The Dark Knight


2h 32m 2008

Brief Synopsis

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Film Details

Also Known As
Batman - O Cavaleiro das Trevas, Batman 2, Batman Begins Sequel, Batman, el caballero de la noche, Batman: The Dark Knight, Cavalerul negru, Cavaliere Oscuro, Dark Knight, Dark Knight 3D, The, Dark Night, Dâku naito raijingu, El caballero de la noche asciende, Kara Sövalye, Mracni Vitez, Mroczny rycerz, Tamsos Riteris, Temný rytier, Yön ritari
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Sequel
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Hong Kong; Los Angeles, California, USA; London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York, New York, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

Synopsis

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Cast

Christian Bale

Bruce Wayne

Heath Ledger

The Joker

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rachel Dawes

Aaron Eckhart

Harvey Dent

Michael Caine

Alfred Pennyworth

Morgan Freeman

Lucius Fox

Gary Oldman

James Gordon

Mike Vieau

Michael A Gorman

Helene Wilson

Adam Kalesperis

Craig Heaney

William Fichtner

Beatrice Rosen

Michael Stoyanov

Richard Dillane

Keith Kupferer

Greg Beam

Lisa Mcallister

Keith Szarabajka

Paul Birchard

Ritchie Coster

Ronan Summers

Joshua Rollins

William Armstrong

Joshua Harto

Senator Patrick Leahy

Lorna Gayle

Eric Roberts

Andy Luther

Aidan Feore

Joseph Luis Caballero

Colin Mcfarlane

William Smillie

Matt Rippy

Tristan Tait

Nancy Crane

Roger Monk

Walter Lewis

Daryl Satcher

Cillian Murphy

Chin Han

Sophia Hinshelwood

Chucky Venn

Winston Ellis

Ariyon Bakare

Matthew Leitch

Olumiji Olawumi

Peter Defaria

James Scales

Bronson Webb

Vincenzo Nicoli

Jonathan Ryland

Nigel Carrington

Sam Derence

Matthew O¿neill

Michael Jai White

Danny Goldring

Brandon Lambdin

Thomas Gaitsch

David Ajala

Nestor Carbonell

Michael Corey Foster

Patrick Clear

Sarah Jayne Dunn

Jennifer Knox

Doug Ballard

Gertrude Kyles

Wai Wong

Hannah Gunn

James Farruggio

Melinda Mcgraw

David Dastmalchian

Troy Borisy

Lead Man

Nathan Gamble

Will Zahrn

Lateef Lovejoy

Anthony Michael Hall

Ron Dean

Edison Chen

Tiny Lister

K. Todd Freeman

Dale Rivera

Erik Hellman

Nydia Rodriguez-terracina

Philip Bulcock

Matt Shallenberger

Vincent Riotta

Tommy Campbell

Tom Mcelroy

Grahame Edwards

James Fierro

Lanny Lutz

Chris Petschler

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Andrew Bicknell

Peter Brookes

Ian Pirie

Crew

Victor Abbene

Photography

Deena Adair

Hair Stylist

Jan Adamczyk

Digital Effects Artist

Andy Aitken

Special Effects Technician

Diccon Alexander

Matte Painter

Janice Alexander

Hair

Jennifer Alford

Costumes

Douglas Allam

Plasterer

Wade Allen

Stunts

Rob Allman

Digital Effects Artist

Enrico Altmann

Modelmaker

Enrico Altmann

Modelmaker

Christopher Anciaume

Visual Effects

Tim Angulo

Dp/Cinematographer

Tim Angulo

Director Of Photography

Giorgio Armani

Wardrobe

Laya Armian

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Arnitt

Special Effects Technician

Stewart Ash

Animator

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Francois Xavier Aubague

Visual Effects Producer

Rick Avery

Stunts

Sergio Ayrosa

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Babcock

Sound Effects Editor

Chris P Bacon

Music Engineer

Dean Bailey

Stunts

Luke Bailey

Cgi Artist

Jason Baker

Digital Effects Artist

John Baker

Props

Wayne Baker

Camera

Lorne Balfe

Music

Linzi Baltrunas

Assistant Location Manager

Harry Bardak

Digital Effects Artist

Bruno Baron

Cgi Artist

Tom Barrett

Visual Effects Editor

Mark Bartholomew

Art Director

David Basalla

Cgi Artist

Robin Beard

Compositing Supervisor

Michael B Beaudin

Accounting Assistant

Peter Bebb

Cg Supervisor

Susanne Becker

Digital Effects Artist

Jo Beckett

Assistant Location Manager

Djelloul Bekri

Cgi Artist

Jo Belen

Digital Effects Artist

Nathaniel E Bell

Assistant

Steve Benelisha

Special Effects Technician

Bruce Benson

Helicopter Pilot

Becky Bentham

Music Coordinator

Lizzie Bentley

Matte Painter

Ute Bergk

Assistant Set Decorator

Scott Beverly

Mechanical Special Effects

Jarnail Bhachu

Digital Effects Artist

Michael I. Bilog

Production Accountant

Hans Bjerno

Aerial Director Of Photography

Robert Bliss

Concept Artist

Michelle Blok

Visual Effects

Andrew Bock

Assistant Sound Editor

Brendan Body

Animator

Pierre Bohanna

Wardrobe

Nick Bonathan

Modelmaker

Alessandro Bonora

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Booth

Special Effects Technician

Andrew Borham

Visual Effects

Michael Borhi

Digital Effects Artist

Stephen Borneman

Digital Effects Artist

E.m. Bowen

Visual Effects

Kevin P. Boyd

Video Assist/Playback

Tom Bracht

Character Animation

Andre Braithwaite

Cgi Artist

Sarah Brand

Set Production Assistant

Marc-antoine Bressand

Digital Effects Artist

Toby Britton

Assistant Art Director

Thomas Broderick

Music Engineer

Nicola Brodie

Animator

Kari Brown

Cgi Artist

Nik Brownlee

Digital Effects Artist

Pierre Buffin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Daniel Buhigas

Digital Effects Artist

Julien Buisseret

Cgi Artist

Thibault Bunoust

Digital Effects Artist

Ross Burgess

Digital Effects Artist

Matthieu Burri

Digital Effects Artist

Tom Burton

Visual Effects

Christy Busby

Set Production Assistant

Andrew Butler

Digital Effects Artist

Kenny Cabrera

Craft Service

John Caglione Jr.

Makeup Artist

Neal Callow

Art Director

Frank P Calzavara

Stunts

Candice Campos

Production Coordinator

Nicolas Candido

Digital Effects Artist

Simon Carlile

Digital Effects Artist

Samuel Carter

Visual Effects

Allan Castillo

Animal Services

Patrick Caulfield

Set Costumer

Gordon Cave

Special Effects Technician

Mark Chadwick

Stunts

Martin Chamney

Visual Effects

Jonie Chan

Production Accountant

Jeren Chen

Digital Effects Artist

Nicolas Chevallier

Cgi Artist

Steve Cho

Digital Effects Artist

Brian Christensen

Stunts

Chen On Chu

Production Manager

Lisa Chugg

Props Buyer

Graham Churchyard

Costume Supervisor

Paul Clancy

Special Effects Technician

Larry E Clark

Painter

Jeff Clifford

Software Engineer

Isabel Cody

Visual Effects

Viola Colditz

Modelmaker

Claire Connelly

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Cook

Special Effects

Kingsley Cook

Visual Effects

Bill Cooper

Camera Operator

Gemma Cooper

Rotoscope Animator

Scott Cooper

Cgi Artist

Chris Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Lynne Corbould

Special Effects Coordinator

Jim Cornish

Storyboard Artist

Stella Christy Cottini

Key Costumer

George Cottle

Stunts

Joyce Cox

Visual Effects Producer

Jennifer Cram

Casting Associate

Craig Crane

Animator

Zoe Cranley

Cgi Artist

Al Crate

Software Engineer

Steve Crawley

Special Effects Supervisor

Andrea Cripps

Assistant Costume Designer

Ciaran Crowley

Compositing Supervisor

Nathan Crowley

Production Designer

Ana Marie Cruz

Visual Effects

Mark Cullis

Assistant Editor

Alex Cumming

Digital Effects Artist

Gordon Curtis

Digital Effects Artist

Tracey Curtis

Wardrobe

Tony Cypres

Accounting Assistant

Sean Danischevsky

Digital Effects Artist

Philipp Danner

Digital Effects Artist

John Darmour

Costumer

Tobiasz Daszkiewicz

Stunts

Nick Davis

Visual Effects Supervisor

Wayne Day

Carpenter

Kevin De La Noy

Executive Producer

Kevin De La Noy

Unit Production Manager

Tabitha Dean

Visual Effects Editor

Robert Deas

Digital Effects Artist

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Deborah Dee

Makeup Artist

Claudia Dehmel

Visual Effects Producer

Ivan Martin Del Campo

Assistant Editor

Dimitri Delacovias

Matte Painter

Damien Delrue

Digital Effects Artist

Gina Deuters

Visual Effects

Adam Dewhirst

Digital Effects Artist

Jerome Dewhurst

Digital Effects Artist

Geoff Dibben

Production Supervisor

Justo Dieguez

Consultant

George Disalvo

Special Effects Technician

Karan Doherty

Costumer

Stephanie Dolker

Production Coordinator

Andi Dorfan

Rotoscope Animator

Peter Dorme

Assistant Art Director

Miles Drake

Software Engineer

Michael Driscoll

Production

Tim Drnec

Camera Operator

Cedric Le Dru

Cgi Artist

Luke Drummond

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Ducker

Cgi Artist

Hasraf Dulull

Visual Effects

Matt Dunkley

Original Music

Katherine Durant

Digital Effects Artist

Helen Dwyer

Production Assistant

Matthew Eberle

Set Production Assistant

Mikey Eberle

Set Production Assistant

Bronwyn Edwards

Compositing Supervisor

Chris Eldridge

Wardrobe

David Eltham

Special Effects Technician

Raul Esparza

Visual Effects

James Etherington

Digital Effects Artist

Huw J. Evans

Animator

Mark Evans

Rigging Electrician

Perry Evans

Chief Lighting Technician

Stephen Evans

Loader

Jenni Eynon

Cgi Artist

Ken Fanning

Visual Effects

Stuart Farley

Cg Supervisor

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Jonathan Fawkner

Compositing Supervisor

David Feuillatre

Digital Effects Artist

Elizabeth Finch

Original Music

Marie Fink

Stunts

Nick Finlayson

Special Effects Technician

Lee Finn

Set Costumer

Forest P Fischer

Miniatures

Garry Fisher

Carpenter

P.j. Fishwick

Production Assistant

Aaron Fitzgerald

Set Production Assistant

Michael Fitzmaurice

Camera Operator

Christopher Flick

Foley

Film Details

Also Known As
Batman - O Cavaleiro das Trevas, Batman 2, Batman Begins Sequel, Batman, el caballero de la noche, Batman: The Dark Knight, Cavalerul negru, Cavaliere Oscuro, Dark Knight, Dark Knight 3D, The, Dark Night, Dâku naito raijingu, El caballero de la noche asciende, Kara Sövalye, Mracni Vitez, Mroczny rycerz, Tamsos Riteris, Temný rytier, Yön ritari
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Sequel
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Hong Kong; Los Angeles, California, USA; London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York, New York, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

Award Wins

Best Supporting Actor

2009
Heath Ledger

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2008 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Fantasy Film by the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Winner of the 2008 Orange Award for Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 2008 Satellite Award for Best Sound Mixing & Editing by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of three 2008 awards including Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture and Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) and Best Cinematography by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) and Best Cinematography by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of two 2008 awards including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Heath Ledger) and Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of two 2008 Golden Reel Awards including Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film and Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2008

Expanded Release in United States January 23, 2009

Re-released in United States July 19, 2012

Released in United States on Video December 9, 2008

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

Katie Holmes previously attached to reprise the role of Rachel Dawes.

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2008

Expanded Release in United States January 23, 2009

Re-released in United States July 19, 2012 (one night only)

Released in United States on Video December 9, 2008

Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).