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"Dark and Difficult Times Lie Ahead"
— Official tagline

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a British-American fantasy film based on the fourth novel by J. K. Rowling, released on 18 November 2005. Mike Newell made his directorial debut for the series, while Steve Kloves returned from the first three films to write, as did David Heyman to produce. Reprising their roles from the previous films are Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Bradley, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Robert Hardy, Shirley Henderson, and Mark Williams, while Brendan Gleeson, Miranda Richardson, Frances de la Tour, Predrag Bjelac, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Stanislav Ianevski, Clémence Poésy, Robert Pattinson, and David Tennant make their debut for the series.

This film is also the first appearance for Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, a role which he would go on to reprise in all subsequent films in the series, except for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The film grossed $895 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2005 and the eighth highest-grossing film of all time at the time (behind Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Philosopher's Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Shrek 2, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Jurassic Park).


On the early morning hours of 16 August 1994, Frank Bryce is murdered by the hand of Lord Voldemort, who is apparently plotting to get to Harry Potter with the aid of Wormtail and an unidentified young man. Harry is woken up from a dream involving this by Hermione Granger.

Harry then travels by Portkey to the 422nd Quidditch World Cup with Amos and Cedric Diggory, whereby they witness the defeat of Bulgaria to Ireland. After the match, a gang of Death Eaters sparks terror among the campsite and Harry is separated from the others in the confusion and is knocked unconscious. After the destruction of the campsite, the unidentified young man from Harry's dream casts the Dark Mark into the sky, but flees when the others find Harry.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrive at Hogwarts, where they learn that the Triwizard Tournament will be taking place at the school that year. Delegations of students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive in the school to take part in the tournament: however, during the introductions, Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody enters the Great Hall and is introduced as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher for that year.

The Goblet of Fire, a magical object that selects the participants for the tournament, selects Fleur Delacour, Viktor Krum and Cedric Diggory. However, before the celebrations can begin, an unexpected fourth name is ejected from the goblet and is revealed to be Harry Potter. Albus Dumbledore proceeded to interrogate Harry as to how his name got into the goblet. His innocence is confirmed by Moody, but Harry is still required to compete in the tournament, as Barty Crouch Snr states that Harry is under a magical binding contract. The majority of students in the school believe Harry had cheated by entering into the tournament himself, and because of this incident, this made Ron jealous, causing him to shun Harry.

Harry soon learns that the first task is to steal a Golden egg from a dragon, after Rubeus Hagrid shows him the dragons for the task in the Forbidden Forest. He informs Cedric of the upcoming task and, with thanks from Moody, is able to capture the egg using his Firebolt broomstick. Ron realises that Harry would never knowingly put himself into such danger without knowing about it beforehand, and the two make up and begin talking once more. During the winter holidays, Hogwarts plays host to a Yule Ball, but the evening ends on a bad note, as Ron jealously learns that Hermione had a date with Viktor Krum. Harry later has a similar dream to the one he had over the summer, but from the point of view of Frank and wakes when Frank is killed by the Killing Curse. Grateful for his tip-off about the dragons, Cedric tells Harry how to solve the clue with the egg and advises him to "take a bath".

Harry listens to the Golden Egg in the Prefect's Bathroom and correctly deduces that the second task involves a trip into the Black Lake to find something that has been taken from him. Having obtained Gillyweed from Neville Longbottom before the task, he uses it to swim under the lake for an hour and rescues Ron from the Merpeople. He also frees Gabrielle Delacour, as Fleur does not arrive due to her being attacked by Grindylows. His act of saving Gabrielle, despite her not being Harry's hostage, allows him to gain second place and ties his points with Cedric, while earning him two kisses from Fleur herself.

After the task, Harry meets with Barty Crouch Snr, who congratulates him for his achievements and stating that Harry's parents would be very proud of him. Crouch's talk is cut off by Moody, who begins to make accusations that Crouch is trying to recruit Harry. As Crouch walks towards Moody, he flicks his tongue which alarms Crouch, before he leaves. While wandering the forest with Hagrid and the others, he finds Crouch's corpse and heads to Dumbledore's Office in the castle, where Cornelius Fudge argues with Dumbledore and adamantly tells Dumbledore that he will "not be seen as a coward" for cancelling the Triwizard Tournament. Dumbledore, Fudge and Moody leave the office when Harry's presence is made known to them, Dumbledore letting Harry know that he can have a Licorice Snap, but warns that they are a "wee bit sharp".

In his haste, Harry picks some of the candy up, but they start jumping around and biting his hand. He stumbles and hits a hidden floor switch, revealing the Pensieve, toward which Harry steps toward carefully and cautiously. He suddenly falls into the depths of the Pensieve after staring into the mist and falls into a courtroom, where he learns that Igor Karkaroff used to be a Death Eater and that Crouch Snr had a son by the same name. Harry suddenly recalls that Crouch's son looked very much like the unknown man in his dream. When he informs Dumbledore of this recollection, Dumbledore urges him to put it out of his mind for now.

While making his way back to Gryffindor Tower, he catches sight of Karkaroff's Dark Mark while he argues with Severus Snape in a potions store cupboard. Snape maliciously taunts Harry about the supposed thefts of Boomslang skin from his store cupboard and suggests that he and his friends are brewing Polyjuice Potion, threatening to use Veritaserum on Harry if any more ingredients go missing from his stores.

The third task consists of a maze, and the champions only need to find the Triwizard Cup in the centre, which has been placed there by Alastor Moody. The maze is later seen to be enchanted and blows gusts of wind every so often to disorient the champions. During the maze challenge, Krum stuns Fleur and attempts to do the same to Cedric, but is stunned when the latter uses the Disarming Charm against him. Harry stops Cedric from attacking Krum further and runs off, before noticing the cup. They run towards it, but Cedric is caught by roots and nearly engulfed by them, but Harry saves him. The two grab the cup themselves but are teleported to the graveyard of Little Hangleton. where Harry recalls his dreams of being in that place, but before he can explain further, Wormtail and Lord Voldemort arrive, causing Harry to clutch his scar in pain. Seeing the danger, Harry desperately tells Cedric to go back to the cup, but a cauldron standing between them activates, making Harry suffer pain in his scar even more. Cedric is killed by Wormtail and Harry is pinned to a statue of the angel of death.

Wormtail drops Voldemort into the potion, puts a bone of his father into it, cuts off his hand, and draws blood from Harry. The additions revive Voldemort. When Voldemort is fully revived, he summons the Death Eaters to the graveyard and fits Wormtail with a new hand. Voldemort admonishes them for leaving him and then spots Harry and explains to the Death Eaters about how Harry survived while he (Voldemort) was rendered powerless and disembodied, then touches Harry's scar, causing pain to Harry. Voldemort then frees an injured and weak Harry and forces him to a duel. He then tortures Harry with the torture curse. As they duel, their spell cause the effect of Priori Incantatem. The spirits of people killed by Voldemort's wand, Harry's parents, Cedric and Frank Bryce, exit out of Voldemort's wand and watch the two fight. Harry's father tells him that as soon as the connection is broken, they shall create a diversion to hold Voldemort and the Death Eaters for a few seconds so Harry can get back to the cup. Cedric asks him to bring his body back. Harry does not break contact until his mother orders him to do so. The spirits create the said diversion, giving Harry enough time to get to Cedric's body and summon the Triwizard Cup with the Accio spell and then teleport to Hogwarts. Voldemort roars with fury when his plan fails.

Upon Harry's arrival at Hogwarts, the entire community and the the two other schools express horror when they see Cedric's corpse. An exhausted Harry then tries to tell Dumbledore what happened but in the chaos Moody secretly takes Harry away from the maze and into his office, where he reveals himself to be behind all the events of the year; it was he who put Harry's name in the Goblet, suggested that Hagrid take Harry into the woods to see the dragons, informed Cedric how to discover the clue in the Golden egg, gave Neville Longbottom the book about Gillyweed, bewitched Viktor in the maze, and made the Triwizard Cup a Portkey.

Dumbledore, realising that the real Moody would not get Harry away from him, forcibly breaks into his office with Snape and McGonagall, and disarms him. After Snape forces Veritaserum upon Moody, the latter indicates a magical trunk where the professors and Harry discover the real Moody. The Polyjuice Potion wears off and the impostor is revealed to be Bartemius Crouch Jnr, who impersonated Moody to access Hogwarts, arranged events to ensure Harry made it to the third task, and also stole from Snape's stores. The professors and Harry leave the room and Snape stays to guard Bartemius, his wand pointed at the latter's face; Bartemius makes a final snake-like flick of his tongue, his trademark move.

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.


  1. The Riddle House
  2. The Portkey
  3. The Quidditch World Cup
  4. The Dark Mark
  5. The Triwizard Tournament
  6. The Goblet of Fire
  7. The Unforgivable Curses
  8. The Four Champions
  9. Let Events Unfold
  10. Rita Skeeter
  11. Sirius Conversation
  12. The Hungarian Horntail
  13. Transforming Malfoy
  14. The First Task
  15. Best Foot Forward
  16. An Unexpected Challenge
  17. The Yule Ball
  18. The Egg’s Clue
  19. The Second Task
  20. Never Whole Again
  21. The Pensieve
  22. Dreams and Suspicions
  23. The Third Task
  24. Flesh, Blood, and Bone
  25. The Death Eaters
  26. Priori Incantatem
  27. Veritaserum
  28. Parting Ways
  29. End Credits


Main cast members[]

Actor Role
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter
Rupert Grint Ron Weasley
Emma Watson Hermione Granger
Michael Gambon Albus Dumbledore
Maggie Smith Minerva McGonagall
Alan Rickman Severus Snape
Robbie Coltrane Rubeus Hagrid
Brendan Gleeson Alastor Moody
Warwick Davis Filius Flitwick
David Bradley Argus Filch
Paul Bannon Wizard teacher
Shirley Henderson Moaning Myrtle
Gary Oldman Sirius Black
Mark Williams Arthur Weasley
Ralph Fiennes Lord Voldemort
Timothy Spall Peter Pettigrew
David Tennant Barty Crouch Jr.
Jason Isaacs Lucius Malfoy
Ashley Artus Walden Macnair
Paschal Friel Nott
Philip Rham Crabbe
Richard Rosson Avery
Alex Palmer Goyle[2]
Olivia Higginbottom Unidentified Female Death Eater
Barry Dowden Unidentified Male Death Eater at the Riddle Graveyard (I) (uncredited)
Paul Davies Death Eater (uncredited)
Michael Kilgarriff Death Eater (voice, uncredited)
Tiana Benjamin Angelina Johnson
Alfie Enoch Dean Thomas
James Phelps Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps George Weasley
Bonnie Wright Ginny Weasley
Sara Bispham Gryffindor Girl (uncredited)
Mona Khalili Gryffindor Girl (uncredited)
Melanie Bright Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
Daniel Larner Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
Matthew Lewis Neville Longbottom
William Melling Nigel Wolpert
Shefali Chowdhury Parvati Patil
Devon Murray Seamus Finnigan
Jade Persaud-Walters Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
Jamal Hue-Bonner Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
Robert Pattinson Cedric Diggory
Louis Doyle Ernie Macmillan
Charlotte Skeoch Hannah Abbott
Siobhan Ellen Williams Hufflepuff Girl (uncredited)
Jack Bagley Stebbins (scenes deleted and uncredited)
Katie Leung Cho Chang
Afshan Azad Padma Patil
Jessica Foden, Emily Aitcheson[3] and another Unknown Actress Cho Chang's friends (uncredited)
Joel Babbington Ravenclaw Student (uncredited)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes Roger Davies
Lilian France S. Fawcett (scenes deleted and uncredited)
Tom Felton Draco Malfoy
Josh Herdman Gregory Goyle
Jamie Waylett Vincent Crabbe
Emily Grace Slytherin Girl (uncredited)
Mala Su Mabey George Weasley's dance partner (uncredited) (Possibly a student of Beauxbatons)
Sarah Harrison Schoolgirl
Lucy Elworthy School Girl
Jake Addley School Boy
Carly Houston Student
Sophie Lamont Schoolchild
Christina Cuttell School Girl
Kelsey Gallagher Schoolchild
Joanne Sandi Student
Katie Dorrington Hogwarts student
Kaya Lockiby-Belgrave Hogwarts student (uncredited)
Hannah Cornish student
Frances de la Tour Olympe Maxime
Ian Whyte Olympe Maxime (full-body shots)
Clémence Poésy Fleur Delacour
Angelica Mandy Gabrielle Delacour
Simpson McKendry (uncredited), Lucy Casson, Arielle Brown, Emma de Vees,[4] Janine Craig, Funda Onal, Alexandra Craig, Danielle Crockford, Jo Simpson and 3 Unknown Actresses Beauxbatons girls
Predrag Bjelac Igor Karkaroff (credited as "Predja Bjelac")
Tolga Safer Igor Karkaroff's aide
Stanislav Ianevski Viktor Krum
Oliver Miceli, Ponciano Almeida, Anthony Trahearn, Aaron Sillis, Mark Franks, Greg Kolpakchi, Lee Knight and an Unknown Actor Durmstrang boys
Robert Hardy Cornelius Fudge
Roger Lloyd-Pack Barty Crouch Sr.
Jeff Rawle Amos Diggory
Alan Watts Assistant Judge
Campbell Graham Unidentified Ministry Wizard (I)
Liam McKenna Ministry Wizard[5]
Christopher Whittingham Ministry Wizard
David Sterne Minstry Wizard[6]
Flip Webster Minstry Witch[7]
Anne Lacy Minstry Witch[8]
Su Elliot Minstry Witch[9]
Sheila Allen Minstry Witch[10]
Amelia Parillon-Samuel Dancer and other roles
Steve Mackey Donaghan Tremlett
Margery Mason Food trolley lady
Tom Verrchia Gabrielle Delacour's Yule Ball dance partner
Steven Claydon Gideon Crumb
Caroline Rovina Gregory Goyle's Yule Ball dance partner
Jason Buckle Heathcote Barbary
Jonny Greenwood Kirley Duke
Jarvis Cocker Myron Wagtail
Phil Selway Orsino Thruston
Miranda Richardson Rita Skeeter
Phil Mulryne Troy
Lisa Osmond Quidditch Supporter/Death Eater Victim
Alex Argenti Igor Karkaroff's Yule Ball partner
Dominic Rowntree Supporting Artist
Ann Ogden Dancer
Michael Salami Dancer (uncredited)
Lia Alu Witch
Amie Kirby Dancer
Sam Morris Marcus Turner
Luke Harrison Quidditch Player
Cheri Darbon Irish Quidditch Fan
Adrian Rawlins James Potter
Geraldine Somerville Lily Potter
Eric Sykes Frank Bryce
Gizmo, Ook, and Sprout Hedwig
Crackerjack Crookshanks
Maximus, Alanis and Cornilus Mrs Norris
Oreo Crow
Robert Wilfort Bozo
Sangeeta Reding Camelia

Unidentified cast members[]

Actor Role
Unknown Actress Murcus
Unknown Owl Sirius Black's owl
Unknown Dog Fang
Unidentified Actress Healer
Unknown Actress Eloise Midgeon (uncredited)
Unknown Actor Ivan Volkov
Unknown Actor Lev Zograf
Unknown Actress Moran
Unknown Actor Mullet
Unknown Actor Pyotr Vulchanov
Unknown Actor Quigley
Unknown Actor Vasily Dimitrov
Unknown Actor Aidan Lynch
Unknown Actor Alexei Levski
Unknown Actor Barry Ryan
Unknown Actress Clara Ivanova
Unknown Actor Connolly
Unknown Actor Sonny Ward student

Non-notable cast members[]

Actor Role
Alex Brock[11] Extra
Jenny Crosdale[12]
Xorael Harrison[13]
Liam Darbon
Luke Robertson
Jack Coleby
Leon Garner
Tom Cox
Laura Bryan
Kyle Cluett
Greg Moore
Aston Scott
Frankie Chilakalaka Party Guest

Character omissions[]

Differences from the book[]

Goblet of Fire contains arguably the most changes from the book, which led to much fan backlash.

1. The Riddle House[]

Book Film
Frank Bryce history is explored in detail, and he is officially a gardener. Frank Bryce's history is omitted completely from the film. The film also erroneously calls him a "caretaker", rather than a gardener.
Frank walks with a walking stick. Although he still appears to be stiff legged, he does not use any implements to help him walk.
Frank is invited into the room and killed when he demands Voldemort to show himself. 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.
Frank overhears that Voldemort murdered Bertha Jorkins. Bertha Jorkins's offscreen role entirely is unmentioned, which lead to several plot holes in the film regarding Voldemort knowing about the Triwizard Tournament and Barty Crouch Jnr.
Barty Crouch Jnr is not present when Frank finds Voldemort and Wormtail in the Riddle House and doesn't learn about Voldemort's plot after the Quidditch World Cup. Frank finds Voldemort, Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jnr discussing their plans together in the Riddle House.
Barty Crouch Jnr has straw-coloured hair. Crouch is portrayed with David Tennant's natural hair colour.

2. The Scar[]

Book Film
Like in the earlier books, Harry first appears at Privet Drive, doesn't leave until the end of the fourth chapter. Harry first appears at Ron's house. Privet Drive Dursleys are completely omitted from the film and there is no reference to them at any point.
Harry wakes up from his dream in the Dursleys’ house and writes to Sirius Black about his scar hurting. Harry wakes at the Burrow and only write to Sirius much later, while on the Hogwarts Express (at Hermione's insistence).

3. The Invitation[]

Book Film
At Privet Drive, Harry gets an invitation from Mrs Weasley that's covered with stamps (and shown in the chapter illustration of the American version of the book). Since the scenes at Privet are not included, this is never shown.

4. Back to the Burrow[]

Book Film
Ron, Fred, George and Mr Weasley come to Privet Drive to pick Harry up. Since the Dursleys are omitted, all of this scene, including the incident the Weasley twins caused with Dudley, is left out of the film.

5. Weasley's Wizard Wheezes[]

Book Film
Bill and Charlie are at the Burrow when Harry arrives, and he meets them for the first time. Bill and Charlie are both written out of the film (although Charlie is mentioned). This means the first time Harry sees Bill is when during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Charlie, meanwhile, never properly appears in any of the films.
Fred and George have ambitions to create their own "Weasley's Wizard Wheezes" joke shop. There is no reference at these plans, but it's likely they still happen offscreen, as Fred and George's shop would be seen in the sixth film.

6. The Portkey[]

Book Film
Hermione is already at the Burrow when Harry arrives. She says that she had only just arrived when she wakes Harry and Ron up.
In the book, everyone knows from the beginning that they're going to the Quidditch World Cup. The film seems to suggest that the entire outing is a surprise by Mr Weasley and that nobody actually knows where they are going, since Ron asks "Dad, where are we going?", to which Mr Weasley casually replies, "Haven't the foggiest... Keep up!"
Amos Diggory constantly boasts about Cedric's accomplishments, much to Cedric's embarrassment. He does not boast about Cedric in any way.
Cedric first appears standing next to his dad. He first appears landing on the ground from being up a tree.
Mr Weasley explains to Harry what a Portkey is and how it works. There is no explanation; just as the Portkey is about to leave, Mr Weasley tells Harry to grab the boot.
Everyone fall flat on the ground after using the portkey. Cedric, Amos and Mr Weasley fly gracious onto the ground.

7. Bagman and Crouch[]

Book Film
Ludovic Bagman is a prominent supporting character in the book; he's both the announcer for the Quidditch World Cup and a judge for the Triwizard Tournament, and part of a subplot that involves Fred and George Weasley gambling. Ludo Bagman was written out of the film (Cornelius Fudge is the announcer during the World Cup scene). However, Fred and George are shown to make bets at school.
Percy Weasley appears and is now working at the Ministry of Magic. Percy is completely absent from the film.
The campsite for the Quidditch World Cup is very quiet when Harry and the others arrive. The campsite is alive with excitement and activity.
In the book, every entrant must "check in" with a Ministry official at the campsite. There isn't any check-in required outside the stadium, at least.
In the book, the party sets up their tent. The film shows the tent already erected for them.
Barty Crouch Snr. is harsh and strict, as well as a stickler for rules and regulations. It's mentioned that he was a candidate for Minister of Magic, and the party meets him before the Quidditch game. Barty Crouch Snr is stiff and professional, but more good-natured than in the book. There is no mention of him being a minister candidate, and the party doesn't encounter him until after the Quidditch game.
Harry, Ron and Hermione run into several of their aquantinces from school while at the campsite, one of them being Oliver Wood, who graduated the previous year. They don't run into anyone from school aside from Draco (see next chapter). Wood is completely absent from the film.

8. The Quidditch World Cup[]

Book Film
The stairs leading up to the stands in the stadium are repeatedly described as being carpeted in rich purple. The stairs aren't even carpeted at all.
For Ireland's match against Bulgaria, the teams have leprechaun and Veela mascots, respectively. The Veela mascots are written out of the film entirely, while Leprechauns as mascots are replaced with the Irish National Quidditch team creating a glittering firework of a leprechaun, which is obliterated by the Bulgarian National Quidditch team flying through it.
The entire quidditch game is shown, with Ireland winning, but Bulgaria coming in a close second due to Viktor Krum catching the snitch. The film only shows the teams entering the pitch and Fudge starting the match, with just a vague reference in the following scenes as to who "won" the match (specifically, Fred and George initially assuming the loud commotion caused by the Death Eaters outside was the Irish celebrating their pride before Arthur Weasley bursts in and states they need to leave immediately while correcting them that the Irish aren't responsible for the commotion.).
Harry's party, as well as Draco, sit in the minister's booth, which is at the top of the stadium, and Ron (who is rooting for Viktor Krum) is the only one who isn't entirely supportive of the Irish team. The top booth is a regular seating area and the Minister's is further down in the stadium; Harry's party sits in the former but encounter Draco on the way up, who boasts about sitting in the latter. Harry's party appear to support both sides equally.
Both Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy are with Draco when Harry and the rest encounter him. This is Narcissa's first appearance. Narcissa does not appear in the film, and doesn't appear at all until the 6th film.

9. The Dark Mark[]

Book Film
Right when the Death Eaters attack, Harry and the others are sleeping right before Mr Weasley wakes them up. In the film, the family is already awake and dancing around the tent (which leads to an a bit not in the film where the other kids make fun of Ron for obsessing over Viktor Krum). The scene was originally filmed with Arthur needing to go and wake people up.
In the book, during the chaos of the Death Eater attack Harry, Ron, and Hermione are separated from the others in the woods. In the film, Harry is separated from the others when he is knocked unconscious by other spectators and wakes after the attack appears to have stopped.
Winky is a house-elf featured in the book who is accused of casting the Dark Mark. Winky does not exist anywhere in the film.
Harry briefly loses his wand, which is stolen by Barty Crouch, Jnr. Harry does not lose his wand in the film. Instead, Crouch already appears in possession of a wand, which upon close inspection appears to be Voldemort's own wand.
Barty Crouch, Jnr casts the spell "Morsmordre" to scare away the disloyal death eaters. Crouch casts the same spell to signify the attack that took place there, without any clear intention of wanting to scare the Death Eaters who were disloyal to Voldemort.
It isn't revealed until the end of the book that Barty Crouch Jnr cast the dark mark. Harry and the rest only hear his voice. Crouch just seems to turn up randomly in the wrecked camp area, his identity being made clear.
Harry, Ron and Hermione flee the attacked campsite and hide in the woods. The film omits the woods scenes entirely.
Hermione tells Mr Crouch about the unknown man who cast the spell in the film. Harry is the one to inform Mr Crouch about the man.
Not all of the campsite is burned down, with Harry's party's tent being undamaged and everyone eventually returning to it. There's no indication that "any" part of the campsite survived the attack.

10. Mayhem at the Ministry[]

Book Film
After returning from their trip to the world cup, the kids spend a week back at the Burrow before returning to school. The film immediately transitions to Harry, Ron and Hermione on the Hogwarts Express.
Mrs Weasley shows Harry and the others a newspaper report about "Ministry Messups" when they return to the Burrow. Hermione is shown reading it on the train to Hogwarts.
Ron receives his dress robes from Mrs Weasley at the Burrow. Ron receives his dress robes via Errol in the film from Nigel Wolpert at Hogwarts later on, just before Professor McGonagall announces the Yule Ball.

11. Aboard the Hogwarts Express[]

Book Film
In the book, the compartment that the trio are sitting in is right next to Draco Malfoy, who overhears their conversations and drops subtle hints about the Triwizard Tournament. Additionally, several of the trio's acquaintances enter the compartment, and the trio catches up with them. The compartment doesn't appear to be next to Draco's. The other Gryffindor boys visiting the compartment is also left out.
It's unknown exactly what the trio purchases from the candy cart, although it's mentioned they eat cauldron cakes. Ron attempts to purchase a packet of Drooble's Best Blowing Gum and a Liquorice Wand, but only has enough for the Drooble's.

12. The Triwizard Tournament[]

Book Film
Peeves throws water balloons at the arriving students as they enter the Great Hall. As was the case in the earlier instalments, Peeves is not featured in the film.
The order of house tables is "Slytherin", "Ravenclaw", "Hufflepuff" and "Gryffindor". In the film, the tables are ordered as "Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin".
Colin Creevey is still at Hogwarts, and he has a younger brother who starts school in the book. The composite, film only, character Nigel Wolpert replaces the characters Colin and Dennis Creevey, the former of whom was written out of the films due to his actor hitting puberty, and the latter of whom never appears in the films at all.
Parvati's identical twin Padma is in Ravenclaw. Padma Patil is erroneously depicted as being a Gryffindor student in the films (although one of the video games corrected this error Additionally, she and Parvati are fraternal twins.
Filius Flitwick sits next to Pomona Sprout at the staff table. Filius Flitwick sits next to Hagrid in the film, (Sprout's only appearances in the film series are the second and eighth films.)
Nearly Headless Nick is featured in the book. Nick isn't in the film (his last appearance in the films being the second one).
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 films, 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 creators tried multiple looks for Moody, including one that was relatively similar to how he was described in the books
The term "Auror" is first explained by Mr Weasley(?) at the Burrow. The explanation of the word "Auror" is given by Ron Weasley after Dean Thomas asks what it means.
  • In the book, Fred Weasley yells “You’re JOKING” when Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament. In the film, he and George both say in unison (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 Snr 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.
  • There is no mention of the thousand galleon 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[]

  • The only lesson seen in the film is the lesson by Mad-Eye Moody in which he explains and demonstrates the Unforgivable Curses.
  • The scene where Draco Malfoy is transfigured into a ferret is slightly altered in the film. In the book it takes place indoors whereas in the film, it takes place outdoors in the transfiguration Courtyard.
  • In the book, Draco harasses Ron about an article in the Daily Prophet about his father, and Harry replies by asking Draco if his mother wears a contemptible expression when he's around. In the film, Draco harasses Harry about a bet his father and he have made about how long he'll last in the tournament, to which Harry responds by telling Draco, "I don't give a damn what your father thinks, he's vile and cruel and you're just pathetic!"
  • In both cases, it ends with Draco trying to curse Harry only to be transfigured by Moody.

14. The Unforgivable Curses[]

  • In the book, Moody tells the class that only the sixth years can learn about illegal dark curses and that Dumbledore supposedly allowed him to teach it to them, whereas in the film he states "The Ministry says you're too young to see what these curses do I say different! You need to know what you're up against! You need to be prepared!..."
  • During the DADA class, Moody addresses Lavender Brown by saying "You need to put that away, Miss Brown, when I'm talking." This line is changed in the film to address Seamus Finnigan by saying "You need to find a better place to put your chewing gum besides the underside of your desk, Mr Finnigan!"
  • 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. Additionally, he is also shown using the Imperius Curse on students - despite it being illegal to do so - in order to teach them how to overcome its effects.
  • In the book, when Moody asks Hermione about the last curse, she very quietly replies in fear. In the film, she's unwilling to even say what the curse is.

15. Beauxbatons and Durmstrang[]

  • The film implies that Durmstrang is an all-boy school and Beauxbatons is all-girl. However, in the book, both schools are shown to be co-ed just like Hogwarts.
  • There is no reference made to Fleur Delacour being a part-Veela in the film, though all the students from Beauxbatons are shown to be very attractive. Additionally, the film also depicts the Beauxbatons students being a happy group rather than sullen and unhappy, even depicting the Beuaxbatons giving suggestive sighs during their entrance.
  • The students from Hogwarts greet the visitors from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang outside the front doors of the castle in the book, but in the film, the Hogwarts residents sit in the Great Hall and the guests enter the hall in dramatic style.

16. The Goblet of Fire[]

  • The Goblet of Fire's appearance differs in the book, whereby it is seen as a small cup that is pulled out of a casket, whereas in the film, it's hidden behind a large frame and cannot seemingly be moved.
  • Only Fred and George Weasley attempt to circumvent the Age Line that is placed around the Goblet of Fire in the film. Additionally, when the potion goes wrong, they begin fighting with a cheering crowd, whereas they simply take it in their stride and go to Madam Pomfrey in the book.

17. The Four Champions[]

  • The room at the back of the hall is unnamed in the book, but in the films and video games, this is stated to be the Trophy Room.
  • Dumbledore's reaction to Harry's name exiting the Goblet is completely different; In the book, he remains calm and passive towards Harry, calmly asking him whether he put his name into the Goblet. In the film, he appears much more angry and panic-stricken, running down into the Trophy Room with some of the other teachers, and even pushing Harry into a bunch of trophies in the room to demand an answer about the name. This particular difference has come under scrutiny and heavy criticism from fans of the book, to the point of becoming a meme and subject of merciless ridicule. There has even been a fan-made gif of Richard Harris' portrayal of Dumbledore calmly asking Harry as he does in the book, which has been well-received.
  • All of the Slytherins in the book support Cedric Diggory, but it is never brought up in the film.
  • In the book, only the Gryffindors accept Harry's name being drawn from the Goblet of Fire, with the exception of Ron. However, the film additionally includes Cedric as someone accepting Harry's name.
    • On a similar note, Ron in the film is more openly hostile to Harry regarding his putting of his name in the goblet, despite Harry's denials. In the book, Ron attempts to feign congratulations with more sarcastic barbs that Harry quickly picks up on.

18. The Weighing of the Wands[]

  • Harry and Draco's attempted attacks on each other with the spells Furnunculus and Densaugeo, respectively, are omitted.
  • Harry receives the letter from Sirius in the Gryffindor Tower in the book, but in the film, he receives it in the Owlery. Additionally, the owl in the film has a tendency to bite people, which the owl in the book does not do.

19. The Hungarian Horntail[]

  • The speech error by Hagrid, where he incorrectly says "Bong-sewer", is not shown in the film, as he correctly says "Bonsoir".
  • Hermione struggles to deliver a message to Harry from Ron due to the length, barely saying it the first time, and ultimately cuts to the chase the second time after Harry expressed confusion from the lengthy message, and also gets angry when Harry attempts to have her relay a message to Ron that she's not an owl. This was not from the book.
  • Charlie's appearance in the forest is omitted, though Hagrid mentions him. This also includes Charlie congratulating Harry after the task is completed.

20. The First Task[]

  • Hermione hugs Harry just before the First Task begins, with Rita's photographer capturing the moment and trying to suggest that there is romance between them. This does not happen in the book.
  • The method in which Harry completes the First Task differs substantially between the various media's. In the book, he uses a clever and skilled flying strategy, but in the film, the dragon escapes the safety of the arena and chases Harry all over Hogwarts, before Harry tricks the dragon into hitting a bridge. Additionally, Hermione has to remind Harry to use his wand in the film, but does not require this reminder in the book.
  • The score by the judge's at the end of the task is completely omitted, with only a very vague reference to a leaderboard in place at the Second Task by Dumbledore.
  • The scene in which Ron and Harry make up takes place in the celebration party at the Common Room, rather than outside in the Grounds. Also, while Harry instantly forgives Ron in the book he doesn't seem ready to immediately in the film.

21. The House-Elf Liberation Front[]

  • There is no mention about Rita being banned from Hogwarts for her harassing stories about students of the school, due to Rita's role being severely reduced in the film. This additionally includes a scene in which Rita attempts to get an interview with Hagrid during a Care of Magical Creatures lesson.
  • Additionally, there is absolutely no reference in the film series to the prejudice against house-elves or the "Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare", the society that Hermione created. The entire subplot is not acknowledged in later films, due to the removal of non-important elves.

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[]

  • Draco Malfoy is briefly seen with an unidentified Beauxbatons girl due to Pansy Parkinson being written out of the film.
  • Hermione's hair is not in a neat bun and her dress is pink, rather than periwinkle blue. This caused a ridiculous amount of fan backlash claiming wearing pink is uncharacteristic of her.
  • Ron complaints that he "smells" and "looks" like his great aunt Tessie in the film, but there is no such reference in the book.
  • Harry's dress robes are black, rather than bottle green, in the film.
  • Percy Weasley's lines of dialogue in the book where he takes over for Mr Crouch as a tournament judge are omitted entirely from the film, due to the omission of Percy as a character from the film adaptation.
    • As such Mr Crouch attends the Yule Ball in the film adaptation, unlike the book.
  • Parvati Patil leaves Harry for a Durmstrang student, rather than a Beauxbatons student, due to the film making Beauxbatons an all-girl school.
  • The scenes in which Hagrid reveals to Olympe Maxime that he is a half-giant, and Igor Karkaroff showing his Dark Mark to Severus Snape, are placed in different parts of the film, rather than being found out secretively from Harry and Ron eavesdropping on their conversations in the grounds at the time of the Ball.
    • Due to these changes, there are no mentions whatsoever to the scandal that followed when Rita revealed information about Hagrid to the public.
    • The scene where Snape and Karkaroff secretly meet regarding the Dark Mark and Harry witnessing it secretly was part of the deleted scenes, although only Harry bore witness to it. Snape also ends up busting two students who decided to become amorous to each other in one of the coaches (the same one that Harry was hiding behind) and docks points from Hufflepuff as a result in this scene.

24. Rita Skeeter's Scoop[]

  • A continuity error develops in the succeeding film due to the removal of Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank from this film. In the book she took over Hagrid's teaching duties while Hagrid was hiding in his cabin out of fear after Rita Skeeter's article about Hagrid was released to the public.

25. The Egg and the Eye[]

  • After helping Harry solving the clue within his Golden Egg, Myrtle, who happened to be in best mood, decided to try to lean on him, much to his discomfort for the rest of his bath. This doesn't happen in the book, as she asked him to pay a visit whenever he had the chance instead.
  • Harry hiding under the Cloak to avoid Snape never happens in the final cut but was filmed.

26. The Second Task[]

  • In the film, Neville gives Harry the Gillyweed, having learned of its existence from a book given to him by Moody. In the novel, it had been Moody's original plan for this to happen, but since Harry failed to ask Neville for help on completing the Second Task, he was forced to have Dobby supply him with the Gillyweed instead. Also in the film, the book Moody gives Neville is titled Magical Water Plants of the Highland Lochs rather than Magical Mediterranean Water-Plants and Their Properties. Whereas in the book Dobby gives Harry the Gillyweed in the Library, in the film Neville provides Harry with the substance just before he and Harry head onto a boat.
  • The champions jump into the lake from platforms built out in the middle of the Black Lake, instead of entering the lake from the shoreline. This was to make this scene look more interesting.
  • Harry does not meet Moaning Myrtle in the lake during the task.
  • Harry rescues Ron and Gabrielle Delacour using his wand, rather than picking up a jagged rock.
  • Crouch Snr is erroneously depicted as being a judge of the Second Task and is also shown congratulating Harry for his efforts. These changes are due to the removal of Percy and Ludo Bagman from the film. Largely because of this, Crouch Snr has a heart-to-heart talk with Harry about lost loved ones and how life goes on, something that Crouch Snr not only didn't do in the book, but also would have been uncharacteristic of him to do.
    • Crouch Snr also has a brief encounter with Mad-Eye Moody where the latter alludes to an incident at the Department of Mysteries where one of the new recruits never came out, before making a certain facial gesture that was all too familiar to Bartemius Crouch Snr (see below) and causes Crouch Snr to become spooked.

27. Padfoot Returns[]

  • Snape accuses Harry of stealing the Gillyweed after Harry catches sight of Karkaroff's Dark Mark, which occurs after Harry has spoken with Dumbledore about the scenes in the Pensieve. Additionally, Snape's store cupboard is represented as a dingy closest off a corridor instead of being in his office.
  • Due to Sirius Black not returning to the castle in the film, the secret meeting the trio had with him in a Cave near Hogsmeade where they learned about Barty Crouch Snr's background and his son was removed, although a similar scene was used in place of the film where Sirius Black contacts Harry via the fireplace and has him alluding to Barty Crouch Snr's sentencing of his son.
  • The identity of Moody in the film is made clear to the viewer before the film has completed, during the scene in the Pensieve. When Crouch Jnr is brought in front of his father, he performs a tell-tale "tongue flick", which has been seen multiple times before this point by "Moody". In the book, the identity of Moody is unknown until the very end, which means that viewers will already know that Moody is actually Crouch Jnr before the reveal in the film.

28. The Madness of Mr Crouch[]

  • Crouch Snr's death is portrayed a little differently in the film. Instead of being killed simply for escaping and to be prevented from warning Dumbledore, he is killed by Moody (actually Crouch Jnr in disguise) to hide the fact that Crouch Snr had discovered who Moody actually was. Additionally, his body is found by Harry while hiking with Ron, Hermione and Hagrid, rather than being eradicated and transfigured into a bone to cover up his death.

29. The Dream[]

  • There are no references to a dream Harry has whereby he sees Voldemort punishing Wormtail for failing to monitor Crouch Snr as Crouch Snr is not captured in the film version.
  • In the book, Fudge's argument with Dumbledore was over the mystery of what happened to Crouch Snr. In the film however, as Crouch Snr's death was known, it was instead over whether to cancel the tournament, which Fudge was refusing to do as he was afraid people would see him as a coward.
    • Because of the different circumstances to Crouch Snr's death, Fudge's wild accusations that Olympe Maxime may have killed Crouch Snr as a result of her being "half-giant" during his argument with Dumbledore was completely omitted.

30. The Pensieve[]

  • In the film, Harry stumbles upon the Pensieve by accident due to being bitten at by various Licorice Snaps (which Dumbledore had earlier warned about by stating they were "a wee bit sharp").
  • The Dementors are not seen taking away anyone from the court room.
  • The Pensieve memory scenes are altered significantly in the film:
    • Moody has his magical eye, with his implying that Evan Rosier took his original eye in the duel that resulted in his death, while in the book, it was his nose that got destroyed by Rosier before his death.
    • There are no references to Crouch Jnr supposedly having "died" in Azkaban.
    • Karkaroff "grasses up" Crouch Jnr for having tortured Alice and Frank Longbottom, and Crouch Jnr does not make any effort to deny the accusations, even openly showcasing his proudness for doing it as well as sarcastically "greeting" his father upon being caught.
      • Karkaroff also initially shocks the present audience when divulging the name, before clarifying that he meant his son.
    • Harry only sees the trial involving Karkaroff.
    • Crouch Snr appears to be horrified at having to send his son to Azkaban, instead of being proud at doing so.
  • Dumbledore and Harry's discussion of what Harry saw in the Pensieve and his dreams is for unknown reasons cut short and Dumbledore leaves Harry with an uncharacteristic resolution (to "cast them away") instead of explaining about the dreams being a result of Voldemort cursing him with his scar and also wishing him luck on the final challenge.
    • Largely because of the aforementioned dreams explicitly including Barty Crouch Jnr in the films when he was absent in the books, Harry also proceeds to explain to Dumbledore Crouch's presence in the dreams, with it being implied that Dumbledore has an eureka moment regarding figuring out what had actually happened regarding the Triwizard Cup as a result.

31. The Third Task[]

  • Largely due to the aforementioned moving of Karkaroff's interaction with Snape over their reappearing Dark Mark tattoos, Harry instead stumbles upon them in the storehouse of Snape's potions classroom. Also because of this, Snape's threat to Harry about slipping Veritaserum into his pumpkin juice should he try to steal any more ingredients for Polyjuice potion and/or Gillyweed was moved to this instance, when originally, it occurred much earlier while Harry was in the classroom.
  • The Maze appears to sprawl across an entire valley, rather than being confined to the Quidditch Stadium. Additionally, the Triwizard Cup's location in the Maze is unknown in the film.
  • Amos Diggory is fleetingly shown attending the final task with Arthur Weasley, which is due to Bill and Molly Weasley not being in the film.
  • Cedric's mother is omitted from the film and there are no references to her, either.
  • There are no creatures present in the Maze, so many scenes involving creatures and other such obstacles are omitted from the film. To compensate for the lack of creatures, such as Blast-Ended Skrewts and the Sphinx, the hedges themselves are the obstacle, which are bewitched to frequently change the routes available to the champions, blow large winds down pathways if certain spells are used and to tie up the champions.
  • Krum uses the Cruciatus Curse on Cedric in the book, but attempts to hit Cedric what appears to be the Killing Curse or a green-colored Stunning Spell in the film. However, the Stunning Spell in the film was shown to be coloured red.
  • In the third Triwizard task, the champions sent red sparks into the air to notify when someone needed help. In the film, the spell used to do so was Periculum, whereas in the books, a different red sparks spell was used.
  • There is practically no argument over who should take the Cup, as both grab it before the Maze swallows them up (although it is unknown if they would have been okay or not if they'd let the Maze swallow them up).
  • Barty Crouch Jnr and Peter Pettigrew call Lord Voldemort as such, which is something that never occurs in the books.

32. Flesh, Blood and Bone[]

  • Cedric says "Who are you? What do you want?!" before he is killed.
  • A large, sinister, statue of the angel of death wielding a scythe is animated to trap Harry, rather than ordinary ropes being conjured.
  • In the novel, Wormtail tied Harry to Tom Riddle Snr's gravestone so tightly and gagged him that he could neither move nor speak. In the film, Wormtail levitated Harry high above the tombstone (which has a statue of the angel of death) and had the statue hold Harry with a neck-lock via the scythe, and left just enough room for Harry for him to scream.
  • In both the novel and the film Wormtail cuts off his right hand. In the novel, Wormtail's right hand is the one with the missing finger; in the film it was his left hand with the missing finger, so he cuts off his hand that still has all five fingers, retaining his hand with the missing finger when Voldemort replaces the lost hand with a silver one.
  • The manner in which Voldemort is reborn differs between the film and the novel. In the novel, Voldemort rises from the cauldron naked and is clothed by Wormtail. In the film, the cauldron dissolved in flame and quickly merged with Voldemort, making him appear dressed in the black robes already. This was done for censorship reasons.

33. The Death Eaters[]

  • Voldemort's robes materialise from the smoke, rather than being given to him by Wormtail (as explained above). Subsequently, Voldemort asks Wormtail his wand afterwards instead of procuring it from his robe himself after being clothed. This was done for censorship reasons.
  • Voldemort's eyes are blue, rather than red, due to more emotion being available from blue eyes than red.
  • In the book, when Voldemort forces Wormtail to expose his Death Eater tattoo arm to summon the Death Eaters, Wormtail proceeds to beg Voldemort not to do so before screaming in agony over Voldemort jabbing his wand onto the tattoo. The film has Wormtail being silent throughout the entire sequence, although he briefly expressed non-verbal terror when realising what Voldemort was intended to do.
    • Additionally, Wormtail wasn't reduced into sobbing mess, nor was he magically slammed against a headstone near Harry by Voldemort to test his restored magic, and thus had enough strength to stand on his feet and approach Voldemort to affirm his loyalty after the latter's conversation with Lucius, while nevertheless still in pain from severing his own hand.
  • Voldemort torturing Avery was removed from the final cut of the film.
  • Voldemort angrily dispels the Death Eaters' masks off their faces one by one while berating them, leaving them dropped to their knees, with Lucius being the last. This doesn't happen in the book.
  • Wormtail had his new silver hand conjured right at the stump where his severed arm used to be by Voldemort as opposed of being conjured in the thin air before being attached. He also didn't test it by crushing a twig, only admiring it as Harry watched.
  • A large part of the "history" lesson provided by Voldemort is omitted in the final cut of the film (some of it may be in the unreleased scenes) though he does explain a small portion of what happened to him after he notices Harry.
  • Additionally, he touches Cedric's face with his foot to which Harry yells "DON'T TOUCH HIM!!" causing Voldemort to notice him.
  • Voldemort touches Harry's scar, rather than his cheek, presumably to cause pain to Harry.

34. Priori Incantatem[]

  • There is no levitation of Harry and Voldemort during the effect of Priori Incantatem.
  • There are a few changes in the duel between Harry and Voldemort that follow Voldemort's rebirth. In the film adaptation, Bertha Jorkins doesn't appear with the echo of James and Lily Potter, Cedric Diggory, and Frank Bryce when Harry's wand and Voldemort's connected, despite being the victim he used to convert Nagini into a living Horcrux. Bertha Jorkins's story was omitted altogether from the film, due to timing reasons.
  • In the novel, the echo of Frank Bryce voices to Harry his shock that he was killed by a wizard and tells Harry to stand his ground, but doesn't say anything in the film.

35. Veritaserum[]

  • When Harry returns to Hogwarts with Cedric's body, he begins crying over Cedric instead of being unable to cry like in the book.
  • Harry learns about Moody being responsible for putting Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire after he drops large hints about certain events that occurred throughout the film as well as Moody being privy to key details about Voldemort's revival that he should not have any knowledge about due to Harry never mentioning it (specifically, his asking about whether the other Death Eaters made it to the graveyard), rather than being told directly by Moody that he had been responsible.
    • On a similar note, Harry in the film does not learn that the "Moody" that was at Hogwarts had been an impostor until after Dumbledore opens up the seventh chest compartment and finds him inside, while in the book, Harry learns from Dumbledore directly that the "Moody" at Hogwarts had in fact been an impostor while Harry lamented Moody's treacherous nature, citing that the real Moody would never have taken Harry away from the field without Dumbledore's permission.
    • Moreover, in the film Dumbledore doesn't notice that "Moody" took Harry away from the field. However, Fred and George were looking at "Moody" when he was walking away with Harry. This is very likely that they informed Dumbledore about it and it caused him to become suspicious.
  • Dumbledore uses the Disarming Charm, instead of the Stunning Spell, to disable the impostor Moody.
  • The impostor Moody changes back to Barty Crouch Jnr as a result of running out of Polyjuice Potion, rather than never getting the chance to take the potion before being disarmed.
    • Likewise, how they deduced it was Polyjuice Potion he was using to pose as Moody was different: In the book, Dumbledore and Snape open the flask and dump the contents out and confirm what was inside the container. In the film, Snape, after Harry expresses confusion as to who was sitting behind them upon seeing Moody imprisoned inside his own container, briefly opens the flask and smells it before deducing its contents from its smell.
  • Moody's interrogation is nearly non-existent in the film. Instead of having the disguise wear off and being forced to take Veritaserum and reveal how he got there, he is given the potion while in disguise and only asked three questions regarding his identity and the real Moody.
    • On a similar note, the original book had "Moody's" reverting back to Crouch Jnr occurring after he was knocked unconscious. The film, on the other hand, had him reverting back to his true identity while he was still conscious, leading to him suffering from extreme agony from the reversion process and even being forced to physically remove his Magical Eye due to his natural eye being restored in the process.
    • Due to the entire lack of an explanation as to how Crouch Jnr even got to Hogwarts in the first place, a quite large plot-hole is created, since previously, it was a huge deal when Sirius Black managed to escape the prison, but because the whole backstory about Crouch Snr switching his son with his dying wife with Polyjuice Potion and Mrs Crouch dying in place of her son, it is unknown how Crouch Jnr's escape went unnoticed by anyone, let alone the Dementors.
    • Additionally, Dumbledore asks McGonagall to inform Azkaban that a prisoner is missing, but he already knows that Crouch Jnr was not there due to Harry's dream.

36. The Parting of the Ways[]

  • The fate of Barty Crouch Jnr is unknown, as he is last seen being held prisoner by his former comrade Severus Snape and his being Kissed was a critical part of Fudge's denial that Voldemort was back.
    • Since the Hospital Wing scene was omitted, in which Fudge is claimed to have performed the Dementor's Kiss and was doubting the story purported by Dumbledore and Harry, 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, yet he seemed to already know this during Harry's later hearing. However, the only hint of the Ministry wishing to cover up the truth was mentioned during Dumbledore's memorial speech for Cedric.

37. The Beginning[]

  • There is no memorial feast in the Great Hall: instead, Dumbledore hosts a gathering of the students with a speech to pay respect to Cedric Diggory.
  • The train ride home on the Hogwarts 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.
    • Owing to Ludo Bagman being cut from the film, Fred and George's admission that they were planning to blackmail him after realising he gave them leprechaun's gold during the World Cup (and also explaining his self-serving reasons for attempting to illegally help Harry throughout the Triwizard Tournament and also his abrupt departure after the third task) was also cut from the original film.
    • It is is also implied that Harry gave his Triwizard Winnings offscreen after the other schools left.
  • Rita Skeeter's beetle form was omitted.
  • Hermione does not kiss Harry on the cheek before he leaves.


  • 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.
  • During the scene where the Champions are announced, one of the Weasley Twins is seen sitting two seats on to Harry, next to Seamus Finnigan. During Dumbledore's call for the students to sit, both of the Weasley Twins are seen sitting down with other students behind him. When the shot goes back to Harry, the Weasley twin is sitting there in the same place.
  • 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", but 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, when Harry moves from one hand holding his wand to two, this movement is seen twice from two different camera angles, a split second apart.
  • 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.

Behind the scenes[]

  • This is the first film to be rated PG-13 in the US[14], 12A in the UK[15] and M in Australia[16] (M means the film is not recommended for under 15s, but not illegal to sell). The previous films were given a PG or lower rating in those countries.
  • This is the only Harry Potter film not to feature Julie Walters as Molly Weasley.
  • First appearance of Honeydukes Express lady since Philosopher's Stone.
  • The Hogwarts song mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone appears in the film as a deleted scene.
  • Opening credits:
    • 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.
    • The reflection of Nagini slithering by can be seen in the WB logo at the beginning of the film.
  • The scene, where Harry wakes up after having a dream about Voldemort when he murders Frank Bryce, was the last scene filmed.
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No dragons were harmed in the making of this film

  • 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.
  • 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 film. This is due to behind the scenes, long hair was quite popular amongst boys in the early to mid 2000s.
    • Therefore, this film is often nicknamed by fans as 'Harry Potter and the Year of No Haircuts'.
  • After filming his appearance as Barty Crouch Jnr, 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 Goblet of Fire was released in theatres.
    • 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.
    • The Doctor Who episode Tennant first appears in (his brief cameo) is called The Parting of The Ways, in which, the previous Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston) changes into him. The Goblet of Fire book features a chapter with the same title as the episode; the chapter prior to it has another character (Mad-Eye Moody) change into the character Tennant portrayed.[17]
    • 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.
  • The underwater scenes were shot in a huge purpose-built tank with a blue-screen background. Safety divers swam in between takes with scuba regulators to allow the actors to breathe without having to surface. Daniel Radcliffe alone logged around 41 hours 38 minutes underwater during the course of filming. At one point during training he inadvertently signalled that he was drowning, sending the crew into a huge panic to bring him back up to surface.[18]
    • Daniel Radcliffe suffered two ear infections following the underwater filming.[18]
  • At least one full-scale dragon was constructed on set, which could even blow real fire. The dragon was created partially from the basilisk puppet seen in Chamber of Secrets.[18]
  • The elves Dobby and Winky were cut due to time constraints. However, if you watch carefully in the first campsite scene, right after Ginny points to something and says “Look!” you can see two House Elves riding on llamas. They go by very fast, so they’re hard to see.[18]
  • The books that form Dumbledore’s library are actually phone directory books, disguised.[18]
  • Scottish band Franz Ferdinand was the first choice to perform as the Weird Sisters but they declined. Due to the similarities in name, the Canadian band Wyrd Sisters attempted to stop the film’s release in Canada by filing a lawsuit, but were unsuccessful.[18]
  • It was the highest grossing film of 2005.
  • Stanislav Ianevski revealed during a Q&A on his official YouTube channel, that Goblet of Fire was originally intended to be split into two parts, like what would later happen with Deathly Hallows, but that idea was eventually scrapped.[19]

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 (VHS also available in New Zealand)[20]
  • 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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