The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

  1. Peter Jackson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Philippa Boyens


  3. Fran Walsh


  4. J.R.R. Tolkien


Top Billed Cast

  1. Elijah Wood

    Elijah Wood

    Frodo Baggins

  2. Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen

    Gandalf the White

  3. Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen


  4. Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler

    Arwen Evenstar

  5. Orlando Bloom

    Orlando Bloom


  6. John Rhys-Davies

    John Rhys-Davies

    Gimli & Treebeard (Voice)

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 21m

Budget $94,000,000.00

Revenue $1,118,888,979.00


Release Information

  • December 17, 2003
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by NeoBrowser

By NeoBrowser

And so all good things come to an end. For three years in a row, Peter Jackson has banished our winter blues with the individual instalments of his Tolkien trilogy, effectively shifting the focus of our cinematic excitement from the summer months to the end of the year. But now that his epic has been unveiled in its entirety, what will be the lasting effects of his achievement?

Well, grand-scale fantasy filmmaking is back on the menu, laying down the gauntlet to George Lucas and Star Wars Episode III. Jackson has also proved that notions of risk and ambition needn't be confined to the low-bu... read the rest.

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