Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Christian Bale
Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Christian Bale
Christian Bale
, Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
, Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
Christopher Nolan

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Overview

The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation of the perennially popular comic-book series. The young Bruce Wayne (Gus Lewis) leads a privileged life as the son of wealthy, philanthropist parents, both of whom stress their commitment to improving the lives of the citizens of crime-ridden Gotham City. After his mother and father are murdered by a mugger, however, Wayne grows into an impudent young man (Christian Bale), full of rage and bent on retribution until encouraged by his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), to search for answers beyond his own personal vendettas. Wayne eventually finds discipline in the Far East under the tutelage of Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), a member of the mysterious League of Shadows who guides him in the study of martial arts -- and the ways in which an ordinary man can hone his senses to an almost superhuman acuity. After seven years away from Gotham, Wayne returns, determined to bring peace and safety back to the city. With the help of his faithful manservant, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a scientist at his late father's corporation, Wayne develops a secret identity as Batman, a masked fighter for justice. But when a shady psychiatrist (Cillian Murphy) joins forces with the criminal underworld, Wayne realizes that putting an end to their nefarious plans will be very difficult indeed. Batman Begins also features Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon and Tom Wilkinson as the crime boss Carmine Falcone.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2005
UPC: 0012569594159
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:20:00
Sales rank: 16,319

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Bale Batman/Bruce Wayne
Liam Neeson Henri Ducard
Katie Holmes Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman Jim Gordon
Cillian Murphy Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow
Tom Wilkinson Carmine Falcone
Rutger Hauer Earle
Ken Watanabe Ra's Al Ghul
Mark Boone Flass
Linus Roache Thomas Wayne
Morgan Freeman Lucius Fox
Gus Lewis Bruce Wayne (age 8)
Michael Caine Alfred Pennyworth
Larry Holden D.A. Fisk
Sara Stewart Martha Wayne
Richard Brake Joe Chill

Technical Credits
Christopher Nolan Director,Screenwriter
Chris Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Nathan Crowley Production Designer
Peter Francis Art Director
Larry Franco Producer
David S. Goyer Original Story,Screenwriter
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Paul Kirby Art Director
Cliff Lanning Asst. Director
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Dominic Masters Art Director
Benjamin Melniker Executive Producer
John Papsidera Casting
Wally Pfister Cinematographer
Charles Roven Producer
Lee Smith Editor
Lucinda Syson Casting
Emma Thomas Producer
Cheryl A. Tkach Associate Producer
Michael E. Uslan Executive Producer
Su Whitaker Art Director
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Batman Begins
1. You're Practice [3:38]
2. More Than Just a Man [3:51]
3. What Do You Fear? [4:02]
4. Tragedy [4:41]
5. The Will to Act [3:28]
6. This House [4:34]
7. Not One of Your Good People [4:05]
8. Carmine Falcone [3:00]
9. Embrace Your Fear [4:28]
10. Gotham Must Be Destroyed [2:30]
11. Monastery Mayhem [2:49]
12. Incorruptible Symbol [1:53]
13. Nest of Bats [3:49]
14. Welcome Home [2:45]
15. Applied Sciences [3:42]
16. Gordon's Visitor [2:28]
17. Does It Come in Black? [2:07]
18. Secrets of Scary People [5:29]
19. Rattle the Cages [2:21]
20. Missing Weapon [2:45]
21. More Inside [2:46]
22. Crane's Mask [1:53]
23. Do I Look Like a Cop? [2:56]
24. Lighten Up [3:34]
25. Work to Do [4:03]
26. Arkham's Basement Secrets [5:08]
27. Winged Backup [3:33]
28. Tumbler on the Roof [5:12]
29. This Monster of Yours [2:44]
30. Dual Identities [4:35]
31. Purging Fire [4:22]
32. Inferno Rescue [1:57]
33. Spread the Word: Panic [3:19]
34. What Defines Me [3:21]
35. Catching a Train [3:43]
36. Not Kill but Not Save [3:06]
37. New Owner [1:05]
38. This Is Your Mask [3:11]
39. Calling Card [1:38]
40. End Credits [9:04]

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