Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom
Released: December 26th, 2002
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 179 minutes
Story: Considered by millions throughout the world to be the greatest adventure ever told, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy chronicles the epic struggle for possession of the infamous One Ring. If returned to its creator, the Dark Lord Sauron, The Ring will give him the power to enslave the world.

At the end of part one, following the death of Boromir) and Gandalf's plunge into the pit at Khazad-dum, The Fellowship was forced to divide. Though splintered into three groups, each member of the original Fellowship is no less determined in his heroic quest.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers begins in the hills of Emyn Muil, where lost Hobbits Frodo and Sam discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. A mercurial creature who has himself been warped by the Ring, Gollum promises to guide the Hobbits to the Black Gates of Mordor if they will release him. Sam does not trust their new companion, but Frodo takes pity on Gollum, who like himself was once a Ringbearer.

Across Middle-earth Aragorn, the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman's deadly spell through the manipulations of his spy, the sinister Wormtongue. Eowyn, the niece to the King, recogniSes a leader in the Human warrior Aragorn. And though he finds himself drawn to her, Aragorn is constantly reminded of his enduring love for the Elf Arwen and the pact they made together.

Gandalf has been reborn as Gandalf the White following his cataclysmic fight with the Balrog, and reminds Aragorn of his destiny to unite the Rohan people with the last remaining stronghold of Human resistance - Gondor.

Meanwhile, the captured Hobbits Merry and Pippin have escaped from the Uruk-hai on their own, fleeing into the mysterious Fangorn Forest, where they discover an unexpected ally among the ancient trees - Treebeard, a living, walking tree-shepherd, whose forest Saruman has decimated.

In their parallel journeys, the Fellowship will face unimaginable armies and deception while also witnessing ancient wonders and the untapped strength of their people. Together they must stand against the powerful forces spreading from the Two Towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman has bred a lethal army 10,000 strong; and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dUr, deep within the dark lands of Mordor.
Sean Astin Sam
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
Orlando Bloom Legolas
Billy Boyd Pippin
Brad Dourif Wormtongue
Christopher Lee Saruman
Ian McKellen Gandalf
Dominic Monaghan Merry
Viggo Mortensen Aragorn
Miranda Otto Eowyn
John Rhys-Davies Gimli
Andy Serkis Gollum/Smeagol
Liv Tyler Arwen
Karl Urban Eomer
Hugo Weaving Elrond
David Wenham Faramir
Elijah Wood Frodo