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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Albus Dumbledore
... Professor McGonagall
... Hagrid
... Baby Harry Potter
... Harry Potter
... Aunt Petunia Dursley
... Dudley Dursley
... Uncle Vernon Dursley
Derek Deadman ... Bartender in Leaky Cauldron
... Professor Quirrell
... Diagon Alley Boy
... Goblin Bank Teller / Professor Flitwick
... Griphook (as Vern Troyer)
... Mr. Ollivander
... He Who Must Not Be Named
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Storyline

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Rubeus Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. Written by Carly

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The Magic Begins November 16th. See more »


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Rated PG for some scary moments and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,335,627 (United Kingdom), 18 November 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,294,621, 18 November 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$317,575,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$974,755,371, 6 November 2011
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers attempted to go the extra mile of matching the kid's appearances to how the novel describes them, by fitting Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) with green-colored contact lenses, and similarly make Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) wear fake buck teeth. But when Dan's eyes reacted strongly to the contacts, and Emma couldn't talk clearly with the fake teeth in her mouth, these ideas were dropped. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) When the shotgun blast from Vernon's shotgun goes off he only pulled the trigger one time. But when the hole in the ceiling is seen there are two partial holes seen side by side. A double-barreled shotgun has two triggers so that the blast doesn't knock the shooter back on their rear end. Therefore there should only be one hole in the ceiling. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor McGonagall: [as a cat] Mraow!
Dumbledore: I should have known that you would be here, Professor McGonagall.
[Professor McGonagall transfigures into her human self]
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Crazy Credits

In the final credits, the word "baron" is mispelled as "barron". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) See more »

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Please Stay
Performed by Kylie Minogue
Written by Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard, John Williams, and John Themis
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User Reviews

 
It was brilliant!
10 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

When I knew the film was being made, I thought how could they make a film that would be up to the standard of such a perfect book. But they did! Sure they missed bits out but they captured the essence of the book brilliantly. One member of the cast was mis-cast for me but my children disagreed.I even found myself believing they were flying and not wondering "how are they doing that?" So 10 out 10 Warner Brothers. Bring on the next one!


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