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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.



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While Frodo and Sam, now accompanied by a new guide, continue their hopeless journey towards the land of shadow to destroy the One Ring, each member of the broken fellowship plays their part in the battle against the evil wizard Saruman and his armies of Isengard.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Two Towers  »

Box Office


$94,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,063,560 (UK) (20 December 2002)


$340,478,898 (USA) (12 December 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the wall of Helm's Deep during the battle, a one-eyed warrior turns to the camera, revealing his scarred empty socket. The performer who played him showed up as an extra, wearing an eye patch; director Peter Jackson politely asked to see what was under the patch, and then inquired if the gentleman would be interested in appearing in the film sans eye patch. The gentleman was reluctant at first and quite self-conscious, but afterward said the experience had made him more comfortable with his condition. See more »


When the Uruks are first introduced in the movie, we see all of them standing in one place for a split second and then they begin to run. See more »


Sam: [looking at the Haradrim army] Who are they?
Gollum: Wicked men. Servants of Sauron. They are called to Mordor. The Dark One is gathering all armies to him. It won't be long now. He will soon be ready.
Sam: Ready to do what?
Gollum: To make his war. The last war that will cover all the world in shadow.
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Crazy Credits

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Farewell to Lorien
(from extended version)
Music by Howard Shore
Lyrics by Fran Walsh
Performed by Hilary Summers
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User Reviews

A True Fantasy Movie
30 December 2004 | by (NY, USA) – See all my reviews

From the beginning to the very end, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is interesting and enjoyable. The books and the movies alike grasp one's attention as if they were real. You, the reader or viewer, can sense the pain of the characters, their emotions. The trilogy is truly powerful on screen. The second movie, however, I believe has something the first and third are missing; it feels like a bridge connecting two great islands. There is something unique about it that cannot easily be described. Metaphorically, the first movie is, say, a soldier. The third movie is the path home from war. And the second movie is the act of coming home because it contains the obstacles that must be passed through before achieving the goal. Although not 100% loyal to the written trilogy, the movies are done in such a way that the mainstream audience and LOTR fans from before the movies came out can say they were enjoyable and well made.

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