Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
[Gollum, Frodo, and Sam climb up the secret stair. Gollum reaches a ledge and looks down at a struggling Frodo.]
Gollum: "Careful, master! Very far to fall! Very dangerous on the stairs. Come, master! Come to Sméagol!"
[Gollum sees the One Ring around Frodo's neck. He reaches for Frodo.]
Sam: "Mister Frodo!"
[Sam draws his sword.]
Sam: "Get back, you! Don't touch him!"
[Gollum pulls Frodo up onto the ledge.]
Gollum: "Why does he hates poor Sméagol? What has Sméagol ever done to him?"
[Gollum takes Frodo aside while Sam climbs onto the ledge.]
Gollum: "Master, Master carries a heavy burden. Sméagol knows. Heavy, heavy burden. Fat one cannot know. Let Sméagol look after Master."
Gollum (whispering): "He wants It. He needs It, Sméagol sees it in his eyes!"
Gollum (whispering): "Very soon he will ask you for It! You will see! The fat one will take It from you!"
[The Witch-King of Angmar lauds over the Orcs at Osgiliath.]
Witch-King: "Send forth all legions. Do not stop the attack until the city is taken. Slay them all."
Gothmog: "What of the wizard?"
Witch-King: "I will break him."
[At the walls of Minas Tirith, Gandalf and the soldiers look towards Osgiliath.]
Soldier #1: "Where are Théoden's riders?"
Soldier #2: "Will Rohan's army come? Mithrandir?"
Gandalf: "Courage is the best defense that you have now."
[Pippin, in his Gondorian armour, sits outside of the Hall of Kings.]
Pippin: "What were you thinking, Peregrin Took? What service can a Hobbit offer such a great lord of Men?"
Faramir: "It was well done."
[Pippin stands up as Faramir approaches.]
Faramir: "A generous deed should not be checked with cold counsel. You are to join the tower guard."
Pippin: "I didn't think they would find any livery that would fit me."
Faramir: "Once belonged to a young boy of the city. A very foolish one who wasted many hours slaying dragons instead of attending to his studies."
Pippin: "This was yours?"
Faramir: "Yes, it was mine. My father had it made for me."
Pippin: "Well… I'm taller than you were then. Though I'm not likely to grow anymore, except sideways."
[They laugh together.]
Faramir: "Never fitted me either. Boromir was always the soldier. They were so alike, he and my father. Proud. Stubborn even. But strong."
Pippin: "I think you have strength of a different kind. And one day your father will see it."
[Inside Gondor's throne room, Pippin kneels before Denethor. Faramir observes.]
Pippin: "Here do I swear fealty and service to Gondor. In peace or war. In living or dying. Fr… from… from… from this hour henceforth, until my lord release me, or death… take me."
[Denethor rises, smiling.]
Denethor: "And I shall not forget it. Nor fail to reward that which is given."
[Denethor holds out his ringed hand to Pippin, who kisses it reluctantly.]
Denethor: "Fealty with love. Valor with honor." (to Faramir) "Disloyalty with vengeance."
[Denethor sits to eat.]
Denethor: "I do not think we should so lightly abandon the outer defenses. Defenses that your brother long held intact."
Faramir: "What would you have me do?"
Denethor: "I will not yield the river and Pelennor unfought. Osgiliath must be retaken."
Faramir: "My lord, Osgiliath is overrun."
Denethor: "Much must be risked in war. Is there a Captain here who still has the courage to do his lord's will?"
Faramir: "You wish now that our places had been exchanged. That I had died and Boromir had lived."
Denethor: "Yes. I wish that."
Faramir: "Since you are robbed of Boromir, I will do what I can in his stead."
[Faramir walks away. He turns back.]
Faramir: "If I should return, think better of me, father."
Denethor: "That will depend on the manner of your return."
[Faramir walks slowly away from his father.]