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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (movie)

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Directed byChris Columbus
Screenplay bySteve Kloves
Based onHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J. K. Rowling
Produced byDavid Heyman
CinematographyRoger Pratt
Edited byPeter Honess
Music byJohn Williams
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • 3 November 2002 (2002-11-03) (Odeon Leicester Square)
  • 15 November 2002 (2002-11-15) (United Kingdom and United States)
Running time
161 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Budget$100 million
Box office$879.6 million

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy movie directed by Chris Columbus. It is based on J. K. Rowling's 1998 novel of the same name. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.

It was the last movie to have Richard Harris as Professor Albus Dumbledore, because of his death that same year.

Chamber of Secrets was released in theatres in the United Kingdom and the United States on 15 November 2002. It was nominated for many awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, Best Sound, and Best Special Visual Effects.

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Spending the summer with his abusive aunt, uncle and cousin, Harry meets an elf named Dobby. Elves are slaves of magical families. Dobby tells Harry not to return to Hogwarts school. The Dursleys lock Harry in his room so that he cannot escape. Harry is rescued by his friend Ron Weasley and his olde twin brothers, Fred and George.

While buying school supplies in a street named Diagon Alley, Harry sees the school bully, Draco Malfoy. Draco's father, Lucius, gives Ron's sister, Ginny, a black book. Dobby prevents Harry and Ron from getting to the Hogwarts train so they use a flying car to get to the school.

At school, Harry begins to hear voices in the walls. Mysterious writing appears on the walls saying "the Chamber of Secrets has been opened". The Chamber of Secrets is a mysterious part of the school built by Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hogwarts. The school staff learn that Ron's younger sister, Ginny, has been taken into the Chamber. Harry finds a magic black diary written by a former student named Tom Riddle.

Harry goes into the Chamber of Secrets and finds Ginny, who has been captured by the ghost of Tom Riddle, who is the younger version of Lord Voldemort. It turns out that the book Draco's father gave to Ginny was the diary of Tom Riddle and she was the one who accidentally opened the Chamber. Tom Riddle tries to kill Harry with a gigantic snake called the Basilisk. Harry kills the snake with a sword and destroys the diary, which causes the ghost of Tom Riddle to disappear.

Harry gives the book back to Lucius Malfoy and finds out that Dobby is the Malfoy family's slave. Harry tricks Lucius into freeing Dobby from his service.

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