Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, based on the book of the same title by J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter[edit]

  • Mr. Weasley, why would I go looking for someone who wants to kill me?
  • [quietly, about Sirius Black] He was their friend, and he betrayed them. [yelling furiously] HE WAS THEIR FRIEND! I hope he finds me. 'Cause when he does, I'm gonna be ready. When he does, I'm gonna kill him!
  • [to Sirius] You betrayed my parents! You're the reason they're dead!
  • I just didn't think my dad would've wanted his two best friends to become killers. Besides, dead the truth dies with him. Alive, you're free.
  • You see Sirius talking to me there? He's asking me to come and live with him. (Hermione: That's great.) When we free him, I'll never have to go back to the Dursley's. It'll just be me and him. We could live in the country, someplace you can see the sky. I think he'll like that after all those years in Azkaban.
  • Poor Professor Lupin's having a really tough night.
  • [to Hermione while riding on Buckbeak] You were right, Hermione. It wasn't my dad I saw earlier. It was me! I saw myself conjuring the Patronus before. I knew I could do it this time because…well I already done it! Does that make sense?
  • Honestly, Ron. How can somebody be in two places at once?
  • (Last lines) Lumos. I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. [credits roll] Mischief managed. Nox. [screen goes black, ending the movie]
  • "I'll behave if she does" (To Uncle Vernon)

Ron Weasley[edit]

  • [Looking at tea leaves.] Harry's got a sort of wonky cross, that's trials and suffering... but that there could be the sun and that's happiness. So... you are gonna suffer, but you're gonna be happy about it.
  • What are you trying do to him? [Sirius snatches Scabbers from Ron] Scabbers! Leave him alone! Get off 'im! What're ya doing?

Hermione Granger[edit]

  • [while looking at a past version of herself using the time turner] Is that really what my hair looks like from the back?
  • [To Sirius while defending Harry] If you want to kill Harry, you'll have to kill us, too!
  • [To Professor Lupin after learning he and Sirius are old friends] NO! I trusted you! And all this time, you've been his friend! He's a werewolf! That's why he's been missing classes! (Professor Lupin: How long have you known?) Since Professor Snape set the essay.
  • Awful things happen to wizards who meddle with time, Harry. We can't be seen.

Draco Malfoy[edit]

  • [about Care of Magical Creatures books and Hagrid] Oh yeah, terribly funny. Really witty! God, this place has gone to the dogs. Wait until my father hears that Dumbledore's got this oaf teaching classes.
  • [to Hagrid after Buckbeak attacks him] It's killed me! It's killed me! You'll regret this! You and your bloody chicken...


  • [to the Hogwarts students] Finally, on a more disquieting note, at the request of the Ministry of Magic, Hogwarts will, until further notice, play host to the dementors of Azkaban until such a time as Sirius Black is captured. The dementors will be stationed at every entrance to the grounds. Now whilst I've been assured that their presence will not disrupt our day-to-day activities, a word of caution. Dementors are vicious creatures. They'll not distinguish.... between the one they hunt and the one who gets in their way. Therefore, I must warn each and every one of you, to give them no reason to harm you. It is not in the nature of a dementor to be forgiving. But you know, happiness can be found... even in the darkest of times...if one only remembers to turn on the light.
  • For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let him swim in the deepest of oceans or glide over the highest cloud.
  • A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
  • (to Harry and Hermione) Mysterious thing, time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous. Sirius Black is in the topmost cell of the dark tower. You know the laws, Miss Granger. You must not be seen. And you would do well, I feel, to return before this last chime. If not, the consequences are too ghastly to discuss. If you succeed tonight, more than one innocent life may be spared. Three turns, should do it, I think. Oh, and by the way. When in doubt, I find retracing my steps to be a wise place to begin. Good luck.

Sirius Black[edit]

  • [referring to his dog form] I actually have quite a pleasant disposition as a dog; so much so, in fact, that more than once, James suggested that I make the change permanent. The tail I could live with, but the fleas...they're murder.
  • [to Ron] Sorry about the bite. I reckon that stings a bit.
  • [to Harry] Besides, the ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them… [puts hand over Harry's heart] in here.
  • Brilliant, Snape. Once again you put your keen and penetrating mind to the task and, as usual, come to the wrong conclusion. Now if you'll excuse us, Remus and I have some unfinished business to attend to.
  • Well, you'd know all about the madness within, wouldn't you, Remus?
  • I don't know if you know, Harry. But when you were born, James and Lily made me your godfather.
  • [runs to Lupin, trying to stop him from transforming into a werewolf] Remus, my old friend! Have you taken your potion tonight? You know the man you truly are, Remus! This heart is where you truly live! This heart here! [Lupin drops his wand on the ground while mutating] This flesh is only flesh!

Cornelius Fudge[edit]

  • Come now, Harry. The Ministry doesn't send people to Azkaban for blowing up their aunts.
  • Black was vicious. He didn't kill Pettigrew… he destroyed him! A finger! That's all what's left, a finger! Nothing else.
  • Where is it? I saw the beast, just now.

The Marauder's Map[edit]

  • "Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs are proud to present the Marauder's Map."
  • "Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs offer their compliments to Professor Snape and request that he keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."

Dre Head[edit]

  • Yeah, take it away, Ernie. It's goin' to be a BUMP-Y ride!
  • [Harry states his destination] The Leaky Cauldron. Hey, you got the pea soup? Make sure you eat it before it eats you!
  • [As they're heading towards an old lady] ERNIE! LITTLE OLD LADY AT 12 O'CLOCK! [the bus comes to a screeching halt with Harry's face plastered against the window] Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, tree, tree-and-a-half, two, one-and-tree-quarters, YES! [the bus speeds off again]
  • [After the bus squeezes between two double-decker buses] Hey, guys, guys! Why the long faces?
  • [The bus arrives outside the Leaky Cauldron] Yeah. Yeah. Nearly there. Nearly there. Nearly there. [The bus bumps into a muggle car upon stopping] Next stop, Knockturn Alley.


Aunt Marge: Do they use the cane at St. Brutus', boy?
Harry: [catching Uncle Vernon's eye] Oh yeah, yeah, I've been beaten loads of times.
Aunt Marge: Excellent. I won't hear any of this namby-pamby, wishy-washy nonsense about not beating someone when they deserve it. You mustn't blame yourself about how this one turned out, Vernon. It's all to do with blood. Bad blood will out. What is it that the boy's father did, Petunia?
Petunia: Oh, nothing. He didn't work. He was unemployed.
Aunt Marge: And a drunk too, no doubt?
Harry: [irritated] That's a lie.
Aunt Marge: What did you say?
Harry: My dad wasn't a drunk.
[The glass Aunt Marge is holding suddenly breaks; Everyone shrieks]
Aunt Marge: Oh, don't worry. Don't fuss, Petunia. I have a very firm grip. Boy, clean this up!
Uncle Vernon: [to Harry] I think it's time you went to bed.
Aunt Marge: Actually it has nothing to do with the father, it has to do with the mother. You see it all the time with dogs. If there's something wrong with the bitch, then there's something wrong with the pup.
Harry: [exploding with rage] SHUT UP! SHUT UP!

[A short time later, Harry is about to leave the house shortly, and has finally been inflating Aunt Marge for insulting his parents and making her fly away, but is stopped by Vernon, who warns him to bring Marge back]
Uncle Vernon: [angrily, shouting at the top of his lungs at Harry, frightens his nephew] YOU BRING HER BACK! You bring her back now and you put her right!
Harry: No! She deserved what she got! [Uncle Vernon furiously tries to grab him with a savage yell, but stops when he stands up to him with his wand] Just keep away from me.
Uncle Vernon: You're not allowed to do magic outside school.
Harry: Yeah? Try me.
Uncle Vernon: They won't let you back now. You have nowhere to go.
Harry: I don't care. Anywhere's better than here. [angrily leaves the house and storms off]

Ron: I'm warning you, Hermione! Keep that bloody beast of yours away from Scabbers, or I'll turn it into a tea cozy!
Hermione: It's a cat, Ronald; what do you expect? It's in his nature.
Ron: A cat? Is that what they told you? Looks more like a pig with hair if you ask me!
Hermione: That's rich, coming from the owner of that smelly old shoebrush.

Draco: Potter? [Harry turns] Is it true you fainted? [Pike pretends to swoon] I mean that you actually fainted?
Ron: [turning Harry away] Shove off, Malfoy.

Draco Malfoy: God, this place has gone to the dogs! Wait until my father hears that Dumbledore's got this oaf teaching classes!
[He, Crabbe, and Pike laugh]
Harry: Shut up, Malfoy!
Draco, Crabbe, and Pike: Ooh!
Draco: [drops his bag on Crabbe and faces Harry as if to fight him then he points, faking] Dementor, Dementor!
[Harry and everyone else looks around startled; With their backs turned many Slytherin including Pike cover their heads]

Draco: [walking towards Buckbeak] Yeah, you're not dangerous at all, are you, you great ugly brute!

[Harry's lying in the hospital wing, unconscious, after getting injured during a Quidditch game.]
Ron: He looks a bit peaky, doesn't he?
George: Peaky?
Fred: What do you expect? He fell over 100 feet.
George: Yeah, Ron. Let's walk you off the top of the Astronomy tower.
Fred: And see what you look like.
Harry: [coming to] Probably a right sight better than he normally does.
George: Gave us a right good scare there, mate.
Hermione: Harry, are you all right?
Harry: [jokingly] Brilliant. [serious again] What happened?
Ron: Well, you fell off your broom.
Harry: [sarcastically] Oh, really? I meant the match. Who won?
Hermione: Um... no one blames you, Harry. The Dementors aren't supposed to come inside the grounds. Dumbledore was furious. As soon as he saved you, he sent them straight off.
Ron: There's um... something else you should know about, too, Harry. When you fell, your broom, it sort of blew into the Whomping Willow and... [holds up what's left of the destroyed handle of Harry's Nimbus 2000] ...Well.

Harry: [looking at the Marauder's Map for the first time] No. Is that really...?
Fred: Dumbledore...
George: In his study....
Fred: Pacing...
George: Does that a lot.
Harry: So this map shows...
Fred: Everyone.
Harry: Everyone?
George: Everyone.
Fred: Where they are...
George: ...what they're doing...
Fred: ...every minute...
George: ...of every day!
Harry: Brilliant!

[Harry is in the room under the Invisibility Cloak]
Madame Rosmerta: Nobody's gonna come to a pub where they'll get scared out of their wits.
Professor McGonagall: Professor Dumbledore doesn't want dementors around the place, I can assure you.
Madame Rosmerta: Now, tell me what this is all about.
Professor McGonagall: Years ago, when Harry Potter's parents realized they were marked for death, do you remember? They went into hiding. Few knew where they were. One who did, was Sirius Black. And he told You-Know-Who.
Cornelius Fudge: Not only did Black lead You-Know-Who to the Potters that night, but he also killed one of their friends, Peter Pettigrew.
Madame Rosmerta: Peter Pettigrew?
Professor McGonagall: Little lump of a boy, always trailing after Sirius Black.
Madame Rosmerta: Oh, I remember him. Never let James and Sirius out of his sight. But what happened?
Professor McGonagall: Well, Peter Pettigrew tried to warn the Potters, and might have managed to if he hadn't run into an old friend.
Cornelius Fudge: Black was vicious. He didn't kill Pettigrew. He destroyed him! A finger! That's all that was left, a finger! Nothing else.
Professor McGonagall: Yes. Sirius Black may not have put his hands to the Potters, but he's the reason they're dead.
Cornelius Fudge: And now he wants to finish what he started.
Madame Rosmerta: I don't believe it.
Cornelius Fudge: That's not the worst of it.
Madame Rosmerta: What could be worse?
Professor McGonagall: This: Sirius Black was, and remains to this day…Harry Potter's godfather!
[Having learned this, Harry runs out of the room, sobbing, and into a clearing in the forest as Ron and Hermione follow his footprints]
Hermione: [removes the cloak off him] Harry, what happened?
Harry: [quietly] He was their friend… and he betrayed them. [yelling] HE WAS THEIR FRIEND! [echoes] I hope he finds me. 'Cause when he does, I'm gonna be ready. When he does, I'm gonna kill him!

[Snape has caught Harry in a hallway during the night.]
Snape: Potter. What are you doing wandering the corridors at night?
Harry: I was sleepwalking.
Snape: How extraordinarily like your father, you are, Potter. He too was exceedingly arrogant, strutting about the castle as if he owned the place.
Harry: [irritated] My dad didn't strut. And nor do I. Now if you don't mind, professor, I would appreciate it if you would lower your wand.
Snape: [Lowers his wand] Turn out your pockets. [Harry just stands there] [sternly] Turn out your pockets. [Harry takes out the Marauder's Map] What's this?
Harry: Spare bit of parchment.
Snape: Really? Open it. [Harry opens the map; Snape puts his wand on the map] Reveal your secrets. [To Harry] Read it.
Harry: "Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs... offer their compliments to Professor Snape and..."
Snape: Go on.
Harry: [amused] "...and request that he keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."
Snape: Why you insolent, little--!
Professor Lupin: Professor.
Snape: Well, well. Lupin. Out for a little walk in the moonlight, are we?
Lupin: [to Harry] Harry, are you all right?
Snape: That remains to be seen. [takes the Marauder's Map] I have just now confiscated a rather curious artifact from Mr. Potter. Take a look, Lupin. Supposed to be your area of expertise. Clearly, it's full of Dark Magic.
Lupin: I seriously doubt it, Severus. It looks to me as though it's merely a parchment designed to insult anyone who tries to read it. [chuckles] I suspect it's a Zonko product. Nevertheless, I shall investigate any hidden qualities it may possess. It is, after all, as you say, my area of expertise. [to Harry] Harry, would you come with me, please. [to Snape] Professor, good night.
Portrait on the Wall: [irritated] Are you daft? Put that light out!

[Hermione sees Malfoy laughing about Buckbeak, Hagrid's hippogriff, being executed that night.]
Draco: [to Crabbe and Goyle] Father said I could have the hippogriff's head. Maybe I'll donate it to the Gryffindor Common Room.
Crabbe: Look who's here.
Draco: Ah! Come to see the show?
Hermione: [furiously] You! You foul, loathsome, evil, little cockroach! [holds Malfoy at wandpoint as Malfoy starts bailing in tails]
Ron: Hermione, no! He's not worth it!
[Hermione relaxes, and takes her wand away from Malfoy, but almost immediately punches him in the face for laughing at her. He and his gang run off, panicking.]
Hermione: That felt good.
Ron: [impressed] Not good. Brilliant!

[Harry and Hermione enter the Shrieking Shack and find Ron in a room]
Harry: Ron!
Hermione: Ron, you're okay!
Harry: The dog. Where is it?!
Ron: Harry, it's a trap! [points to Sirius standing behind the door] He's the dog! He's an Animagus!
[Harry and Hermione look down on the floor and follow the paw prints to where Sirius Black is standing]
Hermione: [defending Harry] If you want to kill Harry, you'll have to kill us too!
Sirius: No. Only one will die tonight.
Harry: Then it'll be you! [angrily rushes over to Sirius, holds him down, and threateningly points his wand at him]
Sirius: [chuckles] Are you going to kill me, Harry?
Lupin: [enters the room and disarms Harry's wand] Expelliarmus! [orders Harry to step aside] Well, well, Sirius. Looking rather ragged aren't we? Finally the flesh reflects the madness within.
Sirius: Well, you'd know all about the madness within, wouldn't you, Remus? [Lupin smiles, helps him get back up on his feet, and they hug] I found him.
Lupin: I know.
Sirius: He's here!
Lupin: I understand.
Sirius: Let's kill him!
Hermione: NO! I trusted you! And all this time, you've been his friend. He's a werewolf! That's why he's been missing classes.
Lupin: How long have you known?
Hermione: Since Professor Snape set the essay.
Lupin: Well, well, well, Hermione. You really the brightest witch of your age I've ever met.
Sirius: Enough talk, Remus! Come on! Let's kill him!
Lupin: Wait!
Lupin: Very well. Kill him. But wait one more minute, Harry has the right to know why.
Harry: I know why! You betrayed my parents! You're the reason they're dead!
Lupin: No, Harry, it wasn't him. Somebody did betray your parents but it was somebody who, until quite recently, I believed to be dead!
Harry: Who was it then?!
Sirius: Peter Pettigrew! And he's in this room, right now! Come out, come out, Peter! Come out, come out and play!

Lupin: Severus, don't be a fool.
Sirius: He can't help it Remus, it's habit by now.
Lupin: Sirius, be quiet.
Sirius: Be quiet yourself, Remus!
Snape: Oh listen to you two, quarreling like an old married couple.
Sirius: Why don't you run along and play with your chemistry set?
Snape: [puts wand on Sirius' throat] I could do it, you know? But why deny the Dementors, when they're so longing to see you? Do I detect a flicker of fear? Ah yes, a Dementor's Kiss. One can only imagine what that must be like to endure. It's said to be nearly unbearable to witness but I'll do my best.

Harry: Tell me about Peter Pettigrew!
Lupin: He was at school with us, we thought he was our friend.
Harry: No. Pettigrew's dead. [to Sirius] You killed him!
Lupin: [shaking his head no] No, he didn't. I thought so too until you mentioned seeing Pettigrew on the map.
Harry: The Map was lying, then.
Sirius: The Map never lies. Pettigrew's alive! And he's right there! [points to Ron]
Ron: Me?! He's mental!
Sirius: Not you. Your rat!
Ron: Scabbers has been in my family for twelve years.
Sirius: Twelve years? Curiously long life for a common garden rat. He's missing a toe, isn’t he?
Ron: So what?!
Harry: All they could find of Pettigrew was his--
Sirius: Finger! But then the dirty coward cut it off so that everyone would think he was dead! And then he transformed into a rat!
Harry: Show me. [Sirius tries to take the rat from Ron, but Ron holds onto it] Give it to him, Ron.
Ron: What are you tryin' to do to him? [Sirius finally gets a hold of the rat] Scabbers! Leave him alone! [tries to run toward Sirius, but is stopped when Hermione holds him back] Get off him! What are you doing?!
[Sirius drops the rat, which runs while Sirius finally transforms it into Peter Pettigrew]
Pettigrew: [realizes he's not a rat anymore] Remus? S-Sirius? My old friends! [ducks toward the door to escape, but fails when Lupin and Sirius block him] Harry! Look at you! [walks toward Harry] You look so much like your father! Like James! We were the best of friends…
Sirius: How dare you speak to Harry! [Pettigrew scowls and runs away from Sirius] How dare you talk about James in front of him!
Lupin: You sold James and Lily to Voldemort, didn't you?
Pettigrew: I didn't mean to! The Dark Lord. You have no idea the weapons he possesses! Ask yourself, Sirius! What would you have done? What would you have done?!
Sirius: I would've died! [Pettigrew crawls under piano] I would've died rather than betray my friends!
Pettigrew: [runs over to Harry, whispering to him] Harry, James wouldn't have wanted me killed! Your dad... your dad would have spared me! He would shown me mercy…!
[Lupin and Sirius yank him off Harry]
Sirius: Should've realized, Peter, that if Voldemort didn't kill you, then we would! [he and Lupin pull out their wands and point them and Pettigrew] Together!
Harry: No!
Lupin: Harry, this man is…
Harry: I know what he is. But we'll take him up to the castle.
Pettigrew: Bless you, boy! Bless you!
[kneels to Harry]
Harry: Get off! I said we'll take you to the castle. After that, the dementors can have you.
[Pettigrew, mad with fear, bites his nails]

Sirius: It's beautiful, isn't it? I'll never forget the first time I walked through those doors. It'll be nice to do it again as a free man. That was a noble thing you did back there. He doesn't deserve it.
Harry: Well, I just didn't think my dad would've wanted his two best friends to become killers. Besides, dead the truth dies with him. Alive, you're free.
Pettigrew: Turn me into a maggot! Turn me into a flobberworm! Anything but the dementors! Ron! Haven't I been a good friend? A good pet? You won't let them give me to the dementors, will you? I was your rat! Sweet girl! Clever girl!

Hermione: [to Dumbledore as he enters the hospital wing] Headmaster, you've got to stop them! They've got the wrong man!
Harry: It's true, sir. Sirius is innocent.
Ron: It's Scabbers who did it.
Dumbledore: Scabbers?

Harry: [seeing Hagrid giving "Scabbers" back to Ron] That's Pettigrew.
Hermione: Harry, you can't.
Harry: Hermione, that's the man who betrayed my parents. You don't expect me to just sit here.
Hermione: Yes, and you must! Harry, you're in Hagrid's hut now. If you just go bursting in, you'll think you've gone mad. Awful things happen to wizards who meddle with time, Harry. We can't be seen.

Ron: [to Harry and Hermione, who have just disappeared and reappeared in thin air] How did you get there? I was just talking to you there! And now you're there!
Hermione: What's he talking about, Harry?
Harry: I don't know. Honestly Ron, how can somebody be in two places at once?

[last lines]
[the Gryffindors are gathered around the table around a wrapped package]
Neville: Harry! Wherever did you get it?
Seamus: Can I have a go, Harry? After you, of course.
Harry: What are you talking about?
Ron: Quiet. Let the man through. I didn't mean to open it, Harry. It was badly wrapped. [to Fred and George] They made me do it.
Fred and George: Did not!
[They open the package, revealing the Firebolt broomstick]
Fred: It's a Firebolt.
George: It's the fastest broom in the world.
Harry: For me? But who sent it?
Ron: No one knows.
Hermione: [holds up one of Buckbeak's feathers] This came with it.
[Outside the school, the Gryffindors watch Harry take the Firebolt for a ride with Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle watching looking jealous]

( bell tower ticking )


  • Something wicked this way comes
  • Everything will change
  • The time has come
  • Mysteries will unfold
  • Secrets will be revealed
  • Character will be tested
  • Darkness will descend


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