The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson (2001)

171min
PG Certificate
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In the first chapter of director Peter Jackson's $300-million adaptation of JRR Tolkien's classic trilogy, Middle-earth is the fictional setting, but it's no backdrop; it's a living, breathing universe, in which mild-mannered hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) is forced to turn hero when he inherits the ring of absolute power. Assisted by powerful wizard Gandalf (a perfectly cast Ian McKellen) and a ragtag group of warriors and friends, he must journey across mountain, forest and plain to return the talisman to its source. The computer-generated images transform the New Zealand locations into views that will take your breath away and only someone with a pathological aversion to fantasy could fail to be absorbed and transported by this stunning, sincere and frequently terrifying adaptation.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood
Gandalf the Grey Ian McKellen
Arwen Undómiel Liv Tyler
Aragorn / Strider Viggo Mortensen
Samwise "Sam" Gamgee Sean Astin
Galadriel Cate Blanchett
Elrond Hugo Weaving
Boromir Sean Bean
Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm
Saruman the White Christopher Lee
Gimli John Rhys-Davies
Peregrin "Pippin" Took Billy Boyd (1)
Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan
Legolas Greenleaf Orlando Bloom
Sméagol / Gollum Andy Serkis
Sauron Sala Baker
The Ring Alan Howard
Albert Dreary Peter Jackson
Celeborn Marton Csokas
Director Peter Jackson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: May be edited for violenceAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Dec 2001
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