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"Dark and Difficult Times Lie Ahead"
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name and was released on 18 November, 2005. It is directed by Mike Newell, Patrick Doyle composed the film's music. The film focuses on a hidden plot to revive Lord Voldemort and the dangers that Harry Potter faces during a prestigious tournament hosted at Hogwarts.


During the summer before his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter has a dream of an elderly muggle-caretaker by the name of Frank Bryce who creeps into an abandoned house and listens to Lord Voldemort plotting against Harry with Wormtail and an unidentified man, planning to gather their "old comrades" to kill Harry Potter. Frank gets spotted by Nagini, a gigantic vivid snake, who informs Voldemort of another presence in the house, and Frank is also caught by the people in the room and killed seconds later. Harry woke up sweating at the Burrow. Before the start of term, the Weasleys take Harry to the final of the 422nd Quidditch World Cup, and during their journey they meet up with Amos Diggory and his son Cedric who also attends Hogwarts. They stay at a wizarding campsite and watch Ireland defeat Bulgaria. After the match, a gang of Death Eaters rampaged through the campsite, causing panic among the wizards and burning their tents. Harry is separated from his friends, falls to the ground, and someone accidentally kicks him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Harry wakes up to see the destroyed camp. Harry sees the unidentified man he saw in his nightmares casting the Dark Mark over the camp-site. Harry manages to regroup with the Weasleys and they leave.

At Hogwarts, the Triwizard Tournament is announced to take place at Hogwarts that school year. As such, two delegations from other European schools join the Hogwarts students. A new Defence Against the Dark Arts is introduced as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, an Auror who is widely believed to be "as mad as a hatter".

The Goblet of Fire, an object used to select three participants to the Triwizard Tournament, chooses Fleur Delacour (from Beauxbatons), Viktor Krum (from Durmstrang) and Cedric Diggory. Unexpectedly, and despite the fact that he was not old enough to enter the Tournament, the Goblet chooses a fourth Champion: Harry Potter, who swears afterwards that he didn't put his name forward, and Moody confirms that the skills needed to confuse the Goblet of Fire are beyond him. Bartemius Crouch, the Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation at the Ministry of Magic stated that Harry has no choice but to participate, as the Goblet of Fire constitutes a binding magical contract. Meanwhile, the majority of the students turn against Harry believing he arranged to put his name forward in a bid for glory; even Ron doesn't believe Harry, causing the two to stop talking.

Harry discovers that the First Task consists on stealing a Golden Egg from a Dragon after Hagrid takes him into the forest and shows him the dragons. He tells Cedric about it. Harry succeeds in collecting the Egg during the First Task. This Golden Egg contains a clue inside to what the Second Task is. Grateful about Harry telling him about the Dragons, Cedric tells Harry how to solve the clue within the Egg. Afterwards, Ron realises that Harry would never put himself forward into the kind of danger he's facing and the two become best friends once again.

During the winter holidays, Hogwarts hosts the Yule Ball, where Ron jealously learns that Hermione had a date all along, and it was Viktor Krum. After a hurtful argument, Harry goes to bed, and he gets another similar dream; this time, it has flashes of the Riddle Grave and Harry is in Frank's point of view. He wakes up after he sees Voldemort casting the Killing Curse.

The Second Task consisted in saving a personal treasure from the waters of the Black Lake. Having obtained Gillyweed beforehand (thanks to Neville providing the information from a book), Harry is able to breath underwater and rescue a petrified Ron Weasley from the depths of the Lake. For also saving Gabrielle Delacour, whose saviour had been attacked by Grindylows, Fleur kisses Harry on both cheeks and the Triwizard Judges agree in awarding Harry second place, for "outstanding moral fibre".

When returning to the Castle after the Task, Harry finds Bartemius Crouch, one of the Triwizard Judges, who congratulates him on his achievement, stating that Harry's parents would be proud. Bartemius says, with a meaningful tone, that after losing one's family "[we are] never whole again". Crouch's talk is cut short by Moody who starts accusing Crouch of attempting to recruit Harry to one of the Ministry's summer internships. Suddenly, Moody flicks his tongue in a snake-like manner, causing Crouch to become alarmed and leaves with a horrified look on his face. Later, Harry finds Barty Crouch Sr's dead body in the Forbidden Forest.

He goes to Dumbledore's Office, where the Headmaster was having a conversation with Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic and Professor Moody. Harry overhears Fudge telling Dumbledore he will not cancel the Triwizard Tournament, as he does not want "to be seen as a coward".

The three wizards leave the office, escorting the Minister out of the Castle, and Dumbledore tells Harry he can have some Licorice Snap in his absence. When the candy suddenly bites Harry on the hand, he goes against a cupboard and notices that a strange stone basin was stored inside. Harry peers to the blue-ish liquid/smoke swirling inside it and suddenly falls inside it. He falls into a very high courtroom, where a Council of dark-robed wizards were sitting. Among them were Albus Dumbledore, Alastor Moody and, presiding over the hearing, Bartemius Crouch. Igor Karkaroff (the current Highmaster of Durmstrang) was in chains at the centre of the room.

No one seems to notice Harry and a wizard passes right through him. Harry learns Karkaroff had been brought from Azkaban at his own request to give Death Eaters names to the Council, in exchange for his freedom. He gives some names including Snape's, although Dumbledore vouches for his loyalty (revealing to Harry that Snape was a Death Eater, however switched sides and became a spy for Dumbledore), however the majority of the information is useless as the Council were already aware these people were Death Eaters. Karkaroff then names Augustus Rookwood of the Department of Mysteries; this information is new to the Council, so Crouch promises to conduct a review but Karkaroff is desperate to avoid returning to Azkaban and puts forward another name... the Death Eater which had helped torture Auror Frank Longbottom and his wife into insanity: Barty Crouch Jr. Crouch Jr, sitting at the courtroom among the other wizards, stands up and tries to run from the courtroom. He is stunned by Moody and Harry was able to recognise Crouch Jr. as the servant of Lord Voldemort which he had seen in his dreams, and also casting the Dark Mark on the Quidditch World Cup campsite. Crouch is brought to his father who disowns him on the spot (during this Crouch is seen to flick his tongue similar to how Moody was earlier).

Harry emerges again from the strange basin, to Dumbledore's Office where the Headmaster was waiting for him. Dumbledore tells him that the basin is called a Pensieve and is used to visualise memories. Dumbledore then tells Harry that Crouch Jr. was sent to Azkaban, an act that destroyed his father. When heading to the Gryffindor Tower, Harry finds Professor Snape and Igor Karkaroff talking about the Dark Marks on their arms deeming its darkening "a sign". After Karkaroff leaves, Snape accuses Harry of stealing not only Gillyweed (which he did not do) but also Boomslang skin and Lacewing flies (essential ingredients for the Polyjuice Potion) and accuses him and his friends of brewing Polyjuice Potion.

The Third Task consists on finding the Triwizard Cup, hidden by Professor Moody inside an enchanted hedge maze. Harry, Viktor, Cedric, and Fleur enter the Maze. Krum stuns Fleur and them proceeds to attack Cedric, but ended up stunning himself. Both Cedric and Harry notice the Triwizard Cup at the same time and start running towards it. Cedric is then engulfed by some roots, who make him fall and start attacking him. Harry stops and saves Cedric. They both get to the Cup and agree to touch the Cup together. The Cup was a Portkey and they are magically transported into the graveyard of Harry's tormenting nightmares. Wormtail appears from a crypt, carrying a weakened Voldemort and proceeds to kill Cedric on Voldemort's orders. He charms the Riddles' gravestone to hold Harry down and starts making a potion to restore Voldemort's body. The potions succeeds and Voldemort rises out of the cauldron, powerful once more.

The Death Eaters are summoned and Voldemort orders Harry to duel him. While duelling, their wands are locked in Priori Incantatem. The echoes of Harry's parents, Cedric and Frank Bryce exit out of Voldemort's wand and create a diversion, with Harry's parents informing him that he has been "so brave". Harry does not break contact until his mother orders him to with a "Sweetheart, you're ready. Let go! Let go!" Harry released the Priori Incantatem, grabs Cedric's body and summons the Triwizard Cup with Accio. Harry disappears, the echoes fade, and Voldemort gives a roar of fury.

His plan has gone wrong, and Harry has escaped. Upon arriving at Hogwarts, Moody takes Harry into his office where he reveals to be behind all the unusual events of the year: it was he who put Harry's name in the Goblet, it was he who suggested Hagrid take Potter into the woods to see the dragons, it was he who told Cedric how to discover the clue in the Golden Egg, it was he who gave Neville Longbottom the book about Gillyweed, it was he who bewitched Viktor in the maze, and finally it was he who made the Triwizard Cup a Portkey. Upon realising that the real Moody would not get Harry away from Dumbledore, he, Snape and McGonagall follow him and disarm him. Moody was in fact Bartemius Crouch Jr., who drank Polyjuice Potion the whole year so he could turn into Moody, who was locked in a magical chest in the office and has been arranging events to ensure Harry made it to the third task (making certain Hagrid knew about the dragons so he would tell Harry, and lending Neville the book that contained the information of the gillyweed). The professors and Harry leave the room and Snape stays, his wand pointed at Bartemius's face; in which Bartemius makes a final snake-like flick of his tongue. A Memorial Feast is held at the Great Hall, in memory of Cedric, where Dumbledore announces, against the Minister's will, that Voldemort is back once more. Afterwards Harry, Ron and Hermione reflect on events knowing that Hogwarts will never be the same.


The Trio

Hogwarts Staff

Other Hogwarts Denizens

Order of the Phoenix

Lord Voldemort, His Death Eaters and Followers

Hogwarts Students





Unknown house

Beauxbatons Staff and Students

Durmstrang Staff and Students

Ministry of Magic

Wizarding World Related

Ghosts, Spectres, Photos or Flashback Performance


Magic Creatures


Differences between earlier films

  • The music (except for theme) is no longer by John Williams.
  • This is the first film to be rated 12A in the UK and PG-13[1] in the US.
  • Robert Pattinson now plays Cedric Diggory.
  • Hermione's hair style remains similar from this film onwards.

Differences from the book

Chapter 1

  • Frank Bryce's history is omitted completely from the film. The film also erroneously calls him a "caretaker", rather than a gardener.
  • In the book, Frank walks with a walking stick, but in the movie, though he still appears to be stiff legged, he does not use any implements to help him walk.
  • In the book, the Riddle House is described as having a stone staircase, but in the movie, it is an old rickety wooden staircase.
  • In the book, Frank is invited into the room and killed when he demands Voldemort to show himself. In the film, Voldemort does not tell Wormtail to beckon Bryce, but tells him to stand aside and merely kills Bryce at the spot where he was standing.
  • Bertha Jorkins' role in the film is taken out entirely, which effectively removes much of the backstory in the main plot of the story. Under the story portrayed for the film, Barty Crouch Jr. has seemingly "escaped" Azkaban without any explanation at all and Voldemort already knows about the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, despite having no source that could have told him these things. It is possible that Wormtail heard some rumours about these events while disguised as a rat, which he was able to relay to his master.
  • In the film, Voldemort, Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jr. discuss their plans together in the Riddle House. In the book, Barty Crouch Jr. is not present at all and only learned about the plot after the World Cup had concluded.
  • Barty Crouch Jr. does not have straw-coloured hair in the film, but is portrayed with Tennant's natural hair colour.

Chapters 2 - 5

  • The Dursleys are completely omitted from the film. This means that all the scenes that take place at the Dursley residence, such as the invitation from Molly Weasley, do not occur and there is no reference to them at any point in the film.
  • Due to timing changes, Harry is awakened by his hurting scar in the Burrow and finds Hermione looking at him, rather than Mrs. Weasley waking them up. The dialogue from Hermione also indicates that she is waking them up for the trek to the Portkey that will take them to the Quidditch World Cup, which means that Harry does not send any letter to Sirius about the dream he had at that point. However, he does send a letter while on the Hogwarts Express, but its contents are unknown.
  • Bill, Charlie and Percy Weasley are omitted from the film. This means the only time he sees Bill is when he formally introduces himself during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
  • There is no reference at all to Fred and George Weasley having plans to open a joke shop.

Chapter 6

  • There is a continuity error in Hermione's dialogue: she says that she had only just arrived, but the book had already indicated she was at the Burrow long before Harry had arrived there.
  • In the film, Arthur Weasley has the whole party going with him, but in the book, only the youngest are travelling with him, as the eldest can Apparate to the Quidditch World Cup.
  • Additionally, the film seems to suggest that the entire outing is a surprise by Arthur and that nobody actually knows where they are going, since Ron asks "Dad, where are we going?".
  • The film portrays Amos Diggory in a different manner to that of the book. In the film, he is portrayed as a nice man with an affable personality and does not boast about Cedric in any way. This was likely done because Cedric's character was essentially omitted from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) and to create sympathy towards Amos as a character at the film's conclusion.
  • In the film, just as the Portkey is about to leave, Mr. Weasley tells Harry to grab the boot. There is also no explanation by anyone as to what a Portkey even does: Fred just states that the boot is a Portkey. Additionally, with the exception of Cedric, Amos and Arthur, all of the others fall flat into the ground, with the former flying graciously through the air.

Chapters 7 - 9

  • The entire role of Ludo Bagman was removed from the film. As a result, every scene throughout the film which involved him is omitted. Therefore, the commentary of the World Cup is done by Cornelius Fudge and Barty Crouch Sr. takes upon the role of judging in all tasks of the Triwizard Tournament. Additionally, this means that Fred and George do not lose any money at all, as their bet is not included.
  • Due to Percy Weasley being omitted from the film, there is no mention at all of his new job in the Ministry of Magic.
  • The film does not make it clear how Arthur Weasley was supposed to have obtained tickets, as in the book, it was implied that the tickets cost a large amount of gold and therefore, Ludo Bagman gifted some tickets to Arthur for helping him out.
  • The camp for the Quidditch World Cup is indicated to be an all-wizard location, though some scenes show Muggles being levitated.
  • In the book, every entrant must "check in" with a Ministry official: these scenes are removed in the film.
  • The film already shows the tent erected for them, which means that there is no scene where they erect it manually.
  • The film portrays Barty Crouch Sr. as having a nice, but stiff and professional, persona: this is different from the book where he is protrayed as harsh and strict, as well as a sticker for rules and regulations.
  • There is no scene in the film before the World Cup match involving the Weasley's tent and the party meeting Crouch Sr. and Ludo Bagman, the latter of which was removed from the film.
  • The Veela mascots are omitted from the film entirely, while Leprechauns as mascots was minimised heavily. Instead, the Irish National Quidditch team creates a glittering firework of a leprechaun, which is obliterated by the Bulgarian National Quidditch team flying through it.
  • 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. Additionally, the Weasleys only stand in the normal areas and not in the Top Box, and appear to support both sides.
  • Several characters at this point in the story, such as Narcissa Malfoy, Stan Shunpike and the Roberts family, are omitted from the film.
  • Since the match is nearly all omitted from the film, the scene in which the Death Eaters attack the camp is slightly different: the family is already awake and dancing around the tent, rather than Arthur Weasley needing to go and wake people up.
  • The film omits the wood scenes entirely. Therefore, Winky does not exist anywhere in the film and instead of his identity being hidden from the viewer until the very end, Barty Crouch Jr. just seems to turn up randomly in the wrecked camp area to cast Morsmordre. This also changed how Harry was separated from the others: he is knocked unconscious by other spectators and wakes after the attack appears to have stopped.
  • Due to the omission of the World Cup, Harry does not lose his wand. As a result, Crouch Jr. already appears in possession of a wand, which he would need to have stolen from someone at some point before he cast Morsmordre. Additionally, the spell was cast after the attack on the camp site to signify murder, rather than being used to scare away the Death Eaters for disloyalty to Lord Voldemort.
  • Harry tells Crouch Sr. about the unknown man who cast the spell in the film, rather than Hermione.
  • 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.

10. Mayhem at the Ministry

  • In the book, Harry and Hermione stayed with Ron and his family at the Burrow for a week after the Quidditch World Cup before school started. The film left out their last night at the Burrow and the morning when they left for Kings Cross to board the Hogwarts Express. This was probably due to the fact that Molly, Percy, Bill and Charlie Weasley were omitted from the film entirely.
  • The trio discuss the ministry mayhem from this chapter on the Hogwarts express, the scene of which interestingly takes place right after the Dark Mark scene in the film
  • In the book, Harry had written to Sirius about his nightmare and his scar hurting when he awoke from it at the Dursleys', but in the film Hermione makes the suggestion to him to write to Sirius about what he saw at the World Cup and his dream which he does on the Hogwarts Express.
  • In the book, Mrs Weasley gives Ron his dress robes before the start of school, but as Mrs Weasley is omitted from the film, Ron gets his dress robes by post and Errol delivers them to him while in the Great Hall much later on in the film, after the First Task.
  • Harry’s dress robes in the book are bottle green, but in the movie they are black and seem to resemble a tuxedo, rather than being a dressier version of his Hogwarts robes. There is also no mention of how Harry got his robes in the film, though it may be possible that he got them in Hogsmeade, or Mrs. Weasley sent them to him sometime before the Yule Ball. The dialogue that Ron has when opening his dress robes in the Great Hall,and later putting them on with Harry is similar to what was said in the book between him, Harry and Mrs. Weasley, with Hermione and Harry saying some of Mrs. Weasley’s dialogue in the scenes and Ron actually showing Ginny his dress robes of whom he thought was her dress to which she replies “I’m not wearing that, its ghastly!"

11. Aboard the Hogwarts Express

  • Harry & co’s last morning at the Burrow is omitted. As a result, Harry witnesses the Head in the Fireplace in his conversation with Sirius later on and has such a surprised reaction as when he sees Amos Diggory’s head (though unlike the book he doesn’t close his eyes again, he merely looks astonished).
  • In the book, it is spilling from the heavens on the day of travel to Hogwarts. However, later on in the film, upon Moody’s arrival at Hogwarts, it is only shown to be spilling from the heavens like it is in the book.
  • The scene on the Hogwarts Express is quite different. In the book version:
    • The trio have a compartment right next to Malfoy, whom they overhear talking, and who along with Crabbe and Goyle come into their compartment later and taunt Ron’s dress robes, while also dropping subtle hints about the Triwizard Tournament which leaves Ron in a bad mood, destroying the compartment glass window which Hermione repairs with Reparo, and slam pulps one of the Cauldron Cakes that Harry bought for the group
    • The trio are later visited by Dean, Seamus and Neville, who discuss the Quidditch World Cup that Neville did not get to go to, showing him the Krum figure, while Hermione reads The Standard Book of Spells Grade 4
  • In the film:
    • Hermione is shown reading the Terror at the Quidditch World Cup Daily Prophet article, which in the book was viewed at the Burrow in the previous chapter, Mayhem at the Ministry.
    • Instead of buying the Trio cauldron cakes, Ron tries to buy a packet of drewballs and a liquorice wand, but only has enough for the former, the latter of which Harry offers to buy. This is similar to Ron wanting to buy the Ominoculars at the Quidditch World Cup in the book, which Harry buys for him. When buying the treats, Cho Chang comes up asking for two pumpkin pasties and Harry looks at her, only to be dazed by her beauty upon return to the compartment.
    • The trio has a quick discussion about the attacks at the world cup and the mayhem at the ministry surrounding it, which in the book was discussed in the previous chapter at the Burrow.
    • Harry is shown touching his scar to which Hermione asks him if it is hurting again. She persuades him to write a letter to Sirius, which Harry does so with Hedwig, who was absent from this scene in the book. Also in the book, Harry had already written to Sirius and was awaiting his reply, while Hermione and Ron found out about his scar hurting back at the Burrow after the world cup.

12. The Triwizard Tournament

  • In the book, when they first arrive at school Peeves is throwing water balloons at the students as they are gathered in the hall, but in the film since the character is omitted from the series we do not see this. As such, we also do not actually see them enter Hogwarts. It is implied that upon arrival, the Hogwarts students gathered around to watch Beauxbatons and Durmstrag enter before going to the Start-of-Term Feast. Also, in the book, the Hogwarts students have already changed into their school robes before entering Hogarts, but in the movie, students are shown watching the arrival of the two foreign schools in their casual Muggle clothes, with the implication that they changed into their Hogwarts uniforms afterwards, before going to the feast. As well, in the book they see the sorting ceremony for the new first years, but the sorting hat is taken out from this film. A shot of some first years witnessing the opening feast is shown in the film (this is implied through a group of students gathered together wearing uncoloured/uncrested robes) however the hat never appears..
  • It is implied that siblings are indeed, or at least most commonly, put in the same house, though in the Chamber of Secrets movie, in an alteration from the book, Molly Weasley’s Howler congratulates Ginny on making Gryffindor, so it could be implied that Hermione’s point about siblings being in different houses could be true. Instead of in the first film, on a deleted scene of the movie, the Hogwarts students sing the Hogwarts school song to welcome the Beauxbatons & Durmstrang students. Dumbledore makes an acknowledgement of the Sorting when he begins in his speech: “Now that we’re all settled in and sorted”.
  • In the book, the Hogwarts tables go (from the left of the hall): Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor.
    • In the movie, they go: Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin.
  • In the books, the house tables are covered in white linen tablecloth, but in the movies they are bare.
  • Colin and Dennis Creevey are omitted from the film, and their parts are instead played by the composite character Nigel Wolpert.
  • In the book, the Sorting Hat sings a new song about the history of Hogwarts and the Founders which is not shown in the film.
  • In the book, when the Hogwarts students arrive at school, which is at nighttime, it is pouring rain and the arrival of the Durmstrang and Beauxbatons schools occurs in October. In the film, the Hogwarts students arrive at school in the daytime (it is overcast, but no rain) and the arrival of the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang schools occurs on the very first evening back at school.
  • In the film, both of the Patil twins are shown in Gryffindor. However, Padma is in Ravenclaw in the book.
  • In the book, Professor Flitwick was sitting next to Professor Sprout at the Start-of-Term Fest, but in the movie, he was sitting between Hagrid and Madame Maxime (the latter due to the movie’s alteration of having the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students arrive at the Start-of-Term rather than Halloween Feast). There is also a moment of humor added on in the film where Hagrid accidentally stabs Flitwick’s hand with a fork while talking to Madame Maxime.
  • Nearly Headless Nick is omitted from the movie and as such does not tell of the House Elves to Hermione.
  • In the book, Dumbledore’s robes are deep green, but in the movie they are a silvery grey.
  • Dumbledore looking up at the stormy sky in the ceiling before the feast is omitted
  • In the book version, the desserts vanish from the table upon Dumbledore’s speech, but in the movie they remain. This is probably due to the difficulties in having to remove the food props in the movies, most of which is actually constructed prop.
  • In the book, Moody enters from the Great Hall’s from entrance, but in the movie he is somehow able to enter from the back, which makes no sense, as the back room of the Great Hall is the Trophy Room in the movies (it is possible that he could have either broken in or possibly used a Floo network connection through a place in Hogsmeade to the Trophy Room). Also, in the book, Dumbledore starts to announce the Triwizard Tournament, but is interrupted by Moody’s arrival, whereas in the movie he is able to speak of the tournament before Moody arrives. In the film, he is however interrupted by Filch walking up and down the Great Hall trying to organize the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang’s arrivals.
  • In the book, Moody wears a long black traveling cloak with a hood upon his arrival at Hogwarts, but in the movie he wears an overlong trench coat with no hood.
  • In the books, Moody is described as having a long mane of grizzled grey hair, with his magical eye being simply a gigantic eye in his eye socket. In the movie, he has a greyish blonde, seemingly shorter mane of hair with his magical eye being reminiscent of an eye patch. According to production on the film, the film makers originally tried multiple looks for Moody, including one that was relatively similar to how he was described in the books, but ultimately settled on his final look in the finished films.
  • In the book, Moody’s conversation with Dumbledore is not depicted but in the movie he clearly mutters about the “stupid ceiling”. Dumbledore also does not introduce Moody as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Moody introduces himself as the teacher the next day when he first teaches Harry’s year about the Unforgiveable Curses.
  • There is an added bit in the film where Moody casts a spell at the enchanted ceiling to diminish the lightning storm.
  • In the film, Dean Thomas asks what an Auror is to which Ron explains. In the book, it was Harry who asked much earlier when at the Burrow, and who was enlightened by Bill Weasley, who does not appear in the film. Also, Seamus ponders what Moody could be drinking, to which Harry does not think that it is pumpkin juice. In the book, this mystery surrounding the hip flask is dictated in the descriptions and Harry’s thoughts.
  • Moody’s wooden leg in the books appears to be a metal prosthetic leg in the film and does not have a clawed end.
  • In the book, Fred Weasley yells “You’re JOKING” when Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament. In the movie, he and George both say in union (though much more quietly, “Wicked!” and do not cause the school to roar or Dumbledore to tell of his joke about the troll, hag and leprechaun at the bar that he heard over the summer.
  • In the film version, Barty Crouch Sr. co-explains some of the rules of the Tournament with Dumbledore. Fred & George react a lot more strongly towards the no-one-under-the-age-of-17 rule by yelling “That’s rubbish!” as opposed to the book where they just gave angry glares. Neither Crouch nor Dumbledore forewarn the students about hoodwinking the Goblet of Fire. Hermione merely tells Fred and George about the Age-line and its purpose when the two attempt to bypass it. There is also no mention of the Tournament’s history in the film version.
  • There is no mention of the thousand 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

  • Hagrid's Blast-Ended Skrewts are never seen in his Care of Magical Creatures class nor are they seen in the final test of the Triwizard tournament.
  • Moody’s Unforgiveable Curses Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson is the only lesson shown in the entire film (unless one counts the study hall scene). It has been rumored, however that scenes involving Care of Magical Creatures (with the Blast-Ended Skrewts), as well as scenes of Herbology and Divination were filmed, but cut from the final edit of the film.
  • Aside from the aforementioned study hall scene, the trio is not shown doing any homework at all in the entire movie.
  • Sybill Trelawney and Harry's Divination Lessons altogether are omitted.
  • In the film, Draco Malfoy is harassing Harry about how long he will last in the tournament and attempts to jinx him when his back is turned causing Moody to turn him into a ferret. In the book, Draco Malfoy is harassing Ron about his father being in the Daily Prophet in an article titled "Further Mistakes at the Ministry of Magic" and also insults Ron's mother. When Harry stands up for Ron, Draco shoots a jinx at him while his back is turned causing Moody to turn him into a ferret. Furthermore, Moody does not make the Draco ferret go into Crabbe's pants as shown in the film, but only bounces him up and down. The scene also takes place later in the story than it does in the book. In the film it takes place right before Moody advises Harry on the First Task, but in the book it took place at the end of the first day of classes.

14. The Unforgivable Curses

  • Moody's line, "You need to put that away, Miss Brown, when I'm talking." is replaced with, "You need to find a better place to put your chewing gum besides the underside of your desk Mr. Finnigan!" due to Lavender Brown not being in the film.
  • In the film, Moody demonstrates the three Unforgivable Curses on a single spider, ultimately killing it. In the book, he uses a different spider for each one, and later is also shown using the Imperius Curse on students - despite it being illegal to do - in order to teach them how to overcome its effects.

15. Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

  • In the book, the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students arrive on 30 October (before Halloween), but in the film they arrive on 1 September (the start of the school year).
  • In a deleted scene, Dumbledore has the school sing the Hogwarts school song for the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students. It is also heard in another scene in the film where it is sung by Ron, Hermione and Hagrid in the background, after the Second Task, while Harry, who is some distance away finds Crouch Sr.'s corpse. The students all sing it to the same tune, but it was shown in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone that everyone is supposed to sing the song to a different tune. However, it is possible that they sang a more formal version of the song for the guests.
  • Madame Maxime in the film has red rather than black hair, does not arrive wearing elegant black satin, and is noticeably taller than Hagrid rather than being within an inch or so of his height.
  • The film implies that Durmstrang is an all-boy school and Beauxbatons all-girl, though this is not the case in the book, as in the book, a boy is shown in Beauxbatons and a girl is shown in Durmstrang.
  • Fleur Delacour as a part-Veela is omitted, although she and the other Beauxbatons girls are shown as being very attractive with the Gryffindor boys in Harry's year.
  • The film also depicts the Beauxbatons students being a happy group, unlike the book.
  • The students from Hogwarts greet the visitors from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang at the Front Hall in the book. The Beauxbatons students are cold and go into the Great Hall to warm up while the Hogwarts students and staff wait for Durmstrang to arrive. Then they all go into the Great Hall together. At no point in the book do any of the students from any of the schools either dance or practice firebreathing while entering the Hall.
  • The size of the Goblet of Fire and the manner of its presentation differ. In the book, Dumbledore simply reached into the casket and pulled it out, and the flames were the only unusual aspect of its appearance.

16. The Goblet of Fire

  • In the film, only Fred and George attempt to circumvent the age line around the Goblet using the aging potion. In the book, Lee Jordan also took the potion, though he did not attempt to cross the line. In the film, after their attempt fails, Fred and George begin fighting; in the original book they take their failure in good humour, as does Dumbledore who witnesses it and sends Fred and George to Madame Pomfrey who is also treating a student from Hufflepuff and a student from Ravenclaw after they also sprouted beards trying to defy the Age Line (this was taken out from the film).
  • Angelina Johnson, Gryffindor Chaser, enters her name in the Goblet of Fire in the book version, but does not in the film. Harry and the other Gryffindors were hoping she would be picked instead of someone from Slytherin.

17. The Four Champions

  • In the book, when the champions' names (including Harry's) were called, they proceeded to a room at the back of the Great Hall, but in the film, they are seen in the Trophy Room where Harry later enters in the movie. According to the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the Trophy Room is indeed the room located in the back of the Great Hall. This is further evident by Harry walking towards that direction after his name comes out of the goblet.
  • In the book, Dumbledore remains entirely calm, displaying only slight indications of worry when Harry's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire. He later clearly and passively asks Harry whether or not he entered his own name into the Goblet to which Harry replies "no". In the film, however, Dumbledore shows outright signs of panic and anger as he bellows Harry's name in order to summon him in the Great Hall, and then proceeds to almost violently thrust him into a table in the Trophy Room in a desperate bid for an answer to his question.

18. The Weighing of the Wands

  • In the book Draco and his fellow Slytherins support Cedric Diggory. This is never brought up in the film as it might confuse viewers.
  • The book shows that Gryffindor house are the only ones accepting of Harry's name being drawn out of the cup, excluding that of Ron prior to the first task. However, the film shows Cedric being understanding (he tells Harry that he asked his friends not to wear the badges).
  • In the book, the Potter Stinks badges were supposed to shine the message in green, whereas in the film the badges themselves shine green.
  • Harry and Draco's attempted attacks on each other, with Harry's Furnunculus spell and Draco's Densaugeo spell hitting Goyle and Hermione, respectively is taken out from the film.
  • In the book, Harry receives Sirius's letter to communicate late at night in the Gryffindor Boys' Dormitory, while in the film, Harry receives the letter in the Owlery.
  • Also, in the book, Sirius's letter is delivered by a barn owl that appears to be gentle, while in the film, the owl Sirius delivers is an unidentified black owl that had a tendency to bite people. This was evident as Sirius's voice said "The bird bites." when the owl pecked Harry's finger, causing him to suck it. The owl in the book never bit.

19. The Hungarian Horntail

  • Rita Skeeter's role is reduced including the detail that she is an unregistered Animagus.
  • In the novel, when Hagrid meets Olympe in the forest, he incorrectly pronounces "Bonsoir", the French word for "good evening" (he says, "bong-sewer"). In the film, he pronounces it correctly.
  • Charlie's appearance during the preparations for the First Task is taken out. He is mentioned by Hagrid.
  • The Owlery is shown as part of a tower detached from the main building of the castle rather than in West Tower.
  • In the book, Harry, in his invisibility cloak, meets Hagrid at midnight to see the dragons, on November 22, the same night that he is set to speak to Sirius in the Gryffindor fireplace. Harry rushes back to the common room just in time to see Sirius, and Harry asks him about dealing with dragons. But in the film, he first speaks to Sirius in the fireplace and does not find out about the dragons until a bit later in the film.
  • In the book, after Ron sees Harry by the fireplace, Harry throws a badge bewitched by Colin and Dennis Creevey at him. In the film, this was taken out.

20. The First Task

  • In the film, prior to his setting out on the first task, Hermione visits Harry in the waiting tent and, out of concern, hugs him. Rita Skeeter's photographer captures this moment, leading to Skeeter suggesting the blossoming of romance between the two. This scene is not in the book; the romantic implication remains, but via Skeeter "interviewing" Colin Creevey.
  • In the book, Harry accomplishes the First Task by getting by past the Hungarian Horntail Dragon via a clever and skilled flying strategy to secure the egg it is guarding, whereas in the film, both Harry and the dragon fly out of the field area, and he tricks the dragon into hitting a bridge.
  • In the film Hermione needs to remind Harry to use his wand, while in the book, Harry uses his wand without anyone telling him to. It is also highly unlikely any wizard or witch would forget they had a wand in front of a dragon.
  • In the book, the judges show their scoring at the end of each task; in the film, this is effectively omitted.
  • Since Charlie Weasley's role is cut, his congratulating Harry after the first task is omitted.
  • In the book, Ron forgives Harry right after the First Task, shortly after Harry and the other Champions recover through Madam Pomfrey (which was not shown in the film). In the film, he forgives Harry in the celebration party afterwards in the Gryffindor Common Room. Their make up talk is also more dramatically awkward in the film.

21. The House-elf Liberation Front

  • All mention of S.P.E.W. is taken out from the film, as no elves are featured. Hermione's attempt to liberate house-elves from servitude is completely erased. Some House-Elves are very briefly shown earlier in the movie riding atop of camels at the Quidditch World Cup, however.
  • Since Rita Skeeter's role is reduced in the film the part of her being banned from Hogwarts by Dumbledore at some point after the first task is taken out.
  • As the lessons were mainly taken out from the film, the part where Rita Skeeter shows up during a Care of Magical Creatures lesson to get an interview with Hagrid is omitted.
  • Hogwarts Kitchens is omitted.

22. The Unexpected Task

  • Harry and Ron spend much more time trying to figure out who to ask to the Yule Ball in the book than they do in the film.

23. The Yule Ball

  • In the book, Draco's date to the ball is Pansy Parkinson, in the film, he is seen with a Beauxbatons girl.
  • In the book, Seamus Finnigan goes to the Yule Ball with Lavender Brown, whereas in the film he goes with a Beauxbatons student.
  • In the book Hermione's Yule Ball dress is supposed to be periwinkle and her hair is supposed to be in a neat bun, whereas in the film her dress is pink and her hair is not in a neat bun.
  • Ron complains about his dress robes in both book and film. But in the film, he also adds that he looks and smells like his Great-Aunt Tessie.
  • In the book, Harry wears bottle green dress robes. However in the film, he wears black dress robes.
  • In the book, the Yule Ball has a feast before the people begin to dance, however in the film, the people suddenly begin to dance immediately after the Triwizard champions enter the Great Hall and the feast never is even mentioned.
  • Also, Percy does not appear at the ball in place of Mr. Crouch, as his character is completely omitted from the film.
  • In the book, when Harry refuses to dance with Parvati Patil, she leaves him for a Beauxbatons boy. However in the film, she leaves him for a Durmstrang boy, as Beauxbatons is portrayed as an all-girls school in the movie.
  • In the book, Harry and Ron, dumped by their dates, go for a walk around the school grounds when they see Igor Karkaroff showing the Dark Mark to Professor Snape and Hagrid revealing to Madame Maxime that he is a half-giant. In the film, Harry and Ron do not walk across the grounds, and return to their dormitory soon after Ron argues with Hermione about her going with Viktor Krum to the ball. However, Karkaroff shows the Dark Mark to Snape later in the film and Hagrid too reveals to Madame Maxime about him being a half-giant before the ball.
  • In the film, Harry goes to bed and has another nightmare of the Riddle graveyard and Frank's murder. In the book, there is no mention of a nightmare the evening of the Yule Ball. In the book, this happens later during a Divination class, and the dream is of a different content.

24. Rita Skeeter's Scoop

  • The storyline involving the revelation that Hagrid is a half-giant is taken out, as well as Rita Skeeter revealing it and the scandal that followed afterwards. Though there is a minor reference to this in the film where Hagrid reveals to Madame Maxime that he is a half giant.
  • Professor Grubbly-Plank is taken too. This causes a continuity error in the next film where Dumbledore says to welcome Professor Grubbly-Plank "back", although this may have happened offscreen.

25. The Egg and the Eye

  • Since the part about Crouch Sr. going missing because of an "illness" is removed, a later scene where Harry sees "Barty Crouch" on the Marauder's Map and suspects Crouch Sr. of wrongdoing is also omitted.
  • The part of Harry turning over the Marauder's Map to "Moody" and later getting it back after the fake Moody was exposed as Barty Crouch Jr. was omitted. An promotional photo of an unreleased deleted scene does show Harry entering the Prefect's Bathroom with the Map however.

26. The Second Task

  • In the film, during the Second Task, the champions jump into the lake from wooden platforms built in the middle of the lake. But in the book the champions started from the shore.
  • In the book for the Second Task, Moody/Crouch Jr. gives Neville Longbottom a book on aquatic plants so that Harry can learn about gillyweed from it by borrowing the book from Neville. However, when this fails, Moody/Crouch Jr. successfully sets a series of events allowing Dobby to learn of the gillyweed and steal it from Snape's storage to give it to Harry. In the film, Neville tells Harry about gillyweed and provides him with it, stealing it from Snape's storage after learning of its existence from the book Moody/Crouch Jr. gave him. Also, in the book, the book he gives Neville is titled Magical Plants of the Mediterannean; in the movie, it is titled Magical Plants of the Highland Loch.
  • Harry does not meet Myrtle again while underwater in the lake.
  • In the book, Harry frees Ron and Gabrielle Delacour using a piece of rock with a jagged edge to sever their bonds; in the film, he severs them magically.
  • In the book, Crouch Sr. does not appear as a judge during the second task (because of Lord Voldemort's Imperius curse) and Percy appears for him. But in the film, Crouch Sr. judges the second task. Following the second task, Crouch walks alongside Harry and praises him, while in the book, Crouch never speaks with Harry personally. This is presumably to account for the fact that Ludo Bagman had been omitted from the film, as Bagman did congratulate Harry for his performance in the first task in the book.

27. Padfoot Returns

  • When Snape accuses Harry of stealing the gillyweed (in the book, done by Dobby; the film it was Neville) and ingredients for Polyjuice Potion (done by Moody/Crouch Jr. in both book and film) from his private stores, his storage is a closet off the hall rather than in his office in the dungeons, and occurs after the Pensieve scene instead of beforehand.
  • Sirius' visit with Harry in Hogsmeade was taken out (although it was filmed and left on the cutting room floor). As a result of the edits, Gary Oldman, despite receiving star billing, appears on screen in only a single scene of the film.
  • Harry's conversation with Sirius Black about Crouch Jr. is taken out, and instead, he first learns about Crouch Jr. when he sees him in Dumbledore's Pensieve.
  • Since Harry's conversation with Sirius is taken out, Crouch Sr.'s backstory regarding his past ambitions to become the Minister for Magic was taken out as well.

28. The Madness of Mr. Crouch

  • In the film, Moody (Crouch Jr. under the influence of Polyjuice Potion) has a tell-tale tongue twitch that reveals to the viewer that the person they are seeing is Barty in disguise. Crouch Sr. notices "Moody" doing this and realises that it is really his son. In the book, it is a complete mystery until the end and there is no tongue flicking at all.
  • In the film, instead of seeing Crouch Sr. going mad and then disappearing, only to later find out that his son killed him, Harry simply finds him dead.
  • In the book Crouch Sr. was killed because he was able to resist the Imperius curse and escaped to Hogwarts to warn Dumbledore of Voldemort's plot only to be intercepted by his son and killed before he could succeed. In the film it was because he realised "Moody" was his son and was killed to hide this discovery. Because of this change the part of Crouch Sr.'s body being transfigured into a bone, then buried in Hagrid's garden to cover up his death has been omitted.
  • In the film, Hagrid, Ron and Hermione walk with Harry into the Forbidden Forest when he finds Mr Crouch dead. However, in the book, Harry and Viktor Krum walk into the Forest to talk about Hermione.

29. The Dream

  • Because of the differing circumstances to how Crouch Sr. died, the part where Harry has a dream of Voldemort punishing Wormtail for failing to properly monitor Crouch Sr. was taken out.
  • Since Crouch Sr. was seen dead in the film instead of "disappearing" the part of Fudge and Dumbledore debating on what happened to him and Fudge making a wild accusation that Olympe Maxime was the likely culprit due to her Half-giant background was taken out.

30. The Pensieve

  • Bellatrix Lestrange was taken out
  • The Dementors are omitted from the film, and do not appear in the Pensieve, or in the Maze as a boggart. Instead, men in black take Barty Crouch Jr away, and as mentioned below, nothing stands in the way of the champions in the last challenge.
  • In the book, during the trial for Igor Karkaroff, Moody has two normal eyes. In the film he has his magical eye but is missing part of his nose.
  • In the film there is no mention made of Crouch Jr.'s death (in the book he was supposed to have died in Azkaban, but as a favour for Crouch Sr.'s wife, who was dying, he switched his son's body with his wife's with the use of Polyjuice Potion.), which would explain why Dumbledore is not surprised to hear about Crouch being in Harry's vision.
  • In the book, Crouch Jr. denied all involvement in the torture of Alice and Frank Longbottom at the Wizengamot trial, and begs his father to spare him. In the film, Igor Karkaroff snitches on Crouch Jr. about the torture of Mr. and Mrs Longbottom, which leads him trying to escape. He then cruelly spits out to Crouch Sr., "Hello father" during his arrest, showing that he is openly proud of his involvement in evil, whereas in the book he deceivingly denies all the claims.
  • In the book, when Harry enters the Pensieve, he sees three trials - one for Igor Karkaroff, one for Ludo Bagman, and the other for Barty Crouch Jr, and Bellatrix , Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange. These are all merged into one trial for Igor Karkaroff, and the Bellatrix Lestrange, the Dementors, and Ludo Bagman are cut.
  • Mr. Crouch was proud to send his son to Azkaban in the book, and his son begged him not to send him there. But in the film, his son never tries to avoid Azkaban, and Mr. Crouch felt horrified about having to do it, although Barty Crouch Jr. does seem to try to escape their clutches.
  • Liquorice Snaps do not appear in the books. In the book version, Harry encounters the Pensieve though seeing a reflection of its light on the case of the sword of Gryffindor (which does not appear in the film), from the Pensieve's cabinet being left slightly open. In the film version, Harry helps himself to some Liquorice Snaps, which attack him and cause him to jump backwards and accidentally open the Pensieve's compartment.
  • Dumbledore and Harry's discussion of what Harry saw in the Pensieve and his dreams is cut short and Dumbledore leaves Harry with a more peculiar resolution, which is to "cast the dreams away" instead of explaining about the dreams being a result of Voldemort cursing him with his scar.

31. Third Task

  • In the book, the maze is confined solely to the Quiddich Field, but in the film, the Maze goes spans the length and width of a whole valley, going on for several miles.
  • In the book, the Triwizard Cup is placed at the center of the maze, while it's exact location is never disclosed in the film.
  • In the film, Amos Diggory attends the third task of the tournament with Arthur Weasley. However, in the book, Bill and Molly are there with him instead. Bill and Molly are cut from the film overall, while Arthur Weasley is the only one of the older Weasley family members that did not attend any of the tasks in the book.
  • Mrs Diggory is omitted from the film.
  • The Sphinx during the third task of the Triwizard tournament is omitted.
  • In the film, there are no creatures or obstacles in the hedge maze, whereas in the book, several creatures stand in the way of the Cup. Also, in the film the hedges are the obstacles and are bewitched to frequently change corridors into walls. Also, the roots are also bewitched to tie up the wizards in the maze. They attack both Cedric Diggory (who gets rescued by Harry, reversing the book) and Fleur Delacour who is stunned and dragged into the hedges.
  • In the book, the name of of the red-star spell is not revealed. In the film, its name is Periculum.

Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang in Yule Ball

  • When Krum is bewitched in the third task, he uses "Crucio!" instead of "Stupefy!" on Cedric Diggory.
  • In the book version of the third task, Harry meets a Sphinx, a Blast-Ended Skrewt, Acromantula, and other obstacles such as the golden mist, while in the film, he does not meet anything. Instead the maze itself comes alive. These creatures are shown in a set top game found on the home media devices of the movie however.
  • In the book, Harry and Cedric send up red sparks for Krum, but in the film, they leave him there.
  • Cedric is attacked by a spider in the third task, an event omitted by the film.
  • In the book, Cedric is stubborn about taking the cup.
  • In the book, Harry injures his leg during his fight with the spider.
  • Instead of Cedric having the choice between saving Harry and the cup, it is the other way around.
  • When Cedric and Harry end up in the graveyard, in the book Harry asks "Where are we?" instead of Cedric saying it like in the movie.

32. Flesh, Blood and Bone

  • In the film, Barty Crouch Jr. and Wormtail call Voldemort by his own name, something which does not occur in the novel.
  • Cedric says "Who are you what do you want!?" to Wormtail before he gets killed in the film. He is not able to say anything in the book.
  • In the book, ordinary conjured ropes were used to bind Harry in the graveyard. In the film, a sinister statue is animated to bind Harry with its scythe.
  • In the book, Pettigrew had to give robes to Voldemort when he was reborn. In the film, they simply materialized on him as he re-birthed.
  • In the book, after Voldemort is reborn, he tells Harry about his history, including murdering his father and his mother's death during childbirth. In the film, this is omitted, since Voldemort appeared to have been forgetting about Harry being in the graveyard and was talking to the Death Eaters. Although, Voldemort tells Harry that he is standing on the bones of his father
  • Also, in the film, Voldemort looks down at Cedric and touches him with his foot referring to him as 'such a handsome boy' to which Harry shouts "Don't touch him!" and this is how Voldemort starts speaking with Harry.
  • In the book, Voldemort's eyes are red. In the film they are blue. The director had made this choice, because more emotion could be put into blue eyes than into red. Voldemort's eyes remain blue for the rest of the films following Goblet of Fire.

33. The Death Eaters

  • In the book, when in the graveyard Voldemort touches Harry's cheek, whereas in the film he touches his scar.
  • In the Italian version, the character Crabbe is not called Tiger in the cemetery (Crabbe's Italian version name). He is called Crabbe as in the original version.

34. Priori Incantatem

  • In the book, while Harry and Voldemort's wands are locked in Priori Incantatum, they are seemingly levitated to another part of the graveyard with no headstones. This does not happen in the film.

35. Veritaserum

  • In the film, after Harry returns from the graveyard with Cedric's body, Harry starts crying over it as he is devastated by Cedric's death. Harry crying did not happen in the book until later in the hospital (where Molly comforted him).
  • In the book, Harry finds out that Barty Crouch Jr, acting as Moody in disguise, put his name into the Goblet of Fire and imperiused Viktor Krum so he would put the Cruciatus curse on Cedric Diggory, by Barty telling him. In the film, after being given hints on how Hagrid, Cedric, and Neville were able to help Harry through the Tasks, he knows that the impostor Moody put his name into the Goblet of Fire.
  • In the book, Dumbledore uses the Stunning Spell to subdue Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Alastor Moody). In the film he uses the Disarming Charm.
  • In the book, Crouch Jr.'s disguise as Alastor Moody wears off since he forgot to take his most recent Polyjuice Potion dosage due to the excitement of that night's events regarding Voldemort's rebirth. In the film, it is due to him running out of Polyjuice Potion.
  • In the book, Crouch Jr. reverts back to his original form and is then subjected to Veritaserum, where he then is forced to reveal how he got out of Azkaban and how he orchestrated the scheme to resurrect Voldemort. In the film, Crouch Jr. is subjected to Veritaserum while in Moody's guise, he then is forced to reveal that he is not Moody and indicates where the true Moody is, but no further interrogation continues.
  • In the film, when Crouch Jr. is finally captured, there is no explanation as to how he escaped Azkaban. Indeed, this creates a plot-hole, as it was a serious matter when Sirius escaped, and without Crouch being assumed dead in the film, it is unknown how Crouch's escape would have gone unnoticed. Dumbledore then tells McGonagall to inform Azkaban that they have a prisoner missing, even though he learned about Crouch being at large much earlier on, when Harry told him about his dream.
  • Moody's chest is shown not as having seven different compartments that each open to a different lock, but a nested set of seven chests with the real Moody imprisoned in the innermost. however, it is possible that there are different compartments in the film, but since there are presumably undetectable extension charms on all of them, when one is chosen it appears to come out of the other chests.

36. The Parting of the Ways

  • The title of this chapter was mentioned in dialogue between Mr. Weasley and Mr. Diggory upon departure from each other at the campsite of the Quidditch World Cup earlier in the film. It is also mentioned on the scene selections of the film's home media devices as the name of the final scene in the movie.
  • In the film, instead of being asked to bring Barty Crouch Jr. to Dumbledore's office, McGonagall is sent to inform Azkaban of a missing prisoner. Also, the scene where she loses control and shrieks at Cornelius Fudge has been omitted.
  • The film also omits Fudge ordering the Dementor's Kiss on Barty Crouch Jr, and the beginning of his doubt of Dumbledore and Harry. The latter part is covered in the following film, and is glimpsed earlier in this film upon Harry entering Dumbledore's office before an argument between Fudge and Dumbledore.
  • Barty Crouch Jr.'s receiving the Dementor's Kiss is omitted. He is last seen being held prisoner by his former comrade Severus Snape. What becomes of him is unknown, although in the book, Crouch Jr.'s being kissed was a critical part of Fudge's denial that Voldemort was back: since the Hospital Wing scene was omitted, it creates a strange consistency error in the next film that just makes it seem like Fudge wanted to create a random smear campaign against Harry, even though he had not been told that Voldemort had returned at any point.

37. The Beginning

  • In the novel there is a memorial feast in the Great Hall; however in the film instead of a feast, the Great Hall was used by Dumbledore to host a gathering of the students with his speech to pay respect to Cedric Diggory.
  • The train ride home on the Hogwart's Express is omitted. Therefore a scene that is omitted is where Harry gives Fred and George Weasley his Triwizard Tournament winnings so they can open up their joke shop. This causes some continuity problems with the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which begs the question as to how the twins got the money to supply their dream of opening a joke shop. However, as the Weasley twins are shown gathering money from people's bets of the Triwizard Tournament throughout the film, it is possible that they could have gotten money for their joke shop through that.
  • Since Rita Skeeter's beetle form was omitted her secret partnership with Draco Malfoy who helped provided quotes for her articles and was aware of her animagus ability was omitted also.


  • In the Welcoming Feast at the start of term in Hogwarts, when Mr. Filch is running up to Dumbledore, he passes Ron Weasley twice.
  • Also in the Welcoming Feast, Seamus Finnigan can be seen sitting next to Ron Weasley. But later in this scene he is shown sitting next to Hermione, on the other side of the table.
  • During Moody's unforgivable curse lesson, when he writes down "unforgivable curses," the "o" in the word unforgivable is large, but when he has the spider under the Imperius Curse, the o is smaller.
  • In the scene when Moody is about to chase Draco Malfoy his staff is sticking out at an angle but when we next see it it is up straight. Also when he goes towards Draco after turning him into a ferret saying You stinking, cowardly, scummy." he is using his staff for support but after Draco says the line "My father will hear about this" and chases him he is chasing him without support.
  • When Fred throws Ron the note about the ball that is coming up soon it is written at the top of the page with four lines but when Ron reads it, it only has three lines and is in the centre of the page.
  • After the second task you can see Hermione giving up her towel to Harry, but when it cuts forth and back to Dumbledore, she has got the towel wrapped around her again. They go back to her and she just has a robe, and no towel.
  • Before the four competitors enter the maze, Amos Diggory hugs Cedric and says "Good luck, that's my boy," while he says that, his lips do not move.
  • During the maze challenge, Harry completely rips Cedric's shirt. However, just a second later, his shirt is seen only slightly ripped at places.
  • When Voldemort and Harry duel near to the end, Harry holds the wand with one hand, then a few seconds later with two. Then one again, then two, each at back and forth when it cuts.
  • During the Priori Incantatem effect, Cedric's body is seen just a couple feet away from the Portkey. A few moments later when Harry summons it, it seems a long way off.
  • Despite Percy Weasley having been omitted from the film, a person that looks very much like Percy appears briefly in the end scene where the students are saying goodbye to their guests.

Behind the scenes

  • After filming his appearance as Barty Crouch Jr., David Tennant was cast as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in Doctor Who. Notwithstanding a brief earlier cameo, Tennant's first solo performance as the Doctor occurred in a 7-minute mini-episode that aired during the 2005 Children in Need Appeal. This special episode was broadcast on 18 November 2005 -- the same day The Goblet of Fire was released in theatres. (In another coincidence, the Weasley's family tent, featuring during the World Cup sequence, is shown as being bigger on the inside, just like the Doctor's TARDIS. Also, both Goblet of Fire and the mini-episode feature another actor changing into David Tennant.) Funny enough, the episode in which David first appears in Doctor Who (his brief cameo) is called The Parting of The Ways. In this episode, the previous Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston) changes into him. In the same chapter in this movie, another character (Mad-Eye Moody) changes into David Tennant.
  • Coincidentally, the first part of the seventh film Deathly Hallows, was also released on the same day as Children in Need 2010, 5 years later.
  • In the ending credits a line reads, "No Dragons were harmed in the making of this movie". This is a reference to the First task, in which Harry caused his dragon (the Hungarian Horntail) to be greatly injured in a fall.
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No dragons were harmed in the making of this film.

  • In the scene when Harry warns Cedric about the dragons, Seamus can be overheard talking to Ron about how he manages to blow objects up, a running gag in other Harry Potter films.
  • The scene, where Harry wakes up after having a dream about Voldemort, when he murders Frank Bryce, was the last scene filmed.
  • This is the only film were the title appears without fading in. Instead the "Harry Potter" part pans in from the skies, and the "Goblet of Fire" letters appear through a blue flame like effect.
  • This is the third film that has no lightning during the title. The first one is Chamber of Secrets and the second one is Prisoner of Azkaban. This may be a result of the new director, hired after the second film.
  • This is the second of only two films in which the title is not placed in between clouds (the first being Prisoner of Azkaban).
  • In the book, Cedric sends sparks into the air to notify that someone needed help. The spell was not known in the book, but in the film, the spell is revealed to be Periculum.
  • Last Harry Potter film series to feature Quidditch until Half-Blood Prince. It is seen in this film, but only the World Cup is shown.
  • First appearance of Honeydukes Express lady since Philosopher's Stone.
  • The Hogwarts song mentioned in the book version of Philosopher's Stone appears in the film as a deleted scene.
  • It is interesting to note that the majority of the main and supporting males had the longest hair of any of the eight films in this movie.
  • The reflection of Nagini slithering by can be seen in the WB logo at the beginning of the movie.
  • This is the only Harry Potter film not to feature Julie Walters as Molly Weasley.
  • Robert Pattinson is the only actor who has been in both the Harry Potter and Twilight Films, and supposedly, he has stated if he never stared in Twilight he would hate it and he liked playing both characters but a small rumour has been floating around that he prefers Cedric.

Home video release dates

  • 7 March, 2006: Canada, United States
  • 10 March, 2006: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
  • 17 March, 2006: Singapore, Thailand
  • 20 March, 2006: United Kingdom
  • 23 March, 2006: Egypt
  • 25 March, 2006: Iceland
  • 27 March, 2006: Greece, Russia
  • 29 March, 2006: Australia, Finland
  • 31 March, 2006: South Africa
  • 3 April, 2006: Czech Republic, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey
  • 21 April, 2006: Japan
  • 14 June, 2006: Belgium
  • 11 December, 2007: United States (HD DVD/Blu-ray)
  • 19 October, 2010: United States (DVD/Blu-ray Ultimate Edition Box Set)
  • 1 June, 2011: United States (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo Pack)
  • 7 September, 2012: Wizard's Collection (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet + "Creating the World of Harry Potter")

Box office performance

The film grossed $290 million in the USA-Canada market out of $896 million worldwide.This ranked it second behind the Stone film among the first four Harry Potter films released,and it was for a while among the top 10 worldwide all-time, but it is now 11th (the films passing it worldwide including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).


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External links

Notes and references

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Philosopher's Stone book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Chamber of Secrets book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Prisoner of Azkaban book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Goblet of Fire book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Order of the Phoenix book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Half-Blood Prince book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Deathly Hallows book film 1 game 1 film soundtrack 1 game soundtrack 1
film 2 game 2 film soundtrack 2 game soundtrack 2
Cursed Child play 1 & 2
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Newton Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Film Trilogy
Film 1 Film 2 Film 3
Other written works Other games
Quidditch Through the Ages Harry Potter: Trading Card Game
The Tales of Beedle the Bard LEGO Creator: Harry Potter/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter Prequel Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book Harry Potter: Find Scabbers
Harry Potter Film Wizardry Harry Potter DVD Game: Hogwarts Challenge/Wizarding World
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey Harry Potter: Spells
LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4/Years 5-7
LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World Motorbike Escape
Encyclopaedia of Potterworld (potentially cancelled) Harry Potter: The Quest
J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography Harry Potter for Kinect
Wizard's Challenge
Other canon Other films/documentaries/soundtracks
J.K.Rowling Official Site Harry Potter and Me
Pottermore The Queen's Handbag
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (video game soundtrack)
The Making of Harry Potter Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
Wonderbook: Book of Spells Harry Potter: Beyond the Page
Wonderbook: Book of Potions The Tale of the Three Brothers

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