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BATMAN BEGINS is a reboot of the Batman movie series. It is a total restart and has no ties to the previous four "Burton/Schumacher" films.

BEGINS is an origin tale which will depict the rise of The Batman as a force for good in Gotham City. You find out why and how Bruce Wayne became The Dark Knight.

Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/The Batman, BATMAN BEGINS IS the long-awaited "definitive" Batman film that fans have demanded.

FROM JETT'S REVIEW:
"Iíll cut to the chase: this movie is the best BATMAN film by far. It is downright excellent. Not only as a BATMAN or comic book movie per se, but simply as a film. It is an epic and heroic piece of cinema, yet genuinely scary and menacing. I want to take Mr. Nolan to a bar, buy him a beer and say - from the bottom of my heart- 'THANK YOU!' This is the BATMAN film you and I have been waiting for. Yes people, they finally got it right." >>> READ MORE

OFFICIAL WB 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 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/CREW

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

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

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

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STATS/BOX OFFICE
$205.3 million (Domestic) as of 10/30/05 (End of Run)
+
$166.5 million (Overseas) as of 9/1/05 =
$371.8 million

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SUGGESTED READING
THE BATMAN FILMOGRAPHY
BATMAN BEGINS - Official Novelization
BATMAN BEGINS - The Official Movie Guide
BATMAN BEGINS - The Visual Guide
Art Of BATMAN BEGINS
BATMAN BEGINS Comic Book Adaptation

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