Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Corrected entry: Check the bathroom part when Ron and Hermione are going to puke after drinking the Polyjuice potion. Ron goes in the first one yet comes out of the one beside Hermione on the far side.

Correction: As they are standing there drinking their potions, Harry's head obscures the door to the 1st stall. After Ron drinks his potion, he runs into the 2nd stall and you can see the door close to the left of Harry's Head. Hermonie then enters the 3rd stall and closes the door. As the effects of the potion begin to hit Harry, his head tilts forward and you can now see the door to the 1st stall which is in the closed position. At this point you can see that all 3 stall doors are closed. When Ron, as Crabbe, exits the 2nd stall it is the same stall that he had previously entered.

Corrected entry: During the credit roll at the end of the movie, the credits show that there were three Slytherin Beaters. There are only supposed to be two Beaters per team. We all know the Slytherins cheat, but come on...

Correction: Well there might have been a stunt double for the movie or are the last names the same?If they are the same they could be twins who played each others parts. Lastly they may have a substitute for their beaters, since they do get the most bludgers flying at them because they jump in front of them, and since we don't know the rules to Quidditch they may be allowed to have a sub.


Corrected entry: We see Ron break his wand when the car is soaring out of control into the whomping willow tree. When they've landed in the tree, Ron says "My wand, look at my wand". The tree then becomes even more violent, and Ron drops his wand, and says "what's happening". Eventually they fall out of the tree, get thrown out of the car, and it disappears into the forbidden forest. A few scenes later, Ron is trying to repair his wand with cellotape in the great hall. But at what point did he actually get his wand back? It wasn't in his hand when he was thrown out of the car, he was in too much of a panic to get it whilst in the car, and he certainly didn't venture into the forbidden forest to retrieve it afterwards.

Correction: The car expelled them and everything that was theirs before driving off.


Corrected entry: In the Scene where Vernon tells everyone what to do when the Masons arrive. When he says "And Pertunia, you will be..." you can see Vernon mouth the words when Pertunia says "I'll be in the lounge, waiting to welcome them graciously into our home."

Correction: Vernon has carefully coached them on what to say to the clients and is making sure that Petunia gets it exactly right.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Dobby talks to Harry in the infirmary, Dobby says he has ironed his hands and shows them bandaged. A few shots later the bandages are gone, and then in the next shot they are back.

Correction: The bandages are still there; it's just difficult to see in the dark.

Corrected entry: If Mr. and Mrs. Weasley are so concerned that the kids will miss the train at 11:00 since they didn't arrive at King's Cross until 10:58, why wouldn't they allow Ron and Harry to go through the platform before they do? Wouldn't they have tried to get them through first so they could get on the train?


Correction: I think we're supposed to assume that they're so anxious about Ginny on her first day that they rush through with her and leave the boys to follow - which normally they could have done with no problems, except that Dobby was magically blocking the entrance.

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Corrected entry: Why would Gilderoy Lockhart use Ron's wand to cast a memory charm on Harry, the spell that backfires on him? Even if Ron's wand was intact, any wizard knows that the wand chooses the wizard not the other way around, and if you remember from the first movie, Harry caused quite a bit of destruction trying out wands that weren't made for him. Surely Lockhart shouldn't expect someone else's wand to work for him. (02:01:50)


Correction: Other people's wands don't actually cause destruction in the books - this was just amped up a bit in the initial 'choosing a wand' process for the films. Mr Ollivander, the wandmaker, explains to Harry simply that 'you will never get such good results with another wizard's wand'. The spell only backfires in Lockhart's case because Ron's wand was broken.

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Corrected entry: When Harry, Ron and Hermione made the Polyjuice potion so they could get into the Slytherin house, Harry and Ron made the sleeping draught potion in the cupcakes for Crabbe and Goyle so they could lock them away and not risk running into them in the house. Hermione was going to turn herself into a Slytherin named Millicent Bulstrode before the spell went wrong, but she hadn't taken any precautions like a spell to not see her in the house. What if she ran into Millicent in the Slytherin house looking like her?


Correction: In the book we are told that Millicent Bulstrode has gone home for the holidays at the last minute, so that's why Hermione doesn't need to be as careful. Of course, this raises new concerns - what would the Slytherins think if she suddenly turned up again? - but that's a book issue, not a movie mistake.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry falls out of the car when they are trying to get away from the train you can see that Harry's hair is blowing in the wind. When Ron goes to grab Harry and pull him in Ron's hair does too, then when he goes back in the car his hair is still blowing even though he is in the car with the windows up.

Correction: The two front windows are in fact down. They are down even before Harry falls out of the car, which can easily be seen while they're flying over the tracks (notice their hair waving in the breeze).

Corrected entry: When Harry and Ron go and visit Hermione in the hostpital wing, Harry is holding her hand and by the look of it, he had been for a few minutes. Then he discovers the piece of paper in her hand. Wouldn't he have felt that earlier?

Correction: At the very beginning of this particular scene, we see Harry exchanging some dead flowers with some fresh flowers, in a vase next to Hermione's bed. He then goes and sits down on the bed and says "wish you were here Hermione, we need you now, more than ever". At THIS point, he puts his hand on hers and finds the piece of paper. He had only just put his hand on hers when he found it.

Corrected entry: When Harry drops the polyjuice potion, you see that it lands on a grate. When Myrtle floods the washroom, wouldn't the water go into these grates? (01:20:16)

Correction: No, there could have been too much water for the grates to have drained all the water on the floor causing the water to spread. Also, the floor might not have been even or had flooded too far away from the grates so that the water could have created a puddle and could not run back to the grates.

Corrected entry: When Harry is writing to Tom Riddle through the diary there is a close up of Harry's face and in the reflection of his glasses you can clearly see the film crew. You are able to see the camera-man and a women standing next to him, and they are moving around.

Correction: You can't see anyone in his glasses because there wasn't any glass in the frames for the majority of the film.

Corrected entry: While the rocks are falling between Harry and Ron, Harry falls on his stomach and you can see several boulders bounce off of his back.

Correction: The boulders do not hit Harry, they fly over his back.

Corrected entry: When Harry is pulled out of the flash back (where he saw Riddle), a door closes on the way. But how did the door close when no-one was there to close it?


Correction: This occurs only because Harry lives in the wizarding world. This door closing was obviously because of magic.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, Harry and Dobby are fighting over the lamp when Harry hears Vernon knock at his door. Do you really think that Vernon, really mad and annoyed at Harry, would patiently wait at the door while Harry got the lamp from Dobby and pushed him into the closet, to come in and threaten Harry?

Correction: Vernon is storming up the stairs, not knocking.

Corrected entry: Fred and George Weasley are on the Quidditch team as Beaters - the players who keep bludgers from hitting their teammates. So where were they when the rogue bludger was attacking their star Seeker?

Correction: They were protecting Katie, Alicia, Angelina and Oliver from the other Bludger. This is explained in depth in the book, so presumably we just have to assume the same is happening in the film.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film when Lockhart is packing up and leaving because he doesn't want to go into the chamber. Look closely in the mirror next to the door just before Harry and Ron enter the room. You can see Lockhart watching the door waiting for the boys to come in.

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Correction: Lockhart was jumpy because it could have been one of the teachers coming. He would have heard Harry and Ron's footsteps. I think that would draw his attention to the door.

Corrected entry: When Harry and Malfoy are duelling, Harry casts a spell which launches Malfoy in the air. By the way he was flying through the air, he should have landed on his back, but when the shot changes, he has landed sitting and turned around.

Correction: In the wide shot, you can see that Malfoy's legs swing over just as the shot changes, so that his legs will be facing towards Snape.

Corrected entry: When Ron and Harry change into Crabbe and Goyle they go to the Slytherin common room. To get into Slytherin house they would need to know the password, but no one knows the other houses' passwords, so how did they get in?

Correction: After they change into Crabbe and Goyle, they meet up with Draco in the corridor, then go to the common room. Of course Draco knows the Slytherin password, allowing Harry and Ron to get in disguised as Crabbe and Goyle.

Corrected entry: During the final moments in the Chamber, Harry overcomes Tom Riddle (Voldemort) when putting the Basilisk tooth through the diary. If you watch carefully, you will notice that Harry is keeping his right arm idle, as it has also been posioned by the tooth. He keeps striking the diary and finally closes it for one final attack on the cover. Right before he closes it, you see his left hand still poised in the air with the tooth, but as they cut to the closing of the book right away, they show Harry's left hand closing the book with no sign of the tooth. Now they cut back to Harry's face and his left arm is still up holding the tooth.

Correction: Actually, just before the closeup of Harry closing the diary,(with the tooth in the left hand) the shot of Harry doesn't show his arm. But looking at the position of his shoulder, his arm is down. Then comes the closeup of Harry's left hand (HOLDING THE TOOTH) closing the book. The next scene show Harry raising his left arm, with the tooth still in hand, and stabbing the diary.

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Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the scene near the end of the movie with Lucius Malfoy fuming at Dumbledore in his office, Malfoy's hair is fanned back behind his shoulders. The lighting in the room illuminates the back of his neck, where you can see his real, short brown hair. (02:22:05)

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Uncle Vernon: And Dudley, you will be?
Dudley Dursley: I'll be waiting to open the door.
Uncle Vernon: Excellent. And you?
Harry: I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending that I don't exist.

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Trivia: In the scene where Harry and Malfoy are flying on their brooms, there's a shot where Colin takes a picture. Listen to the music right after that. The music is the same music used in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones during the chase scene on Coruscant (John Williams did the music for this film and all the Star Wars films).

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