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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Rating:PG-13 (for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images)
Genre:Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:December 14, 2012
Running time:170 minutes
Cast:Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish
Director:Peter Jackson
Producer:Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh
Writer:Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien
Distributor:Warner Bros.

Description: The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands. Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

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