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The film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released on 18 November, 2005. It is directed by Mike Newell, Patrick Doyle composed the film's music. The film stars teenagers Emma Watson as young witch Hermione Granger, Rupert Grint as wizard Ron Weasley and Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role as the famous wizard, Harry Potter.
During the summer before his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter has a dream of an elderly muggle-caretaker by the name of Frank Bryce who creeps into an abandoned house and listens to Lord Voldemort plotting against Harry with Wormtail and an unidentified man, planning to gather their "old comrades" to kill Harry Potter. Frank gets spotted by Nagini, a gigantic vivid snake, who informs Voldemort of another presence in the house, and Frank is also caught by the people in the room and killed seconds later. Harry woke up sweating at the Burrow. Before the start of term, the Weasleys take Harry to the final of the 422nd Quidditch World Cup, and during their journey they meet up with Amos Diggory and his son Cedric who also attends Hogwarts. They stay at a wizarding campsite and watch Ireland defeat Bulgaria. After the match, a gang of Death Eaters rampaged through the campsite, causing panic among the wizards and burning their tents. Harry is separated from his friends, falls to the ground, and someone accidentally kicks him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Harry wakes up to see the destroyed camp. Harry sees the unidentified man he saw in his nightmares casting the Dark Mark over the camp-site. Harry manages to regroup with the Weasley's and they leave.
At Hogwarts, the Triwizard Tournament is announced to take place at Hogwarts that school year. As such, two delegations from other European schools join the Hogwarts students. A new Defence Against the Dark Arts is introduced as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, an Auror who is widely believed to be "as mad as a hatter".
The Goblet of Fire, an object used to select three participants to the Triwizard Tournament, chooses Fleur Delacour (from Beauxbatons), Viktor Krum (from Durmstrang) and Cedric Diggory. Unexpectedly, and despite the fact that he was not old enough to enter the Tournament, the Goblet chooses a fourth Champion: Harry Potter, who swears afterwards that he didn't put his name forward, and Moody confirms that the skills needed to confuse the Goblet of Fire are beyond him. Bartemius Crouch, the Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation at the Ministry of Magic stated that Harry has no choice but to participate, as the Goblet of Fire constitutes a binding magical contract. Meanwhile, the majority of the students turn against Harry believing he arranged to put his name forward in a bid for glory; even Ron doesn't believe Harry, causing the two to stop talking.
Harry discovers that the First Task consists on stealing a Golden Egg from a Dragon after Hagrid takes him into the forest and shows him the dragons. He tells Cedric about it. Harry succeeds in collecting the Egg during the First Task. This Golden Egg contains a clue inside to what the Second Task is. Grateful about Harry telling him about the Dragons, Cedric tells Harry how to solve the clue within the Egg. Afterwards, Ron realises that Harry would never put himself forward into the kind of danger he's facing and the two become best friends once again.
During the winter holidays, Hogwarts hosts the Yule Ball, where Ron jealously learns that Hermione had a date all along, and it was Viktor Krum. After a hurtful argument, Harry goes to bed, and he gets another similar dream; this time, it has flashes of the Riddle Grave and Harry is in Frank's point of view. He wakes up after he sees Voldemort casting the Killing Curse.
The Second Task consisted in saving a personal treasure from the waters of the Black Lake. Having obtained Gillyweed beforehand (thanks to Neville providing the information from a book), Harry is able to breath underwater and rescue a petrified Ron Weasley from the depths of the Lake. For also saving Gabrielle Delacour, whose saviour had been attacked by Grindylows, Fleur kisses Harry on both cheeks and the Triwizard Judges agree in awarding Harry second place, for "outstanding moral fibre".
When returning to the Castle after the Task, Harry finds Bartemius Crouch, one of the Triwizard Judges, who congratulates him on his achievement, stating that Harry's parents would be proud. Bartemius says, with a meaningful tone, that after losing one's family "[we are] never whole again". Crouch's talk is cut short by Moody who starts accusing Crouch of attempting to recruit Harry to one of the Ministry's summer internships. Suddenly, Moody flicks his tongue in a snake-like manner, causing Crouch to become alarmed and leaves with a horrified look on his face. Later, Harry finds Barty Crouch Sr's dead body in the Forbidden Forest.
He goes to Dumbledore's Office, where the Headmaster was having a conversation with Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic and Professor Moody. Harry overhears Fudge telling Dumbledore he will not cancel the Triwizard Tournament, as he does not want "to be seen as a coward".
The three wizards leave the office, escorting the Minister out of the Castle, and Dumbledore tells Harry he can have some Licorice Snap in his absence. When the candy suddenly bites Harry on the hand, he goes against a cupboard and notices that a strange stone basin was stored inside. Harry peers to the blue-ish liquid/smoke swirling inside it and suddenly falls inside it. He falls into a very high courtroom, where a Council of dark-robed wizards were sitting. Among them were Albus Dumbledore, Alastor Moody and, presiding over the hearing, Bartemius Crouch. Igor Karkaroff (the current Highmaster of Durmstrang) was in chains at the centre of the room.
No one seems to notice Harry and a wizard passes right through him. Harry learns Karkaroff had been brought from Azkaban at his own request to give Death Eaters names to the Council, in exchange for his freedom. He gives some names including Snape's, although Dumbledore vouches for his loyalty (revealing to Harry that Snape was a Death Eater, however switched sides and became a spy for Dumbledore), however the majority of the information is useless as the Council were already aware these people were Death Eaters. Karkaroff then names Augustus Rookwood of the Department of Mysteries; this information is new to the Council, so Crouch promises to conduct a review but Karkaroff is desperate to avoid returning to Azkaban and puts forward another name... the Death Eater which had helped torture Auror Frank Longbottom and his wife into insanity: Barty Crouch Jr. Crouch Jr, sat at the courtroom among the other wizards, stands up and tries to run from the courtroom. He is stunned by Moody and Harry was able to recognise Crouch Jr. as the servant of Lord Voldemort which he had seen in his dreams, and also casting the Dark Mark on the Quidditch World Cup campsite. Crouch is brought to his father who disowns him on the spot (during this Crouch is seen to flick his tounge similar to how Moody was earlier).
Harry emerges again from the strange basin, to Dumbledore's Office where the Headmaster was waiting for him. Dumbledore tells him that the basin is called a Pensieve and is used to visualise memories. Dumbledore then tells Harry that Crouch Jr. was sent to Azkaban, an act that destroyed his father. When heading to the Gryffindor Tower, Harry finds Professor Snape and Igor Karkaroff talking about the Dark Marks on their arms deeming its darkening "a sign". After Karkaroff leaves, Snape accuses Harry of stealing not only Gillyweed (which he did not do) but also Boomslang skin and Lacewing flies (essential ingredients for the Polyjuice Potion) and accuses him and his friends of brewing Polyjuice Potion.
The Third Task consists on finding the Triwizard Cup, hidden by Professor Moody inside an enchanted hedge maze. Harry, Viktor, Cedric, and Fleur enter the Maze. Krum stuns Fleur and them proceeds to attack Cedric, but ended up stunning himself. Both Cedric and Harry notice the Triwizard Cup at the same time and start running towards it. Cedric is then engulfed by some roots, who make him fall and start attacking him. Harry stops and saves Cedric. They both get to the Cup and agree to touch the Cup together. The Cup was a Portkey and they are magically transported into the graveyard of Harry's tormenting nightmares. Wormtail appears from a crypt, carrying a weakened Voldemort and proceeds to kill Cedric on Voldemort's orders. He charms the Riddles' gravestone to hold Harry down and starts making a potion to restore Voldemort's body. The potions succeeds and Voldemort rises out of the cauldron, powerful once more.
The Death Eaters are summoned and Voldemort orders Harry to duel him. While duelling, their wands are locked in Priori Incantatem. The echoes of Harry's parents, Cedric and Frank Bryce exit out of Voldemort's wand and create a diversion, with Harry's parents informing him that he has been "so brave". Harry does not break contact until his mother orders him to with a "Sweetheart, you're ready. Let go! Let go!" Harry released the Priori Incantatem, grabs Cedric's body and summons the Triwizard Cup with Accio. Harry disappears, the echoes fade, and Voldemort gives a roar of fury.
His plan has gone wrong, and Harry has escaped. Upon arriving at Hogwarts, Moody takes Harry into his office where he reveals to be behind all the unusual events of the year: it was he who put Harry's name in the Goblet, it was he who suggested Hagrid take Potter into the woods to see the dragons, it was he who told Cedric how to discover the clue in the Golden Egg, it was he who gave Neville Longbottom the book about Gillyweed, it was he who bewitched Viktor in the maze, and finally it was he who made the Triwizard Cup a Portkey. Upon realising that the real Moody would not get Harry away from Dumbledore, he, Snape and McGonagall follow him and disarm him. Moody was in fact Bartemius Crouch Jr., who drank Polyjuice Potion the whole year so he could turn into Moody, who was locked in a magical chest in the office and has been arranging events to ensure Harry made it to the third task (making certain Hagrid knew about the dragons so he would tell Harry, and lending Neville the book that contained the information of the gillyweed). The professors and Harry leave the room and Snape stays, his wand pointed at Bartemius's face; in which Bartemius makes a final snake-like flick of his tongue. A Memorial Feast is held at the Great Hall, in memory of Cedric, where Dumbledore announces, against the Minister's will, that Voldemort is back once more. Afterwards Harry, Ron and Hermione reflect on events knowing that Hogwarts will never be the same.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Theatrical running time is 157mins
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid
- Brendan Gleeson as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
- Warwick Davis as Filius Flitwick
- David Bradley as Argus Filch
- Unidentified actress as Female Hogwarts teacher
- Paul Bannon as Wizard teacher
- Unidentified actress as Healer
Other Hogwarts Denizens
Order of the Phoenix
Lord Voldemort, His Death Eaters and Followers
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew
- David Tennant as Barty Crouch Jr.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy
- Ashley Artus as Walden Macnair
- Paschal Friel as Nott
- Philip Rham as Crabbe
- Richard Rosson as Goyle
- Alex Palmer as Avery
- Olivia Higginbottom as Unidentified Female Death Eater
- Barry Dowden as Unidentified Male Death Eater at the Riddle Graveyard (I) (uncredited)
- Paul Davies as Death Eater (uncredited)
- Tiana Benjamin as Angelina Johnson
- Alfie Enoch as Dean Thomas
- Unknown Actress as Eloise Midgeon (uncredited)
- James Phelps as Fred Weasley
- Oliver Phelps as George Weasley
- Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley
- Sara Bispham as Gryffindor Girl (uncredited)
- Mona Khalili as Gryffindor Girl (uncredited)
- Melanie Bright as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Daniel Larner as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom
- William Melling as Nigel Wolpert
- Shefali Chowdhury as Parvati Patil
- Devon Murray as Seamus Finnigan
- Jade Persaud-Walters as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Jamal Hue-Bonner as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory
- Louis Doyle as Ernie Macmillan
- Charlotte Skeoch as Hannah Abbott
- Siobhan Ellen Williams as Hufflepuff Girl (Uncredited)
- Jack Bagley as Stebbins (Scenes deleted and uncredited)
- Katie Leung as Cho Chang
- Afshan Azad as Padma Patil
- Jessica Foden, Emily Aitcheson and another Unknown Actress as Cho's friends (Uncredited)
- Joel Babbington as Ravenclaw Student (Uncredited)
- Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Roger Davies
- Lilian France as S. Fawcett (Scenes deleted and uncredited)
- Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy
- Josh Herdman as Gregory Goyle
- Jamie Waylett as Vincent Crabbe
- Emily Grace as Slytherin Girl (Uncredited)
- 'Mala Su Mabey as George Weasley's dance partner (Uncredited) (Possibly a student of Beauxbatons)
- Sarah Harrison as Schoolgirl
- Lucy Elworthy as School Girl
- Jake Addley as School Boy
- Carly Houston as Student
- Sophie Lamont as Schoolchild
- Christina Cuttell as School Girl
- Kelsey Gallacher as Schoolchild
- Joanne Sandi as Student
- Katie Dorrington as Hogwarts student
- Kaya Lockiby-Belgrave as Hogwarts student (Uncredited)
- Hannah Cornish as student
- Sonny Ward as student (Uncredited)
Beauxbatons Staff and Students
- Frances de la Tour as Olympe Maxime
- Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour
- Angelica Mandy as Gabrielle Delacour
- Simpson McKendry (Uncredited), Lucy Casson, Arielle Brown, Emma de Vees, Janine Craig, Funda Onal, Alexandra Craig, Danielle Crockford, Jo Simpson and 3 Unknown Actresses as Beauxbatons girls
Durmstrang Staff and Students
- Predrag Bjelac as Igor Karkaroff (Credited as "Predja Bjelac")
- Tolga Safer as Igor Karkaroff's aide
- Stanislav Ianevski as Viktor Krum
- Oliver Miceli, Ponciano Almeida, Anthony Trahearn, Aaron Sillis, Mark Franks, Greg Kolpakchi, Lee Knight and an Unknown Actor as Durmstrang boys
- Unknown as Durmstrang Teacher
Ministry of Magic
- Robert Hardy as Cornelius Fudge
- Roger Lloyd-Pack as Barty Crouch Sr.
- Jeff Rawle as Amos Diggory
- Alan Watts as Assistant Judge
- Campbell Graham as Unidentified Ministry Wizard (I)
- Liam McKenna as Ministry Wizard
- Christopher Whittingham as Ministry Wizard
- David Sterne as Ministry Wizard
- Flip Webster as Ministry Witch
- Anne Lacy as Ministry Witch
- Su Elliot as Ministry Witch
- Sheila Allen as Ministry Witch
Wizarding World Related
- Unknown Actor as Aidan Lynch
- Unknown Actor as Alexei Levski
- Unknown Actor as Barry Ryan
- Robert Wilfort as Bozo
- Unknown Actress as Clara Ivanova
- Unknown Actor as Connolly
- Amelia Parillon-Samuel as Dancer and other roles
- Steve Mackey as Donaghan Tremlett
- Alex Brock as Extra
- Jenny Crosdale as Extra
- Xorael Harrison as Extra
- Margery Mason as Food trolley lady
- Tom Verrchia as Gabrielle Delacour's Yule Ball dance partner
- Steven Claydon as Gideon Crumb
- Caroline Rovina as Gregory Goyle's Yule Ball dance partner
- Jason Buckle as Heathcote Barbary
- Unknown Actor as Ivan Volkov
- Jonny Greenwood as Kirley Duke
- Unknown Actor as Lev Zograf
- Unknown Actress as Moran
- Unknown Actor as Mullet
- Jarvis Cocker as Myron Wagtail
- Phil Selway as Orsino Thruston
- Unknown Actor as Pyotr Vulchanov
- Unknown Actor as Quigley
- Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter
- Phil Mulryne as Troy
- Unknown Actor as Vasily Dimitrov
- Lisa Osmond as Quidditch Supporter/Death Eater Victim
- Alex Argenti as Igor Karkaroff's Yule Ball partner
- Aston Scott as Extra
- Dominic Rowntree as Supporting Artist
- Ann Ogden as Dancer
- Michael Salami as Dancer (Uncredited)
- Laura Bryan as Extra
- Lia Alu as Witch
- Kyle Cluett as Extra
- Greg Moore as Extra
- Amie Kirby as Dancer
- Sam Morris as Marcus Turner
- Liam Darbon as Extra
- Frankie Chilakalaka as Party Guest
- Luke Robertson as Extra
- Jack Coleby as Extra
- Leon Garner as Extra
- Tom Cox as Extra
- Luke Harrison as Quidditch Player
- Cheri Darbon as Irish Quidditch Fan
Ghosts, Spectres, Photos or Flashback Performance
- Unknown Actress as Murcus
- Gizmo, Ook, and Sprout as Hedwig
- Unknown Dog as Fang
- Crackerjack as Crookshanks
- Maximus, Alanis and Cornilus as Mrs Norris
- Unknown Owl as Sirius Black's owl
- Oreo as Crow
Differences between earlier films
- The music (except for theme) is no longer by John Williams.
- This is the first film to be rated 12A in the UK and PG-13 in the US.
- Robert Pattinson now plays Cedric Diggory.
- Hermione's hair style remains similar from this film onwards.
Differences from the book
1. The Riddle House
- Frank Bryce's history is omitted from the film.
- In the book, Frank walks with a walking stick, but in the movie, though he still appears to be stiff legged, he does not. He is also described as the Riddle House's gardener in the book, but in the movie, he is described as the "caretaker".
- In the book, the Riddle House is described as having a stone staircase, but in the movie, it is an old rickey wooden staircase.
- In the book, Frank is invited into the room and killed when he demands Voldemort to show himself. In the film, Voldemort does not tell Wormtail to beckon Bryce, but tells him to stand aside and merely kills Bryce at the spot where he was standing.
- Bertha Jorkins' role in the film is omitted. This means that the important details where Voldemort used a charm to find out about the Triwizard Tournament are not shown, meaning that Voldemort just randomly found out about the tournament and hatched a plot when he didn't know about Mad-Eye Moody either.
- In the film, Harry dreams of seeing Voldemort, Wormtail as well as Barty Crouch Jr. discussing their plans together in the Riddle House. In the book, Crouch Jr. is not present in this dream nor in subsequent ones.
- Crouch Jr. in the film has dark rather than straw-coloured hair.
2. The Scar
- The Dursleys are omitted from the film. Harry first appears in the film at the Burrow instead of Privet Drive.
- In the book, when Harry wakes up from his nightmare about Voldemort and Wormtail discussing their plans and then murdering Frank Bryce, he wakes up with his scar hurting and he is at the Dursleys' house. In the film, he wakes up from this nightmare at the Burrow, but as the Dursleys' have been omitted from the film, the change was necessary.
- Harry does not send a letter to Sirius about his scar hurting, however Harry does send Sirius a letter on the train whilst heading to school, and he could have mentioned his scar hurting, however the contents of the letter are unknown to the viewer.
3. The Invitation
- Harry receiving an invitation from Molly Weasley to attend the Quidditch World Cup is omitted.
4. Back to the Burrow
- Pigwidgeon has been omitted from the film, though he still can be seen with Ron in some promotional material for the movie.
- As the Dursleys were omitted from the film, the part of Dudley's tongue being enlarged by Fred and Georges trick was also omitted.
5. Weasley's Wizard Wheezes
- Since the part of Fred and George's trick on Dudley Dursley was omitted, the part of Mr. and Mrs. Weasley getting into a spat with Fred and George is also omitted.
- Since the older Weasly children (Bill, Charlie, and Percy) have been omitted Harry does not formally meet Bill and Charlie for the first time. However, while Charlie was never formally in the films, Bill would later formally introduce himself to Harry in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
- The part of Mrs. Weasley's disapproval of her sons Fred and George wanting to open up a joke shop after their graduation was omitted.
6. The Portkey
- In the book, Mrs Weasley wakes up Harry, Ron, Fred, and George (who all shared Ron's room since Bill and Charlie were visiting and sharing Fred and George's room) on the day of the Quidditch World Cup but in the film it was Hermione waking up only Harry and Ron. Mrs. Weasley is however mentioned by Hermione in the film as saying that "breakfasts' ready".
- Also in the film Hermione claimed to have only just arrived but in the book she arrived before Harry did.
- In the film Arthur Weasley had the entire travelling party with him when they travelled to the Portkey to get to the Quidditch World Cup. In the book however, he only took his younger children along with Harry and Hermione to use the Portkey, while Bill, Charlie and Percy Weasley would meet up with them later due to them being old enough to use Apparition to travel to the World Cup by themselves. Also, in the film it seems as though the party (aside from Mr. Weasley) does not even know that they are going to the Quidditch World Cup as Ron asks "where are we going?"
- In the book, Amos Diggory was portrayed as a boastful, proud and impolite man with a scrubby brown beard who takes pride in boasting that his son Cedric was better than Harry. In the film however, he was portrayed as a nice man with an affable personality, does not boast about Cedric being better than Harry (probably due to Cedric not appearing directly in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and is clean shaven. His change in character was possibly to make the audience more sympathetic towards him with the death of Cedric at the end of the story.
- Harry, as well as Fred and George Weasley, knowing that Cedric Diggory was the Hufflepuff Quidditch team captain whose team defeated the Gryffindor team last year was omitted.
- In the film version it is Mr. Weasely who tells Harry to grab the boot but in the book it is Hermione. Also, Fred simply tells Harry that the boot is a Portkey with no explanation as to its effects or what other objects it could be. When the group arrives to the camp site by the Portkey, every one (except for Amos and Cedric Diggory, and Mr. Weasely) all land with a thud, with the three exceptions flying through the air graciously rather than standing firmly like in the book.
7. Bagman and Crouch
- Ludo Bagman's role is omitted from the film. The Quidditch World Cup is commentated by Cornelius Fudge, and Barty Crouch Sr. appears as the only additional judge of the Triwizard Tournament. This also means the bet that the Weasley twins made did not happen, thus they would not have lost all of their savings. Therefore the subplot of the Weasley twins trying to blackmail Mr. Bagman was omitted.
- Since the older Weasley children were omitted from the film they do not accompany their father, younger siblings, Harry and Hermione to the Quidditch World Cup.
- Due to Percy Weasley being cut from the film, there is no mention of Percy's new job as Crouch Sr.'s assistant and his hero worship of his boss has been omitted.
- In the book it was Ludo Bagman that provided Arthur Weasley with the World Cup tickets for the box seats as a favour for helping his brother. In the film, however, it is unknown to how Arthur Weasley got World Cup tickets for the regular seats, though it is possible that he paid for them himself.
- In the film, the campsite is an all-wizard location, although some stills show muggles being levitated.
- Winky's and Dobby's roles are omitted (though if one looks very closely when the group arrives at the world cup, two house elves who may in fact be Dobby and Winky make a very quick appearance riding camels). This causes an error in the seventh film when Dobby says it was good to see Ron "again" (though possibly Ron, must have met Dobby without being shown or mentioned).
- In the book everyone checks in with Ministry officials upon arrival at the World Cup, in the film this was omitted.
- The Weasleys' tent (a single one rather than a pair as in the book) has already been set up before their arrival, rather than the party having to set it up themselves.
- The film portrays Crouch Sr. of having a nice (though stiff and professional) demeanour, whereas in the book Crouch Sr. was a harsh man who was very strict and a stickler for procedure. However, he is, as the book describes, somewhat neurotic and paranoid.
- Crouch Sr. and Ludo Bagman (who was entirely cut from the film) do not visit the Weasely's tent before the World Cup match in the film.
8. The Quidditch World Cup
- The Veela mascots at the Quidditch World Cup have been omitted.
- Leprechaun gold was omitted, and Leprechauns as mascots was minimized. Instead, the Irish Quidditch Team makes a glittering firework of a leprechaun in the sky which is soon after obliterated by the Bulgarian Quidditch Team flying through it.
- The Roberts family was cut from the film, so there is no mention of the Obliviators modifying their memories, or of Arthur Weasley paying Mr. Roberts for the camp-site, or during the riot where in the book they were tortured and embarrassed by the Death Eaters was all omitted. However, an image from the film released online does show a deleted scene with what appears to be the Roberts family being tortured and levitated as in the book.
- Stan Shunpike is omitted.
- During the Quidditch World Cup in the film, Harry, Hermione and the Weasleys sit in normal seats during the match instead of the Top Box seats with Cornelius Fudge and the Malfoys which occurred in the book.
- Most of the match for the World Cup has been omitted from the film.
- Narcissa Malfoy accompanying her husband and son to the World Cup has also been omitted, so in the film, only Draco and Lucius are seen attending.
- In the book, Harry and his friends support Ireland, but in the film, they appear to support both teams.
9. The Dark Mark
- In the book, Mr. Weasley has to wake up his family, Harry and Hermione after hearing the attacks outside because they have all fallen asleep before they started, but in the film, the attacks start while they are still celebrating Ireland's victory in their tent (And also when teasing Ron about him loving Viktor Krum).
- In the book, Harry, Ron and Hermione get separated from Fred, George, and Ginny when they run into the woods. In the film Harry gets separated from all of them and falls unconscious by bumping into spectators running away only waking when the attacks seem to be over.
- In the film, the Weasley children, Harry and Hermione do not go into the forest during the attack. In the book, they escape into the forest and get separated, and Harry, Ron and Hermione see Draco who mentions what the attack is about. Also in the book, they run into students from Beauxbatons, who are lost, Winky (who was omitted from the film completely), who appears to be attempting to run away from the chaos, a group of goblins "cackling over a sack of gold," three Veelas surrounded by a "gaggle of young wizards" and Ludo Bagman (who was omitted from the film completely).
- Harry losing his wand briefly during the Death Eater disturbance has been omitted.
- In the film, Barty Jr. is clearly seen conjuring the Dark Mark via Morsmordre. In the book, the identity of the caster is a mystery until the end of the book. Also in the film, the Mark was cast after the Death Eaters destroyed the camp-site, as a sign of the Death Eaters' works. However, in the book it was cast to scare away the Death Eaters for disloyalty to Lord Voldemort.
- Also in the film, Barty Crouch, Jr. is seen using a different wand from Harry's, instead using an unknown black-ish wand. This change is due to Harry's wand not being "stolen" by Winky (it was really stolen from Harry's pocket by Crouch Jr. while he was sitting under an Invisibility Cloak in the Top Box at the Quidditch World Cup), but as Winky is omitted from the film altogether, this was not possible.
- In the film, Barty Crouch Sr. thinks Harry, Ron and Hermione conjured the Dark Mark, so he took his anger out on them. But in the book, he thought Winky, a character cut from the film, conjured the Mark, so he sacked her. In the book, he did think one of them conjured the mark before Winky's discovery.
- In the film Harry and friends are discovered only in the camp, but in the book they are discovered in the woods after the Dark Mark was conjured.
- In the film, Harry is the one to tell Crouch Sr. about "the man" in the woods who conjured the Dark Mark while in the book, it is Hermione who tells him.
- Hermione Granger's attempt to stand up for the fair treatment of house-elves as well as any mention of her S.P.E.W. organisation was omitted, due to house-elves being omitted also. This subplot was never acknowledged in the films.
10. Mayhem at the Ministry
- In the book, Harry and Hermione stayed with Ron and his family at the Burrow for a week after the Quidditch World Cup before school started. The film left out their last night at the Burrow and the morning when they left for Kings Cross to board the Hogwarts Express. This was probably due to the fact that Molly Weasley, Percy, Bill and Charlie were omitted from the film entirely.
- The trio discuss the ministry mayhem from this chapter on the Hogwarts express, the scene of which interestingly takes place right after the Dark Mark scene in the film
- In the book, Harry had written to Sirius about his nightmare and his scar hurting when he awoke from it at the Dursleys', but in the film Hermione makes the suggestion to him to write to Sirius about what he saw at the World Cup and his dream which he does on the Hogwarts Express.
- In the book, Mrs Weasley gives Ron his dress robes before the start of school, but as Mrs Weasley is omitted from the film, Ron gets his dress robes by post and Errol delivers them to him while in the Great Hall much later on in the film, after the First Task.
- Harry’s dress robes in the book are bottle green, but in the movie they are black and seem to resemble a tuxedo, rather than being a dressier version of his Hogwarts robes. There is also no mention of how Harry got his robes in the film, though it may be possible that he got them in Hogsmeade, or Mrs. Weasley sent them to him sometime before the Yule Ball. The dialogue that Ron has when opening his dress robes in the Great Hall,and later putting them on with Harry is similar to what was said in the book between him, Harry and Mrs. Weasley, with Hermione and Harry saying some of Mrs. Weasley’s dialogue in the scenes and Ron actually showing Ginny his dress robes of whom he thought was her dress to which she replies “I’m not wearing that, its ghastly!"
11. Aboard the Hogwarts Express
- Harry & co’s last morning at the Burrow is omitted. As a result, Harry witnesses the Head in the Fireplace in his conversation with Sirius later on and has such a surprised reaction as when he sees Amos Diggory’s head (though unlike the book he doesn’t close his eyes again, he merely looks astonished).
- In the book, it is spilling from the heavens on the day of travel to Hogwarts. In the movie it only appears over cast; however, later on in the film, upon Moody’s arrival at Hogwarts, it is shown to be spilling from the heavens like it is in the book.
- The scene on the Hogwarts Express is quite different. In the book version:
- The trio have a compartment right next to Malfoy, whom they overhear talking, and who along with Crabbe & Goyle come into their compartment later and taunt Ron’s dress robes, while also dropping subtle hints about the Triwizard Tournament which leaves Ron in a bad mood, destroying the compartment glass window which Hermione repairs with Reparo, and slam pulps one of the Cauldron Cakes that Harry bought for the group
- The trio are later visited by Dean, Seamus and Neville, who discuss the Quidditch World Cup that Neville did not get to go to, showing him the Krum figure, while Hermione reads The Standard Book of Spells Grade 4
- In the film:
- Hermione is shown reading the Terror at the Quidditch World Cup Daily Prophet article, which in the book was viewed at the Burrow in the previous chapter, Mayhem at the Ministry.
- Instead of buying the Trio cauldron cakes, Ron tries to buy a packet of drewballs and a liquorice wand, but only has enough for the former, the latter of which Harry offers to buy. This is similar to Ron wanting to buy the Ominoculars at the Quidditch World Cup in the book, which Harry buys for him. When buying the treats, Cho Chang comes up asking for two pumpkin pasties and Harry looks at her, only to be dazed by her beauty upon return to the compartment.
- The trio has a quick discussion about the attacks at the world cup and the mayhem at the ministry surrounding it, which in the book was discussed in the previous chapter at the Burrow.
- Harry is shown touching his scar to which Hermione asks him if it is hurting again. She persuades him to write a letter to Sirius, which Harry does so with Hedwig, who was absent from this scene in the book. Also in the book, Harry had already written to Sirius and was awaiting his reply, while Hermione and Ron found out about his scar hurting back at the Burrow after the world cup.
12. The Triwizard Tournament
- In the book, when they first arrive at school Peeves is throwing water balloons at the students as they are gathered in the hall, but in the film since the character is omitted from the series we do not see this. As such, we also do not actually see them enter Hogwarts. It is implied that upon arrival, the Hogwarts students gathered around to watch Beauxbatons and Durmstrag enter before going to the Start-of-Term Feast. Also, in the book, the Hogwarts students have already changed into their school robes before entering Hogarts, but in the movie, students are shown watching the arrival of the two foreign schools in their casual Muggle clothes, with the implication that they changed into their Hogwarts uniforms afterwards, before going to the feast. As well, in the book they see the sorting ceremony for the new first years, but this is omitted from the film. A shot of some first years witnessing the opening feast is shown in the film however (this is implied through a group of students gathered together wearing uncoloured/uncrested robes).
- It is implied that siblings are indeed, or at least most commonly, put in the same house, though in the Chamber of Secrets movie, in an alteration from the book, Molly Weasley’s Howler congratulates Ginny on making Gryffindor, so it could be implied that Hermione’s point about siblings being in different houses could be true. Instead of the Sorting Hat’s song, on a deleted scene of the movie, the Hogwarts students sing the Hogwarts school song to welcome the Beauxbatons & Durmstrang students. Dumbledore makes an acknowledgement of the Sorting when he begins in his speech: “Now that we’re all settled in and sorted”.
- In the book, the Hogwarts tables go (from the left of the hall): Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor.
- In the movie, they go: Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin.
- In the books, the house tables are covered in white linen tablecloth, but in the movies they are bare.
- Colin and Dennis Creevey are omitted from the film, and their parts are instead played by the composite character Nigel Wolpert.
- In the book, the Sorting Hat sings a new song about the history of Hogwarts and the Founders which is not shown in the film.
- In the book, when the Hogwarts students arrive at school, which is at nighttime, it is pouring rain and the arrival of the Durmstrang and Beauxbatons schools occurs in October. In the film, the Hogwarts students arrive at school in the daytime (it is overcast, but no rain) and the arrival of the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang schools occurs on the very first evening back at school.
- In the film, both of the Patil twins are shown in Gryffindor. However, Padma is in Ravenclaw in the book.
- In the book, Professor Flitwick was sitting next to Professor Sprout at the Start-of-Term Fest, but in the movie, he was sitting between Hagrid and Madame Maxime (the latter due to the movie’s alteration of having the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students arrive at the Start-of-Term rather than Halloween Feast). There is also a moment of humor added on in the film where Hagrid accidentally stabs Flitwick’s hand while talking to Madame Maxime.
- Nearly Headless Nick is omitted from the movie and as such does not tell of the House Elves to Hermione.
- In the book, Dumbledore’s robes are deep green, but in the movie they are a silvery grey.
- Dumbledore looking up at the stormy sky in the ceiling before the feast is omitted
- In the book version, the desserts vanish from the table upon Dumbledore’s speech, but in the movie they remain. This is probably due to the difficulties in having to remove the food props in the movies, most of which is actually constructed prop.
- In the book, Moody enters from the Great Hall’s from entrance, but in the movie he is somehow able to enter from the back, which makes no sense, as the back room of the Great Hall is the Trophy Room in the movies (it is possible that he could have either broken in or possibly used a Floo network connection through a place in Hogsmeade to the Trophy Room). Also, in the book, Dumbledore starts to announce the Triwizard Tournament, but is interrupted by Moody’s arrival, whereas in the movie he is able to speak of the tournament before Moody arrives. In the film, he is however interrupted by Filch walking up and down the Great Hall trying to organize the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang’s arrivals.
- In the book, Moody wears a long black traveling cloak with a hood upon his arrival at Hogwarts, but in the movie he wears an overlong trench coat with no hood.
- In the books, Moody is described as having a long mane of grizzled grey hair, with his magical eye being simply a gigantic eye in his eye socket. In the movie, he has a greyish blonde, seemingly shorter mane of hair with his magical eye being reminiscent of an eye patch. According to production on the film, the film makers originally tried multiple looks for Moody, including one that was relatively similar to how he was described in the books, but ultimately settled on his final look in the finished films.
- In the book, Moody’s conversation with Dumbledore is not depicted but in the movie he clearly mutters about the “stupid ceiling”. Dumbledore also does not introduce Moody as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Moody introduces himself as the teacher the next day when he first teaches Harry’s year about the Unforgiveable Curses.
- There is an added bit in the film where Moody casts a spell at the enchanted ceiling to diminish the lightning storm.
- In the film, Dean Thomas asks what an Auror is to which Ron explains. In the book, it was Harry who asked much earlier when at the Burrow, and who was enlightened by Bill Weasley, who does not appear in the film. Also, Seamus ponders what Moody could be drinking, to which Harry does not think that it is pumpkin juice. In the book, this mystery surrounding the hip flask is dictated in the descriptions and Harry’s thoughts.
- Moody’s wooden leg in the books appears to be a metal prosthetic leg in the film and does not have a clawed end.
- In the book, Fred Weasley yells “You’re JOKING” when Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament. In the movie, he and George both say in union (though much more quietly, “Wicked!” and do not cause the school to roar or Dumbledore to tell of his joke about the troll, hag and leprechaun at the bar that he heard over the summer.
- In the film version, Barty Crouch Sr. co-explains some of the rules of the Tournament with Dumbledore. Fred & George react a lot more strongly towards the no-one-under-the-age-of-17 rule by yelling “That’s rubbish!” as opposed to the book where they just gave angry glares. Neither Crouch nor Dumbledore forewarn the students about hoodwinking the Goblet of Fire. Hermione merely tells Fred and George about the Age-line and its purpose when the two attempt to bypass it. There is also no mention of the Tournament’s history in the film version.
- There is no mention of the thousand-dollar prize money won from the tournament in the film version. It is merely stated that whoever wins the tournament will have “eternal glory” meaning that they will be greatly prized, which could include large amounts of money.
- Harry & co. walking up to the Gryffindor dormitory and discussing ways to bypass the Age-line with Fred and George, along with Neville falling through the invisible step on the Grand Staircase, and later meeting with Dean and Seamus in their dormitory is omitted. Harry & Ron do discuss what it would be like to enter and win the tournament right before Fred and George attempt to enter their names, however. One can also see Dean’s West Ham football among other memorabilia in the boys’ dormitory in the later scene when Harry and Ron argue over Harry’s entry in the Triwizard Tournament.
13. Mad-Eye Moody
- Hagrid's Blast-Ended Skrewts are never seen in his Care of Magical Creatures class nor are they seen in the final test of the Triwizard tournament.
- Moody’s Unforgiveable Curses Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson is the only lesson shown in the entire film (unless one counts the study hall scene). It has been rumored, however that scenes involving Care of Magical Creatures (with the Blast-Ended Skrewts), as well as scenes of Herbology and Divination were filmed, but cut from the final edit of the film.
- Aside from the aforementioned study hall scene, the trio is not shown doing any homework at all in the entire movie.
- Sybill Trelawney and Harry's Divination Lessons altogether are omitted.
- In the film, Draco Malfoy is harassing Harry about how long he will last in the tournament and attempts to jinx him when his back is turned causing Moody to turn him into a ferret. In the book, Draco Malfoy is harassing Ron about his father being in the Daily Prophet in an article titled "Further Mistakes at the Ministry of Magic" and also insults Ron's mother. When Harry stands up for Ron, Draco shoots a jinx at him while his back is turned causing Moody to turn him into a ferret. Furthermore, Moody does not make the Draco ferret go into Crabbe's pants as shown in the film, but only bounces him up and down. The scene also takes place later in the story than it does in the book. In the film it takes place right before Moody advises Harry on the First Task, but in the book it took place at the end of the first day of classes.
14. The Unforgivable Curses
- Moody's line, "You need to put that away, Miss Brown, when I'm talking." is replaced with, "You need to find a better place to put your chewing gum besides the underside of your desk Mr. Finnigan!" due to Lavender Brown not being in the film.
- In the film, Moody demonstrates the three Unforgivable Curses on a single spider, ultimately killing it. In the book, he uses a different spider for each one, and later is also shown using the Imperius Curse on students - despite it being illegal to do - in order to teach them how to overcome its effects.
15. Beauxbatons and Durmstrang
- In the book, the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students arrive on 30 October (before Halloween), but in the film they arrive on 1 September (the start of the school year).
- In a deleted scene, Dumbledore has the school sing the Hogwarts school song for the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students. It is also heard in another scene in the film where it is sung by Ron, Hermione and Hagrid in the background, after the Second Task, while Harry, who is some distance away finds Crouch Sr.'s corpse. The students all sing it to the same tune, but it was shown in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone that everyone is supposed to sing the song to a different tune. However, it is possible that they sang a more formal version of the song for the guests.
- Madame Maxime in the film has red rather than black hair, does not arrive wearing elegant black satin, and is noticeably taller than Hagrid rather than being within an inch or so of his height.
- The film implies that Durmstrang is an all-boy school and Beauxbatons all-girl, though this is not the case in the book, as in the book, a boy is shown in Beauxbatons and a girl is shown in Durmstrang.
- Fleur Delacour as a part-Veela is omitted, although she and the other Beauxbatons girls are shown as being very attractive with the Gryffindor boys in Harry's year.
- The film also depicts the Beauxbatons students being a happy group, unlike the book.
- The students from Hogwarts greet the visitors from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang at the Front Hall in the book. The Beauxbatons students are cold and go into the Great Hall to warm up while the Hogwarts students and staff wait for Durmstrang to arrive. Then they all go into the Great Hall together. At no point in the book do any of the students from any of the schools either dance or practice firebreathing while entering the Hall.
- The size of the Goblet of Fire and the manner of its presentation differ. In the book, Dumbledore simply reached into the casket and pulled it out, and the flames were the only unusual aspect of its appearance.
16. The Goblet of Fire
- In the film, only Fred and George attempt to circumvent the age line around the Goblet using the aging potion. In the book, Lee Jordan also took the potion, though he did not attempt to cross the line. In the film, after their attempt fails, Fred and George begin fighting; in the original book they take their failure in good humour, as does Dumbledore who witnesses it (he does not do so in the film).
- Dumbledore sends Fred and George to Madame Pomfrey who is also treating a student from Hufflepuff and a student from Ravenclaw after they also sprouted beards trying to defy the Age Line.
- Angelina Johnson, Gryffindor Chaser, enters her name in the Goblet of Fire in the book version, but does not in the film. Harry and the other Gryffindors were hoping she would be picked instead of Cedric Diggory or a Slytherin.
17. The Four Champions
- In the book, when the champions' names (including Harry's) were called, they proceeded to a room at the back of the Great Hall, but in the film, they are seen in the Trophy Room where Harry later enters in the movie. According to the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the Trophy Room is indeed the room located in the back of the Great Hall. This is further evident by Harry walking towards that direction after his name comes out of the goblet.
- In the book, Dumbledore remains entirely calm, displaying only slight indications of worry when Harry's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire. He later clearly and passively asks Harry whether or not he entered his own name into the Goblet to which Harry replies "no". In the film, however, Dumbledore shows outright signs of panic and anger as he bellows Harry's name in order to summon him in the Great Hall, and then proceeds to almost violently thrust him into a table in the Trophy Room in a desperate bid for an answer to his question. The film-makers could've not wanted the audience to think Dumbledore as apathetic when Harry was met with this dangerous situation, but instead gave him a highly concerned if slightly violent reaction.
18. The Weighing of the Wands
- In the book Draco and his fellow Slytherins support Cedric Diggory. However, in the film, they support Viktor Krum.
- The book shows that Gryffindor house are the only ones accepting of Harry's name being drawn out of the cup, excluding that of Ron prior to the first task. However, the film shows Harry being only on speaking terms with Neville Longbottom and Hermione Granger until after Harry succeeds in the first challenge.
- In the book, the Potter Stinks badges were supposed to shine the message in green, whereas in the film the badges themselves shine green.
- Harry and Draco's attempted attacks on each other, with Harry's Furnunculus spell and Draco's Densaugeo spell hitting Goyle and Hermione, respectively is omitted.
- In the book, Harry receives Sirius's letter to communicate late at night in the Gryffindor Boys' Dormitory, while in the film, Harry receives the letter in the Owlery.
- Also, in the book, Sirius's letter is delivered by a barn owl that appears to be gentle, while in the film, the owl Sirius delivers is an unidentified black owl that had a tendency to bite people. This was evident as Sirius's voice said "The bird bites." when the owl pecked Harry's finger, causing him to suck it. The owl in the book never bit.
19. The Hungarian Horntail
- Moody's repeated stating of "Constant Vigilance" is omitted. However, on the supplemental feature "Reflections on the Fourth Film", Moody is seen saying it to the Defence Against the Dark Arts class, meaning it had been filmed.
- Rita Skeeter's role is diminished as well as any details that she is an unregistered Animagus.
- In the novel, when Hagrid meets Olympe in the forest, he incorrectly pronounces "Bonsoir", the French word for "good evening" (he says, "bong-sewer"). In the film, he pronounces it correctly.
- Charlie's appearance during the preparations for the First Task is omitted. He is however mentioned by Hagrid.
- The Owlery is shown as part of a tower detached from the main building of the castle rather than in West Tower.
- In the book, Harry, in his invisibility cloak, meets Hagrid at midnight to see the dragons, on November 22, the same night that he is set to speak to Sirius in the Gryffindor fireplace. Harry rushes back to the common room just in time to see Sirius, and Harry asks him about dealing with dragons. But in the film, he first speaks to Sirius in the fireplace and does not find out about the dragons until a bit later in the film.
- In the book, after Ron sees Harry by the fireplace, Harry throws a badge bewitched by Colin and Dennis Creevey at him. In the film, this was omitted.
20. The First Task
- In the film, prior to his setting out on the first task, Hermione visits Harry in the waiting tent and, out of concern, hugs him. Rita Skeeter's photographer captures this moment, leading to Skeeter suggesting the blossoming of romance between the two. This scene is not in the book; the romantic implication remains, but via Skeeter "interviewing" Colin Creevey.
- In the book, Harry accomplishes the First Task by getting by past the Hungarian Horntail Dragon via a clever and skilled flying strategy to secure the egg it is guarding, whereas in the film, both Harry and the dragon fly out of the field area, and he tricks the dragon into hitting a bridge.
- In the film Hermione needs to remind Harry to use his wand, while in the book, Harry uses his wand without anyone telling him to. It is also highly unlikely any wizard or witch would forget they had a wand in front of a dragon.
- In the book, the judges show their scoring at the end of each task; in the film, this is effectively omitted.
- Since Charlie Weasley's role is cut, his congratulating Harry after the first task is omitted.
- In the book, Ron forgives Harry right after the First Task, shortly after Harry and the other Champions recover through Madam Pomfrey (which was not shown in the film). In the film, he forgives Harry in the celebration party afterwards in the Gryffindor Common Room. Their make up talk is also more dramatically awkward in the film.
21. The House-elf Liberation Front
- All mention of S.P.E.W. is omitted from the film, as neither Dobby nor Winky are featured. Hermione's attempt to liberate house-elves from servitude is completely erased. Some House-Elves are very briefly shown earlier in the movie riding atop of camels at the Quidditch World Cup, however.
- Since Rita Skeeter's role is diminished in the film the part of her being banned from Hogwarts by Dumbledore at some point after the first task is omitted.
- As the lessons were mainly omitted from the film, the part where Rita Skeeter shows up during a Care of Magical Creatures lesson to get an interview with Hagrid is omitted.
- Hogwarts Kitchens is omitted.
22. The Unexpected Task
- Harry and Ron spend much more time trying to figure out who to ask to the Yule Ball in the book than they do in the film.
23. The Yule Ball
- In the book, Draco's date to the ball is Pansy Parkinson, in the film, he is seen with a Beauxbatons girl.
- In the book, Seamus Finnigan goes to the Yule Ball with Lavender Brown, whereas in the film he goes with a Beauxbatons student.
- In the book Hermione's Yule Ball dress is supposed to be periwinkle and her hair is supposed to be in a neat bun, whereas in the film her dress is pink and her hair is not in a neat bun.
- Ron complains about his dress robes in both book and film. But in the film, he also adds that he looks and smells like his Great-Aunt Tessie.
- In the book, Harry wears bottle green dress robes. However in the film, he wears black dress robes.
- In the book, the Yule Ball has a feast before the people begin to dance. However in the film, the people begin to dance immediately after the Triwizard champions enter the Great Hall. Also, Percy does not appear at the ball in place of Mr. Crouch, as his character is completely omitted from the film.
- In the book, when Harry refuses to dance with Parvati Patil, she leaves him for a Beauxbatons boy. However in the film, she leaves him for a Durmstrang boy, as Beauxbatons is portrayed as an all-girls school in the film.
- Professor Sprout is omitted from the movie.
- In the book, Harry and Ron, dumped by their dates, go for a walk around the school grounds when they see Igor Karkaroff showing the Dark Mark to Professor Snape and Hagrid revealing to Madame Maxime that he is a half-giant. In the film, Harry and Ron do not walk across the grounds, and return to their dormitory soon after Ron argues with Hermione about her going with Viktor Krum to the ball. However, Karkaroff shows the Dark Mark to Snape later in the film and Hagrid too reveals to Madame Maxime about him being a half-giant before the ball.
- In the film, Harry goes to bed and has another nightmare of the Riddle graveyard and Frank's murder. In the book, there is no mention of a nightmare the evening of the Yule Ball. In the book, this happens later during a Divination class, and the dream is of a different content.
24. Rita Skeeter's Scoop
- The sub-plot involving the revelation that Hagrid is a half-giant is omitted, as well as Rita Skeeter revealing it and the scandal that followed afterwards. Though there is a minor reference to this in the film where Hagrid reveals to Madame Maxime that he is a half giant.
- Professor Grubbly-Plank is omitted too. This causes a continuity error in the next film where Dumbledore says to welcome Professor Grubbly-Plank "back."
25. The Egg and the Eye
- Since the part about Crouch Sr. going missing because of an "illness" is removed, a later scene where Harry sees "Barty Crouch" on the Marauder's Map and suspects Crouch Sr. of wrongdoing is also omitted.
- The part of Harry turning over the Marauder's Map to "Moody" and later getting it back after the fake Moody was exposed as Barty Crouch Jr. was omitted. An promotional photo of an unreleased deleted scene does show Harry entering the Prefect's Bathroom with the Map however.
26. The Second Task
- In the film, during the Second Task, the champions jump into the lake from wooden platforms built in the middle of the lake. But in the book the champions started from the shore.
- In the book for the Second Task, Moody/Crouch Jr. gives Neville Longbottom a book on aquatic plants so that Harry can learn about gillyweed from it by borrowing the book from Neville. However, when this fails, Moody/Crouch Jr. successfully sets a series of events allowing Dobby to learn of the gillyweed and steal it from Snape's storage to give it to Harry. In the film, Neville tells Harry about gillyweed and provides him with it, stealing it from Snape's storage after learning of its existence from the book Moody/Crouch Jr. gave him. Also, in the book, the book he gives Neville is titled Magical Plants of the Mediterannean; in the movie, it is titled Magical Plants of the Highland Loch.
- Harry does not meet Myrtle again while underwater in the lake.
- In the book, Harry frees Ron and Gabrielle Delacour using a piece of rock with a jagged edge to sever their bonds; in the film, he severs them magically.
- In the book, Crouch Sr. does not appear as a judge during the second task (because of Lord Voldemort's Imperius curse) and Percy appears for him. But in the film, Crouch Sr. judges the second task. Following the second task, Crouch walks alongside Harry and praises him, while in the book, Crouch never speaks with Harry personally. This is presumably to account for the fact that Ludo Bagman had been omitted from the film, as Bagman did congratulate Harry for his performance in the first task in the book.
27. Padfoot Returns
- When Snape accuses Harry of stealing the gillyweed (in the book, done by Dobby; the film it was Neville) and ingredients for Polyjuice Potion (done by Moody/Crouch Jr. in both book and film) from his private stores, his storage is a closet off the hall rather than in his office in the dungeons, and occurs after the Pensieve scene instead of before hand.
- Sirius' visit with Harry in Hogsmeade was omitted (although it was filmed and left on the cutting room floor). As a result of the edits, Gary Oldman, despite receiving star billing, appears on screen in only a single scene of the film.
- Harry's conversation with Sirius Black about Crouch Jr. is cut out, and instead, he first learns about Crouch Jr. when he sees him in Dumbledore's Pensieve.
- Since Harry's conversation with Sirius is omitted, Crouch Sr.'s backstory regarding his past ambitions to become the Minister for Magic was omitted as well.
28. The Madness of Mr. Crouch
- In the film, Moody (Crouch Jr. under the influence of Polyjuice Potion) has a tell-tale tongue twitch that reveals to the viewer that the person they are seeing is Barty in disguise. Crouch Sr. notices "Moody" doing this and realises that it is really his son. In the book, it is a complete mystery until the end and there is no tongue flicking at all.
- In the film, instead of seeing Crouch Sr. going mad and then disappearing, only to later find out that his son killed him, Harry simply finds him dead.
- In the book Crouch Sr. was killed because he was able to resist the Imperius curse and escaped to Hogwarts to warn Dumbledore of Voldemort's plot only to be intercepted by his son and killed before he could succeed. In the film it was because he realised "Moody" was his son and was killed to hide this discovery. Because of this change the part of Crouch Sr.'s body being transfigured into a bone, then buried in Hagrid's garden to cover up his death has been omitted.
- In the film, Hagrid, Ron and Hermione walk with Harry into the Forbidden Forest when he finds Mr Crouch dead. However, in the book, Harry and Viktor Krum walk into the Forest to talk about Hermione.
29. The Dream
- Because of the differing circumstances to how Crouch Sr. died, the part where Harry has a dream of Voldemort punishing Wormtail for failing to properly monitor Crouch Sr. was omitted.
- Since Crouch Sr. was seen dead in the film instead of "disappearing" the part of Fudge and Dumbledore debating on what happened to him and Fudge making a wild accusation that Olympe Maxime was the likely culprit due to her Half-giant background was omitted.
30. The Pensieve
- Bellatrix and her husband Rodolphus are never shown in flashbacks.
- The Dementors are omitted from the film, and do not appear in the Pensieve, or in the Maze as a boggart. Instead, men in black take Barty Crouch Jr away, and as mentioned below, nothing stands in the way of the champions in the last challenge.
- In the book, during the trial for Igor Karkaroff, Moody has two normal eyes. In the film he has his magical eye.
- In the film there is no mention made of Crouch Jr.'s death (in the book he was supposed to have died in Azkaban, but as a favour for Crouch Sr.'s wife, who was dying, he switched his son's body with his wife's with the use of Polyjuice Potion.), which would explain why Dumbledore is not surprised to hear about Crouch being in Harry's vision.
- In the book, Crouch Jr. denied all involvement in the torture of Alice and Frank Longbottom at the Wizengamot trial, and begs his father to spare him. In the film, Igor Karkaroff snitches on Crouch Jr. about the torture of Mr. and Mrs Longbottom, which leads him trying to escape. He then cruelly spits out to Crouch Sr., "Hello father" during his arrest, showing that he is openly proud of his involvement in evil, whereas in the book he deceivingly denies all the claims.
- In the book, when Harry enters the Pensieve, he sees three trials - one for Igor Karkaroff, one for Ludo Bagman, and the other for Barty Crouch Jr, and Bellatrix , Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange. These are all merged into one trial for Igor Karkaroff, and the Lestranges, the Dementors, and Ludo Bagman are cut.
- Mr. Crouch was proud to send his son to Azkaban in the book, and his son begged him not to send him there. But in the film, his son never tries to avoid Azkaban, and Mr. Crouch felt horrified about having to do it, although Barty Crouch Jr. does seem to try to escape their clutches.
- Liquorice Snaps do not appear in the books. In the book version, Harry encounters the Pensieve though seeing a reflection of its light on the case of the sword of Gryffindor (which does not appear in the film), from the Pensieve's cabinet being left slightly open. In the film version, Harry helps himself to some Liquorice Snaps, which attack him and cause him to jump backwards and accidentally open the Pensieve's compartment.
- Dumbledore and Harry's discussion of what Harry saw in the Pensieve and his dreams is cut short and Dumbledore leaves Harry with a more peculiar resolution, which is to "cast the dreams away" instead of explaining about the dreams being a result of Voldemort cursing him with his scar.
31. Third Task
- In the film, Amos Diggory attends the third task of the tournament with Arthur Weasley. However, in the book, Bill and Molly are there with him instead. Bill and Molly are cut from the film overall, while Arthur Weasley is the only one of the older Weasley family members that did not attend any of the tasks in the book.
- Mrs Diggory is omitted from the film.
- The Sphinx during the third task of the Triwizard tournament is omitted.
- In the film, there are no creatures or obstacles in the hedge maze, whereas in the book, several creatures stand in the way of the Cup. Also, in the film the hedges are the obstacles and are bewitched to frequently change corridors into walls. Also, the roots are also bewitched to tie up the wizards in the maze. They attack both Cedric Diggory (who gets rescued by Harry, reversing the book) and Fleur Delacour who is stunned and dragged into the hedges.
- In the book, the name of of the red-star spell is not revealed. In the film, its name is Periculum.
- When Krum is bewitched in the third task, he uses "Crucio!" instead of "Stupefy!" on Cedric Diggory.
- In the book version of the third task, Harry meets a Sphinx, a Blast-Ended Skrewt, Acromantula, and other obstacles such as the golden mist, while in the film, he does not meet anything. Instead the maze itself comes alive. These creatures are shown in a set top game found on the home media devices of the movie however.
- In the book, Harry and Cedric send up red sparks for Krum, but in the film, they leave him there.
- Cedric is attacked by a spider in the third task, an event omitted by the film.
- In the book, Cedric is stubborn about taking the cup.
- In the book, Harry injures his leg during his fight with the spider.
- Instead of Cedric having the choice between saving Harry and the cup, it is the other way around.
- When Cedric and Harry end up in the graveyard, in the book Harry asks "Where are we?" instead of Cedric saying it like in the movie.
32. Flesh, Blood and Bone
- In the film, Barty Crouch Jr. and Wormtail call Voldemort by his own name, something which does not occur in the novel.
- Cedric says "Who are you what do you want!?" to Wormtail before he gets killed in the film. He is not able to say anything in the book.
- In the book, ordinary conjured ropes were used to bind Harry in the graveyard. In the film, a sinister statue is animated to bind Harry with its scythe.
- In the book, Pettigrew had to give robes to Voldemort when he was reborn. In the film, they simply materialized on him as he re-birthed.
- In the book, after Voldemort is reborn, he tells Harry about his history, including murdering his father and his mother's death during childbirth. In the film, this is omitted, since Voldemort appeared to have been forgetting about Harry being in the graveyard and was talking to the Death Eaters. Although, Voldemort tells Harry that he is standing on the bones of his father
- Also, in the film, Voldemort looks down at Cedric and touches him with his foot referring to him as 'such a handsome boy' to which Harry shouts "Don't touch him!" and this is how Voldemort starts speaking with Harry.
- In the book, Voldemort's eyes are red. In the film they are blue. The director had made this choice, because more emotion could be put into blue eyes than into red. Voldemort's eyes remain blue for the rest of the films following Goblet of Fire.
33. The Death Eaters
- In the book, when in the graveyard Voldemort touches Harry's cheek, whereas in the film he touches his scar.
- In the Italian version, the character Crabbe is not called Tiger in the cemetery (Crabbe's Italian version name). He is called Crabbe as in the original version.
34. Priori Incantatem
- In the book, while Harry and Voldemort's wands are locked in Priori Incantatum, they are seemingly levitated to another part of the graveyard with no headstones. This does not happen in the film.
- In the film, after Harry returns from the graveyard with Cedric's body, Harry starts crying over it as he is devastated by Cedric's death. Harry crying did not happen in the book until later in the hospital (where Molly comforted him).
- In the book, Harry finds out that Barty Crouch Jr, acting as Moody in disguise, put his name into the Goblet of Fire and imperiused Viktor Krum so he would put the Cruciatus curse on Cedric Diggory, by Barty telling him. In the film, after being given hints on how Hagrid, Cedric, and Neville were able to help Harry through the Tasks, he knows that the impostor Moody put his name into the Goblet of Fire.
- In the book, Dumbledore uses the Stunning Spell to subdue Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Alastor Moody). In the film he uses the Disarming Charm.
- In the book, Crouch Jr.'s disguise as Alastor Moody wears off since he forgot to take his most recent Polyjuice Potion dosage due to the excitement of that night's events regarding Voldemort's rebirth. In the film, it is due to him running out of Polyjuice Potion.
- In the book, Crouch Jr. reverts back to his original form and is then subjected to Veritaserum, where he then is forced to reveal how he got out of Azkaban and how he orchestrated the scheme to resurrect Voldemort. In the film, Crouch Jr. is subjected to Veritaserum while in Moody's guise, he then is forced to reveal that he is not Moody and indicates where the true Moody is, but no further interrogation continues.
- In the film, when Crouch Jr. is finally captured, there is no explanation as to how he escaped Azkaban. Indeed, this creates a plot-hole, as it was a serious matter when Sirius escaped, and without Crouch being assumed dead in the film, it is unknown how Crouch's escape would have gone unnoticed. Dumbledore then tells McGonagall to inform Azkaban that they have a prisoner missing, even though he learned about Crouch being at large much earlier on, when Harry told him about his dream.
- Moody's chest is shown not as having seven different compartments that each open to a different lock, but a nested set of seven chests with the real Moody imprisoned in the innermost. however, it is possible that there are different compartments in the film, but since there are presumably undetectable extension charms on all of them, when one is chosen it appears to come out of the other chests.
36. The Parting of the Ways
- The title of this chapter was mentioned in dialogue between Mr. Weasley and Mr. Diggory upon departure from each other at the campsite of the Quidditch World Cup earlier in the film. It is also mentioned on the scene selections of the film's home media devices as the name of the final scene in the movie.
- In the film, instead of being asked to bring Barty Crouch Jr. to Dumbledore's office, McGonagall is sent to inform Azkaban of a missing prisoner. Also, the scene where she loses control and shrieks at Cornelius Fudge has been omitted.
- The film also omits Fudge ordering the Dementor's Kiss on Barty Crouch Jr, and the beginning of his doubt of Dumbledore and Harry. The latter part is covered in the following film, and is glimpsed earlier in this film upon Harry entering Dumbledore's office before an argument between Fudge and Dumbledore.
- Barty Crouch Jr.'s receiving the Dementor's Kiss is omitted. He is last seen being held prisoner by his former comrade Severus Snape. What becomes of him is unknown, although in the book, Crouch Jr.'s being kissed was a critical part of Fudge's denial that Voldemort was back: since the Hospital Wing scene was omitted, it creates a strange consistency error in the next film that just makes it seem like Fudge wanted to create a random smear campaign against Harry, even though he had not been told that Voldemort had returned at any point.
37. The Beginning
- In the novel there is a memorial feast in the Great Hall; however in the film instead of a feast, the Great Hall was used by Dumbledore to host a gathering of the students with his speech to pay respect to Cedric Diggory.
- The train ride home on the Hogwart's Express is omitted. Therefore a scene that is omitted is where Harry gives Fred and George Weasley his Triwizard Tournament winnings so they can open up their joke shop. This causes some continuity problems with the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which begs the question as to how the twins got the money to supply their dream of opening a joke shop. However, as the Weasley twins are shown gathering money from people's bets of the Triwizard Tournament throughout the film, it is possible that they could have gotten money for their joke shop through that.
- Since Rita Skeeter's beetle form was omitted her secret partnership with Draco Malfoy who helped provided quotes for her articles and was aware of her animagus ability was omitted also.
- Aurora Sinistra
- Ludovic Bagman
- Molly Weasley (Mentioned only)
- Vernon Dursley
- Justin Finch-Fletchley
- Bellatrix Lestrange
- Rodolphus Lestrange
- Rabastan Lestrange
- Mrs Crouch
- Petunia Dursley
- Dudley Dursley
- Bill Weasley
- Charlie Weasley
- Percy Weasley
- Narcissa Malfoy
- Bertha Jorkins
- Professor Grubbly-Plank
- Sybill Trelawney
- Pomona Sprout
- Colin Creevey
- Dennis Creevey
- Nearly-Headless Nick
- Oliver Wood
- Hogwarts House-Elves
- Mr Roberts
- Mrs Roberts
- Roberts children
- Mrs Finnigan
- Irma Pince
- Poppy Pomfrey
- Stan Shunpike
- Lee Jordan
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- In the Welcoming Feast at the start of term in Hogwarts, when Mr. Filch is running up to Dumbledore, he passes Ron Weasley twice.
- Also in the Welcoming Feast, Seamus Finnigan can be seen sitting next to Ron Weasley. But later in this scene he is shown sitting next to Hermione, on the other side of the table.
- During Moody's unforgivable curse lesson, when he writes down "unforgivable curses," the "o" in the word unforgivable is large, but when he has the spider under the Imperius Curse, the o is smaller.
- In the scene when Moody is about to chase Draco Malfoy his staff is sticking out at an angle but when we next see it it is up straight. Also when he goes towards Draco after turning him into a ferret saying You stinking, cowardly, scummy." he is using his staff for support but after Draco says the line "My father will hear about this" and chases him he is chasing him without support.
- When Fred throws Ron the note about the ball that is coming up soon it is written at the top of the page with four lines but when Ron reads it, it only has three lines and is in the centre of the page.
- After the second task you can see Hermione giving up her towel to Harry, but when it cuts forth and back to Dumbledore, she has got the towel wrapped around her again. They go back to her and she just has a robe, and no towel.
- Before the four competitors enter the maze, Amos Diggory hugs Cedric and says "Good luck, that's my boy," while he says that, his lips do not move.
- During the maze challenge, Harry completely rips Cedric's shirt. However, just a second later, his shirt is seen only slightly ripped at places.
- When Voldemort and Harry duel near to the end, Harry holds the wand with one hand, then a few seconds later with two. Then one again, then two, each at back and forth when it cuts.
- During the Priori Incantatem effect, Cedric's body is seen just a couple feet away from the Portkey. A few moments later when Harry summons it, it seems a long way off.
- Despite Percy Weasley having been omitted from the film, a person that looks very much like Percy appears briefly in the end scene where the students are saying goodbye to their guests.
- Frank Dies
- The Portkey
- The Quidditch World Cup
- The Dark Mark
- The Triwizard Tournament
- The Goblet of Fire
- Mad Eye Moody
- The Triwizard Champions
- The Fourth Champion
- Harry Potter's stupid friend
- Rita Skeeter
- Sirius's warning
- Ferret Boy
- The First Task
- Dancing Mood
- Ron and Harry's drought
- Murder Me, Harry
- The Yule Ball
- I'm scared for you
- Mischeivious Myrtle
- The Second Task
- Barty Crouch's death
- The Pensieve
- Barty Crouch Jr
- The Enchanted Maze
- Kill the Spare
- Death of Cedric
- I'm not Moody
- Everything is going change
Behind the scenes
- After filming his appearance as Barty Crouch Jr., David Tennant was cast as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in Doctor Who. Notwithstanding a brief earlier cameo, Tennant's first solo performance as the Doctor occurred in a 7-minute mini-episode that aired during the 2005 Children in Need Appeal. This special episode was broadcast on 18 November 2005 -- the same day The Goblet of Fire was released in theatres. (In another coincidence, the Weasley's family tent, featuring during the World Cup sequence, is shown as being bigger on the inside, just like the Doctor's TARDIS. Also, both Goblet of Fire and the mini-episode feature another actor changing into David Tennant.) Funny enough, the episode in which David first appears in Doctor Who (his brief cameo) is called The Parting of the ways. In this episode, the previous Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston) changes into him. In the same chapter in this movie, another character (Mad-Eye Moody) changes into David Tennant.
- Coincidentally, the first part of the seventh film Deathly Hallows, was also released on the same day as Children in Need 2010, 5 years later.
- In the ending credits a line reads, "No Dragons were harmed in the making of this movie". This is a reference to the First task, in which Harry caused his dragon (the Hungarian Horntail) to be greatly injured in a fall.
- In the scene when Harry warns Cedric about the dragons, Seamus can be overheard talking to Ron about how he manages to blow objects up, a running gag in other Harry Potter films.
- The scene, where Harry wakes up after having a dream about Voldemort, when he murders Frank Bryce, was the last scene filmed.
- This is the only film were the title appears without fading in. Instead the "Harry Potter" part pans in from the skies, and the "Goblet of Fire" letters appear through a blue flame like effect.
- This is the third film that has no lightning during the title. The first one is Chamber of Secrets and the second one is Prisoner of Azkaban. This may be a result of the new director, hired after the second film.
- This is the second of only two films in which the title is not placed in between clouds (the first being Prisoner of Azkaban).
- In the book, Cedric sends sparks into the air to notify that someone needed help. The spell was not known in the book, but in the film, the spell is revealed to be Periculum.
- Last Harry Potter film series to feature Quidditch until Half-Blood Prince. It is seen in this film, but only the World Cup is shown.
- First appearance of Honeydukes Express lady since Philosopher's Stone.
- The Hogwarts song mentioned in the book version of Philosopher's Stone appears in the film as a deleted scene.
- It is interesting to note that the majority of the main and supporting males had the longest hair of any of the eight films in this movie.
- The reflection of Nagini slithering by can be seen in the WB logo at the beginning of the movie.
- This is the only Harry Potter film not to feature Julie Walters as Molly Weasley.
- Robert Pattinson is the only actor who has been in both the Harry Potter and Twilight Films, and supposedly, he has stated if he never stared in Twilight he would hate it and he liked playing both characters but a small rumour has been floating around that he prefers Cedric.
Home video release dates
- 7 March, 2006: Canada, United States
- 10 March, 2006: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
- 17 March, 2006: Singapore, Thailand
- 20 March, 2006: United Kingdom
- 23 March, 2006: Egypt
- 25 March, 2006: Iceland
- 27 March, 2006: Greece, Russia
- 29 March, 2006: Australia, Finland
- 31 March, 2006: South Africa
- 3 April, 2006: Czech Republic, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey
- 21 April, 2006: Japan
- 14 June, 2006: Belgium
- 11 December, 2007: United States (HD DVD/Blu-ray)
- 19 October, 2010: United States (DVD/Blu-ray Ultimate Edition Box Set)
- 1 June, 2011: United States (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo Pack)
- 7 September, 2012: Wizard's Collection (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet + "Creating the World of Harry Potter")
Box office performance
The film grossed $290 million in the USA-Canada market out of $896 million worldwide.This ranked it second behind the Stone film among the first four Harry Potter films released,and it was for a while among the top 10 worldwide all-time, but it is now 11th (the films passing it worldwide including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).
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