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When Harry Potter’s name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools – the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

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Release Dates


Egypt – November 23, 2005
South Africa – December 2, 2005

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China – November 18, 2005
Hong Kong – December 22, 2005
India – November 18, 2005
Indonesia – November 18, 2005
Israel – December 8, 2005
Japan – November 26, 2005
Kazakhstan – December 22, 2006
Kuwait – December 28, 2005
Malaysia – November 17, 2005
Philippines – November 16, 2005
Singapore – November 17, 2005
South Korea – December 1, 2005
Taiwan – November 18, 2005
Thailand – November 17, 2005
Turkey – November 18, 2005
United Arab Emirates – November 16, 2005
Vietnam – August 25, 2006

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Austria – November 16, 2005
Belgium – November 23, 2005
Bulgaria – December 2, 2005
Croatia – December 1, 2005
Cyprus – December 23, 2005
Denmark – November 18, 2005
Czech Republic – December 1, 2005
Estonia – November 25, 2005
Finland – November 18, 2005
France – November 30, 2005
Germany – November 16, 2005
Greece – November 24, 2005
Hungary – December 1, 2005
Iceland – November 25, 2005
Ireland – November 18, 2005
Italy – November 25, 2005
Lebanon – December 22, 2005
Lithuania – December 2, 2005
Macedonia – December 2, 2005
Netherlands – November 23, 2005
Norway – November 18, 2005
Poland – November 25, 2005
Portugal – November 24, 2005
Romania – December 23, 2005
Russia – December 22, 2005
Serbia – December 22, 2005
Slovakia – December 8, 2005
Slovenia – November 24, 2005
Spain – November 25, 2005
Sweden – November 18, 2005
Switzerland (French) – November 30, 2005
Switzerland (German) – November 17, 2005
Switzerland (Italian) – November 25, 2005
Ukraine – December 22, 2005
United Kingdom (London World Premiere) – November 6, 2005
United Kingdom – November 18, 2005

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North America

Canada – November 18, 2005
Mexico – November 18, 2005
Panama – November 25, 2005
Puerto Rico – November 17, 2005
United States – November 18, 2005

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Australia – December 1, 2005
New Zealand – November 24, 2005

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South America

Argentina – November 24, 2005
Bolivia – November 24, 2005
Brazil – November 25, 2005
Chile – November 24, 2005
Colombia – November 25, 2005
Peru – November 24, 2005
Uruguay – November 24, 2005
Venezuela – December 2, 2005

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"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By Julie Rigg | ABC | December 2, 2005

"Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire" - By Tasha Robinson | A.V. Club | November 16, 2005

"Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005)" - By Paul Arendt | BBC | November 18, 2005

"HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE" - By Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times | November 17, 2005

"Get ready for 'Goblet'" - By Michael Wilmington | The Chicago Tribune | November 17, 2005

"HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE" - By Joshua Tyler | Cinema Blend

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By Scott Chitwood | ComingSoon.net | November 18, 2005

"Review: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”" - By Garth Franklin | Dark Horizons | November 18, 2005

"Mike Newell directs the best adaptation of J.K. Rowling's creation yet." - By Daniel Saney | Digital Spy | November 21, 2005

"Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Review" - By Angie Errigo | Empire

"'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire': EW review" - By Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly | November 16, 2005

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By Eric D. Snider | EricDSnider.com | November 18, 2005

"‘Harry Potter 4’: The Book Vs. The Movie" - By Eve Conte | Geeks of Doom | November 21, 2005

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian | November 18, 2005

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By Orson Scott Card | Hatrack | November 20, 2005

"Fire and brimstone" - By Anthony Quinn | The Independent | November 18, 2005

"HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE" - By Mark Dujsik | Mark Reviews Movies

"The Young Wizard Puts Away Childish Things" - By Manohla Dargis | The New York Times | November 17, 2005

"Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - NY Movie Reviews

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By James Berardinelli | Reel Views

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By Peter Travers | Rolling Stone | November 17, 2005

"The latest spell a teenage Harry Potter casts may have more to do with romantic urges than magic" - By Ruthe Stein | San Francisco Chronicle | November 16, 2005

"Watching Harry grow up and fall for girls ain't that entertaining." - By Paul Byrnes | The Sydney Morning Herald | November 30, 2005

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - By Sukhdev Sandhu | The Telegraph | November 2005

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - Time Out | November 15, 2005

"Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’" - By Todd McCarthy | Variety | November 9, 2005

"Fired Up for 'Harry Potter'" - By Desson Thomson | The Washington Post | November 18, 2005


Awards Won

AFI Awards

Special Award
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Art Directors Guild

Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award
David Heyman, David Barron, David Yates, Chris Columbus, Mike Newell, Alfonso Cuarón, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Michael Goldenberg, Stuart Craig, Neil Lamont, Stephenie McMillan
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards

Top Box Office Films
Patrick Doyle

British Academy Children's Awards

Kids' Vote

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

Best Production Design
Stuart Craig

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Empire Awards

Special Award - The "Harry Potter" films for outstanding contribution to British cinema
Won along with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Golden Trailer Awards

Best Animation/Family
Warner Bros., The Ant Farm

International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards

Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film
Patrick Doyle

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Family Film

Motion Picture Sound Editors

Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Foreign
Randy Thom (supervising sound editor), Dennis Leonard (supervising sound editor), Alex Joseph (supervising foley editor), Bjorn Ole Schroeder (supervising dialogue editor), Daniel Laurie (supervising adr editor), Andy Kennedy (sound editor), Douglas Murray (sound editor), Jon Olive (sound editor), Sam Auguste (sound editor), Peter Burgis (foley artist), Andie Derrick (foley artist)

National Board of Review Awards, USA

Special Achievement in Filmmaking
David Heyman (For "The Harry Potter Franchise - A Distinguished Translation from Book to Film")
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, USA

Favorite Movie

NRJ Ciné Awards

Top of the Box Office

Teen Choice Awards

Movies - Choice Drama

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Academy Awards

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Stuart Craig (art director), Stephanie McMillan (set decorator)

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films

Best Costumes
Jany Temime

Best Director
Mike Newell

Best Fantasy Film

Best Make-Up
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight

Best Music
Patrick Doyle

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Special Effects
Jim Mitchell, Tim Alexander, Timothy Webber, John Richardson

Best Writing
Steve Kloves

British Academy Children's Awards

Best Feature Film
David Heyman, Mike Newell, Steve Kloves

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
Jim Mitchell, John Richardson, Timothy Webber, Tim Alexander

Best Make-Up and Hair
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Eithne Fennel

British Society of Cinematographers

Best Cinematography Award
Roger Pratt

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Best Family Film (Live Action)

Best Young Actor
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Young Actress
Emma Watson

Favorite Film Franchise
Nominated along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Empire Awards

Best British Film

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Hugo Awards

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Mike Newell (director), Steve Kloves (written by), J.K. Rowling (based on the novel by)

International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards

Film Score of the Year
Patrick Doyle

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

Best Special Effects

London Critics' Circle Film Awards

British Supporting Actor of the Year
Brendan Gleeson

MTV Movie Awards

Best Hero
Daniel Radcliffe

Best On-Screen Team
Rupert Grint
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson

Best Villain
Ralph Fiennes

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Australia

Favorite Female Movie Star
Emma Watson

Online Film & Television Association Awards

Best Titles Sequence

Best Visual Effects
Jim Mitchell, Tim Alexander, Timothy Webber, John Richardson

Best Youth Performance
Emma Watson

People's Choice Awards

Favorite Movie Fan Following
Nominated along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Satellite Awards

Best DVD Extras
(For "Harry Potter Years 1-4")
Nominated along with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Best Youth DVD
(For "Harry Potter: The Complete 8 Film Collection")
Nominated along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Outstanding Costume Design
Jany Temime

Outstanding Original Song
Jarvis Cocker (For "Magic Works")

Visual Effects Society Awards

Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture
Ben Shepherd, Uel Hormann, Charley Henley, Nicolas Aithadi (For "Voldemort's Nose")

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture
Andy Kind, Ivan Moran, Rob Allman, Justin Martin (For "Black Lake Environment")

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture
José Granell, Nigel Stone (For "Hogwarts School")

Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
Steve Rawlins, Eric Wong, Robert Weaver, Steve Nichols (For "Dragon")

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
Jim Mitchell, Theresa Corrao, Tim Alexander, Timothy Webber

World Soundtrack Awards

Best Original Song Written for Film
Jarvis Cocker (music/lyrics/performer), Jonny Greenwood (performer), Phil Selway (performer), Steve Mackey (perfomer), Steve Claydon (performer), Jason Buckle (performer), Patrick Doyle (string arrangement) (For "Magic Works")

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Note: These are NOT differences between the movie and the book. These are just mistakes from the movie.

  • Out of Sync - In numerous scenes throughout the film, characters are heard speaking - although their lips never move.
  • Bravery - At the beginning of the film, Wormtail refers to Voldemort as "my Lord Voldemort." We know from reading the books that everyone is terrified of saying his name, even his followers.
  • Pure Luck - When Barty Crouch, Jr. casts the Dark Mark, Harry is passed out on the ground. Although everything else in the campsite is burnt, Harry remains untouched.
  • Snuffles? - In the movie, Harry writes to Sirius and puts the name "Sirius Black" in big bold letters on the envelope before sending it off with Hedwig, who is a very noticeable bird. If Sirius won't send a letter back with Hedwig for that reason, how smart of Harry is it to send a letter to "Sirius Black," who is at this time still wanted by the Ministry?
  • Interchangeable Ink - On the Hogwarts Express, when Harry writes "Sirius Black" on the envelope, it is written in thick black ink. However, in the next shot when the envelope is in Hedwig's beak, the name is written in thin ink.
  • Where's Ronald? - When Filch comes running into the Great Hall before Dumbledore announces Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, he runs past Ron twice. The first time, Ron is sitting up and turns his head as Filch runs past. The second time, Ron is resting his head on his arms on the table and picks up his head as Filch goes by.
  • Dumbledore, Stand Here! - After Beauxbatons' entrance into the Great Hall, Fleur bows in a close-up with the wood platform directly behind her, and then Dumbledore kisses Madame Maxime's hand. In the next shot, when Dumbledore quickly runs up onto the platform to introduce Durmstrang, there is a white mark on the wood that he promptly stands on. This mark is not on the platform in neither the previous nor the following shots.
  • Only Skin Deep - When Hagrid accidentally stabs his fork into Professor Flitwick's hand, in the first and second shots, you can see that it is only resting on the skin and not in the hand.
  • Moving Fork - When Hagrid stabs Professor Flitwick in the hand with his fork, the fork changes places slightly between the wide shot of the two of them and the close-up of Flitwick's hand, even though the fork hasn't been removed yet.
  • What's Your Name Again? - When we're first introduced to Bartemius Crouch, Sr., Dumbledore pronounces his name differently from how it's said throughout the rest of the film.
  • Defense Against Bad Spelling - When Moody is teaching the Unforgivable Curses in the Defense Against the Dark Arts class, he writes on the board "Unforgiveable" instead of "Unforgivable," spelling it incorrectly.
  • Ticktock - When the Goblet of Fire is about to reveal who the three champions are, the clock strikes nine. But if you listen carefully while Dumbledore is talking, it only chimes eight times.
  • Where's the Parchment? - When the Goblet of Fire sends out Harry's name, it shows it on lined paper; however, all the students at Hogwarts use parchment. Why would Harry's name have been written on Muggle paper?
  • What Did You Do to Your Glasses? - In various scenes throughout the film, Rita Skeeter and Harry have no lenses in their glasses.
  • Reflections - In a number of shots within various scenes, the reflections of the reflector screen and set lights are briefly visible in the lenses of characters' glasses (such as Rita Skeeter's) or in a character's eyes.
  • Say What? - When Harry goes into the owlery and reads the letter from Sirius, we see that Sirius wrote "By the way, the bird bites." But when we hear Sirius reading it aloud, he says, "P.S. The bird bites."
  • Finicky Flames - Once Sirius leaves and Harry and Ron have their argument, Harry walks back to the fire to see the Daily Prophet burning brightly, flames dancing: the whole nine yards. The light on Harry's face is a soft glow, something you would not see with a dancing fire.
  • Moving Staff - When Malfoy is transformed back to human form in the ferret scene, Moody proceeds to chase him around a tree, thus leaving his staff sticking up from the ground next to the spot where he stood. In the one shot over Malfoy's shoulder before he rounds the tree, Moody's staff is sticking up from the ground at an angle. However, when the camera cuts back to this same position after following Malfoy around the tree, the staff is now sticking up perfectly perpendicular to the ground and not at any angle.
  • Two Notes - When the students are studying in the Great Hall before the Yule Ball, Fred passes Ron a note telling him to "Get a move on or all the good ones will have gone." The piece of paper that Fred throws at Ron has four lines of writing on the top half of the page, possibly even with a letter or two scratched out. When they show a close-up of the note in Ron's hands, however, there are only three lines of writing and they are in the middle of the page, with no scratch-outs. Now if only we could read what the first note said!
  • Can You Dance the Hippogriff? - When the students are dancing to the Weird Sisters at the Yule Ball, Viktor Krum can be seen jumping up and down at the back of the group with Crabbe or Goyle jumping behind him, their hands on Krum's shoulders. However, immediately after, Krum is seen dancing with Hermione and neither Crabbe nor Goyle is anywhere to be found - with no time to move between shots.
  • Swapping Towels - At the end of the second task when Harry gets out of the water, Hermione runs over to him and wraps her towel around him. But in the next aerial shot, Hermione has still got the towel around her... and in the following shot, Harry has Hermione's towel!
  • Confused? - When Harry, Hermione, and Ron are in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid just before they start singing the school song, Hagrid exclaims, "I remember when I first met you all. Biggest bunch of misfits I ever set eyes on. Suppose you reminid me of myself a little. And here we all are, four years later!" But if they were in their fourth year, it would be that they had been at the school just over three years!
  • Swapping Spells? - In the movie, every time someone uses the Disarming Charm (Expelliarmus), the victim falls unconscious - but the Disarming Charm is only supposed to expel your wand from your hand... not hurt you.
  • Say What? - When Wormtail is performing the ritual to bring his master back to a body, he says, "Bone of the father, unwillingly given." Given Tom Riddle, Sr.'s condition, he cannot be unwilling or willing. In the book, it was "unknowingly given."
  • Where's My Wand? - After Wormtail performs the Killing Curse and raises the "bone of the father," he places Voldemort's wand inside the left side of his coat before slicing off his right hand. When Voldemort says, "My wand, Wormtail," Wormtail retrieves the wand from the right side of his coat.
  • How Many Wands? - In Sorcerer's Stone, when Hagrid is telling Harry about Voldemort, the flashback comes up and you see Voldemort killing Lily Potter. You can see that Voldemort's wand is dark brown and thick. But in Goblet of Fire, when Wormtail is giving Voldemort his wand in the cemetery, Voldemort's wand is white, thin, and has snake fangs where you grip the wand.
  • Mudblood or Muggle? - During the graveyard scene, just after Voldemort gives Harry a taste of the Cruciatus Curse, he goes into a speech about Harry's mother and calls her a "filthy Muggle." Lily was a witch and therefore could not have been a Muggle. Shouldn't he have said "filthy Mudblood mother"?
  • Color Me Confused - When Cedric Diggory casts his super-charged, knock-out Disarming Charm at the milky-eyed Viktor Krum in the maze, his wand emits a silvery light, yet when Harry fires the same spell two separate times at Lord Voldemort in the graveyard, his wand shoots a jet of red light. After the third task, Dumbledore fires another silver Disarming Charm at the imposter Moody.

Information courtesy of Movie Mistakes, with thanks to everyone else who contributed.

  • Mike Newell decided against the studio's original idea of adapting the extremely long book into two separate films to be released several months apart, figuring that he could cut enough of the book's bulky subplots to make a workable film. It was Alfonso Cuarón, the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) who convinced him.
  • A digital "spot removing" technique (which had previously been used for such TV shows as Desperate Housewives (2004)) was applied in post-production to clear up some of the more severe teen skin problems since make-up tested poorly for close-up shots in particular.
  • According to rumors that circulated the Internet, both Rowan Atkinson and John Malkovich were considered for the role of Lord Voldemort. Both rumors were proven to be untrue.
  • Mike Newell only received $1 million to direct (whereas Chris Columbus received $10 million plus a percentage of the gross to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).
  • Features the largest underwater set ever constructed. It has the capacity of up to 500,000 liters of water.
  • Ray Winstone and Billy Connolly were considered for the role of Mad-Eye Moody.
  • Rosamund Pike was the first choice for the role of Rita Skeeter but declined.
  • Daniel Radcliffe suffered two ear infections following the underwater filming.
  • The newspaper headline "Harry Potter and the Triwizard Tournament" was considered as the title of the fourth book.
  • While filming his scenes as Professor Dumbledore, Michael Gambon wore street clothes under his flimsy costume.

Information courtesy of IMDb.