Batman Begins

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Batman Begins
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Emma Thomas
Larry J. Franco
Charles Roven
Written by Screenplay:
Christopher Nolan
David S. Goyer
Story:
David S. Goyer
Comic Book:
Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Starring Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
Gary Oldman
Cillian Murphy
Morgan Freeman
Tom Wilkinson
Rutger Hauer
Ken Watanabe
Colin McFarlane
Mark Boone Junior
Larry Holden
Music by Hans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Editing by Lee Smith
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) June 15, 2005
Running time 140 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $135 million
Money made Domestic:
$205,343,774
Worldwide:
$371,853,783
Followed by The Dark Knight

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero movie, based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. Christopher Nolan directed the movie, which stars Christian Bale as Batman, as well as Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy and Morgan Freeman.

Batman Begins was successful, and in 2008 a sequel titled The Dark Knight was released.

Batman Begins was the first movie in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Cast[change | edit source]

  • Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman: A billionaire industrialist whose parents were killed by a mugger when he was eight years old. He returns to Gotham after traveling the world for several years to seek the means to fight injustice. At night, Bruce becomes Batman, Gotham City's protector.
  • Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth: The trusted butler to Bruce Wayne's parents who continues his loyal service to their son after their deaths. He is Bruce Wayne's closest confidante. Nolan felt Caine would effectively portray the foster father element of the character.[source?] Although Alfred's family is depicted in the movie as having served the Wayne family for generations, Caine created his own backstory, in that before becoming Wayne's butler, Alfred served in the Special Air Service. After being wounded, he was invited to the position of the Wayne family butler by Thomas Wayne because, "He wanted a butler, but someone a bit tougher than that, you know?"[1]
  • Gary Oldman as Sgt. James Gordon: One of the few uncorrupted Gotham City police officers. He was the officer on duty the night of the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents. In this way, he shares a special bond with the adult Bruce (and thus with Batman).
  • Larry Holden as Finch: A Gotham City attorney and detective who was friends with Rachel until he was killed by Ra's al Ghul's henchmen.
  • Gerard Murphy as Judge Faden: A corrupt Gotham City judge.
  • Tom Wilkinson as Carmine Falcone: The most powerful Mafia boss in Gotham. He had shared a prison cell with Joe Chill after Chill murdered Wayne's parents.
  • Rutger Hauer as William Earle: The CEO of Wayne Enterprises who takes the company public in the long-term absence of Bruce Wayne.
  • Mark Boone Junior as Detective Arnold Flass: Commissioner Gordon's corrupt partner and is a drug dealer.
  • Ken Watanabe as Ra's al Ghul's decoy: a decoy of Ra's al Ghul.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Alfred the Butler". Empire: p. 79. July 2005.

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Preceded by
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Box office number-one films of 2005 (USA)
June 19, 2005June 26, 2005
Succeeded by
War of the Worlds