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Twitter Reacts To 'Princess Bride' Reunion Live Read

By Kristy Puchko | Film | September 14, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | September 14, 2020 |


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Last night, the cast of the 1987 classic The Princess Bride reunited over video chat to perform a live-read of William Goldman’s deeply quotable script. Patton Oswalt played host while Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal, and Christopher Guest reprised their roles. Director Rob Reiner filled in for the late Peter Falk, and Josh Gad, who has been hosting an array of reunions from lockdown, filled in for the late André the Giant. They didn’t just do this for funsies. The cast assembled to raise money for Wisconsin Democrats, offering a link for donations. In his introduction, Reiner told his virtual audience, “We’re here basically to get Donald Trump out of the White House so that’s the main goal.”

JS Online reports, “More than 110,000 people donated at least $1 each to tune into “A Virtual Princess Bride Reunion” on Sunday night, making the online event an inconceivable fundraising win for Democrats here.”

Considering The Princess Bride is beloved by a few web-savvy generations, Twitter rejoiced.

Finally, here’s a Mandy Patinkin bonus, posted as a prelude to the big event he shared some memories from production.


Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.




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