Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Synopsis: This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted.
Director(s): Chris Columbus
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 62 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
PG
Year:
2001
152 min
$317,557,891
Website
9,574 Views

I should've known that you would|be here, Professor McGonagall.

Good evening, Professor Dumbledore.

Are the rumors true, Albus?

I'm afraid so, professor.|The good and the bad.

- And the boy?|- Hagrid is bringing him.

Is it wise to trust Hagrid|with something so important?

Professor, I would trust Hagrid|with my life.

Professor Dumbledore, sir.|Professor McGonagall.

- No problems, I trust, Hagrid?|- No, sir.

Little tyke fell asleep|as we were flying over Bristol.

Try not to wake him.

There you go.

Do you really think it's safe,|leaving him with these people?

I've watched them all day.|They're the worst sort of Muggles.

- They really are...|- The only family he has.

He'll be famous. Every child|in our world will know his name.

Exactly.

He's far better off growing up|away from all of that.

Until he's ready.

There, there, Hagrid.|It's not really goodbye, after all.

Good luck...

...Harry Potter.

Up. Get up!

Now!

Wake up, cousin!|We're going to the zoo!

- Here he comes, the birthday boy.|- Happy birthday, son.

Cook breakfast.|And try not to burn anything.

- Yes, Aunt Petunia.|- I want everything to be perfect...

...for my Dudley's special day!

- Hurry up! Bring my coffee, boy.|- Yes, Uncle Vernon.

Aren't they wonderful, darling?

- How many are there?|- 36. Counted them myself.

36?! But last year I had 37!

- But some are bigger than last year's.|- I don't care!

This is what we're going to do.

We're going to buy you two|new presents. How's that, pumpkin?

It should be a lovely day at the zoo.|I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm warning you now, boy.

Any funny business, any at all...

...and you won't have|any meals for a week.

Get in.

Make it move.

Move!

- Move!|- He's asleep!

He's boring.

Sorry about him.

He doesn't understand|what it's like, lying there...

...watching people press|their ugly faces in on you.

Can you hear me?

It's just, I've never talked|to a snake before.

Do you...?

Do you talk to people often?

You're from Burma, aren't you?|Was it nice there?

Do you miss your family?

I see. That's me as well.|I never knew my parents either.

Mummy, Dad, you won't believe|what this snake is doing!

Thanks.

Anytime.

Snake!

Mum! Mummy! Help me!

My darling boy!|How did you get in there?

Who did this? How did you get|in there? Is there a snake?

It's all right, sweetheart.|We'll get you out of these cold clothes.

- What happened?|- I swear, I don't know!

The glass was there|and then it was gone, like magic.

There's no such thing as magic.

Marge is ill. Ate a funny whelk.

- Dad, look! Harry's got a letter!|- It's mine!

Yours? Who'd be writing to you?

No more mail through this letterbox.

Have a lovely day at the office, dear.

Shoo! Go on.

Fine day, Sunday.

In my opinion, best day of the week.|Why is that, Dudley?

- Because there's no post on Sundays?|- Right you are, Harry!

No post on Sunday.

No blasted letters today! No, sir.

Not one single bloody letter. Not one!

No, sir, not one blasted, miserable...

Make it stop, please!

Stop it!

Mummy, what's happening?

Give me that! Give me that letter!

Get off!

They're my letters! Let go of me!

That's it! We're going away!

Far away, where they can't find us!

Daddy's gone mad, hasn't he?

Make a wish, Harry.

Who's there?

Sorry about that.

I demand that you leave at once.|You are breaking and entering.

Dry up, Dursley, you great prune.

I haven't seen you|since you was a baby, Harry.

You're a bit more along than I expected.|Particularly in the middle.

I'm not Harry.

- I am.|- Well, of course you are.

Got something for you.

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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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