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The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

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Trivia

In the original origin story of the Joker, he was disfigured by acid, whereas in this film it was done by a blade. This ties into the notorious 1947 murder and disfiguration of Elizabeth Short, who was referred to as "the Black Dahlia". The first time the Joker ... ...


Quotes

Grumpy: Three of a kind, let's do this!
Chuckles: Huh, that's it? Three guys?
Grumpy: Plus two guys on the roof. Every guy gets a share. Five shares is plenty.
Chuckles: *Six* shares. Don't forget the guy who planned the job.
Grumpy: He thinks he can sit it out and still take a slice? I know ...


Goofs

(at around 1h 29 mins) During the interrogation scene, Batman flips The Joker onto the table and The Joker lands with his arms down by his sides, but when the camera angle changes his arms are up near his head.


Crazy Credits

There is a dedication in the closing credits: "In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe".


Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray version of the movie has several of the big action scenes and high altitude photography scenes in ordinary 16:9 (1.78:1) widescreen ratio while the rest of the movie preserves the "scope" format (2.39:1). This is because these scenes were filmed in IMAX, whose format is 1.44:1, thus attempting to recreate the effect witnessed in IMAX theatres, as well as preserving as much of these shots as possible.


Soundtracks

4 A Moment of Silence
(1998)
Written by
Masayuki Nakano and Michiyuki Kawashima
Performed by Boom Boom Satellites
Courtesy of Epic Records & Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment

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Genres

Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

18 July 2008

Language

English, Mandarin


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Filming Locations

Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

BRL 7,102,500 (Brazil) (20 July 2008)

Gross:

$534,858,444 (USA) (19 July 2012)

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