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Batman: Year One (2011)

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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Writers:

Bob Kane (Batman created by), Tab Murphy | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Jim Gordon (voice)
Ben McKenzie ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Eliza Dushku ... Selina (voice)
Jon Polito ... Commissioner Loeb (voice)
Alex Rocco ... Falcone (voice)
Katee Sackhoff ... Detective Essen (voice)
Sara Ballantine ... Skeevers' Attorney (voice) (as Saratoga Ballantine)
Jeff Bennett ... Alfred (voice)
Steve Blum ... Stan (voice)
Roark Critchlow ... Hare Krishna (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Barbara Gordon / Vicki Vale (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Harvey Dent (voice)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Jefferson Skeevers (voice)
Michael Gough ... Driver (voice)
Danny Jacobs ... Flass' Attorney (voice)
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Storyline

Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on its streets and police department respectively, this pair learn how to fight back their own way. With that, Gotham's evildoers from top to bottom are terrorized by the mysterious Batman and the equally heroic Gordon is assigned to catch him by comrades who both hate and fear him themselves. In the ensuing manhunt, both find much in common as the seeds of an unexpected friendship are laid with additional friends and rivals helping to start the legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

A merciless crime - turns a man into an outlaw.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During Gordon's briefing introducing Detective Essen several artist renderings can be seen post on the board behind him one of which bares an uncanny resemblance to future member of Batman's Rogue's Gallery Man-Bat. See more »

Goofs

When Gordon is on the motorcycle chasing the car, he uses his right hand to fire his handgun. A motorcycle's throttle is on the right side, so taking his hand off to shoot would have forced the bike to slow down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bruce Wayne: Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can't see the enemy.
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Connections

Version of Nightwing: The Series (2014) See more »

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The best Batman adaptation and the best DC animated movie ever made
14 October 2011 | by vader_nagyurSee all my reviews

This movie is great, brilliant, realistic, dark, gritty and very-very emotional Batman adaptation. Forget Mask of the Phantasm, Return of the Joker or Under the Red Hood. They are great of course but Year one is in a completely different league than those. This is not something what you can see on Cartoon Network. It is clearly not for kids, not at all. It is a serious story with real people with real and logical choices (Finally Batman is realistic as a person and as a hero, he is not over the top, he uses his batarang the way he should. He is not god like...this was a big problem many times in the comics and also in the animated features too at many areas. He can be shot, beaten and also he can't beat the crap out from 3-4 people easily just because he is Batman. He is a believable person here who can really exist out there in the real world.). If you know the original comics than you won't be disappointed with this. This is how Batman should be. Also Year one is more of Jim Gordon's story and it also works great. Brilliant, just brilliant.

10/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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