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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

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Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf
Martin Freeman ... Bilbo
Richard Armitage ... Thorin
Ken Stott ... Balin
Graham McTavish ... Dwalin
William Kircher ... Bifur / Tom Troll
James Nesbitt ... Bofur
Stephen Hunter ... Bombur
Dean O'Gorman ... Fili
Aidan Turner ... Kili
John Callen ... Oin
Peter Hambleton ... Gloin / William Troll
Jed Brophy ... Nori
Mark Hadlow ... Dori / Bert Troll
Adam Brown ... Ori
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Storyline

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to ... Written by Production

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wizard | dragon | dwarf | hobbit | orc | See All (172) »

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One journey started it all. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, frightening images and fleeting nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,617,303, 16 December 2012

Gross USA:

$303,003,568

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,017,003,568
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Dolby Atmos | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ian McKellen and Sylvester McCoy previously appeared together in King Lear (2008). The role of Lear had been previously played by Sir Michael Hordern, who also played Gandalf in the BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings. McCoy's role of The Fool was previously played by John Hurt, who not only shared the role of The Doctor (AKA Doctor Who) with McCoy, but also played Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings (1978). In the BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings, Radagast was voiced by Donald Gee, who played a different role on Doctor Who (1963). See more »

Goofs

Through out the goblin scene and the scene after with the orcs the sword Bilbo has only glows sometimes even though it was stated early it is supposed to glow whenever orcs or goblins are around. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Bilbo: My dear Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there was to know about my adventures. And while I can honestly say I've told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it. I am old, Frodo. I am not the same hobbit as I once was. It is time for you to know what really happened.
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Crazy Credits

The MGM logo starts with an extreme close up of the lion's eye, and then zooms out to the full logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

An extended edition was released on DVD and Blu-Ray adding 13 minutes of footage. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Black Panther (2018) See more »

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Peter Jackson should be the only one allowed to make movies out of books ever
12 December 2012 | by natyganceSee all my reviews

This movie was so EPIC i'm speechless. I went with high expectations because Peter Jackson is awesome, but man, they weren't high ENOUGH. I couldn't see any flaw in this movie at all, they do change the way some events happened, but they're details and don't really change the story, actually you can tell they were needed.Jackson also adds some information, but he did say beforehand that he would, and is taken from other Tolkien stories, and as I haven't read them, I was very happy with the change because they were things I didn't know. The way the movie starts is very clever, and the whole introduction before the journey is almost exactly like the book, which I enjoyed very much. The fights scenes, just exactly as LOTR are INCREDIBLE,very well done, and with some funny moments as well. The cast is flawless, I think every actor portrays their character to perfection, I was happy with all the acting choices. The part of the book they picked to end the movie was great, the book though is basically divided into three main events, so it was somewhat predictable, but the scene they made to end the movie was perfect!!. So Basically if you're a Tolkien fan, or just LOTR-Hobbit fan you'll be puking rainbows of epicness throughout the movie.I had the luck to go to the premiere, but i'm obviously gonna go watch it again on IMAX.


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