The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Oscar Winner
Runtime: 201 minutes

The eye of the enemy is moving.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a adventure film released in 2003. It is based on the book "The Return of the King" by J.R.R Tolkien. In: . The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was released as a sequel to the 2001 film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. It's the predecessor to the 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film stars Noel Appleby as Everard Proudfoot, Alexandra Astin as Elanor Gamgee and Sean Astin as Sam. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was produced for $94,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $378,000,000 in ticket sales.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in ten categories. It won the Oscar for art direction , visual effects, sound mixing, best picture, music (original score), makeup, film editing, directing, costume design and writing (adapted screenplay).

Related Movies:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Quotes

" I don't think there will be a return journey, Mr. Frodo.
Sam

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Trivia

The model of Shelob was based on a New Zealand funnel web spider.

Filming Locations

Camperdown Studios, Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

Fernside, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Hinuera Valley, Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Southland, New Zealand

Mt. Potts Station, Erewhon, Canterbury, New Zealand

Paradise, Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park, Central Plateau, New Zealand

Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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