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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Rating:PG (for some scary moments and mild language)
Genre:Family, Action/Adventure
Release Date:November 16, 2001
Running time:153 minutes
Cast:Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw
Director:Chris Columbus
Producer:David Heyman, Mark Radcliffe
Writer:Steven Kloves
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: 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. On his 11th birthday, Harry learns 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 family he has never had.

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