How does one man change the world?
It’s a question that haunts Bruce Wayne (CHRISTIAN BALE)
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 vanishes
from Gotham and secretly travels the world, seeking the means
to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the
In his quest to educate himself in the ways of the criminal
mind, Bruce is mentored by a mysterious man called Ducard (LIAM
NEESON) 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 (KEN WATANABE).
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 (RUTGER HAUER), a man more concerned
with taking the company public than serving the public good.
Meanwhile, Bruce’s close childhood friend Rachel Dawes
(KATIE HOLMES), 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 (TOM WILKINSON). It doesn’t
help that prominent Gotham psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Crane (CILLIAN
MURPHY) bolsters insanity defenses for Falcone’s thugs
in exchange for nefarious favors that serve his own devious
With the help of his trusted butler Alfred (MICHAEL CAINE),
detective Jim Gordon (GARY OLDMAN) – one of the few good
cops on the Gotham police force – and Lucius Fox (MORGAN
FREEMAN), 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.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy production of a film
by Christopher Nolan, CHRISTIAN BALE in Batman Begins, starring
MICHAEL CAINE, LIAM NEESON, KATIE HOLMES, GARY OLDMAN, CILLIAN
MURPHY, TOM WILKINSON, RUTGER HAUER, KEN WATANABE and MORGAN
Directed by CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, the film is produced by EMMA
THOMAS, CHARLES ROVEN and LARRY FRANCO. The screenplay
is by CHRISTOPHER NOLAN and DAVID S. GOYER, story by DAVID S.
GOYER, based upon BATMAN characters created by BOB KANE and
published by DC COMICS. The executive producers are BENJAMIN
MELNIKER and MICHAEL E. USLAN. The director of photography
is WALLY PFISTER, A.S.C.; the production designer is NATHAN
CROWLEY; the film is edited by LEE SMITH, A.C.E.; the costume
designer is LINDY HEMMING; and the music is by HANS ZIMMER and
JAMES NEWTON HOWARD.
This film has been rated “PG- -3” by the MPAA for
“intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic
Batman Begins will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros.
Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Batman Begins releases on Wednesday, June -5.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive
- Swiss Berken Bag
- Batman Begins Video Game for PS2
Description: Co-publishers Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment and Electronic Arts will launch theBatman Begins
videogame based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’
film on June -5, 2005. The stealth action game will be
available on PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system,
the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo
GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance.
- Time Inc. Home Entertainment’s “Official Movie
Description: Batman Begins: The Official Movie
Guide has over 150 stunning images from the film…it’s
a must-have for every Batman fan!
5 Second Place Winners will each receive:
- Batmobile Tee
- Batman Begins Tee
- Black Hat w/Metal Bat
- Bat Paper Weight – Limited Collector’s Item
5 Third Place Winners will each receive:
- Bat Light Key Chain
- Cell Phone Charm
- Oval Metal Key Chain with Bat Cutout
- Glow-in-the-dark Tattoo
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2005. Winners will be notified by E-mail. Only one entry per
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