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Batman Begins

Batman Begins(2005)

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Brief Synopsis

How does one man change the world? It''s a question that haunts Bruce Wayne like the specter of his parents, gunned down before his eyes in the streets of Gotham on a night that changed his life forever. Tormented by guilt and anger, battling the demons that feed his desire for revenge and his need to honor his parents'' altruistic legacy, the disillusioned industrial heir vanished from Gotham and secretly travels the world, seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. In his quest to elucidate himself in the ways of the criminal mind, Bruce is mentored by a mysterious man called Ducard in the mastery of the physical and mental disciplines that will empower him to fight the evil he has vowed to destroy. He soon finds himself the target of recruiting efforts by the League of Shadows, a powerful, subversive vigilante group headed by enigmatic leader Ra''s al Ghul. Bruce returns to Gotham to find the city devoured by rampant crime and corruption. Wayne Enterprises, his family''s former bastion of philanthropic business ideals, now rests in the hands of CEO Richard Earle, a man more concerned with taking the company public than serving the public good. Meanwhile, Bruce''s close childhood friend Rachel Dawes, now an Assistant District Attorney, can''t secure a conviction of the city''s most notorious criminals because the justice system has been so deeply polluted by scum like crime boss Carmine Falcone. It doesn''t help that prominent Gotham psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Crane bolsters insanity defenses for Falcone''s thugs in exchange for nefarious favors that serve his own devious agenda.

Cast & Crew

Christian Bale Bruce Wayne/Batman
Cillian Murphy Dr. Jonathan Crane
Ken Watanabe Ra'S Al-Ghul
Linus Roache Thomas Wayne

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG-13 Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  2005 Production Date: 
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Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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  • Batman Begins (2005)

    John 2010-07-10

    This is clearly the 2nd best Batman movie behind The Dark Knight (2008). A really solid origin story and the most faithful adaption to the original comic... MORE>