Gotham (2014–2019)
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James Gordon and Harvey Bullock are assigned to track down the killer of Thomas and Martha Wayne.


Danny Cannon


Bruno Heller (developed by), Bruno Heller





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


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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Release Date:

22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Manhattan, New York, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) and Renee Montoya (Victoria Cartagena) are speaking in Barbara's apartment, Barbara calls Renee Victoria. See more »


Detective James Gordon: I promise you, however dark and scary the world might be right now... there will be light. There will be light, Bruce.
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References Commando (1985) See more »


Hang You From The Heavens
Written by Alison Mosshart and Dean Fertita
Performed by The Dead Weather
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very good intentions, but not yet sure where it's headed ...
23 September 2014 | by tmf084See all my reviews

I'm seriously conflicted. It was a great pilot with a good pace and shifting the focus to Gordon was executed very well. The tone and the acting of the show is also very fitting and I would definitely watch it if it wouldn't be the mothership of flawed prequels. The name dropping aside the show's premise will have a hard time to convince people that there are any stakes. Because they either have to change the Batman mythos or they have no story. Gordon can't be successful in cleaning up the PD and the streets, because then there's no need for Batman to rise. Which leaves him with solving the Wayne murder as an overall series arc and some random crime investigations for episode stories. But even then there is the component of the perp being a random punk that also motivates Batman. He never got real closure and he used the randomness and unfairness of the crime that defined him as a view on crime itself. So basically you have to accept that they don't stay close to the Batman mythos or that Gordon will ultimately fail. And right now I'm lacking imagination to see an alternative, but I'll stick around for a while to see if they can surprise me.

Overall, if you aren't bothered by people tinkering with Batman's background but you still like the Gotham City angle on crime then this show is definitely worth watching.

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