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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:

$17,155,000, 23 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,202,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,102,379
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fighting style used by Catwoman is the Brazilian martial art known as capoeira. See more »

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When Patience returns Midnight, Ophelia tells her that, "She's an Egyptian Mau, the rarest of breeds." The Mau is, in fact, somewhat rare, but there are other breeds (Selkirk Rex, Korat, Somali and Havana Brown, for instance) that are far less common. Cat Fancy Magazine lists eleven US catteries specializing in Maus. The breed was introduced to the US in the 1950s, not 1940 as mentioned in the film, although its lineage dates back well over 2,000 years - a spotted Mau like cat is clearly seen in hieroglyphs, and there is the belief it is the cross between a domestic and wild cat about 3,000 years ago. See more »

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[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 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Please, please, please, please, PLEASE don't hate me.
13 February 2007 | by koshka-devotchkaSee all my reviews

I liked it. OK, it wasn't the best film ever, and yeah, there have been better Catwomen (namely, Julie Newmar and Michelle Pfeiffer), but when you sit and watch it with no expectations, it's actually kind of cool.

From a superhero point of view it's a little one-sided- there aren't any real villains, at least, none who pose a real threat. Although Sharon Stone's character reminded me a tad of Poison Ivy, you know, super-beauty-products and all that jazz. But I quite liked that it showed how someone really quiet and shy can turn into a catty, sexy weirdo.

No offence meant to catty, sexy weirdos.

Catwoman has no real point to it, other than to explain how Patience gets her powers. It would be good if there was a follow-up where she beat Batman / Superman / Poison Ivy or whoever, but since the film did so badly this seems about as likely to happen as pigs flying, hell freezing over, and Ozzy Osbourne announcing a fondness for Girls Aloud. Which is a shame, because I didn't think the film was that bad.

They'd have been better off doing a spin-off from the Batman flicks with Michelle P (or a lookalike) as Catwoman, so the back story wouldn't be necessary.

Don't hate me for loving Catwoman. Please?


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