The Princess Bride script
Synopsis: A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.


Oh. Well, thank you very much.

It's very nice of you. Your vote

of confidence is overwhelming.

All right.

(Book open now, be

begins to read.)

The Princess Bride, by S.

Morgenstern. Chapter One.

Buttercup was raised on a small

farm in the country of Florin.


The story he's reading about, as the monochromatic look of

the bedroom is replaced by the dazzling color of the English




Her favorite pastimes were riding

her horse and tormenting the farm

boy that worked there. His name

was Westley, but she never called

him that.

(to the kid)

Isn't that a wonderful beginning?


(off-screen doing his best)

Yeah. It's really good.


(off-screen reading)

Nothing gave Buttercup as much

pleasure as ordering Westley






BUTTERCUP is standing, holding the reins of her horse, while

in the background, WESTLEY, in the stable doorway, looks at

her. Buttercup is in her late teens; doesn't care much about

clothes and she hates brushing her long hair, so she isn't

as attractive as she might be, but she's still probably the

most beautiful woman in the world.

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William Goldman

William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976), about journalists who broke the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon. Both films starred Robert Redford. more…

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