Trivia

1. Robin Wright and Cary Elwes were smitten with each other during filming, naturally helping their chemistry in the movie. Elwes said that he "couldn't concentrate on much of anything after that first encounter with Robin."

2.Mandy Patinkin has said that the role of Inigo Montoya is his personal favorite over the course of his entire career.

3. Cary Elwes and Robin Wright were so reluctant to end their time with the film that during their final shared scene (the horseback kiss), one or other of them would keep requesting another take for all sorts of made up reasons.

4. There really was a "Dread Pirate Roberts" (Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart) who operated in the Caribbean in the early 18th century. He is reckoned by many to have been the most successful pirate of all time.

5. There were no "shrieking eels" in the original novel. Instead, once Buttercup jumps overboard to escape her captors, Vizzini warns her of sharks in the water, and fills a cup with his own blood and throws it in the water to attract them.

6. Mark Knoplfer agreed to write the music for this movie on the condition that Rob Reiner put the hat that Reiner wore in This Is Spinal Tap (1984) in the movie. The hat appears in The Grandson's bedroom.

7. All of the main characters are introduced in the first seven minutes of the film.

8. William Goldman claimed that Carrie Fisher was the ideal choice for Buttercup.

9. Miracle Max asserts that love is the greatest thing in the world apart from a "nice MLT - mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe." In the book on which the movie was based Miracle Max states that cough drops are the only thing better than love.

10. Fred Savage never got to meet the lead actor Cary Elwes.