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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 152m 13s

Release date 16/11/2001

BBFCInsight Contains mild horror, violence and language

Director(s) Chris Columbus

Cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Ian Hart, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, John Cleese, Warwick Davis, John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Leslie Phillips (voice), Zoe Wanamaker

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE is a fantasy film which follows the adventures of a young boy and his two friends as they attend their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Threat

There are moments of mild threat, including a scene in which a boy falls into a python pit, a scene in which three friends defeat a troll and another in which a character is chased through a spooky forest. The scary scenes are resolved quickly and moments of tension are balanced by periods of relief or humour.

Violence

After a boy is threatened by an evil wizard, the young boy presses his hands on the wizard's head and it starts to burn, causing his body to disintegrate. There is also a fantastical chess match, where one of the main characters is attacked with a sword. However, no blows make contact and the character emerges uninjured.

Language

There are infrequent uses of mild bad language such as 'bugger' and 'bloody'.

It is suggested that a young boy doesn't have a particularly enjoyable home life, but none of these scenes are upsetting.

Details

Title
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
Year
2001
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers
Classified date(s)
23/10/2001
Main language
English
Submitted run time
152m 13s
Approved footage
13699+9
BBFC reference
CFF168243
Registration number
CFJ05474

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