PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.
All four of Chris Columbus' children appear in this movie. Eleanor Columbus plays Susan Bones (she also played her in the first movie), Brendan Columbus played a boy in study hall, Violet Columbus played the little girl with flowers, and Isabella Columbus played the little girl in the bookstore.
I can't let you out, Hedwig! I'm not allowed to use magic outside of school. Besides, if Uncle Vernon...
Uncle Vernon: Harry Potter!
Harry: Now you've done it.
(at around 48 mins) During Professor McGonall's class where in she discussed about the history of the Chamber of Secrets, Crabbe, Goyle and Draco Malfoy can be seen wearing a different colored necktie (just the like Ravenclaw's) than their house.
At the end of the credits we see what happened to the amnesia-suffering Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. He has written a book titled "Who Am I?". His moving image on the book's cover wears a straitjacket, and hums the movie's theme tune.
German theatrical version was cut (the Willow tree bashes the car three times less, Ron being attacked by a spider in the car, close up of a bone in the dungeons, Harry being pursued by the Basilisk, Harry uses the tooth only once to kill Voldemort, the death of Voldemort, the death of the Basilisk) to secure a "Not under 6" rating. Additionally some dialogue was changed (when Harry hears the Basilisk at the beginning, it says "I will get you" instead of "I will kill you"). This version was released on DVD & VHS in Germany and Austria but not in Switzerland where the uncut version was released (resulting in high exports to the two other countries). The uncut version of the movie was rated "Not under 12" and was shown on TV and released on Blu-ray.
$88,357,488 17 November 2002