Gandalf the Grey recruits the reluctant shire local Bilbo Baggins for a dangerous adventure. Accompanied by 13 dwarves in search of great fortune, Bilbo sets out on the journey of a lifetime. A journey that will change him forever.
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Gandalf: to Thorin If we are to be successful, this will need to be handled with tact. And Respect. And no small degree of charm. Which is why you will leave the talking to me.
Gandalf: Did you know that your great, great, great, great Uncle Bollroarer Took was so large he could ride a real horse?
Gandalf: Well he could. In the battle of Greenfields he charged the goblin ranks. He swung his club so hard it knocked the goblin king's head clean off and it sailed a hundred yards through the air, and went down a rabbit hole. And thus, the battle was won, and the game of golf invented at the same time.
Bilbo: Can you promise that I will come back?
Gandalf: No. And if you do, you won't be the same.
Bilbo: Excuse me, that is a doily, not a dish cloth.
Bofur: But it's full of holes.
Bilbo: It's supposed to be like that, it's crochet.
Bofur: Oh, and a wonderful game it is too, if you've got the balls for it.
Production Budget - $250,000,000
Domestic Gross - $302,517,733 (5th)
Worldwide Gross - $1,017,003,568 (4th)
From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
Other production companies:
Warner Bros. (Canadian / US distributor)
Filming locations include:
Tekapo, New Zealand
Te Anau, New Zealand
Otago, New Zealand
Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
Canterbury, New Zealand
Waikato, New Zealand
Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
Central Plateau, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Song of the Lonely Mountain
Music by Neil Finn, David Donaldson, David Long and Janet Roddick
Lyrics and Performance by Neil Finn
Performed by Barry Humphries
The 'Extended Edition DVD/Bluray' runs 12m 54s longer.
Academy Awards Nominations:
1. Art Direction
3. Visual Effects