Once upon a time, a throwback fairy tale with a wickedly funny edge became a cult classic and the favorite film of moviegoers everywhere. The Princess Bride debuted in 1987, but it didn't find an audience right away. Grossing $30 million total, the movie wasn't a bomb, but it wasn't a success either... yet. Thanks to strong word of mouth and a fairy tale story flipped on its head, The Princess Bride soon became known to many. Now, 30 years later, we look back on the production to celebrate a momentous anniversary.