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.]