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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Dana Nachman
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Credited cast:
Miles Scott ... Batkid
Eric Johnston ... Batman
Nick Scott Nick Scott ... Self
Natalie Scott Natalie Scott ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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
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
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

25,000 people showed up to celebrate and support Make A Wish foundations Batkid day. People flew to San Francisco from Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati. The police worked overtime for free because they were so happy to participate. See more »

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Hans Zimmer: Don't Take No For an Answer
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Connections

References The Dark Knight Rises (2012) See more »

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Batkid is my Hero
15 July 2015 | by Matt-144-792009See all my reviews

It seems like there is never an end to the amount of depressing stories in the news today. Death, starvation, crime, race riots, global catastrophe, it's hard to find a positive story out there. I remember a story in November a few years ago that warmed my heart and rekindled my spark of belief in the good of humanity. The film Batkid Begins documents the true heart lifting story of Miles Scott, a 5 year old diagnosed with terminal Leukemia and his dream to become Batman. Through the tireless effort of the Make-a-Wish that dream took wings and grew into something no one ever expected. Through viral internet traffic and countless, tireless volunteers, the city of San Francisco played Gotham for one day to full fill a little boys wish. I loved this documentary. It does an excellent job giving a closer look at one of the most positive news stories in 10 years. It never really pushes that emotion button artificially to generate anything that this story doesn't possess on its own. It simply shows things as they unfolded. It also shows us uniquely what it was that caused this project to take flight as high as it did. We all want to be a kid again with dreams of Superheroes. Somewhere along the way we all seem to lose touch with that. Miles helps us remember what it means to want the impossible. At an 87 minute running time there is no reason you can't find a few minutes out of your time to be uplifted. Well worth it. My only complaint is that this movie needed to be marketed better. More people need to know about this movie and its positive message. If you enjoyed this review, please check out my blog at yourturntopick.com


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,437, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$74,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,709
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KTF Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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