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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

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Synopsis

Harry Potter has learned to live with his bullying uncle Vernon, his callous aunt Petunia and the constant whining of his greedy, spoiled cousin Dudley. He's even learned to live with sleeping in the cupboard under the stairs.
Harry's relatives have just as reluctantly learned to live with the unwelcome presence of their orphaned relation, a constant reminder of Petunia's 'wayward' sister and brother-in-law and their mysterious and untimely demise.
Even the impending arrival of his 11th birthday offers no excitement for Harry - as usual, there's little chance of cards, presents or any kind of birthday treat.
This year, however, is different.
Based on the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, telling the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
152 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Chris Columbus
Producer
Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, Duncan Henderson
Executive Producer
Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, Duncan Henderson
Editor
Richard Francis-Bruce
Screenwriter
Steve Kloves (screenplay), J.K. Rowling (novel)
Director of Photography
John Seale
Production Designer
Stuart Craig
Music
John Williams
Principal Cast
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters

Production Company

UK, US coproduction

Heyday Films (UK), Warner Bros. (US), 1492 Pictures (US)

Heyday Films
5 Denmark Street
London
WC2H 8LP
+44 (0)20 7836 6333

Sales
Company

Warner Bros.
98 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8WB
+44 (0)20 7984 5000
http://www.warnerbros.com