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Batman: Year One (2011)

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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Gordon (voice)
Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Selina (voice)
Falcone (voice)
Detective Essen (voice)
Skeevers' Attorney (voice) (as Saratoga Ballantine)
Alfred (voice)
Stan (voice)
Hare Krishna (voice)
Barbara Gordon / Vicki Vale (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Harvey Dent (voice)
Keith Ferguson ...
Driver (voice)
Flass' Attorney (voice)


Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on its streets and police department respectively, this pair learn how to fight back their own way. With that, Gotham's evildoers from top to bottom are terrorized by the mysterious Batman and the equally heroic Gordon is assigned to catch him by comrades who both hate and fear him themselves. In the ensuing manhunt, both find much in common as the seeds of an unexpected friendship are laid with additional friends and rivals helping to start the legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A merciless crime - turns a man into an outlaw.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman: Ano Um  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bryan Cranston originally turned down the part of Jim Gordon because he thought this project was based on Batman (1966). He accepted after he read the script. See more »


The cover for the circuit breaker box that Batman uses in the derelict building reads "DANGER Electricty," misspelling electricity in both frames in which it is seen. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce Wayne: Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can't see the enemy.
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References The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958) See more »

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User Reviews

Batman, gritty and realistic until final sequence
13 October 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the first 90% of the movie immensely, but the last 10 minutes has batman running around, sans costume and grappling-hook, doing some supernatural free-running.

A lot of the famous villains and anti-villains not directly implicated in the plot are presented along side the main story arc, and the fighting is both excellently and convincingly done - although I did feel Gordon was a bit too much of a brawler, but I forget how he was in the comic.

Everything else is true to the source material, arguably a bit too attached, but for someone who hasn't read the "Year One" comic in what seems like a year, it was a great ride.

I did not have any issues with the voice acting as some of the others have reported.

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