The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Director: Peter Jackson | Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Released: 2003 | Runtime: 201 min

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.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Quotes

  • 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.
  • Merry : [ triumphantly, as Barad-Dur crumbles ] Frodo! Frodo!
  • Aragorn : For Frodo!
  • Aragorn : Let the Lord of the Black Land come forth! Let justice be done upon him!
    The Mouth of Sauron : My master, Sauron the Great, bids thee welcome. Is there any in this rout with authority to treat with me?
    Gandalf : We do not come to treat with Sauron, faithless and accursed. Tell your master this: the armies of Mordor must disband. He is to depart these lands, never to return.
    The Mouth of Sauron : Ahh, old Greybeard. I have a token I was bidden to show thee. [ Pulls out Frodo's mithril vest and throws it at them ]
    Pippin : [ whispers ] Frodo...
    Gandalf : Silence.
    Merry : No!
    Gandalf : Silence!
    The Mouth of Sauron : The halfling was dear to thee, I see. Know that he suffered greatly at the hands of his host. Who would've thought one so small could endure so much pain? And he did, Gandalf, he did. [ pause; Aragorn rides towards the Mouth of Sauron ]
    The Mouth of Sauron : And who is this? Isildur's heir? It takes more to make a King that a broken Elvish blade... [ Aragorn cuts off the Mouth of Sauron's head with one stroke of Anduril ]
    Gimli : I guess that concludes negotiations.
    Aragorn : [ to Gandalf ] I do not believe it! I will not!
  • The Witch King of Angmar: Pathetic warrior!
    Eowyn of Rohan: I will kill you if you touch him!
    The Witch King of Angmar: Kill me! Thou fool! No living man can slay me!
    Eowyn of Rohan: I am no man! You look upon a woman! [stabs him]
  • Denethor: Is there a captain here who still has the courage to do his lord's will?
    Faramir: You wish now that our places had been exchanged... that I had died and Boromir had lived.
    Denethor: Yes. [whispering]
    Denethor: I wish that.
    Faramir: Since you are robbed of Boromir... I will do what I can in his stead. [Bows and turns to leave]
    Faramir: If I should return, think better of me, Father.
    Denethor: That will depend on the manner of your return.
  • Elrond: You're outnumbered, Aragorn. You need more men.
    Aragorn: There are none.
    Elrond: There are those who dwell in the mountain.
    Aragorn: Murderers. Traitors. You would call upon them to fight? They believe in nothing. They answer to no one.
    Elrond: They will answer to the king of Gondor. [pulls out Anduril]
    Elrond: Anduril, Flame of the West, forged from the shards of Narsil.
    Aragorn: Sauron will not have forgotten the sword of Elendil. The blade that was broken shall return to Minas Tirith.
    Elrond: The man who can wield the power of this sword can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walks this earth. Put aside the ranger. Become who you were born to be. Take the Dimholt Road. [pause]
    Aragorn: [in Elvish] I give hope to men. I keep none for myself.
  • Gandalf: [During the siege of Gondor] Peregrin Took! Go back to the Citadel!
    Pippin: [dazed] They called us out to fight.
    Gandalf: This is no place for a Hobbit! [He lays about him with his sword and staff; an orc rushes up behind him and Pippin kills it. Gandalf looks at Pippin]
    Gandalf: [impressed] Guard of the Citadel indeed!
  • Gollum: Wake up. Wake up. Wake up, sleepies. We must go, yeeees, we must go at once.
    Sam: Haven't you had any sleep, Mr. Frodo? [Frodo shakes his head]
    Sam: I've gone and had too much... it must be getting late.
    Frodo: No, it's not. It's not midday, yet. The days are growing darker.
    Gollum: We must go.
    Sam: Not until Mr. Frodo has had something to eat.
    Gollum: No time to lose, silly.
    Sam: [Gives Frodo lembas bread] Here, eat this.
    Frodo: What about you?
    Sam: I'm not hungry. Leastways, not for lembas bread.
    Frodo: Sam...
    Sam: Alright... we don't have that much left. You go ahead and eat that, Mr. Frodo. I've rationed it... there should be enough left.
    Frodo: For what?
    Sam: The journey home.
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