ABC to Air HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, 12/30
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith and Harry Melling, airs as the "ABC Sunday Movie of the Week," DECEMBER 30 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The film, winner of two People's Choice Awards, will be broadcast in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound. (Rebroadcast. OAD 2/27/10)
The fifth installation in the Harry Potter film series follows Harry Potter (Radcliffe) in his fifth year at Hogwarts after The Ministry of Magic refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort (Fiennes) has returned and appoints bureaucrat Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) as a teacher at the school. So Harry and his friends form a club, Dumbledore's Army, to take on the many threats they encounter.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge, Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley, Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory, Brendon Gleeson as Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody, George Harris as Kingsley Shacklebolt, Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is produced by David Heyman and David Barron for Heyday Films and Warner Bros. Pictures. The 2007 film was directed by David Yates with the screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, and is based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
"HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This program carries a TV-PG,V parental guideline.