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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

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An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

J.K. Rowling (novel), Steve Kloves (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... Albus Dumbledore
Maggie Smith ... Professor McGonagall
Robbie Coltrane ... Hagrid
Saunders Triplets ... Baby Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe ... Harry Potter
Fiona Shaw ... Aunt Petunia Dursley
Harry Melling ... Dudley Dursley
Richard Griffiths ... Uncle Vernon Dursley
Derek Deadman Derek Deadman ... Bartender in Leaky Cauldron
Ian Hart ... Professor Quirrell
Ben Borowiecki ... Diagon Alley Boy
Warwick Davis ... Goblin Bank Teller / Professor Flitwick / Voice of Griphook
Verne Troyer ... Griphook (as Vern Troyer)
John Hurt ... Mr. Ollivander
Richard Bremmer ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hidden deep within in the school lies an object that can make you immortal,that can make you powerful,that can make you deadly! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Felton did not read any of the Harry Potter books before auditioning, and at the audition, Chris Columbus was asking each contender for the role of Malfoy what his favorite part in the book was. When it was his turn, Felton said his favorite part in the book was the part at Gringrotts, which is what the previous contender had just said. Columbus saw through this very quickly, and thought it was very funny. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 1 min) When Harry, Ron, and Hermione are walking up the stairs and the stairs are changing, you can still see the banister wobbling back and forth even after they've reached their final position. 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

Ian Hart is credited twice: as Quirrell and then at the end of the cast credits as Voldemort. See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD version eliminates some dialogue from the theatre version:
  • An extended shot of Quirell, saying " I can't master.." after Voldemort said "Get the stone."
  • An extended dialogue between Dumbledore and Harry, where Dumbledore mentioned that Harry's father saved Snape.
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Pure Magic
30 November 2004 | by seremela-1See all my reviews

This movie is a delight for those of all ages.

I have seen it several times and each time I am enchanted by the characters and magic.

The cast is outstanding, the special effects delightful, everything most believable.

You have young Harry, a mistreated youth who is "Just Harry" to himself. And then, he embarks on a most beautiful adventure to the Hogwarts school.

He meets Ron and Hermione, one an adorable mischief maker, the other a very tense and studious young lady.

Together, the trio try to set things right in the school.

It's the ultimate fantasy for young and old.


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