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Movie 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

PosterDirected By: Chris Columbus

Produced By: David Heyman

Based on the Novel By: J.K. Rowling

Screenplay By: Steve Kloves

Executive Producers: Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, and David Barron

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters

Running Time: 161 minutes (2 hours, 41 minutes)

Ratings:
US: PG (Scary moments, some creature violence & mild language)
UK: PG (Contains mild language and horror, and fantasy spiders)
AU: PG (Frightening fantasy scenes and medium level violence)

Release Dates:
US: November 15, 2002
UK: November 15, 2002
AU: November 28, 2002

Worldwide Gross: $878,643,482 (source)

Critical Consensus: Darker and livelier than the first Harry Potter, but much of what’s wrong with the first movie is also present here. (source)

Synopsis: Harry Potter has not had a good summer. Not only has he had to put up with his overbearing Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon Dursley and their dread of his magical abilities, but it seems as if Harry’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger have forgotten him as they haven’t replied to a single one of his letters. Then, suddenly and mysteriously, house-elf Dobby appears in Harry’s bedroom and warns him of great danger if he should attempt to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But despite the elf’s mischievous efforts to thwart Harry’s return to school, the ever determined Harry is rescued from the Dursley’s dreary clutches by Ron and his brothers and whisked into the warmth of the Weasley household. Read more…

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