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Movie 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

posterDirected By: Alfonso Cuarón

Produced By: David Heyman, Chris Columbus and Mark Radcliffe

Based On The Novel By: J.K. Rowling

Screenplay By: Steve Kloves

Executive Producers: Michael Barnathan, Callum McDougall and Tanya Seghatchian

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters

Running Time: 141 minutes (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Ratings:
US: PG (Frightening moments, creature violence & mild language)
UK: PG (Contains scary images and mild language)
AU: PG (Some fantasy scenes may frighten young children)

Release Dates:
US: June 4, 2004
UK: June 4, 2004
AU: June 10, 2004

Worldwide Gross: $795,634,069 (source)

Critical Consensus: In Cuaron’s hands, Azkaban has emotional depth to go along with the technical wizardry. (source)

Synopsis: Thirteen year-old Harry Potter has reluctantly spent yet another summer with the Dursleys, his dismal relatives, “behaving himself” and not practicing any magic. That is, until Uncle Vernon’s bullying sister, Aunt Marge, comes to visit. Aunt Marge has always been particularly horrible to Harry and this time pushes him so far that he “accidentally” causes her to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift away! Fearing punishment from his Aunt and Uncle–and repercussions from Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic, which strictly forbids students from using magic in the non-magic world–Harry escapes into the night. Along the way, Harry will try to make sense of Hermione’s puzzling appearances and disappearances, with the help of Ron and the giant Hagrid, who has taken on a new position at Hogwarts as the Care of Magical Creatures teacher. Read more…

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