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Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World (2015)

Batkid Begins (original title)
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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
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Teresa Clovicko Teresa Clovicko ... Self
Audrey Copper Audrey Copper ... Self
Katie Cotton Katie Cotton ... Self
James Coyne James Coyne ... Self
John Coyne John Coyne ... Self
Ama Daetz Ama Daetz ... Self
Mike DeJesus Mike DeJesus ... Self
Eric Johnston ... Batman
Sue Graham Johnston Sue Graham Johnston ... Self / Damsel in Distress (as Sue Graham-Johnston)
Mike Jutan Mike Jutan ... The Penguin
Barry Kendall Barry Kendall ... Self
Naomi Kyle ... Naomi Kyle
Edwin M. Lee Edwin M. Lee ... Self (as Ed Lee)
Or Oppenheimer Or Oppenheimer ... Catwoman
Ron Oppenheimer Ron Oppenheimer ... Superman
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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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Maybe there's hope after all...
10 August 2015 | by m_delaoSee all my reviews

Critics be damned! This movie will quite simply make you feel good about humanity. This is a film about a storybook day in San Francisco--a day when downtown was pretty much shut down to make a little boy's dream come true. The best use of city funds? Probably not. But if a city's officials can't take time to be a little silly and do something for the sheer joy and good of it, maybe it's not a city worth living in. As a San Francisco resident, I can attest that the money was well spent, coming back in the form of boundless goodwill and smiles all across the city--and all across the world, in the form of social media. For once, the lead story on the news wasn't about homelessness or crime, it was about the humanity in all of us. (And I'm sure this humanity translated to lots of awareness and financial support for not only the Make-a-Wish Foundation but for many other childhood cancer organizations.) Hooray for Miles! And Hooray for San Francisco! And hooray for the director and producers of this film, who are putting the money made from the documentary right back into funding organizations that fight childhood illness.

Watch Batkid Begins when you need a little mood-booster. If it doesn't lift your spirits, than you are just too far gone.

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,437, 28 June 2015

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Dolby Digital


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