Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Synopsis: Harry Potter is having a tough time with his relatives (yet again). He runs away after using magic to inflate Uncle Vernon's sister Marge who was being offensive towards Harry's parents. Initially scared for using magic outside the school, he is pleasantly surprised that he won't be penalized after all. However, he soon learns that a dangerous criminal and Voldemort's trusted aide Sirius Black has escaped from the Azkaban prison and wants to kill Harry to avenge the Dark Lord. To worsen the conditions for Harry, vile creatures called Dementors are appointed to guard the school gates and inexplicably happen to have the most horrible effect on him. Little does Harry know that by the end of this year, many holes in his past (whatever he knows of it) will be filled up and he will have a clearer vision of what the future has in store...
Director(s): Alfonso Cuarón
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 45 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
142 min

Don't tell me you've never

been hearing of Sirius Black.

He's a murderer.

Got himself locked up

in Azkaban for it.

- How did he escape?

- Well, that's the question, isn't it?

He's the first one that done it.

He was a big supporter of...


I reckon you've heard of him.


Him I've heard of.

Ernie, two double-deckers

at 12 o'clock.

They're getting closer, Ernie.

Ernie, they're right on top of us!

Mind your head.

Hey, guys? Guys?

Why the long faces?

Yeah, yeah. Nearly there. Nearly there.

- The Leaky Cauldron.

- Next stop, Knockturn Alley.

Mr. Potter, at last.

- Take it away, Ern.

- Yeah, take it away, Ernie!

Room 11.


Right smart bird

you got there, Mr. Potter.

He arrived here just

five minutes before yourself.

As Minister for Magic, it is my duty

to inform you, Mr. Potter...

...earlier this evening

your uncle's sister was located...

...a little south of Sheffield,

circling a chimney stack.

The Accidental Magic Reversal

Department was dispatched immediately.

She has been properly punctured

and her memory modified.

She will have no recollection

of the incident whatsoever.

So that's that...

...and no harm done.

Pea soup?

No, thank you.

- Minister?

- Yes?

- I don't understand.

- Understand?

I broke the law. Underage wizards

can't use magic at home.

Come now. The Ministry

doesn't send people to Azkaban...

...for blowing up their aunts.

On the other hand, running away

like that, given the state of things...

...was very, very irresponsible.

- "The state of things," sir?

- We have a killer on the loose.

Sirius Black, you mean?

But what's he got to do with me?

Nothing, of course. You're safe.

And that's what matters.

And tomorrow you'll be

on your way back to Hogwarts.

These are your new schoolbooks.

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Steve Kloves

Stephen Keith "Steve" Kloves (born March 18, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer, who mainly renowned for his adaptations of novels, especially for the Harry Potter film series and for Wonder Boys. more…

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