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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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An upbeat, fun film for the whole family.
2 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

his upbeat documentary with a heart is a must-see. It tells the story of a young boy's Make-A-Wish that captured the imaginations of people all over the world. At a time when cynicism is rampant, the film shows that so many people are inherently good.

The movie retells the story in an entertaining way, even adding fun animation. Which is so fitting since Batman began as a comic book hero.

When Miles Scott, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months, was finally in remission, his parents contacted the Make-A-Wish chapter in San Francisco. What began as a routine wish fulfillment mushroomed into a major caper-filled day with an audience of 25, 000 people and about two billion following the action via social media.

President Obama tweeted his encouragement!

Even if you're down on documentaries, you'll love this one. The critics did.

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