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18 October 2011 (USA) See more »
A merciless crime - turns a man into an outlaw.
A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bryan Cranston ... Jim Gordon (voice)

Ben McKenzie ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)

Eliza Dushku ... Selina (voice)

Jon Polito ... Commissioner Loeb (voice)

Alex Rocco ... Falcone (voice)

Katee Sackhoff ... Detective Essen (voice)

Sara Ballantine ... Skeevers' Attorney (voice) (as Saratoga Ballantine)

Jeff Bennett ... Alfred (voice)

Steve Blum ... Stan (voice)

Roark Critchlow ... Hare Krishna (voice)

Grey DeLisle ... Barbara Gordon / Vicki Vale (voice)

Robin Atkin Downes ... Harvey Dent (voice)
Keith Ferguson ... Jefferson Skeevers (voice)

Michael Gough ... Driver (voice)

Danny Jacobs ... Flass' Attorney (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Merkel (voice)

Liliana Mumy ... Holly (voice)
Pat Musick ... Falcone's Wife (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Obstetrician (voice)

Stephen Root ... Brendon (voice)

James Patrick Stuart ... Henchman (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... Detective Flass (voice)

Bruce Timm ... Thug #1 (voice)

Mick Wingert ... Guard (voice)

Directed by
Sam Liu 
Lauren Montgomery 
Writing credits
Bob Kane (Batman created by)

Frank Miller  graphic novel &
David Mazzucchelli  graphic novel illustrator &
Richmond Lewis  graphic novel illustrator

Tab Murphy (written by)

Bill Finger  characters: James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, District Attorney Harvey Dent & Victoria "Vicki" Vale (uncredited)
Bob Kane  characters: James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, District Attorney Harvey Dent & Victoria "Vicki" Vale (uncredited)
Barbara Randall Kesel  character: Barbara Eileen Gordon (uncredited)
Richmond Lewis  graphic novel illustrator (uncredited)
David Mazzucchelli  characters: Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb, Detective Arnold John Flass, Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, S.W.A.T. Lieutenant Brendon, Holly Robinson & Officer Stan Merkel (uncredited)
Frank Miller  characters: Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb, Detective Arnold John Flass, Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, S.W.A.T. Lieutenant Brendon, Holly Robinson & Officer Stan Merkel (uncredited)
Jerry Robinson  character: Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Mike Carlin .... executive producer: DC Comics
Michael Macasero .... associate producer
Benjamin Melniker .... executive producer
Lauren Montgomery .... producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Bruce Timm .... executive producer
Michael E. Uslan .... executive producer (as Michael Uslan)
Original Music by
Christopher Drake 
Film Editing by
Margaret Hou 
Casting by
Meredith Layne 
Production Management
Jeff Adams .... assistant production manager
Mike Carlin .... executive in charge of production: DC Comics
Cory Gustke .... production manager
Ok Kil Lee .... production manager (as Ok-Ki Lee)
Matthew Mahoney .... assistant production manager
Bobbie Page .... production supervisor
Min-Sung Park .... production manager
Scott Shinick .... post-production manager
Young-Soo Yu .... production manager
Art Department
Christopher Berkeley .... storyboard artist
Eric Canete .... storyboard artist
Andy Chiang .... prop designer
Brendan Clogher .... character clean up
Brendan Clogher .... storyboard cleanup
Christine Juhl Delk .... storyboard artist
Jay Hong .... background design
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Rick Morales .... storyboard artist
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist
Ki Hyun Ryu .... storyboard artist (as Ki-Hyun Ryu)
Sean Song .... storyboard artist
Coran Stone .... storyboard artist
Owen Sullivan .... storyboard artist
Jon Suzuki .... character designer
Junpei Takayama .... character designer
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Alan Wan .... storyboard artist
Melchior Zwyer .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Sarah Baluch .... recording machine operator
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue/adr editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Patrick J. Foley .... dialogue/adr editor
Mike Garcia .... dialogue/adr editor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound re-recording engineer
John Hegedes .... sound re-recording engineer (as John K. Hegedes)
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue & adr editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Wilson Martinez .... track reader
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Fred Salinas .... track reader
Bill Devine .... original dialogue recording engineer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Hyo-Yoon Baek .... compositor
Matthew Girardi .... visual effects
Kyong Hee Kang .... compositor (as Kyoung-Hee Kang)
Byoung Ryul Kim .... compositing director
Byoung Ryul Kim .... compositor
Gu-Hahn Yoo .... cgi
Animation Department
Kyung-Ho Choi .... animation director
Richard Collado .... animation timer (as Richard Allen Collado)
Annamarie Costa .... animation checker
Chuck Gefre .... animation checker
Matthew Girardi .... effects animator
Jeff Hall .... animation timer
Sandi Hathcock .... animation checker
Jay Hong .... background key designer
Kyoung-Pyo Hong .... key animator
Margaret Hou .... animatic
Tae-Sun In .... key animator
Yangho Ji .... key animator (as Yang Ho Ji)
Hyun Chul Jung .... layout artist
Hyun-Ho Jung .... animation director
Sunki Kang .... key animator (as Sun-Ki Kang)
Gordon Kent .... animation timer
Dong Nam Kim .... key animator
Hyung-Ki Kim .... animation director
Jong-keun Kim .... key animator
Ki-June Kim .... layout artist
Min-Yi Kim .... color supervisor
Yang Sook Kim .... model checker
Yun-Jae Ko .... key animator
Jung-Kil Lee .... key animator
Nam-Gyu Lee .... final checker
Chun Liu .... background painter
Fred Miller .... animation timer
Herb Moore .... animation timer
Ron Myrick .... animation timer
Bob Nesler .... animation timer (as Robert Nesler)
Jong-ho Park .... background director
Ki-Duck Park .... model checker
James Peters .... color stylist
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Robert Shellhorn .... animation timer (as Bob Shellhorn)
Jonard Soriano .... background key designer
James T. Walker .... animation timer (as James Tim Walker)
James T. Walker .... animation timing director (as James Tim Walker)
Jung Hee Yang .... key animator
Wei M. Zhao .... background painter (as Wei Zhao)
Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator
Susan Chieco .... casting administrator
Editorial Department
Christopher D. Lozinski .... assistant editor
Christopher D. Lozinski .... on-line editor
Music Department
Francisco Rodriguez .... music editor
Niki Sherrod .... executive in charge of music
Other crew
Ed Adams .... production management
John Michael Beach .... business and legal affairs
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Neil A. Cole .... review panel
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Vivian Hernandez .... production support
Audrey Kim .... production support
Sharmalee Lall .... business and legal affairs
Jenny Lee .... production support (as Jenny Pharis)
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Nicole Martin .... production administrator
Tamara Miles .... production support
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Seong-mi Park .... production coordinator
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Hyo-Sun Ryu .... production coordinator
Maral Simonian .... production accountant
Joulene St. Catherine .... business and legal affairs
Kira Tirimacco .... production support
Renee Toporzysek .... production support
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
Janet Yi .... production support

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual material
USA:64 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

During Gordon's briefing introducing Detective Essen several artist renderings can be seen post on the board behind him one of which bares an uncanny resemblance to future member of Batman's Rogue's Gallery Man-Bat.See more »
Factual errors: Propane tanks do not explode instantaneously upon being hit by bullets. In the open air, they do not explode at all unless they first cook for some time in a fire before they rupture. This is called a BLEVE which stands for boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion.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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Version of The Dark Knight (2008)See more »


What year does this movie take place?
How did Mrs. Gordon not recognize Bruce Wayne as Batman when he was unmasked in the parking garage?
Aren't some of the same scenes in "Batman Begins"?
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32 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
The best Batman adaptation and the best DC animated movie ever made, 14 October 2011
Author: vader_nagyur from Hungary

This movie is great, brilliant, realistic, dark, gritty and very-very emotional Batman adaptation. Forget Mask of the Phantasm, Return of the Joker or Under the Red Hood. They are great of course but Year one is in a completely different league than those. This is not something what you can see on Cartoon Network. It is clearly not for kids, not at all. It is a serious story with real people with real and logical choices (Finally Batman is realistic as a person and as a hero, he is not over the top, he uses his batarang the way he should. He is not god like...this was a big problem many times in the comics and also in the animated features too at many areas. He can be shot, beaten and also he can't beat the crap out from 3-4 people easily just because he is Batman. He is a believable person here who can really exist out there in the real world.). If you know the original comics than you won't be disappointed with this. This is how Batman should be. Also Year one is more of Jim Gordon's story and it also works great. Brilliant, just brilliant.


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