ABC to Air HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, 12/29
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, Warner Bros. Pictures' thrilling tale of adolescent wizardry, featuring wizards-in-training Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), airs as the "ABC Saturday Movie of the Week," ?DECEMBER 29 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The feature, nominated for an Academy Award and winner of a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) and of the "Favorite Movie" at the Kids' Choice Awards in 2006, will be broadcast in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/26/08)
Based on the fourth of J.K. Rowling's extraordinarily popular children's novels, the live action family adventure "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" continues the magical saga of a boy whose life is in more danger than ever before. Upon arriving for their fourth year at Hogwarts, Harry, Hermione and Ron find out that the school is hosting the Triwizard Tournament, in which three rival schools compete. Harry's name is mysteriously drawn from the Goblet for the competition, despite the fact that he's underage and didn't even enter himself. The four whose names have been drawn must compete in three dangerous tasks: Harry must fend off a dragon, retrieve his friends who were captured by the merpeople in the lake and find his way through a magical maze that attacks him. Throughout these challenges Harry prevails heroically, only to discover that it has all been an evil plot by Lord Voldemort and Professor Alastor 'MadEye' Moody to capture him.
In addition to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" stars Timothy Spall as Wormtail (Peter Pettigrew), Brendon Gleeson as Professor Alastor 'MadEye' Moody, David Tennant as Barty Crouch Junior, Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory, Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter, Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, Stanislav Ianevski as Viktor Krum, Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour, Katie Leung as Cho Chang, Robert Hardy as Cornelius Fudge, Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, Warwick Davis as Filius Flitwick, Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, Gary Oldman as Sirius Black and Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was directed by Mike Newell ("Mona Lisa Smile," "Donnie Brasco"), with screenplay by Steve Kloves ("The Wonder Boys," "Harry Potter" series), and is based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. The film is a production of Patalex IV Productions Limited, Heyday Films and Warner Bros. Pictures. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
"HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This film carries a TV-14,V parental guideline.