Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Trivia: There is an actual band in Canada called the Wyrd Sisters who tried to stop the November 18th release of 'Goblet of Fire' in Canada because there is a band of the same name in the movie, but they lost their case.

Trivia: Tom Riddle's day of birth and death that is on the grave had to be digitally changed, after the director knew that "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" contains information about Riddle.

Trivia: Mike Newell decided against the original idea of separating the 734-page book into two films released several months apart, figuring he could still make it into a workable film by cutting some of the bulkier subplots.

Trivia: During the Yule Ball scene, the "Wyrd Sisters" are playing; they are portrayed by singer Jarvis Cocker (of Pulp) and John Greenwood (of Radiohead), on guitar. While not related, Cocker is a family friend of English singer Joe Cocker. (01:16:10)

Trivia: Dan Radcliffe had to spend six months training followed by 3 weeks training in a tank to film the underwater scene. It took so long because they had to film in small increments, because since Harry grew gills, Radcliffe had to hold his breath the whole time; he wasn't allowed to breathe out on film.

Trivia: Mike Newell only received $1 million to direct 'Goblet of Fire', whereas Chris Columbus received $10 million plus a percentage of the gross to direct 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001).

Trivia: In 2004, rumors circulated on the Internet that Rowan Atkinson and John Malkovich were considered for the role of Lord Voldemort. Both rumors were proven to be false; Malkovich was an odd topic of rumor since, as an American, he wouldn't have been able to audition in the first place.

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Trivia: The type of bug used to demonstrate the Unforgivable Curses is a tailless whip scorpion.

Trivia: The voice of the radio announcer at the beginning of the film is that of the director, Mike Newell.

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Continuity mistake: After Wormtail performs the Avada Kedavra curse and then raises the "bone of the father," he places Voldemort's wand inside the left side of his coat, before he slices off his right hand. When Voldemort says, "My wand Wormtail," Wormtail retrieves the wand from the right side of his coat. (01:56:00 - 01:57:40)

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Ginny Weasley: He just asked Fleur Delacour to the ball. Actually he sort of screamed at her. It was a bit frightening.
Harry Potter: What did he do next?
Ron Weasley: What else? I ran for it!

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Question: While in disguise as Professor Moody, why didn't Barty Jr. grab Harry earlier in the school year and take him to Voldemort?

Answer: It would have looked too suspicious. Voldemort's plan relied on secrecy, and in his position impersonating Moody, Crouch needed to make sure no one discovered him before Voldemort returned to his physical body. Disappearing from school with Harry would have blatantly tipped off Dumbledore.

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