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

Lumos Maxima.

Lumos Maxima.

Lumos Maxima.

Lumos Maxima.

Lumos Maxima!

Harry. Harry.

Harry, open the door.

Marge. How lovely to see...

Uncle Vernon,

I need you to sign this form.

What is it?

Nothing. School stuff.

Later perhaps, if you behave.

I will if she does.

- Oh, you're still here, are you?

- Yes.

Don't say yes

in that ungrateful way.

Damn good of my brother

to keep you.

He'd have been straight to an orphanage

if he'd been dumped on my doorstep.

Is that my Dudders?

Is that my little neffy-pooh?

Give us a kiss. Come on. Up, up.

Take Marge's suitcase upstairs.


Finish that off for Mommy.

Good boy, Rippy-pooh.

- Can I tempt you, Marge?

- Just a small one.

Excellent nosh, Petunia.

A bit more.

Usually just a fry-up for me,

what with 12 dogs.

Just a bit more. That's a boy.

You wanna try

a little drop of brandy?

A little drop of brandy-brandy

windy-wandy for Rippy-pippy-pooh?

What are you smirking at?

Where did you send the boy,


St. Brutus'. It's a fine

institution for hopeless cases.

Do they use a cane

at St. Brutus', boy?

Oh, yeah.

Yeah. I've been beaten loads of times.

Excellent. I won't have this


...wishy-washy nonsense about

not beating people who deserve it.

You mustn't blame yourself

about how this one turned out.

It's all to do with blood.

Bad blood will out.

What is it the boy's father did,


Nothing. He didn't work.

He was unemployed.

- And a drunk too, no doubt?

- That's a lie.

- What did you say?

- My dad wasn't a drunk.

Don't worry. Don't fuss, Petunia.

I have a very firm grip.

I think it's time you went to bed.

Quiet, Vernon. You, clean it up.

Actually, it's nothing to do

with the father.

It's all to do with the mother.

You see it all the time with dogs.

If something's wrong with the bitch,

then something's wrong with the pup.

Shut up! Shut up!


Let me tell you...


Vernon! Vernon, do something!


I've got you, Marge. I've got you.

- Hold on, hold on.

- Get off.

- Don't you dare!

- Sorry.

Oh, Vernon.

Oh, God.




Come back!

You bring her back!

You bring her back now.

- You put her right!

- No. She deserved what she got.

- Keep away from me.

- You can't do magic outside school.

- Yeah? Try me.

- They won't let you back now.

You've nowhere to go.

I don't care.

Anywhere is better than here.

"Welcome to the Knight Bus...

...emergency transport

for the stranded witch or wizard.

My name is Stan Shunpike, and I will be

your conductor for this evening."

What you doing down there?

- I fell over.

- What you fall over for?

- I didn't do it on purpose.

- Well, come on, then.

Let's not wait for the grass to grow.

- What you looking at?

- Nothing.

Well, come on, then. In.

No, no, no. I'll get this.

You get in.

Come on.

Come on. Move on, move on.

- Take her away, Ern.

- Yeah, take it away, Ernie.

It's going to be a bumpy ride.

- What did you say your name was?

- I didn't.

- Whereabouts are you headed?

- The Leaky Cauldron. That's in London.

You hear that? "The Leaky Cauldron.

That's in London."

The Leaky Cauldron.

If you have pea soup...

...make sure you eat it

before it eats you.

- But the Muggles. Can't they see us?

- Muggles?

They don't see nothing, do they?

No, but if you jab them

with a fork, they feel.

Ernie, little old lady at 12 o'clock!

Ten, nine, eight...

...seven, six, five...

...four, three, three and a half...

...two, one and three quarters.


Who is that?

That man.

Who is that?

Who is...?

That is Sirius Black, that is.

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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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