The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The journey ends.

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
  • Release Date: 2003-12-01
  • User Rating: 8.4/10 from 23039 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 21min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: New Zealand, United States of America
  • Director: Peter Jackson
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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 take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

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  • Elijah Wood

    as Frodo Baggins
  • Sean Astin

    as Samwise Gamgee
  • Viggo Mortensen

    as Aragorn
  • Ian McKellen

    as Gandalf
  • Andy Serkis

    as Gollum / Smeagol
  • Dominic Monaghan

    as Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
  • Billy Boyd

    as Peregrin "Pippin" Took
  • John Noble

    as Denethor
  • David Wenham

    as Faramir
  • Miranda Otto

    as Éowyn
  • John Rhys-Davies

    as Gimli / Treebeard (voice)
  • Orlando Bloom

    as Legolas
  • Bernard Hill

    as Théoden
  • Karl Urban

    as Éomer
  • Lawrence Makoare

    as Witchking / Gothmog
  • Liv Tyler

    as Arwen
  • Hugo Weaving

    as Elrond
  • Cate Blanchett

    as Galadriel
  • Ian Holm

    as Bilbo Baggins
  • Sean Bean

    as Boromir
  • Marton Csokas

    as Celeborn
  • Paul Norell

    as King of the Dead
  • Noel Appleby

    as Everard Proudfoot
  • Ali Astin

    as Elanor Gamgee
  • David Aston

    as Gondorian Soldier 3
  • John Bach

    as Madril
  • Sadwyn Brophy

    as Eldarion
  • Alistair Browning

    as Damrod
  • Richard Edge

    as Gondorian Soldier 1
  • Jason Fitch

    as Uruk 2
  • Bruce Hopkins

    as Gamling
  • Ian Hughes

    as Irolas
  • Bret McKenzie

    as Elf Escort
  • Sarah McLeod

    as Rosie Cotton
  • Maisy McLeod-Riera

    as Baby Gamgee
  • Bruce Phillips

    as Grimbold
  • Shane Rangi

    as Harad Leader 2
  • Todd Rippon

    as Harad Leader 1
  • Thomas Robins

    as Déagol
  • Harry Sinclair

    as Isildur
  • Peter Tait

    as Shagrat
  • Joel Tobeck

    as Orc Lieutenant 1
  • Stephen Ure

    as Gorbag
  • Sala Baker

    as Featured Orc
  • Robert Pollock

    as Featured Orc
  • Ross Duncan

    as Featured Orc
  • Pete Smith

    as Featured Orc
  • Jed Brophy

    as Featured Orc
  • Lee Hartley

    as Featured Orc
  • Billy Jackson

    as Featured Child
  • Katie Jackson

    as Featured Child
  • Alan Howard

    as The Ring (voice)
  • Jane Abbott

    as Coronation Elf (uncredited)
  • Gino Acevedo

    as Corsair of Umbar (uncredited)
  • Aidan Bell

    as Orc (uncredited)
  • Jarl Benzon

    as Coronation Elf (uncredited)
  • Jørn Benzon

    as Rivendell Elf (uncredited)
  • Emma Deakin

    as Diamond of Long Cleave (uncredited)
  • Michael Elsworth

    as Círdan the Shipwright (uncredited)
  • Clint Elvy

    as Haradrim Warrior (uncredited)
  • Zo Hartley

    as Orc Helper (uncredited)
  • Peter Jackson

    as Corsair Bosun (uncredited)
  • Sandro Kopp

    as Coronation Elf (uncredited)
  • Andrew Lesnie

    as Corsair of Umbar (uncredited)
  • Joseph Mika-Hunt

    as Orc (uncredited)
  • Henry Mortensen

    as Pelennor Orc (uncredited)
  • Craig Parker

    as Gothmog / Orc Lieutenant 1 (voice) (uncredited)
  • Rick Porras

    as Corsair of Umbar / Beacon Guard (uncredited)
  • Christian Rivers

    as Corsair of Umbar / Beacon Guard (uncredited)
  • Michael Semanick

    as Drinking Rohan Soldier (uncredited)
  • Howard Shore

    as Drinking Rohan Soldier (uncredited)
  • John Stephenson

    as Witchking (voice) (uncredited)
  • Richard Taylor

    as Corsair of Umbar (uncredited)
  • Royd Tolkien

    as Gondorian Ranger (uncredited)
Production Barrie M. Osborne Producer
Sound Howard Shore Original Music Composer
Sound Christopher Boyes Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Writing Peter Jackson Screenplay
Directing Peter Jackson Director
Production Peter Jackson Producer
Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Mark Ordesky Executive Producer
Production Michael Lynne Executive Producer
Writing J.R.R. Tolkien Novel
Writing Fran Walsh Screenplay
Production Fran Walsh Producer
Writing Philippa Boyens Screenplay
Camera Andrew Lesnie Director of Photography
Art Grant Major Production Design
Art Joe Bleakley Art Direction
Art Rob Outterside Art Direction
Art Mark Robins Art Direction
Art Alan Lee Set Decoration
Art Alan Lee Conceptual Design
Art John Howe Conceptual Design
Costume & Make-Up Ngila Dickson Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Richard Taylor Costume Design
Production Victoria Burrows Casting
Production John Hubbard Casting
Production Liz Mullane Casting
Crew Sala Baker Stunts
Art Dan Hennah Set Decoration
Art Dan Hennah Supervising Art Director
Editing Jamie Selkirk Editor
Sound Brent Burge Sound Effects Editor
Sound David Farmer Sound Designer
Production Robert Shaye Executive Producer
Art Jules Cook Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Jeremy Woodhead Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Peter Swords King Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Rick Findlater Makeup Artist
Production Ann Robinson Casting
Crew Casey O'Neill Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Margaret Aston Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Noreen Wilkie Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Janine Schneider Makeup Artist
Sound Beau Borders Sound Effects Editor
Crew Paul Lasaine Visual Effects Art Director
Production Amy Hubbard Casting
Visual Effects Steve Dubin Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Charlie McClellan Visual Effects Producer
Sound Lora Hirschberg Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Ivana Primorac Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Dean Lyon Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Addison Teague Sound Effects Editor
Sound Ethan van der Ryn Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Michael Semanick Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects James Whitlam Visual Effects Producer
Sound Tim Nielsen Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Alex Funke Visual Effects Director
Visual Effects Guy Williams 3D Supervisor
Sound Mike Hopkins Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Dave Whitehead Sound Effects Editor
Sound Michael Hedges Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Joe Letteri Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Christian Rivers Visual Effects Designer
Sound Hayden Collow Sound Effects Editor
Sound Gary Summers Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Jim Rygiel Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Sean Button Stunts
Visual Effects Eileen Moran Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Randall William Cook Animation Director
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Hennah Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Catherine Maguire Makeup Artist
Production Rick Porras Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Angela Mooar Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Gail Wilson Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Davina Lamont Makeup Artist
Visual Effects John P. Nugent Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Dean Wright Visual Effects Producer
Sound Craig Tomlinson Sound Effects Editor
Art Jacqui Allen Assistant Art Director
Crew Jeremy Bennett Visual Effects Art Director
Sound Hammond Peek Production Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Vivienne MacGillicuddy Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Chetan Deshmukh Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Daniel Falconer Sculptor
Costume & Make-Up Kerryn Flewell-Smith Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Steve Hopgood Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Emma Moncrieff Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Allie Rutherford Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lenore Stewart Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Tera Treanor Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Laurelle Ziento Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Robyn Isaacs Visual Effects Producer
Art Jamie Beswarick Sculptor
Visual Effects Graham Binding Animation
Visual Effects Bryan Ku 3D Director