Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sir Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom
Released: December 26th, 2003
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 202 minutes
Story: Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no small measure, the fate of Middle-Earth rests on his broad shoulders. With the final battle joined and the legions of darkness gathering, Gandalf urgently tries to rally Gondor's broken army to action. He is aided by Rohan's King Theoden, who unites his warriors for history's biggest test. Yet even with their courage and passionate loyalty, the forces of men with Eowyn and Merry hidden among them - are no match for the enemies swarming against Gondor. Still, in the face of great losses, they charge forward into the battle of their lifetimes, tied together by their singular goal to keep Sauron distracted and give the Ring Bearer a chance to complete his quest. Their hopes rest with Frodo, a tiny but determined hobbit making a perilous trip across treacherous enemy lands to cast the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom. The closer Frodo gets to his final destination, the heavier his burden becomes and the more he must rely on Samwise Gamgee. Gollum - and the Ring itself - will test Frodo's allegiances and, ultimately, his humanity. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" concludes the epic story of these characters, their relationships and rivalries, and reveals how through courage, commitment and determination even the least of us can change the world.
Sean Astin Sam
John Bach Madril
Sean Bean Boromir
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
Orlando Bloom Legolas
Billy Boyd Pippin
Marton Csokas Celeborn
Bernard Hill Theoden
Ian Holm Bilbo
Ian Hughes Irolas
Lawrence Makoare Witch King/Gothmog
Ian McKellen Gandalf
Dominic Monaghan Merry
Viggo Mortensen Aragorn
John Noble Denethor
Paul Norell King of the Dead
Miranda Otto Eowyn
John Rhys-Davies Gimli
Thomas Robins Deagol
Andy Serkis Gollum/Smeagol
Liv Tyler Arwen
Karl Urban Eomer
Hugo Weaving Elrond
David Wenham Faramir
Elijah Wood Frodo