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by Chris Columbus


Based on the first of J.K.Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, the live action family adventure film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.

international title: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
original title: Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Warner Bros
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Chris Columbus
film run: 142'
release date: NL 03/01/2002, IT 06/12/2001, FR 05/12/2001, ES 30/11/2001, SE 23/11/2001, DE 22/11/2001, UK 16/11/2001
screenplay: Steve Kloves
cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, Maggie Smith
cinematography by: John Seale
film editing: Richard Francis-Bruce
costumes designer: Judianna Makovsky
music: John Williams
producer: David Heyman
production: Heyday Films, Warner Bros (USA), 1492 Pictures (USA)
distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment UK, Warner Bros (IT), Warner Bros. France (FR), Warner Bros (ES), Warner Bros (NL), Warner Bros (DE)
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