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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie

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Summary:
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/

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Cast:
Elijah Wood (as Frodo Baggins)
Ian McKellen (as Gandalf)
Viggo Mortensen (as Aragorn)
Sean Astin (as Sam Gamgee)
Liv Tyler (as Arwen)
Billy Boyd (as Peregrin 'Pippin' Took)
Dominic Monaghan (as Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck)
Orlando Bloom (as Legolas Greenleaf)
John Rhys-Davies (as Gimli)

Directed By: Peter Jackson
Written By: J.R.R. Tolkien & Frances Walsh
Produced By: New Line Cinema

Release Date (US): December 17, 2003

Length of Movie: 3h 30min

Budget: $94,000,000

Opening Weekend: $124,100,534

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Soundtrack

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Soundtrack
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1. A Storm Is Coming
2. Hope and Memory
3. Minas Tirith - Ben del Maestro
4. The White Tree
5. The Steward of Gondor - Billy Boyd
6. Minas Morgul
7. The Ride of the Rohirrin
8. Twilight and Shadow - Renee Fleming
9. Cirith Ungol
10. Anduril
11. Shelob's Lair
12. Ash and Smoke
13. The Fields of the Pelennor
14. Hope Fails
15. The Black Gate Opens - James Galway
16. The End of All Things - Renee Fleming
17. The Return of the King - Viggo Mortensen
18. The Grey Havens - James Galway
19. Into the West - Annie Lennox

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