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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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Bob Kane (characters), Theresa Rebeck (story) | 5 more credits »
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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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Action | Crime | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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According to Alex Green, the whip master, Halle Berry needed a week of 90-minute practice sessions before she was able to successfully crack a whip. See more »

Goofs

When Catwomen steals her neighbor's motorbike she starts without a helmet. During the high speed ride she is seen wearing a helmet. The straps of the helmet are visible during some closeups during the ride. When she stops her hands are still on the handle bar but when the camera panes to her head the helmet is gone. 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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Scandalous
Written by Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (as Mikkel Eriksen), Hallgeir Rustan, Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor Erik Hermansen),
Alesha Dixon, Sabrina Washington and Su-Elise Nash
Performed by Mis-Teeq
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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I've seen much better,but I've seen a lot worse too
11 April 2005 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) is a pathetically meek graphic designer at a cosmetics firm who's also so utterly f*cking thick she does such idiotic things as risking her life by climbing onto a building to rescue a cat!However,one day she inadvertently learns that her bosses are planning to release an addictive anti-ageing cream (?!?) onto the shelves,and finds her life coming to a premature end.Or,is that beginning,as she finds herself turning into Catwoman,heroic defender of law and bringer of justice.

There is a distinctly cruel irony whereby a film can end up receiving so many bad reviews (which are meant to deter people from watching the film!) people end up watching it anyway...just to see how bad it is.I suppose on the basis of that,I should seek out 1998's The Avengers sometime.I'd like to give Showgirls a go sometime too (I missed it when they showed it on Channel 4 recently.) Yep,in terms of 2004's most major cinematic disaster,Catwoman was,well,not to put too fine a pun on it,the cat that got the cream.Opening to abominable reviews,from everyone from Empire to Zoo magazine,it was ushered out of cinemas during the 'summer blockbuster' period almost as quickly as it was released.It then placed it's lead star in the embarrassing position of accepting a razzie award having earned an Oscar for her devastating turn in Monster's Ball only a few years earlier.

It is a pretty dreadful film,but there are arguably a lot worse.It's main problem is the story,which is so uninteresting,but the same could be said of the action on display.Also,this is a film that's managed a pretty notorious achievement.It makes Halle Berry look unsexy.The first suit we see her strutting around in is okay and fairly pleasing to the eye,but the main one (the one she's in on the poster) is really unsexy and unflattering.

If you want to engage your curiosity value,go right ahead,but I hope you know what you're letting yourself in for.**


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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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