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  • Trailer 1
  • Clip: Something for the Road

Movie Info & Cast


Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.


  • Noel Appleby
  • Ali Astin
  • Sean Astin
  • David Aston
  • John Bach
  • Sean Bean
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Billy Boyd
  • Sadwyn Brophy

Did You Know?


  • While John Gilbert was editing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and Michael Horton was editing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Jamie Selkirk was cutting the final chapter. From the start, Peter Jackson wanted his longtime associate Selkirk on this movie, as he knew Selkirk would stay focused on the climax of the entire saga.
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  • After Frodo tells him to go home and he starts crying, the next close-up of Sam shows where his real and fake ear meet-right above the curl of hair.
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    • Aragorn: We have time. Every day Frodo moves closer to Mordor.
    • Gandalf: Do we know that?
    • Aragorn: What does your heart tell you?
    • Gandalf: That Frodo is alive. Yes. Yes, he's alive.
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Like all great fantasies and epics, this one leaves you with the sense that its wonders are real, its dreams are palpable.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Feels like a miracle, a movie that exceeds even the most formidable expectations without straying from its singular path. All hail this King.

Metacritic review by Rene Rodriguez
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald