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Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Fantasy | 23 July 2004 (USA)
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A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

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Pitof

Writers:

Bob Kane (characters), Theresa Rebeck (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Patience Phillips / Catwoman
Benjamin Bratt ... Tom Lone
Sharon Stone ... Laurel Hedare
Lambert Wilson ... George Hedare
Frances Conroy ... Ophelia
Alex Borstein ... Sally
Michael Massee ... Armando
Byron Mann ... Wesley
Kim Smith ... Drina
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Rocker
Peter Wingfield ... Dr. Ivan Slavicky
Berend McKenzie Berend McKenzie ... Lance
Chase Nelson-Murray Chase Nelson-Murray ... Kid #1
Manny Petruzzelli Manny Petruzzelli ... Kid #2
Harley Reiner Harley Reiner ... Kid #3
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Storyline

Catwoman is the story of shy, sensitive artist Patience Philips, a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammoth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hiding, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience forever. In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into a woman with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat. With her newfound prowess and feline intuition, Patience becomes Catwoman, a sleek and stealthy creature balancing on the thin line between good and bad. Like any wildcat, she's dangerous, elusive and untamed. Her adventures are complicated by a burgeoning relationship with Tom Lone, a cop who has fallen for Patience but cannot shake his fascination with the mysterious Catwoman, who appears to be responsible for a ... Written by Austin4577@aol.com

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [France] | Warner Bros. | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Batman Returns' Spin-off See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,728,411, 25 July 2004

Gross USA:

$40,202,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,102,379
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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After reading the screenplay, director Pitof and Jean Rabasse presented to the producers an alternative version of the story that was refused using the argument that it was too artistic. See more »

Goofs

When Patience climbs out of the window to rescue Midnight she is standing above a main road, yet when she climbs out of the same window and steals the motorcycle, it leads to an alley. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Catwoman: [voiceover] It all started on the day that I died. If there had been an obituary, it would have described the unremarkable life of an unremarkable woman, survived by no one. But there was no obituary, because the day that I died was also the day I started to live. But that comes later. This was my life. Days blended together, consistently ordinary, thanks to a job that was the practical version of my passion. I was supposed to be an artist by now. Instead, I was designing ads for ...
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Referenced in The Hangover (2009) See more »

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The Beat Box Is Around
Written by Haim Tzinovich (as Haim Zinowitch), Yanon Ben David and Ronnie Halperin
Performed by Haim Tzinovich (as Zino) and The Human Beat Box
Courtesy of Lovecat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Catwoman is "camp"
6 February 2005 | by dnorris-2See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. It made me laugh at the end of a tough day. "Camp" is defined as "an affectation or appreciation of manners and tastes commonly thought to be outlandish, vulgar, or banal." It is also defined as "banality or artificiality when appreciated for its humor." I agree that movies such as "Spiderman" have taken the comic book genre into the realm of serious drama, and I enjoy that as a long-time fan of that comic series. And it would have been interesting to have seen "Catwoman" taken in that direction; however, it was not, and we should appreciate and enjoy the movie for what the writers and director chose to do with it. It is as much about Halle Berry as it is the comic book character herself. When Halle makes her appearance in that leather suit, walking along seductively, that will go down in film history right alongside Raquel Welch in her cave woman outfit that we have seen so many times on posters. When Halle throws that little overdone strut into her walk, that brings a smile to my face and actually makes me laugh out loud at times. True, Sharon Stone is over the hill as an aesthetic pleasure, and the plot is as silly as any we have seen. But that is the whole point! Laugh at and with this film, enjoy it as a piece of work not meant to be serious drama. This film rates a B in my book, whereas "Sky Captain" is barely a C.


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