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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) prepares to return to Hogwarts School for his third year only to discover Sirius Black, (Gary Oldman) an inmate from the wizard prison of Azkaban, has escaped. The convicted murderer is a follower of the evil Voldemort and he is on a mission to kill Harry! Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 141
Theater Release: 03 Jun 2004
Video Release: 22 Nov 2004
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Because the concept of time plays a significant role in the story, what visual images did the moviemakers include through out the film?

What things does the story illustrate about judging others? How do your feelings change as you come to know more about such characters as Sirius Black, Professor Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and Buckbeak?

For further insight into the developing Harry Potter, check Rod Gustafson’s article for the Parents’ Television Council. [www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/rgcolumns/2004/0603.asp]

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