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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.

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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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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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Country:

USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: Year One See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bryan Cranston's Breaking Bad co-star Jonathan Banks would go on to voice Commisioner Gordon in Batman: Arkham Knight. See more »

Goofs

Propane tanks do not explode instantaneously upon being hit by bullets. In the open air, they do not explode at all unless they first cook for some time in a fire before they rupture. This is called a BLEVE which stands for boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion. See more »

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[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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User Reviews

Excellent movie adaptation of an excellent comic
13 October 2011 | by safwan_insaneSee all my reviews

I am surprised at the user reviews here and they basically compelled me to write my own. Year one is one of the greatest batman story ever and the movie sticks closely to the source material. If you are unfamiliar with the comic, Year one basically details Bruce Wayne's first year after his return to Gotham City, twelve years after his parent's death. Running parallel to this is the story line of James Gordon, a lieutenant transferred from Chicago to Gotham City. The challenges faced by these characters as they embark on their respective paths and how those paths cross is where Year One shines. The animation perfectly brings David Mazzucchelli's muddy comic panels to life. The inclusion and portrayal of Catwoman might some but it is a very brief part of the story. Year One is an excellent movie and I would recommend this to any Batman fan.


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