Gotham (2014–2019)
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Pilot 

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James Gordon and Harvey Bullock are assigned to track down the killer of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writers:

Bruno Heller (developed by), Bruno Heller
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben McKenzie ... James Gordon
Donal Logue ... Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz ... Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara ... Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee ... Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor ... Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin
Erin Richards ... Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova ... Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith ... Edward Nygma
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Fish Mooney
John Doman ... Carmine Falcone
Richard Kind ... Aubrey James
Victoria Cartagena ... Renee Montoya
Andrew Stewart-Jones ... Crispus Allen
Drew Powell ... Butch Gilzean
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Storyline

Adolescent Bruce Wayne sees his doting parents shot by a mugger. Sleezy murder squad lieutenant Harvey Bullock fails to dump the case on organized crime because of eager 'rookie' James Gordon but changes his mind when they offer to take it on anyhow. The stole pearl string is found is petty robber Mario Pepper's home, but they soon suspect the mugging to be staged and the trail leads to local mob head Fish Mooney, from Carmine Falcone's 'family'. The whole affair is clouded by the devious power struggle within the mob, which proves dangerous for the detectives too. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Manhattan, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Toward the end of the episode Don Falcone says to Gordon: "In bocca al lupo". This is an Italian idiom ( it literally translate in "In to the mouth of a wolf" ) meaning you are wishing good luck to the person you are speaking to. See more »

Goofs

Selina steals a full jug of milk but when she walks around the corner and feeds the stray cat it's only about one tenth full. See more »

Quotes

Fish Mooney: James, wait. You have a little danger in your eye. I wonder what you plan to do with that.
Detective James Gordon: You'll have to wait and see.
Fish Mooney: I hate surprises.
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Connections

References Commando (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Town
(uncredited)
Written by Natasha Miller and Chris Howarth
Performed by ONEGIRLONEBOY
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Has the potential to be great
23 September 2014 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

Pilot episodes are akin to test flights, and thus must be held to a different standard. It takes a period of trial and error before a series can work out all the bugs. What you're looking for in the pilot is to see if it has the makings of a good or even great show. I'm happy to say that despite its flaws, Fox's 'Gotham' does have what it takes to be something special.

The production values are first rate, and appropriately enough, Gotham City itself is a character. As for the human characters, a very solid cast all fall comfortably into place and gel rather impressively. It's a good sign. Particularly strong are Donal Logue as the world weary Det. Harvey Bullock and Jada Pinckett-Smith as the crime boss Fish Mooney. I had an issue with a few characterizations. In particular Alfred, Bruce Wayne's trusted butler, who has gone from being the wise and avuncular mentor we know from the films to being a rude, tough love jerk.

Unlike the Smallville of the series with the same name, Gotham City is a much larger dramatic sandbox in which to play and it won't require the same types of contrivances. Keeping all of he various elements in balance and keeping us guessing even as its building toward what we know is an inevitable conclusion will be the true test.


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