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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Family | 11 July 2007 (USA)
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With their warning about Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes') return scoffed at, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Dumbledore (Sir Michael Gambon) are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Director:

David Yates

Writers:

Michael Goldenberg (screenplay), J.K. Rowling (novel)
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Harry Potter
Harry Melling ... Dudley Dursley
Jason Boyd Jason Boyd ... Piers
Richard Macklin Richard Macklin ... Malcolm
Kathryn Hunter ... Mrs. Arabella Figg
Miles Jupp ... TV Weatherman
Fiona Shaw ... Petunia Dursley
Richard Griffiths ... Vernon Dursley
Jessica Hynes ... Mafalda Hopkirk (voice) (as Jessica Stevenson)
Adrian Rawlins ... James Potter
Geraldine Somerville ... Lily Potter
Robert Pattinson ... Cedric Diggory (archive footage)
Ralph Fiennes ... Lord Voldemort
Natalia Tena ... Nymphadora Tonks
Brendan Gleeson ... Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
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Storyline

After a lonely summer on Privet Drive, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to a Hogwarts full of ill-fortune. Few of students and parents believe him or Dumbledore (Sir Michael Gambon) that Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is really back. The ministry had decided to step in by appointing a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), who proves to be the nastiest person Harry has ever encountered. Harry also can't help stealing glances with the beautiful Cho Chang (Katie Leung). To top it off are dreams that Harry can't explain, and a mystery behind something for which Voldemort is searching. With these many things, Harry begins one of his toughest years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Written by HPfan

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No one can protect you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In late 2005, Anna Friel lobbied for the role of Tonks, so that she can work with her real-life partner David Thewlis. She was turned down by the producers. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) When Dumbledore says 'Don't you all have studying to do!?', the door alternates between being wide open and closed, several times through the scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Radio announcer: I don't know about you, it's just too hot today, isn't it? And it's going to get even worse. Temperatures up in the mid 30's Celsius, that's the mid 90's Fahrenheit, tomorrow maybe even hitting 100. So please, remember to cover up and stay cool with the hottest hits on your FM dial.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits are presented in the same typeface as Professor Umbridge's numerous educational decrees. See more »

Alternate Versions

Because this film includes so many scenes with important, written newspaper headlines, some dubbed versions have resorted to adding a voiceover reading them in their respective language. An example of this would be the German release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #34.4 (2007) See more »

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Coming for You
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Written by David O'Brien, Ewan O'Brien & Kevin Browne
Performed by Reactor
Courtesy of Music House
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Separate the film from the book, and you will be impressed
11 July 2007 | by juliebug04See all my reviews

I actually was lucky enough to see this at a sneak preview on Monday. The "experience" was lousy, but the film was good...IF you take it as a separate entity from the series of books. If you separate the film from the book, you won't be disappointed.

For the negative...there were, of course, MANY things that were omitted from the film. As a huge fan of the books, I still must be realistic. I knew there would be a lot of information left out. There were a few things that I felt could have made the story richer if they had been included, but I won't go into detail so I don't give away any of the film's changes. There were a few changes that made me frown at times, but as the story played out, it did make the film flow well. One of their worst casting decisions, Michael Gambon, was actually tolerable in this one, for the most part. I am NOT a fan of his portrayal of Dumbledore, but I guess he worked for this film simply because, for the majority of the story, he is supposed to be acting somewhat aloof towards Harry. That worked for him. I miss the subtlety that Richard Harris brought to that role, and, while he wasn't dreadful in this one, I still believe that there are countless other well known actors in the UK that could have done this role better justice. There wasn't enough Molly or Hagrid for me though. I love both of those characters.

On a positive note, the special effects were very well done. The thestrals were marvelous--eerie, but strangely peaceful creatures. Evanna Lynch could not have been more spot on as Luna. Her voice, mannerisms and demeanor were amazing. My only complaint about her was that she wasn't on screen enough. :o) Imelda Staunton, as Umbridge, and Helena Bonham Carter, as Bella, have to be two of the BEST casting decisions that they have with regard to these films. They were SO incredible. I was actually quite impressed with Dan, Rupert and Emma as well. They have come quite far in their acting abilities. They have finally achieved the art of saying a lot without necessarily opening their mouths. The scene in the common room following the kiss between Harry and Cho was hysterical. Kreacher and Grawp were great additions to the films. Fred and George's exit was very well done, albeit slightly different. The film, if taken by itself, was really good. Unfortunately, it's a lot different from the book. But, as I'm doing a film review and not a comparison, I'll give it 8 out of 10, because I was highly entertained.

Our "sneak preview" was interrupted in the middle due to a problem with the film, and I think we still missed some of it. We lined up 3 hours before the movie was supposed to begin, it started late, it was interrupted in the middle for over 30 minutes, we were wanded for metal and electronics every time we went in or out...I think we'll just wait until opening week next time. It's crowded, but a lot less trouble.

We are actually going to see it again.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

Highland, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,108,414, 15 July 2007

Gross USA:

$292,353,413

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$942,169,210
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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