Batman Begins is a 2005 American super hero action adventure film directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Larry Franco. The screenplay was written by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer from the story by David S. Goyer based on characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements)
Run Time: 2h 20min
Release Date: June 15, 2005 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Super Hero, Fantasy
Director: Christopher Nola
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Batman Begins stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman, Linus Roache, Liam Neeson, Mark Boone, Sara Stewart and Rade Serbedzija.
Batman Begins is the story of a Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), who as a child watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes at the hands of a crazed criminal. Obsessed with revenge, his chance is cruelly taken away from him by fate. As an adult, he travels the world seeking a means to fight injustice. Bruce finds himself in the Far East living amongst the boroughs of criminals and thieves. Eventually he meets a mysterious figure and is trained in the martial arts by Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson) and Ra’s Al Ghul (Ken Watanabe), both members of the mysterious League of Shadows.
When Ducard reveals the League’s true purpose — the complete destruction of Gotham City — Bruce returns to Gotham intent on cleaning up the city without resorting to murder. With the help of Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), his loyal butler, and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a tech expert at Wayne Enterprises, Batman is born. Bruce has always been afraid of bats and dons the new persona to strike fear into the hearts of criminals and the corrupt. As Batman takes on the criminals and the organized crime underworld of Gotham, a sinister new underbelly of the city is exposed and a new class of criminal is born.
“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman
“What the hell are you?” – Carmine Falcone
“I’m Batman!!” – Bruce Wayne/Batman
“I never said thank you.” – Jim Gordon
“And you’ll never have to.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman
“You have traveled the world to understand the criminal mind and master its secrets. But… a criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things.” – Ra’s Al Ghul
Official Movie Trailer
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth
Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon
Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow
Tom Wilkinson as Carmine Falcone
Rutger Hauer as Richard Earle
Ken Watanabe as Ra’s Al Ghul
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Linus Roache as Thomas Wayne
Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard
Mark Boone Junior as Arnold Johnson
Sara Stewart as Martha Wayne
Rade Serbedzija as Homeless Man