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The Hobbit (1977)

A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Bilbo Baggins (voice)
... Smaug (voice)
... Thorin Oakenshield (voice)
... Gandalf The Grey (voice)
... The Elvenking (voice)
... Elrond (voice)
... Gollum (voice) (as Theodore)
... Bombur / Bill Huggins - Troll Leader (voice)
... Dwalin / Fíli / Kíli / Óin / Glóin / Ori / Nori / Bifur / Bofur / Bert - Troll #2 / Goblin / Orc / Spiders / Wood Elves / Lake People (voice) (as Jack De Leon)
... Balin / Tom - Troll #3 / Grinnah - The Goblin / Goblin / Orc / Gwaihir - Lord of the Eagles (voice)
... Dori / Bard / Great Goblin (voice)
... The Balladeer (voice)
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Storyline

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one evening . One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by an evil dragon named Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't.... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Based on the original version of the Hobbit.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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27 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,000,000,000, 10 April 1978
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gandalf at the end says that members of Bilbo's family not yet born may one day understand the ring. And that the story is not really ending, but just beginning. These lines were not in the book, nor was there any indication that there was any more to the ring than mere invisibility. At the time the original book was written, there was no intention to connect The Hobbit with the Tolkien Legendrum which includes The Silmarillion and The Lord of The Rings (which hadn't been written yet). However, in 1977, it was well known that the ring Bilbo found and the events he participated in were a prelude to a much larger story. See more »

Goofs

When Elrond reveals the moon runes on the dwarves' map, he reads the phrased as quoted directly from the book "Stand by the grey stone...", however the phrase shown is "Five feet high the door and three may walk abreast." This is a phrase which was not written in the moon runes. See more »

Quotes

Bilbo Baggins: Bother burglary and everything to do with it!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Road Goes Ever On and On
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Lyrics adapted by Jules Bass
Music by Maury Laws
Performed by Glenn Yarbrough
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Decent first attempt
10 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

When I saw this movie around 1984 it sparked my interest in the Lord of the Rings series. I thought the drawing were outstanding (the thin lines on the characters shows the animators took the time to get details correct). The songs seemed a bit silly, but I thought the directors were trying to reflect the attidude of the book. Although fans of the book might say the movie had an oversimplifed plot, I thought the directors did an excellent job condensing a 200 page story into an adventuorous hour and half movie.


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