Batman Begins


2h 20m 2005

Brief Synopsis

A young Bruce Wayne travels to the Far East, where he's trained in the martial arts by Henri Ducard, a member of the mysterious League of Shadows. When Ducard reveals the League's true purpose, Wayne returns to Gotham intent on cleaning up the city without resorting to murder. With the help of Alfred, his loyal butler, and Lucius Fox, a tech expert at Wayne Enterprises, Batman is born.

Film Details

Also Known As
Batman Five, Batman: Intimidation Game, Batman: The Frightening
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Adaptation
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Nathan Duncan; Russell O'Connor; Steve Lafayette
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; London, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Iceland; Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

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. With the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon--one of the few good cops on the Gotham police force--and Lucius Fox, his ally at the Wayne Enterprises' Applied Sciences division, Bruce Wayne unleashes his awe-inspiring alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses strength, intellect and an array of high tech weaponry to fight the sinister forces that threaten to destroy the city.

Cast

Christian Bale

Bruce Wayne

Michael Caine

Alfred Pennyworth

Katie Holmes

Rachel Dawes

Gary Oldman

James Gordon

Morgan Freeman

Lucius Fox

Rutger Hauer

William Earle

Liam Neeson

Ra's al Ghul

Cillian Murphy

Jonathan Crane

Tom Wilkinson

Carmine Falcone

Tim Booth

Tom Wu

Jack Gleeson

Leon Delroy Williams

Alex Moggridge

Jonathan D Ellis

Patrick Pond

Karl Shiels

Chike Chan

Risteard Cooper

Ken Watanabe

Emmanuel Idowu

Lucy Russell

Mark Boone

Martin Mcdougall

Khan Bonfils

Ilyssa Fradin

John Kazek

Cedric Young

Martin Tillman

Performer

Noah Margetts

Omar Mostafa

Vincent Wong

Mark Straker

Gus Lewis

Joseph Rye

Charlie Kranz

Karen David

Tj Ramini

Ronan Leahy

David Murray

Joe Hanley

Ruben Halse

Rade Serbedzija

Roger Yuan

Tom Nolan

Richard Brake

Kwaku Ankomah

David Bedella

Flavia Masetto

Tamer Hassan

Sarah Wateridge

Spencer Wilding

Matt Miller

Soo Hee Ding

Emily Steven-daly

Tenzin Gyurme

Jo Martin

Charles Edwards

Philip Curr

Larry Holden

Shane Rimmer

Jamie Cho

John Judd

Colin Mcfarlane

Gerard Murphy

Jordan Shaw

Jeff Christian

Catherine Porter

Richard Laing

Alexandra Bastedo

Stuart Ong

Roger Griffiths

Rory Campbell

Jeremy Theobald

Darragh Kelly

Stephen Walters

Kiernan Hurley

Timothy Deenihan

Turbo Kong

Sara Stewart

Troy Borisy

Lead Man

Dave Legeno

Nadia Cameron

Fabio Cardascia

Earlene Bentley

Mel Taylor

Mark Smith

Andrew Pleavin

Joe Sargent

Poppy Tierney

Con Horgan

Thomas Jesty

Vocals

Terry Mcmahon

Linus Roache

Jeff Tanner

Christine Adams

Patrick David Nolan

Rodney Ryan

Tenzin Clive Ball

Emma Lockhart

Jay Buozzi

Dominic Burgess

Mark Chiu

John Nolan

Crew

Aurelia Abate

Visual Effects Producer

Holly Acton

Digital Effects Artist

Deena Adair

Hairdresser

Steve Adelson

Camera Operator

Jeanette Agaronoff

Assistant

Adam Aitken

Plasterer

Andy Aitken

Special Effects Technician

Laura Albert

Stunt Performer

Clare Aldington

Stunts

Diccon Alexander

Matte Painter

Jennifer Alford

Costumes

Douglas Allam

Plasterer

Wade Allen

Stunt Performer

David Allum

Modelmaker

Stephen Andrzejewski

Visual Effects

Justine Angus

Sound Effects Editor

Imran Ansari

Camera Assistant

Annabel Arden

Coordinator

Hideki Arichi

Illustrator

Bruce M Armstrong

Special Effects Technician

Nina Armstrong

Stunt Performer

Scott Armstrong

Software Engineer

John Arnitt

Special Effects Technician

Sam Arnopp

Location Assistant

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

Stewart Ash

Cgi Artist

Nadia Assid

Cgi Artist

Rick Avery

Stunt Performer

Tim Baier

Visual Effects

Dean Bailey

Stunt Performer

Wayne Baker

Assistant Camera

Fiona Baldwin

Production Assistant

Lorne Balfe

Music Arranger

Murray Barber

Digital Effects Artist

Jeeda Barford

Assistant Costume Designer

Jonathon Barrass

Software Engineer

Bebe Barrett

Wardrobe

Chris Barrett

Music Engineer

David Basalla

Visual Effects

Peter Bebb

Cg Supervisor

Joanna Beckett

Location Manager

Rosie Bedford-stradling

Medic

William Beenham

Rigging Electrician

Steve Begg

Miniatures

Alistair Bell

Modelmaker

Michael Bell

Digital Effects Artist

Camille Benda

Wardrobe

Steve Benelisha

Software Engineer

Bruce Benson

Stunt Performer

Becky Bentham

Music Coordinator

Hege Berg

Cgi Artist

Ute Bergk

Assistant Set Decorator

Rodney Berling

Sound Effects Editor

Barry Best

Wardrobe

Brian Best

Wardrobe

Dan Bethell

Digital Effects Artist

Cheryl Bickerton

Modelmaker

Karen Bicknell

Accountant

Svanur Bjarnason

Camera Assistant

Hans Bjerno

Aerial Director Of Photography

Jon Kjartan Bjornson

Helicopter Pilot

Nigel Blake

Modelmaker

John Blakeley

Sculptor

Josh Bleibtreu

Photography

Jane Body

Hairdresser

Arrigo Boito

Song

Jed Bolton

Advisor

Nick Bonathan

Modelmaker

Andrew Booth

Cg Supervisor

Harry Boxell

Rigging Electrician

Dameon Boyle

Visual Effects

James Boyle

Sound Effects

Guy Bradley

Illustrator

Sam Breckman

Production Manager

Anna Bregman

Illustrator

Richard Briscoe

Digital Effects Artist

Toby Britton

Illustrator

Nicola Brodie

Cgi Artist

Alan P Brooks

Carpenter

Jon R Brown

Visual Effects

Richard Brown

Special Effects Technician

Steve Brown

Modelmaker

Derek Burgess

Visual Effects Editor

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Chris Burn

Compositing Supervisor

Frank P Calzavara

Stunt Performer

Rudy Calzavara

Stunt Performer

Claudio Campana

Illustrator

Jennifer Campbell

Production Supervisor

Duncan Capp

Modelmaker

Keith Carey

Rigging Electrician

Gavin Carruthers

Production Assistant

Alison Carter

Visual Effects Editor

Darryl Carter

Carpenter

Elaine Cartwright

Wardrobe

Aaron Caskey

Software Engineer

Elli Cassatta

Camera Focus Puller

Stephane Ceretti

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lisa Chadwick

Modelmaker

Simon Changer

Music Editor

Neil Chaplin

Production Accountant

Nicolas Chevallier

Cgi Artist

Calvin Chin

Transportation Co-Captain

Nick Chopping

Stunt Performer

Brian Christensen

Stunt Performer

Chumphae Chuchuen

Stunt Performer

Graham Churchyard

Wardrobe

Paul Clancy

Special Effects Technician

Roy Clarke

Transportation Coordinator

Al Clay

Music Scoring Mixer

Paul Clegg

Assistant Editor

Jeff Clifford

Visual Effects

Lisa Clifford-owen

Visual Effects Editor

Emily Cobb

Cgi Artist

Debra Coleman

Digital Effects Artist

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Peter Connelly

Digital Effects Artist

Gary Connery

Stunt Performer

David Cook

Special Effects

Steve Cook

Modelmaker

Ben Cooke

Stunt Performer

Chris Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Bertrand Cordier

Cgi Artist

Scott Corgan

Stunt Performer

Michelle Corney

Visual Effects Producer

James Cornish

Storyboard Artist

Will Correia

Cgi Artist

Stella Christy Cottini

Costumer

George Cottle

Stunt Performer

Ken Court

Art Director

Hal Couzens

Visual Effects Producer

Dayne Cowan

3-D Animator

Theresa Cowell

Wardrobe

Vicky Coxon

Production Assistant

Al Crate

Visual Effects

Steve Crawley

Special Effects Supervisor

David Cronnelly

Stunts

Tom Crooke

Location Manager

Ciaran Crowley

Digital Effects Artist

Nathan Crowley

Production Designer

Mark Cullis

Assistant Editor

Stuart Curran

Wardrobe

Jason Curtis

Advisor

Sean Danischevsky

Digital Effects Artist

Tobiasz Daszkiewicz

Stunt Performer

Christian David

Production Assistant

Wayne Day

Construction

Michael P Deal

Transportation Captain

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Theo Diamantis

Digital Effects Artist

Justo Dieguez

Consultant

Richard Diver

Visual Effects Editor

Ramin Djawadi

Music

Harriet Donington

Visual Effects

Peter Dorme

Assistant Art Director

Janie Dowding

Costume Coordinator

Simon Downes

Assistant Director

Nick Dudman

Prosthetics

Nick Dudman

Consultant

Nathan Duncan

Cable Operator

Piers Dunn

Unit Manager

Robert Eames

Carpenter

Peter Edge

Painter

Jake Edmonds

Advisor

Peter Edmonds

Set Costumer

Judith Edwards

Medic

Julia Eggerton

Digital Effects Artist

Sander Ellers

Modelmaker

William Elsdale

Cgi Artist

David Eltham

Special Effects Technician

Simon Emanuel

Assistant

Sam Engelen

Assistant

Rick English

Stunt Performer

John Ensby

Film Lab

Raul Esparza

Production Assistant

Daniel Evans

Visual Effects

David Evans

Supervising Sound Editor

Mark Evans

Rigging Electrician

Perry Evans

Gaffer

Warren Evans

Electrician

Kathy Ewings

Accountant

Iain Eyre

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Stuart Farley

Cgi Artist

Eddie Fernandez

Stunt Performer

Tim Field

Visual Effects Producer

James Fierro

Stunt Performer

Nick Finlayson

Special Effects

Neil Finnighan

Stunt Performer

Glory Fioramonti

Stunt Performer

Cliff Fleming

Helicopter Pilot

Micky Flynn

Gaffer

Gene Foad

Wardrobe

Patrick Foad

Wardrobe

Claire Folkard

Wardrobe

David Forman

Stunts

Geoff Foster

Score Recording

Glenn Foster

Stunt Performer

Matthew Foster

Props

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Batman Five, Batman: Intimidation Game, Batman: The Frightening
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Adaptation
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Nathan Duncan; Russell O'Connor; Steve Lafayette
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; London, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Iceland; Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

2005

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 15, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 18, 2005

Based upon "Batman" characters created by Bob Kane and Published by DC Comics.

Laurence Fishburne was previously in discussions for the recurring supporting character of Lucius Fox.

Warner Bros. is also developing two other separate Batman projects; "Batman: Year One" with Darren Aranofsky and Frank Miller, "Batman Vs. Superman."

Batman Begins simultaneously released to IMAX® and conventional 35mm theatres.

James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer collaborated on the film's soundtrack.

Released in United States Summer June 15, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 18, 2005