Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Release date: July 11, 2007
(conventional theaters and IMAX)

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: David Yates

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images)

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Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure

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Plot Summary:

In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

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