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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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Only one can survive. 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

(At around thirty-eight minutes) The walls of Professor Dolores Umbridge's office are covered with kitten plates. In the image on one of the plates, the wall behind the kitten has a kitten plate on it. See more »

Goofs

(at around 36 mins) In Ms. Umbridge's Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson the camera pans out over the classroom after she has said something and there is the sound of a pencil being dropped on the floor, when students at Hogwarts only use quills. However, this could simply be a dropped wand, as this is the sound we hear when this happens elsewhere in the movie. See more »

Quotes

[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

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Coming for You
(uncredited)
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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Imelda steals the show
4 July 2007 | by andy-1186See all my reviews

Overall, not a bad film, especially the opening sequence which'll have you quivering behind the seat in front! Great effects as always.

For me, Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge completely steals the show. Her character was fantastically well observed - the odd little hysterical titters of laughter she gave had superb comedic timing. Helena Bonham Carter had a star turn too as Belatrix - she's completely bonkers and HBC totally did her justice! Loved it!

For me, both their successes stood out conspicuously when compared to the horrendously awkward acting from the younger members of the cast. Sorry(!) but there were so many cringe worthy moments (especially the more intimate ones) where you kept begging the director to cut away from the acting. Tighter editing could have prevented these distracting moments from constantly reminding me I was watching actors on a set.

Hermione (Emma Watson), Luna (Evanna Lynch) , and Cho (Katie Leung) were the main culprits, with Daniel Radcliff not falling far behind. Okay, I know they're supposed to be awkward teenagers in the story, but hey! My suspicion is that these poor kids feel so caught up in the huge franchise that is HP that the pressure to perform must be enormous. Couple that with the screenplay's stilted dialogue, and being surrounded by what must have been a huge crew with them all staring at you, it's hardly a surprise that a few cracks were shown. Still, you'd have thought the editing might have been able to get around it.

These cringes aside, I enjoyed the film. Also, a huge congrats to all those involved in the hard work that obviously went into the post production too.


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Country:

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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:

$942,142,943
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Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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