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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.


Dana Nachman


John Crane (story consultant: Original Batkid Day Event footage), Kurt Kuenne | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Teresa Clovicko Teresa Clovicko ... Herself
Audrey Copper Audrey Copper ... Herself
Katie Cotton Katie Cotton ... Herself
James Coyne James Coyne ... Himself
John Coyne John Coyne ... Himself
Ama Daetz Ama Daetz ... Herself
Mike DeJesus Mike DeJesus ... Himself
Eric Johnston ... Batman
Sue Graham Johnston Sue Graham Johnston ... Herself / Damsel in Distress (as Sue Graham-Johnston)
Mike Jutan Mike Jutan ... The Penguin
Barry Kendall Barry Kendall ... Himself
Naomi Kyle ... Naomi Kyle
Edwin M. Lee Edwin M. Lee ... Himself (as Ed Lee)
Or Oppenheimer Or Oppenheimer ... Catwoman
Ron Oppenheimer 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batkid - O Início See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,437, 28 June 2015

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Production Co:

KTF Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Mike Jutan is the third actor to play The Penguin in a film released by in theaters. In order: Burgess Meredith, Danny Devito, Mike Jutan. See more »


Hans Zimmer: Don't Take No For an Answer
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Wait until it's on network
27 June 2015 | by user-322-326156See all my reviews

First off, I feel really bad for the kid. It's terrible what he went through. But I think the Make A Wish Foundation and the people of San Francisco made a big mistake. They went so overboard with trying to make this entire thing "cool", that it backfired and became super corny instead. I mostly cringed through the entire film because I was embarrassed by what was portrayed. I also think once the child is an adult, that he will be embarrassed as well. He may even show resentment towards everybody for making him act corny and the way everybody got involved. I had high hopes for this film but was thoroughly disappointed. As a film maker, you know you've missed the mark if the audience is cringing with embarrassment through 80% of your film. Either way, do yourself a favor and wait until this is on network TV for free.

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