Top 48 The King Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The King facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The King film message.

In "The Return of the King (2003)", during the epic scene of the Rohirrim Charge Peter Jackson requested that only extras who have read the novel and could recite the scene, to be placed in the front lines as they are aware of the importance of this moment. It's how he ended up with this epic rider.
In "The Return of the King (2003)", during the epic scene of the Rohirrim Charge Peter Jackson requested that only extras who have read the novel and could recite the scene, to be placed in the front lines as they are aware of the importance of this moment. It's how he ended up with this epic rider.
In "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) the giant eagle that saves Frodo & Samwise, as originally described in J.R.R. Tolkien's book (1955), was inspired by the pub in Oxford where Tolkien famously wrote much of the novels. The pub's plackard depicts a large eagle carrying a boy.
In "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) the giant eagle that saves Frodo & Samwise, as originally described in J.R.R. Tolkien's book (1955), was inspired by the pub in Oxford where Tolkien famously wrote much of the novels. The pub's plackard depicts a large eagle carrying a boy.

The King Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Gandalf brought 3 eagles with him because he believed Smeagol wasn't beyond redemption

  2. Lionel Logue tells King George IV "I believe smoking will kill you". He died of of lung cancer in 1952.

The King Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - And The Hobbit (2012), the prequel to the LOTR trilogy, the stone trolls can be seen frozen in the same position.
    And The Hobbit (2012), the prequel to the LOTR trilogy, the stone trolls can be seen frozen in the same position.
  • . Seen the movie literally hundreds of times. Never realized until tonight that Eowyn grabs a scimitar from an orcs hand before using it to take down an oliphant.

  • Peter Jackson had a cameo in "The Return of the King" (2004) as one of the pirates. He was cut out of the theatrical cut, but appears in the extended cut.

  • Gandalf sends 3, not 2 eagles into Mordor after the destruction of the ring - because he expected to pick up Gollum, too.

  • 1 - Gandolf brought a third eagle for Golum.
    Gandolf brought a third eagle for Golum.
  • A ranger of Gondor, Golasgil, hands out weapons to other soldiers. Golasgil is played by Royd Tolkien, great-son of J.R.R.

  • 1 - During the nuke town fridge scene, the fridge says lead lined, which would stop the gamma radiation from the bomb coming in
    During the nuke town fridge scene, the fridge says lead lined, which would stop the gamma radiation from the bomb coming in
  • At the end of the credits, the Raiders March plays only this time it is followed by a higher version of the theme, symbolizing Father & Son working together.

The King Hidden Details

1 - Samwise Gamgee finally returns home and is hugged by his daughter, Elanor. That's Sean Astin's daughter in real life, Alexandra.
Samwise Gamgee finally returns home and is hugged by his daughter, Elanor. That's Sean Astin's daughter in real life, Alexandra.
1 - During the celebration at Edoras, you can spot a young boy doing some underage drinking, much to the shock of the woman beside him.
During the celebration at Edoras, you can spot a young boy doing some underage drinking, much to the shock of the woman beside him.
1 - You can see scarring around Frodo's neck where the chain carrying the One Ring would have hung showing that the Ring physically affects Frodo as a heavy burden
You can see scarring around Frodo's neck where the chain carrying the One Ring would have hung showing that the Ring physically affects Frodo as a heavy burden
1 - Merry and Pippin continued wearing the uniforms of Gondor and Rohan upon returning to the Shire.
Merry and Pippin continued wearing the uniforms of Gondor and Rohan upon returning to the Shire.
1 - The Palant?r seeing-stone Aragorn holds does not activate until he actually looks directly at it.
The Palant?r seeing-stone Aragorn holds does not activate until he actually looks directly at it.
1 - We see Denethor holding Boromir's broken horn. We actually see the horn being broken after Boromir is shot by the third arrow in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
We see Denethor holding Boromir's broken horn. We actually see the horn being broken after Boromir is shot by the third arrow in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1 - Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) gives Prince Albert (Colin Firth) a glass of scotch in a fine crystal glass while drinking his own from a regular glass.
Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) gives Prince Albert (Colin Firth) a glass of scotch in a fine crystal glass while drinking his own from a regular glass.
1 - Just as the bischop calls the live broadcast a "Pandora's Box", you can see how the king is caged by the microphone, but the bischop isn't.
Just as the bischop calls the live broadcast a "Pandora's Box", you can see how the king is caged by the microphone, but the bischop isn't.
1 - Pippin tells Denethor that "the mightiest man may be slain by one arrow, Boromir was pierced by many" (3 in fact). Later, Faramir survives the ambush after being shot twice, implying he is indeed his brother's equal.
Pippin tells Denethor that "the mightiest man may be slain by one arrow, Boromir was pierced by many" (3 in fact). Later, Faramir survives the ambush after being shot twice, implying he is indeed his brother's equal.
1 - The atomic bomb has "I like Ike" written on the side referring to one of President Eisenhower's campaign slogans and opposition to communism.
The atomic bomb has "I like Ike" written on the side referring to one of President Eisenhower's campaign slogans and opposition to communism.
1 - Two scars on Frodo's chest are clearly visible: on his right the hit received on the chain mail of mithril under the mines of Moria, on his left the wound received by the Witch-King on Weathertop.
Two scars on Frodo's chest are clearly visible: on his right the hit received on the chain mail of mithril under the mines of Moria, on his left the wound received by the Witch-King on Weathertop.
1 - When the gate of Minas Tirith is first breached, Easterlings can be seen in behind the orcs and trolls, which are also seen in The Two Towers when Frodo and Sam reach the Black Gate.
When the gate of Minas Tirith is first breached, Easterlings can be seen in behind the orcs and trolls, which are also seen in The Two Towers when Frodo and Sam reach the Black Gate.
1 - Lionel Logue, instead of focusing on the mechanical and speech issues, actually listens and hears King Albert's speech. For a second, he stops being his therapist and becomes another subject looking for reassurance and comfort in the King's words.
Lionel Logue, instead of focusing on the mechanical and speech issues, actually listens and hears King Albert's speech. For a second, he stops being his therapist and becomes another subject looking for reassurance and comfort in the King's words.
1 - One of King George's staff members gives him his speech and says it will take almost nine minutes to read. This is because he and almost everyone else was unaware that the King was seeing Logue in the first place
One of King George's staff members gives him his speech and says it will take almost nine minutes to read. This is because he and almost everyone else was unaware that the King was seeing Logue in the first place
1 - In Bilbo and Frodo's book, "There and Back Again," there are marks over each of the vowels, a nod to Tolkien's elvish writing system of Tengwar, which uses marks over other letters to denote the presence of vowels.
In Bilbo and Frodo's book, "There and Back Again," there are marks over each of the vowels, a nod to Tolkien's elvish writing system of Tengwar, which uses marks over other letters to denote the presence of vowels.

Gandalf brought three eagles to the erupting Mount Doom instead of two -- presumably to save Smeagol had he survived.

1 - When Pippin looks in to the palantir and wakes everyone up, Gimli stays passed out from drinking too much that night. (see bottom left hand corner)
When Pippin looks in to the palantir and wakes everyone up, Gimli stays passed out from drinking too much that night. (see bottom left hand corner)
1 - When Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor, his armour is very similar to Elendil's armour at the beginning of the Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Elendil was the first High King of Gondor.
When Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor, his armour is very similar to Elendil's armour at the beginning of the Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Elendil was the first High King of Gondor.

As we see Frodo finishing his manuscript, the director pulls back to reveal the missing finger of Frodo's hand, a reminder of his moment of weakness inside Mount Doom.

Merry's helmet in the Ride of the Rohirrim appears to be repaired. It shows a nice link to how people at that tech level would treat armor. Repair, not remake.

Robert DeNiro plays a character obsessed with being a comedy great, idolising a late night host, then in Joker (2019) Robert DeNiro plays a late night host idolised by the Joker.

1 - Indy thinks about teaching in Leipzig which on the one hand is logical because the university has one of the most famous archaeological faculties in the world, but one the other hand at that time it was under communist control
Indy thinks about teaching in Leipzig which on the one hand is logical because the university has one of the most famous archaeological faculties in the world, but one the other hand at that time it was under communist control
1 - When Gollum finally takes the ring back, there is a brief expression of sadness on his face. This is Sm?agol being sad at what he did to his master, before the ring takes him over and he becomes Gollum again.
When Gollum finally takes the ring back, there is a brief expression of sadness on his face. This is Sm?agol being sad at what he did to his master, before the ring takes him over and he becomes Gollum again.
1 - After Sam kills the orcs in the stronghold, Sting stops glowing, meaning there are no more orcs nearby.
After Sam kills the orcs in the stronghold, Sting stops glowing, meaning there are no more orcs nearby.

When Legolas climbs and kills an Oliphaunt, the Oliphaunt repeatedly attempts to swat him off with it's tail.

Indy is betrayed by his friend Mac, when questioned he says "I'm a capitalist and they pay" referring to the Russians, but he points directly towards the audience. It's as if Spielberg himself is telling us he didn't want to make the film

Bertie is shown having a lot of difficulty lighting his cigarette lighter with his right hand (explanation in comments).

Restaurant scene, Rita is initially uncomfortable with Rupert but starts smiling when a man in the background begins mimicking Rupert's movements. The same actor played Morrie in Scorsese's GoodFellas 8 years later

1 - [Detail] In The Kingdom (2007) Ron Fleury (Foxx) mentions The Terrell Tribune in Terrell, Texas, which is Jamie Foxx's hometown.
[Detail] In The Kingdom (2007) Ron Fleury (Foxx) mentions The Terrell Tribune in Terrell, Texas, which is Jamie Foxx's hometown.
1 - The scar left on King Henry V's cheek did actually happen during the battle against Percy. However, instead of a wound from a duel, it was caused by an arrow being shot into his skull.
The scar left on King Henry V's cheek did actually happen during the battle against Percy. However, instead of a wound from a duel, it was caused by an arrow being shot into his skull.
1 - Henry is told early on to not always trust his council. William (one of his advisors) that advocates for the war with France early on turns out to have influenced him for selfish reasons. We can learn not to trust him early on because there is a noose next to him at a meeting
Henry is told early on to not always trust his council. William (one of his advisors) that advocates for the war with France early on turns out to have influenced him for selfish reasons. We can learn not to trust him early on because there is a noose next to him at a meeting

When Denethor orders his guards to burn Faramir and himself alive, one of the guards looks quickly to the others like "We really doing this? We are? Okay."

Robert DeNiro plays a character obsessed with being a comedy great, idolising a late night host, then in Joker (2019) Robert DeNiro plays a late night host idolised by the Joker.

When the Rohirrim charges the mumakil, the moment the first mumak hits a rider, all background music stops for 90 seconds... everything focuses on just the fighting

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The King Plot

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The King. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Director David Michôd
Stars Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley
IMDB score 7.2