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Batman Begins
Batman Begins (2005)
Title: Batman Begins
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: David S. Goyer; Christopher Nolan
Produced by: Larry J. Franco [1]; Benjamin Melniker; Lorne Orleans [2]; Charles Roven; Emma Thomas; Cheryl A. Tkach; Michael E. Uslan
Music by: James Newton Howard; Hans Zimmer
Cinematography: Wally Pfister
Haris Zambarloukos [3]
Edited by: John Papsidera; Lucinda Syson
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Legendary Pictures
Released: June 15th, 2005
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 140 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $150,000,000 [4][5]
Gross: $206,852,432 (US) [6]
$374,218,673 (Worldwide) [7][8]
Next: The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman Begins is an American feature film of the action and superhero fantasy genres. It is based on the character of Batman featured in comic book titles published by DC Comics. This is the first installment in what has since come to be known as "The Dark Knight Trilogy". The movie was directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S. Goyer. It was produced by DC's parent company, Warner Bros. and released through Legendary Pictures. The film premiered theatrically in the United States on June 15th, 2005.

Cast Edit

Actor Role
Christian Bale Batman, Bruce Wayne
Michael Caine Alfred Pennyworth
Liam Neeson Henri Ducard/Ra's al Ghul
Katie Holmes Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman James Gordon
Cillian Murphy The Scarecrow, Doctor Jonathan Crane
Tom Wilkinson Carmine Falcone
Rutger Hauer Earle
Ken Watanabe Ra's al Ghul
Mark Boone Junior Flass
Linus Roache Thomas Wayne
Morgan Freeman Lucius Fox
Larry Holden Finch
Gerard Murphy Judge Faden
Colin McFarlane Commissioner Loeb
Sara Stewart Martha Wayne
Gus Lewis Bruce Wayne, Age 8
Richard Brake Joe Chill
Rade Serbedzija Homeless man
Emma Lockhart Rachel Dawes, Age 8
Christine Adams Jessica
Catherine Porter Blonde female reporter
John Nolan Fredericks
Karen David Courthouse reporter #1
Jonathan D. Ellis Courthouse reporter #2
Tamer Hassan Faden's limo driver
Ronan Leahy Uniformed policeman #1
Vincent Wong Old Asian prisoner
Tom Wu Bhutanese prison guard #1
Mark Chiu Bhutanese prison guard #2
Turbo Kong Enormous prisoner
Sai-Kit Yung Chinese police officer
Chike Chan Chinese police officer
Tenzin Clive Ball Himalayan child
Tenzin Gyurme Old Himalayan man
Jamie Hayden Stocky Chinese man
David Murray Jumpy thug
John Kazek Dock thug #2
Darragh Kelly Dock thug #3
Patrick Nolan Dock cop #1
Joseph Rye Dock cop #2
Kwaku Ankomah Doc cop #3
Jo Martin Police prison official
Charles Edwards Wayne Enterprises executive
Lucy Russell Female restaurant guest
Timothy Deenihan Male restaurant guest
David Bedella Maitre d'
Flavia Masetto Restaurant blonde #1
Emily Steven-Daly Restaurant blonde #2
Martin McDougall Gotham dock employee
Noah Lee Margetts Arkham thug #1
Joe Hanley Arkham thug #2
Karl Shiels Arkham thug #3
Roger Griffiths Arkham uniformed policeman
Stephen Walters Arkham lunatic
Richard Laing Arkham chase cop
Matt Miller Gotham car cop #3
Risteard Cooper Captain Simonson
Shane Rimmer Older Gotham Water Board technician
Jeremy Theobald Younger Gotham Water Board technician
Alexandra Bastedo Gotham society dame
Soo Hee Ding Farmer
Conn Horgan Monorail driver
Phill Curr Transit cop
Jack Gleeson Little boy
John Judd Narrows bridge cop
Sarah Waterridge Mrs. Dawes
Charlie Kranz Basement club manager
Terry McMahon Bad SWAT cop #1
Cedric Young Liquor store owner
Tim Booth Victor Zsaz
Tom Nolan Valet
Leon Delroy Williams Pedestrian
Roger Yuan Hazmat technician
Joe Sargent Narrows teenager #1
Mel Taylor Narrows resident
Ilyssa Fradin Barbara Gordon
Andrew Pleavin Uniformed policeman #2
Jeff Christian Driving cop
John Burke Arkham lunatic cell mate
Earlene Bentley Arkham Asylum nurse
Alex Moggridge Arkham Asylum orderly
Jay Buozzi Asian man; Ra's al Ghul's decoy
Jordan Shaw African boy in rags
Omar Mustafa Falafel stand vendor
Patrick Pond Opera performer #1

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Batman Begins redirects to this page.
  • Batman Begins received an 85% "Fresh" rating on the movie review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. The rating is based on 265 reviews, 224 of which gave it a positive rating with 41 giving it a negative rating.

Recommendations Edit

Burton/Schumacher series Edit

Nolan series Edit

See also Edit


The World of Batman

Batman miscellaneous

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. Producer Larry J. Franco is credited as Larry Franco in this film.
  2. Lorne Orleans was a producer on the IMAX version of the film only.
  3. Haris Zambarloukos was a second unit photographer on the film.
  4. IMDB; Batman Begins (2005); Box office & business
  5. Box Office Mojo; Batman Begins (2005)
  6. IMDB; Batman Begins (2005); Box office & business
  7. IMDB; Batman Begins (2005); Box office & business
  8. Box Office Mojo; Batman Begins (2005)
  9. IMDB; Batman Begins (2005); Box office & business