Okay, I’ll get the bad news out of the way first: The Princess Bride came out 25 years ago. 25 years! It’s old enough to vote and buy cigarettes and drink and be hassled by its mother about its ticking biological clock. Even if you tell yourself that you didn’t ever see it in the theater (and not many people did, honestly) and only fell in love with it later during sleepover parties, you’re officially old.
The good news is that there’s a ton of adorable 25th anniversary reunion stuff going on. First, Entertainment Weekly managed to wrangle up a nice portion of the cast for its annual Reunion issue. It’s on sale now and actually sounds worth picking up, since it features photos and interviews with the casts of Growing Pains, The Carol Burnett Show, Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion…and Glenn Close and Michael Douglas posing with a bunny. Because…yes. I’m such a sucker for All Of Those.
But here’s a sneak at The Princess Bride photo:
From left to right, that’s Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin and Christopher Guest. Peter Falk and Andre the Giant are the framed photos. Fred Savage was…busy, I guess.
And this cast reunion from Good Morning America is totally worth watching, I promise. It’ll make you happy, listening to the actors (though minus Patinkin, Guest and AGAIN, Savage, WTF) talk with such affection about the film and each other and oh yeah, the time Andre passed out cold in a hotel lobby and nobody knew how to get the seven-foot, four-inch actor off the floor.