Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
[Orcs pour out of the Black Gate. Aragorn addresses an unsettled army of men.]
Aragorn: "Hold your ground! Hold your ground."
Aragorn: "Sons of Gondor! Of Rohan! My brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me."
Aragorn: "A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day."
Aragorn: "An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!"
Aragorn: "By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!"
[The soldiers draw swords.]
[The hobbits start climbing Mount Doom.]
[The orc masses begin to encircle the army of men. Aragorn and his company have dismounted for some reason, and are not using bows.]
[The hobbits scale the slopes of Mount Doom.]
[Frodo looks up at the fiery peak above. The hobbits fall to the ground.]
[Frodo crawls a short distance and collapses.]
[Back at the Black Gate, the army prepares for battle. The Orcs greatly outnumber the men.]
Gimli: "Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf."
Legolas: "What about side by side with a friend?"
Gimli: "Aye, I could do that."
[On the Mountain of Fire, Sam crawls up to Frodo and takes him in his arms.]
Sam: "Do you remember the Shire, Mister Frodo? It'll be spring soon, and the Orchards will be in blossom."
Sam: "And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket and they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields."
[Frodo opens his eyes and stares blindly at Sam.]
Sam: "And eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?"
Frodo: "No, Sam, I can't recall the taste of food."
Frodo: "Nor the sound of water. Or the touch of grass. I'm naked in the dark. There's nothing… no veil… between me and the wheel of fire! I can see him with my waking eyes!"
Sam: "Then let us be rid of it, once and for all! Come on, Mister Frodo. I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you! Come on!"
[Sam lifts Frodo over his back.]
[Sam staggers up the mountainside, with Frodo on his shoulders.]
[At the Black Gate, the Eye calls out.]
Sauron: "Aragorn… Elessar…"
[Aragorn appears momentarily tempted by the voice.]
[He turns back to address Gandalf.]
[Gandalf, holding Frodo's shirt, looks questionably at Aragorn.]
Aragorn (serenely): "For Frodo."
[Waving his sword, Aragorn runs towards the orcs, yelling.]
[Merry and Pippin run in after him, the rest of the army soon following.]