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Batman Begins (2005)

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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.



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When his parents are killed, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia where he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra's Al Ghul in how to fight evil. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'. But it doesn't stay quiet for long. Written by konstantinwe

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The legend begins.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman 5  »


Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,745,440, 19 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$206,852,432, 19 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


(at around 31 mins) The boy, to whom Bruce Wayne gives the fruit, after he steals it at the market, is wearing an old Sheffield United shirt. This is the only time soccer is referenced in the movie. See more »


(at around 1 min) The position of tree branches over the water well young Bruce falls in changes. The branches look one way (from the bottom looking up) when Rachel calls down, but it appears to be a different tree when Thomas Wayne lowers himself to rescue Bruce. This may be a deliberate, as the scene is a subjective view of a confusing, traumatic moment, when memory can become unreliable. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Rachel, let me see! Can I see?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros logo and DC Comics logos are shaded gray. See more »


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Happy Birthday To You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Cavendish String Quartet
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Batman Is Back and Better Then Ever
6 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film easily trumps any live-action incarnation we've scene of the Dark Knight before, borrowing heavily from both the comics and the Dini and Co. animated series. This is a hard, fast, driving, heartfelt epic that draws you into the character of Bruce Wayne and makes you damn well care. Batman doesn't play second-fiddle to the villains here like in the other films. It's his movie and that's the way it should be.

Much has been said of the film's "reality" quotient, and I'm here to say it works. Nolan talks about how Batman's strong because he does push-ups, he gets around because of his gadgets, and by introducing each of them with a plausible explanation, we forget to quibble and go along with it. The technology may be fantastic, but it's believable. And, unlike the "reality" of something like Daredevil, Nolan doesn't forget his ideals halfway though and start having Batman wire-jump thirty feet into the air.

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