Harry learns that Peter Pettigrew was the real Secret-Keeper and that Sirius Black was framed. Scabbers is actually Pettigrew in Animagus form. Harry and Hermione helped Black to escape just as he's about to be given the Dementor's Kiss. Snape was furious about that so he let slip that Lupin is a werewolf and resigns as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.
Deliberate mistake: When Harry drops the Monster Book of Monsters, in the first shot facing Harry's feet as the book chomps at him, he runs backwards a few steps and he stands at the foot of the bed. However, in the shot facing the fireplace, there is actually plenty of floorspace now, much more than other shots, between the rug and bed for Harry to continue to run backwards. (00:15:15)Super Grover
Trivia: In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson, in true Hermione fashion, went a little overboard and wrote an 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in, as he said that is what Ron would have done.
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