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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.

Director:

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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Plot Keywords:

wizard | dragon | dwarf | hobbit | orc | See All (174) »

Taglines:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening scenes, in which Sir Ian Holm plays the older Bilbo, do not appear in the book, which is told in present-time and not as a flashback. These scenes take place on the same day as Bilbo's birthday seen in the beginning of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Shortly after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Holm recorded similar scenes, this time as Frodo, for inclusion in a new boxed set version of the BBC Radio version of The Lord of the Rings. See more »

Goofs

When the party is captured by the Goblins and Bilbo crawls away, a Goblin's CGI foot passes through the bridge he's walking on. 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

There is an advertisement for 'splode soda' at the end. No such product exists. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D and 48 fps version, but the content is the same. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ashens: Hobbit Chibis Mystery Bag (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Lonely Mountain
Lyrics by Neil Finn
Music composed by Neil Finn, David Donaldson David Long, Steve Roche and Janet Roddick
Produced by Neil Finn, Elroy Finn, Liam Finn
Performed by Neil Finn
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More beautiful than the book, yet simpler.
2 December 2012 | by MikoLaasSee all my reviews

This is not going to be one of those long reviews, consisting of detailed writings about what was good or wrong, that is for you to decide, once it hits the cinemas. All i am saying to you, is that you should definitely find some time and read the book before you go and see the movie. Book is very complex, sometimes hard to keep up with, but has a bit more ambient depth into it, while the movie offers you all the eye-candy that even your imagination wouldn't be able to conjure. The movie is pretty, well acted and has a good script, that sticks to what was in the book, BUT, much less detailed (well, it is a movie, so that's normal). This movie is not enough to understand everything behind The Hobbit and the story behind it, but it does give a nice illustrative try to simplify things.


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