Inigo Montoya T-Shirt Sparks Panic on Qantas Flight

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Wynard Mullins boarded a Qantas flight from Australia to New Zealand with a t-shirt that referenced the 1987 cult movie, The Princess Bride. However, after seeing the shirt, Mullin’s fellow passengers reportedly felt threatened by its message.

The T-shirt Mullins wore featured a spin-off of the following quote from the fairytale parody:

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.

Mullins’ T-shirt displayed the following message:

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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Mullins, who was was taking a flight back home to Auckland by way of Sydney, was then asked by flight attendees to change his attire after passenger complaints were taken seriously. Once he received that request, he told the attendees that he didn’t have any clothes to change into. Then, in a joking manner, he said he hoped to wear the pilot’s shirt in place of his T-shirt.

The flight attendant left the issue alone after making the request to Mullins the first time.

Mullins spoke to The Daily Mail and noted that he got a few puzzled looks from the passengers once he boarded the plane. He relayed his story to the news website:

The flight attendant said to me, ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.’ I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had someone watching me the whole time.

The line that was heard in a scene from The Princess Bride took on a life of its own after it was first heard. Footage of the scene where the line was first uttered can be seen below:

Inigo Montoya's Revenge StoryI do not own the rights to this clip. All rights to the distribution of this film are held by MGM, Fox, and Lions Gate. From The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, 1987.2012-03-30T01:18:53.000Z

Actor Mandy Patinkin, who played the part of the revenge driven swordsman, spoke about the line’s fame in a DVD extra for the movie. The DVD extra can be viewed below:

The Princess Bride – MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA!Probably the best DVD extra from Rob Reiners The Princess Bride featuring interviews with Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes and Christopher Guest about learning to swordfight for the film. Both funny and, at times, touching.2009-04-09T18:16:59.000Z

Mandy gave his opinion on the line that would adorn T-shirts and become one of the movie’s most memorable quotes:

That line. I didn’t know that it would become what it became. Matter of fact, when I first read it I went, ‘God, I don’t have a lot to say but I say that over and over again.’

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