-to-be (Chris Sarandon), in director Rob Reiner’s fun and fetching fairy tale for the whole family. Along the way, our hero encounters a host of colorful characters, including a wily mastermind (Wallace Shawn), a gentle giant (Andre the Giant), and a noble Spanish swordsman (Mandy Patinkin). Other cast members include Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane, all of whom help make The Princess Bride a film that went from sleeper hit to contemporary classic.

Variety has an excellent article up about the making of the film, and we ask you to share your favorite quotes and moments from it below. The Princess Bride is 30? Inconceivable!