Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

142 min
Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Mystery
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Alfonso Cuarón
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 39 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 2004-06-04
Filming Locations: England, UK
Budget: $130,000,000
Opening Weekend: $93,687,367 (USA) (6 June 2004)
Gross: $249,358,727 (USA) (31 October 2004)
Harry Melling
Harry Melling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Geraldine Somerville
Geraldine Somerville
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Emma Watson
Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter
Richard Griffiths
Uncle Vernon
Pam Ferris
Aunt Marge
Fiona Shaw
Aunt Petunia
Adrian Rawlins
James Potter
Lee Ingleby
Stan Shunpike
Lenny Henry
Shrunken Head
Jimmy Gardner
Ernie the Bus Driver
Gary Oldman
Sirius Black
Jim Tavaré
Tom the Innkeeper
Robert Hardy
Cornelius Fudge
Abby Ford
Young Witch Maid
Rupert Grint
Ron Weasley
Oliver Phelps
George Weasley
James Phelps
Fred Weasley
Chris Rankin
Percy Weasley
Julie Walters
Mrs. Molly Weasley
Bonnie Wright
Ginny Weasley
Mark Williams
Mr. Arthur Weasley
David Thewlis
Professor Lupin
Devon Murray
Seamus Finnegan
Warwick Davis
David Bradley
Argus Filch
Michael Gambon
Albus Dumbledore
Alan Rickman
Professor Severus Snape
Maggie Smith
Professor Minerva McGonagall
Robbie Coltrane
Rubeus Hagrid
Matthew Lewis
Neville Longbottom
Sitara Shah
Parvati Patel
Jennifer Smith
Lavender Brown
Tom Felton
Draco Malfoy
Bronson Webb
Slytherin Boy
Josh Herdman
Gregory Goyle
Genevieve Gaunt
Pansy Parkinson
Kandice Morris
Girl 1
Alfred Enoch
Dean Thomas
Dawn French
Fat Lady in Painting
Annalisa Bugliani
Mother in Portrait
Tess Bu Cuarón
Baby in Portrait
Violet Columbus
Girl With Flowers
Paul Whitehouse
Sir Cadogan
Emma Thompson
Professor Sybil Trelawney
Ekow Quartey
Boy 1
Rick Sahota
Boy 2
Jamie Waylett
Vincent Crabbe
Sharon Sandhu
Girl 2
Danielle Tabor
Angelina Johnson
Julie Christie
Madame Rosmerta
Freddie Davies
Old Man in Portrait
Peter Best
The Executioner
Timothy Spall
Peter Pettigrew
Ian Brown
Man in the Leaky Cauldron Reading Book
Did you know?
Despite his initial reluctance to accept the role of Albus Dumbledore, once he had signed on Richard Harris, who portrayed Dumbledore in the first two films, was determined to portray the character through the entire series. However, following the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Harris was diagnosed with Hodgekin's lymphoma, and during post-production on that film, producer David Heyman went to visit Richard Harris in the hospital. Though he was very weak from his illness, Harris insisted that the role of Dumbledore not be recast. Sadly, Harris passed away shortly before production was to begin on Prisoner of Azkaban, necessitating a recast.
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Ron's fear of spiders was explained by author J.K. Rowling as stemming from an early trauma, when his practical joker brothers, Fred and George, tormented him with spiders during his infancy.
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Lupin says that he was very close with Harry's mother. This may seem at odds with the book's story that Lily Evans was a close friend of Lupin's rival Severus Snape. However, J.K. Rowling revealed that after graduating from Hogwarts, Lupin still found it difficult to find paying work, because nobody wanted to employ a werewolf. James and Lily, therefore, financially supported him.
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When the DADA class lines up to each have a go at the Ridikkulus Charm, Seamus is clearly behind Ron in the queue, followed by Harry. Once Ron ends his turn, Parvati is then next (not Seamus), followed by Harry.
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In the CoMC class, when Harry is approaching Buckbeak, Ron is behind him. Sometimes he has his "Monster Book of Monsters" under his left arm, and sometimes the book is missing.
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When Dumbledore reaches the landing where the Fat Lady had been ripped, we are put into the door's view, as he rubs the loose paper up so the screen goes black for a short time. In the next scene you can see the small camera and the camera hole on the door.
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Stan Shunpike: Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. My name is Stan Shunpike and I will be your conductor this evening.
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Aunt Marge: Still here, are you?
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Harry: Poor Professor Lupin's having a really tough night.
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What is the Patronus Charm?
A Patronus is a spell cast against Dementors (guards of Azkaban who feed on happiness, leaving a person with only misery and the worst memories of his or her life). The Patronus takes a form that represents a happy thought. To create a Patronus, a strong happy thought must be created, as it is happiness that chases Dementors away.
Why did Harry blow up Aunt Marge?
Aunt Marge (Pam Ferris) was insulting Harry's parents. She accused his father of being a drunk and then compared Harry and his mother to dogs, claiming "If there's something wrong with the bitch, then there's something wrong with the pup." As Harry admits later to Ron and Hermoine, he simply lost control.
What is the Marauder's Map?
The Marauder's Map was given to Harry by George (Oliver Phelps) and Fred (James Phelps) Weasley, who stole it from Argus Filch during their first year at Hogwarts. The map provides a detailed layout of Hogwarts, including hidden passageways, and shows where everyone is at all times. The greeting the map provides when it is first open reveals the map was created by - Lupin (Moony), Sirius (Padfoot), Pettigrew(Wormtail), and James Potter(Prongs). The map refers to these characters by their animagus names and Lupin in werewolf form.
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