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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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CATch Her In IMAX

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

Patience and all of her co-workers are wearing the same outfits two days in a row. 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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Clever Kicks
Written by Mahjula Bah-Kamara, Adrian Barrera, Ian Franco and Todd Galpin
Performed by The Hiss
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group/Polydor U K Ltd.
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a re-imagining of the Catwoman story, done with all the subtlety of a brick through pane glass...
6 September 2005 | by AnimusSee all my reviews

Wow. I just watched this film on TV. I didn't pay to see it in theaters, although I am considering filing a lawsuit against my cable company for mental anguish. A friend and I decided to watch it on a whim and as the credits rolled my friend asked who wrote it, to which I replied "You know, it's not always the writers fault." This is true is is not always the writer who messes up a story. But in this case it is very much the writers fault. Our story follows Patience as she goes from lovable shy girl to CAT-woman. I use the capitals in the word CAT because the writers seemed to feel the need to impress upon the audience at every possible turn that she is now a CAT-woman. I got the feeling that our trio of would-be poets would have preferred to stand in theaters with baseball bats labeled "CAT-woman" which they would swing at any member of the audience who didn't seem to appreciate the blatant cat references and mannerisms of Ms. Berry while screaming "GET IT? SHE'S A CAT! ISN'T THAT COOL??? SHE'S A CAT!" if they had been given the opportunity. The "cat-bat" is swung so often in this movie I began to feel the need for a catchers mask. The story is poorly thought out and the plot seems merely designed to let us see Halle in the leather suit a few times to distract us from considering the money wasted making this piece of litter. Oh and not to spoil things but the police in the movie are morons of the highest caliber. When presented with clues in the form of a used glass with DNA, fingerprints which were all over the jewelry store, or some lipstick? If you said fingerprints you'd be wrong, just as wrong as this movie.


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