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Batman Begins (2005)

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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Bob Kane (characters), David S. Goyer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Bruce Wayne / Batman
Michael Caine ... Alfred
Liam Neeson ... Ducard
Katie Holmes ... Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman ... Jim Gordon
Cillian Murphy ... Dr. Jonathan Crane
Tom Wilkinson ... Carmine Falcone
Rutger Hauer ... Earle
Ken Watanabe ... Ra's Al Ghul
Mark Boone Junior ... Flass
Linus Roache ... Thomas Wayne
Morgan Freeman ... Lucius Fox
Larry Holden ... Finch
Gerard Murphy ... Judge Faden
Colin McFarlane ... Loeb
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Storyline

When his parents are killed, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia where he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra's Al Ghul in how to fight evil. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'. But it doesn't stay quiet for long. Written by konstantinwe

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The legend begins.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Urdu | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman 5 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,745,440, 19 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$206,852,432, 19 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$374,218,673
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros.,Syncopy,DC Comics See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 46 mins) Psychologist Dr. Robin S. Rosenberg commended the film for portraying the psychological concept of "exposure" in the scene where Bruce Wayne is in a cave surrounded by bats. He first becomes scared and panicky and slowly calms down and afterwards his fear of bats is gone. See more »

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(at around 1h 30 mins) During the wide shot depicting the batmobile sitting idle atop the parking garage, a swift sweep of the SWAT helicopter's spotlight reveals dozens of cast and crew packed into the elevator waiting area. See more »

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Bruce Wayne - age 8: Rachel, let me see! Can I see?
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Version of The New Adventures of Batman (1977) See more »

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Divertimento in D Major, K.136 (2nd movement)
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The BEST movie of the year!!!
4 June 2005 | by yeahindieSee all my reviews

I just came back from a special screening of Batman Begins and I must say this is the best movie I have yet seen this year. All of the blockbuster movies I had seen this year with much expectation have been disappointing. But Batman Begins is not the typical corny action film; it incorporates all aspects of genre: action, fantasy, drama, and even comedy. I was at the edge of my seat from the thrills in some scenes and clapping & laughing from the humorous lines that director Christopher Nolan had written for the characters. I was really amazed by the acting performances from the new generation of actors, assuming that they wouldn't have been able to compete with and compliment the talented, veteran actors such as Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and Liam Neeson. I mean you couldn't have asked for better actors!! Christian Bale was just perfect for the role: he had the intensity, physique, and charm you'd expect a Batman character to encompass. Every actor was casted perfectly for their roles. I even give props to Katie Holmes for playing a district attorney considering her previous roles consisted of "the young girl" or "girlfriend".

I hardly ever see action films nowadays because I don't want to waste my time watching a conventional, corny, over-digitalized,plot less film. To be honest, I gave this film a chance not because it was a Batman movie, but rather because of the talented veteran actors as well as being a fan of Christopher Nolan's previous films. Whether you're a fan of Christopher Nolan or just a Batman fanatic, you'll enjoy every single second of the movie. People of ALL ages will appreciate this film. The violence in this movie is not vulgar, but rather sends out a lot of great messages of loyalty, respect, and humility. Not only is "Batman Begins" the best of the Batman series, it is the most unconventional. This recommendation is coming from a person who mostly watches art-house/independent films.


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