Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) - Synopsis
Harry Potter (DANIEL RADCLIFFE) has learned to live with his bullying Uncle Vernon (RICHARD GRIFFITHS), his callous Aunt Petunia (FIONA SHAW) 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, the live action family adventure film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone tells 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.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films/1492 Pictures/Duncan Henderson Production of a Chris Columbus film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, starring DANIEL RADCLIFFE, EMMA WATSON, RUPERT GRINT, JOHN CLEESE, ROBBIE COLTRANE, ]WARWICK DAVIS], RICHARD GRIFFITHS, RICHARD HARRIS, IAN HART, JOHN HURT, ALAN RICKMAN, FIONA SHAW, MAGGIE SMITH and JULIE WALTERS.
Directed by CHRIS COLUMBUS from a screenplay by STEVE KLOVES, based on the acclaimed novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K Rowling, the film is produced by DAVID HEYMAN. chris Columbus, MARK RADCLIFFE, MICHAEL BARNATHAN and DUNCAN HENDERSON are the executive producers.
JOHN SEALE is the director of photography; STUART CRAIG is the production designer; RICHARD FRANCIS-BRUCE is the editor; and JOHN WILLIAMS is the composer.
The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company.