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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Bruce Wayne
Gary Oldman ... Commissioner Gordon
Tom Hardy ... Bane
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Blake
Anne Hathaway ... Selina
Marion Cotillard ... Miranda
Morgan Freeman ... Fox
Michael Caine ... Alfred
Matthew Modine ... Foley
Alon Aboutboul ... Dr. Pavel (as Alon Moni Aboutboul)
Ben Mendelsohn ... Daggett
Burn Gorman ... Stryver
Daniel Sunjata ... Captain Jones
Aidan Gillen ... CIA Op
Sam Kennard ... Special Ops Sergeant
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Storyline

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. Written by WellardRockard

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Legend Ends See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

20 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arkham See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£14,362,443 (United Kingdom), 22 July 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,887,295, 22 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$448,139,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,084,939,099
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Nolan provides many nods to Bond films, such as the plane sequence which is straight out of the pre title sequence of the plane scene in Licence to Kill (1989); also Gordon in bed is the same as Felix in the bed in the movie. Raoul Silva from Skyfall (2012) was inspired by Bane; also the whole movie was inspired by this movie. He also does a nod in Batman Begins (2005) in the snowy lands, which is several destinations for Bond such as On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) (inspiration for Nolan film Inception (2010)), The World Is Not Enough (1999), For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Die Another Day (2002) and Spectre (2015) who has all snowy destinations. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) In the first scene featuring the Bat, shadows cast by the Bat's supporting cables can be seen moving on the building in the background. These are most visible in the shot of the policeman's hat being blown off. The wires themselves were digitally removed in post production. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Gordon: I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone... inspires us the way he did. I believed in Harvey Dent.
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Crazy Credits

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The Star-Spangled Banner
Written by Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith
Performed by Charles Jackson Coyne (as CJ Coyne)
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Epic
2 June 2013 | by CaptKeshavSee all my reviews

The Dark Knight Rises was a perfect sequel to a masterpiece. Christopher Nolan took a different direction and focused more on Bruce Wayne/Batman. This movie is filled with lots of emotions. It has such great characters and of course the dialogs is so good. The performances are incredible. It was my most anticipated movie of the century. The more I watch it, The more epic it gets. Personally, I think The Dark Knight Trilogy is the greatest Trilogy of all time and this movie gives the greatest ending of all time in the movie history. I remember seeing it thrice and the more I watched It the more respect it earns. Thank you Christopher Nolan, You Sir Are A Master.


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