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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Director: Chris Columbus Run Time: 152 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 2001

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman

Harry Potter is just an orphan boy living underneath some stairs in Surrey, a typically dreary place for Britain. On his eleventh birthday, a friendly giant named Hagrid comes a-knocking, and reveals to Harry that he’s no ordinary boy — but a wizard, the Boy Who Lived; the only person in the whole of the world to survive the wrath of the evil Lord Voldemort. Before long, Harry’s got himself a wand and a broom, and is off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – a secret academy where young magic users hone their craft. Along with his two new friends, B-student Ron and egghead Hermione, Harry sniffs out a conspiracy to bring back He Who Shall Not Be Named, and the trio set out to stop it by recovering the powerful Sorcerer’s Stone. Expelliarmus!