Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

[The hobbits are sleeping. A figure climbs down from above them.]

Gollum: "You thieves! You thieves… You filthy little thieves! Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us. My Precious."

[Gollum creeps closer.]

Gollum: "Curse them! We hates them! It's ours it is… and we wants it!"

[Gollum reaches out his hand towards the hobbits. The hobbits jump up and grab Gollum's arms and pull him down.]

[They struggle. Gollum gets loose and jumps on Frodo. They fall, and Gollum sees the Ring around Frodo's neck.]

[He desperately tries to get it, but Sam grabs him.]

[Gollum wriggles loose once more, and jumps on Frodo again. Sam gets a hold of him. Gollum bites him on the shoulder, and clasps his arms and legs around Sam. Frodo draws Sting and holds it to Gollum's throat.]

Frodo: "This is Sting. You've seen it before, haven't you — Gollum!"

Gollum: "Yes."

Frodo: "Release him, or I'll cut your throat!"

[Gollum slowly loosens his grip on Sam and lets out a wail.]

[It is light again. Gollum has been tied at the neck with Sam's rope and is dragged along.]

Gollum: "It burns! It burns us! It freezes! Nasty elves twisted it. Take it off us!"

Sam: "Quiet you!"

Sam: "It's hopeless! Every orc in Mordor is gonna hear this racket! Let's just tie him up and leave him!"

Gollum: "No! That would kill us, kill us!"

Sam: "It's nothing more than you deserve!"

[Frodo looks at Gollum.]

Frodo: "Maybe he does deserve to die. But now that I see him, I do pity him."

Gollum: "We'll be nice to them, if they'll be nice to us. Take it off us."

Gollum: "We swears to do what you wants. We swears!"

Frodo: "There's no promise you can make that I can trust."

[Gollum kneels in front of Frodo and begs him.]

Gollum: "We swears to serve the Master of the Precious. We will swear on — on the Precious! (gollum gollum)"

Frodo: "The Ring is treacherous. It will hold you to your word."

Gollum: "Yes… on the Precious… on the Precious."

Sam: "I don't believe you! Get down! Get down!"

[Gollum, scared, tries to get away, but Sam jerks the rope and Gollum crashes to the ground.]

Frodo: "Sam!"

Sam: "He's trying to trick us! We let him go, he'll throttle us in our sleep!"

[Frodo approaches Gollum, who is panting and holding his throat.]

Frodo: "You know the way to Mordor?"

Gollum: "Yes."

Frodo: "You've been there before?"

Gollum: "Yes."

[Frodo takes the rope off Gollum's neck, and Gollum seems surprised.]

Frodo: "You will lead us to the Black Gate."

[Gollum rushes off and the hobbits follow him.]

[Gollum talks to himself.]

Gollum: "To the Gate, to the Gate! To the Gate, the masters says. Yes!"

Gollum: "No! We won't go back. Not there. Not to him. They can't make us. Gollum! Gollum!"

Gollum: "But we swore to serve the master of the precious!"

Gollum: "No. Ashes and dust and thirst there is, and pits, pits, pits. And Orcses, thousands of Orcses. And always the Great Eye watching, watching."

[Gollum looks at the hobbits and screams.]

[Gollum disappears.]

Sam: "Hey! Come back now! Come back! There! What did I tell you? He's run off, the old villain. So much for his promises."

[Gollum reappears.]

Gollum: "This way Hobbitses! Follow me!"