Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Poster

Release Date: June 4th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 2004

PG|2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison and is bent on murdering the teenage wizard. While Hermione's (Emma Watson) cat torments Ron's (Rupert Grint) sickly rat, causing a rift among the trio, a swarm of nasty Dementors is sent to protect the school from Black. A mysterious new teacher helps Harry learn to defend himself, but what is his secret tie to Sirius Black?

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Production Co: Heyday Films, Warner Brothers, 1492 Pictures

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  • The right word for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is wondersful -- as in full of wonders, great and small.

  • Not only is this dazzler by far the best and most thrilling of the three Harry Potter movies to date, it's a film that can stand on its own even if you never heard of author J.K. Rowling and her young wizard hero. show more

  • In the end, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban offers what neither of its predecessors, for all their wand-waving and witch-brooms, had: real magic. show more

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