THIS IS SPINAL TAP
1984, Rialto Pictures, 82 min, USA, Dir: Rob Reiner

Director Rob Reiner’s funniest film, this side-splitting rock mockumentary chronicles the less-than-triumphant return to America of legendary British heavy-metal group Spinal Tap. As the band members who don’t spontaneously combust or die in gardening accidents, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean deliver spot-on performances; the many terrific cameos include Patrick Macnee as Sir Denis Eton-Hogg and Rob Reiner himself as documentary filmmaker Marty DiBergi.


THE PRINCESS BRIDE
1987, 20th Century Fox, 98 min, Dir: Rob Reiner

This adaptation of William Goldman’s wonderful, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale stars Cary Elwes as the dashing Westley, who is forced to fight off the villainous Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and Count Tyrone (Christopher Guest) in order to save his beloved princess, Buttercup (Robin Wright). This cult hit features marvelous sets by Norman Garwood and high-spirited supporting performances by Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Falk and Andre the Giant.


PRINCESS BRIDE
1987, Century Fox, 98 min, Dir: Rob Reiner

This adaptation of William Goldman’s wonderful, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale stars Cary Elwes as the dashing Westley, who is forced to fight off the villainous Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and Count Tyrone (Christopher Guest) to save his beloved princess, Buttercup (Robin Wright). This Cult hit features marvelous sets by Norman Garwood and high-spirited supporting performances by Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Falk and Andre the Giant.


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