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Batkid Begins (2015)

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On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.


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Credited cast:
Teresa Clovicko ... Herself
Audrey Copper ... Herself
Katie Cotton ... Herself
James Coyne ... Himself
John Coyne ... Himself
Ama Daetz ... Herself
Mike DeJesus ... Himself
... Batman
Sue Graham Johnston ... Herself / Damsel in Distress
Mike Jutan ... The Penguin
Bary Kendall ... Himself
... Naomi Kyle
Edwin M. Lee ... Himself (as Ed Lee)
Or Oppenheimer ... Catwoman
Ron Oppenheimer ... Superman


On November 15, 2013, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old leukemia patient his wish to be Batman for a day. "Batkid Begins" looks at why and how this phenomenon took place, becoming one of the biggest "good news" stories of all time.

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Rated PG for some mild thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batkid - O Início  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,437, 28 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$73,002, 2 August 2015
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From someone who was there: Batkid Begins is a perfect representation of the Batkid wish and local volunteerism
28 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Hello potential viewers, Mike Jutan here. I "played" the Penguin for the SF Batkid Make-A-Wish Day and I am overjoyed at the beautiful work director Dana Nachman has done with this story.

I was part of the day (I played one of the two villains who Miles chased around San Francisco) and this movie for me serves as two things: a perfect time-capsule of Miles's wish, transporting me right back to the spirit of that day in SF, and secondly, a stellar discussion of what it means to create community in this modern social media-driven world of ours.

I'd also like to point out that the Director is donating 100% of her proceeds to The Batkid Fund, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, along with 4 other charities. This movie was done with the same giving spirit and thoughtfulness of the Batkid wish, and I'm VERY proud to have had the honour to interview with such an incredible crew.

Please check http://www.batkidbegins.com for local listings, as it will continue on a limited release schedule nationwide in the US ongoing, throughout summer 2015. Thanks all for your kind support!

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