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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  • Dark Knight costume displayed at Legendary Pictures booth
  • Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic at an event for The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Aaron Eckhart at an event for The Dark Knight (2008)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one draft of the script, a reference to Robin, being related to Rachel Dawes, was considered. The character of Dick Grayson was not explicitly mentioned, however, Rachel Dawes is revealed as being a relative of the Grayson family. Christopher Nolan had it removed, because he didn't want to build hopes up about Robin appearing in a future film.


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

In the final shot, several non-illuminated lights are at the end of the ramp. They are Bebee Night Lights, which were used to light most of the night chase scene.


Crazy Credits

Large blue flames dissipate in the center to form the new Batman symbol. The film title does not appear until the the closing credits.


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.


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Scatterin' Monkey
(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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Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

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