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.
Honestly Rob Reiner is a perfect Peter Falk— Helen R. (@hels) September 14, 2020
I swear to god Robin Wright is aging on a different timeline than the rest of us. Her skincare regimen must involve unicorn tears or something.#PrincessBrideReunion— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 14, 2020
Folks, pic.twitter.com/7EpbqtxCOO— Jen Lewis (@thisjenlewis) September 13, 2020
I am living. pic.twitter.com/zBjf8Ci80y— Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 (@AngryBlackLady) September 13, 2020
This was pure gold. @pattonoswalt is hosting so well and then Carol Kane, asked by Cary Elwes what kind of person President Trump is, and she gives the most perfect answer: “LIIIIIAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!" #DumpTrumperdinck #PrincessBrideReunion pic.twitter.com/D1aWqm8bZ0— Eliza Orlins (@elizaorlins) September 14, 2020
The moment. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Delivered by @PatinkinMandy with every bit of the unforgettable conviction of the movie—a lifetime's fury packed into five seconds.— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) September 14, 2020
#PrincessBrideReunion https://t.co/kpGHAu2VfH pic.twitter.com/8wxvFSfKSv
Finally, here’s a Mandy Patinkin bonus, posted as a prelude to the big event he shared some memories from production.
My son asked me some questions about The Princess Bride. Here are some memories. Hope you can join us this Sunday. Will be captioned and signed. They are trying to find a way to make it available to fans outside US. Sword memories 1 pic.twitter.com/PhXBOX9vhC— Mandy Patinkin (@PatinkinMandy) September 9, 2020
Sword memories 2 pic.twitter.com/1zjzZm4n6M— Mandy Patinkin (@PatinkinMandy) September 9, 2020
Sword Memories 3 pic.twitter.com/XHAlNnCwMn— Mandy Patinkin (@PatinkinMandy) September 9, 2020
Andre the Giant memories 2 pic.twitter.com/J4Ik9SUiHi— Mandy Patinkin (@PatinkinMandy) September 10, 2020
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