OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Director Christopher Nolan and screenwriter David S. Goyer join forces for another action-packed chapter of the Batman saga!

As a young boy, Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him--a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parent's deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate.

Fleeing to the East, where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul, Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City, which is overrun by organized crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile, Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries, the company he inherited.

The discovery of a cave under his mansion, along with a prototype armored suit, leads him to assume a new persona, one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes The Batman!

In the new guise, and with the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various nefarious schemes in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right.

CAST
BATMAN/Bruce Wayne - Christian Bale
Alfred Pennyworth - Michael Caine
Jim Gordon - Gary Oldman
Rachel Dawes - Katie Holmes
Ra's Al Ghul - Ken Watanabe
Jonathan Crane - Cillian Murphy
Ducard - Liam Neeson
Carmine Falcone - Tom Wilkinson
Lucius Fox - Morgan Freeman
Richard Earle - Rutger Hauer
Dist. Atty. Finch - Larry Holden
Joe Chill - Richard Brake
Judge Faden - Gerard Murphy
Det. Flass - Mark Boone Junior
Commissioner Loeb - Colin McFarlane
Thomas Wayne - Linus Roache
Martha Wayne - Sara Stewart

CREW
Directed by - Christopher Nolan
Screenplay - David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
Producers - Larry J. Franco, Benjamin Melniker, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Michael Uslan
Music - Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard

INFO
Length - 2 hrs 20 min
Rating - PG 13
U.S. Release Date - Wednesday, June 15, 2005
End of Theatrical Run - Sunday, October 30, 2005
DVD Release Date - October 18, 2005

BOF ARTICLES
BATMAN BEGINS: The Movie We Needed by Ricky Church
What BATMAN BEGINS Means to Me by Mark Hughes
Jett at the Premiere of BATMAN BEGINS, Part 3 (June 8, 2005)
Jett at the Premiere of BATMAN BEGINS, Part 2 (June 7, 2005)
Jett at the Premiere of BATMAN BEGINS, Part 1 (June 6, 2005)
Jett's Review of BATMAN BEGINS
"The Making of BATMAN BEGINS Documentary" (1/30/15)
Nolan Talks BEGINS on "The Treatment" (1/25/15)
Nolan Talks BEGINS's Origin (1/19/15)
Nolan & Bale Promote BEGINS on CHARLIE ROSE in '05 (2/19/14)
Set Visit Report, Part 5 (January 9, 2005)
Set Visit Report, Part 4 (January 7, 2005)
Set Visit Report, Part 3 (January 5, 2005)
Set Visit Report, Part 2 (January 3, 2005)
Set Visit Report, Part 1 (January 1, 2005)
Set Visit "Teaser" (2/19/14)

BEGINS VIDEO

Nolan and Bale on "CHARLIE ROSE" (2005)

BOF's BATMAN BEGINS SET VISIT
PREVIEW  REPORT 1  REPORT 2   REPORT 3  REPORT 4  REPORT 5

BOF AT THE BATMAN BEGINS PRESS JUNKET
REPORT 1   REPORT 2   REPORT 3   REPORT 4   REPORT 5   REPORT 6

BOX OFFICE
$205.3 million (Domestic)
+
$166.5 million (Overseas)
= $371.8 million

REVIEWS
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