The Dark Knight (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Rate: 8.9/10 total 668,797 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 18 July 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 152 min
  • Filming Location: 2 International Finance Centre, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Budget: $185,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $1,001,921,825(worldwide)(1 December 2010)
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart
  • Original Music By: James Newton Howard  Hans Zimmer   
  • Soundtrack: 4 A Moment of Silence
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Criminal | Gotham | Chaos | Criminal Mastermind | District Attorney

Writing Credits By:

  • Jonathan Nolan (screenplay) and
  • Christopher Nolan (screenplay)
  • Christopher Nolan (story) &
  • David S. Goyer (story)
  • Bob Kane (characters)

Known Trivia

  • After seeing his performance in Thank You for Smoking, Christopher Nolan thought that Aaron Eckhart would be perfect for the role of District Attorney Harvey Dent.
  • This is the first Batman feature film that doesn’t incorporate the word “Batman” in its title.
  • The false title given to the film during production, Rory’s First Kiss, was named after Christopher Nolan’s son, Rory. When filming began in April 2007, the production was code-named to thwart onlookers and trespassers. All over downtown Chicago, fliers were posted with this pseudonym (alongside an “RFK” logo) and also listed the address for the film’s production offices.
  • Despite endless speculation on which actor had been chosen to portray The Joker, Heath Ledger had always been Christopher Nolan’s one and only choice for the role. When asked the reason for this unexpected casting, Nolan simply replied, “Because he’s fearless.” He later said that the two had met up to discuss it before there was even a script for the film.
  • Actor/musician Dwight Yoakam turned down two different roles in this film. One was for the part of Det. Wuertz (later played by Ron Dean), as well as the small part of the Gotham National Bank manager (portrayed by William Fichtner) featured at the very beginning.
  • Even though Christopher Nolan offered her the part, Katie Holmes decided not to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes. Instead, she opted to co-star with Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah in Mad Money that same year. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher, Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams were all considered for the role before Maggie Gyllenhaal stepped in.
  • One of the featured extra’s military uniforms bears the name Philo. This is a nod to Joan Philo, the Illinois-based casting director for extras.
  • On Thanksgiving weekend, 2007, fake four-page tabloid-size Gotham Times newspapers were distributed at various public events. Headlined City at War – Batman Saves Entire Family, every article teased events in the film, and everything in the handout was geared toward the film, including the weather (“Gloomy and overcast…”) and advertisements for Gotham National Bank, the Gotham Girl Guides and recruitment for the Gotham Police Department.
  • In preparation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger hid away in a motel room for about six weeks. During this extended stay of seclusion, Ledger delved deep into the psychology of the character. He devoted himself to developing The Joker’s every tic, namely the voice and that sadistic-sounding laugh (for the voice, Ledger’s goal was to create a tone that didn’t echo the work Jack Nicholson did in his 1989 performance as the Joker). Ledger’s interpretation of The Joker’s appearance was primarily based on the chaotic, disheveled look of punk rocker Sid Vicious combined with the psychotic mannerisms of Malcolm McDowell’s character, Alex De Large, from A Clockwork Orange.
  • Christopher Nolan and his co-writers, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer, made the decision very early on not to explore The Joker’s origins. This was so the character could be presented as an “absolute”.

Goofs: Continuity: During the opening bank heist, the bank manager shoots Grumpy in the shoulder (before Bozo/The Joker guns the manager down). In later scenes, however, there is no visible injury and while loading the cash, Grumpy does not seem to be hindered by his wound.

Plot: When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level. Full summary »  »

Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.Written by Peteagassi  

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Synopsis: The movie begins with a gang of men with clown masks breaking into the bank where the mob has a large portion of their money stashed. It begins with five clowns, each getting a cut of the spoils. They suggest that a sixth member of the gang – nicknamed ‘The Joker’ – who did the planning, but sat out the robbery, doesn’t deserve a cut. As the robbery goes on, the clowns begin to kill each other in order to get a larger cut, until a school bus crashes through the wall of the bank, killing another clown. A mob bank manager, who was himself shot with an automatic weapon after he tried to take out the clowns with a shotgun, tells the remaining clown that he doesn’t know who he is dealing with. The clown kneels down and tells the banker, "Whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you…stranger…" then removes his mask to reveal that he himself is The Joker. Joker puts a grenade into the banker’s mouth and boards the bus, leaving a string attached to the pin. The bus pulls out with all of the bank’s cash and the pin pops out. It is just a gas grenade. The Joker joins a long line of school buses leaving the scene as the police arrive.

Gotham is then seen at night with criminals afraid to commit crimes under the watchful sign of the batsignal projected onto the clouds. We see Lt. James Gordon manning the batsignal, waiting for Batman with Det. Anna Ramirez, who asks if he’s coming. Gordon explains that it is okay if he is not, hoping that he is busy elsewhere.

Meanwhile, in a parking garage, the Scarecrow is negotiating with the Russian mob members over the sale of some of his fear-inducing drugs. The sale is interrupted when some of Gotham’s citizens dressed as Batmen wanna-be’s begin shooting at the men. As he gases one of the fake Batmen with his mind-altering drugs from his cuff, the Scarecrow notes that they are not the real Batman, because Batman would never use a gun. Suddenly the Batmobile/Tumbler crashes through a barricade and Scarecrow notes, "That’s more like it!" The Batmobile fires rockets into a nearby office, causing the remaining mobsters to begin to flee. The real Batman arrives on the scene and bends the rifle of one of the wanna-be Batmen before knocking him out.

The Chechen sends his rottweilers to attack the Batmen, and as Batman saves them he takes the dogs out after being badly bitten in the arm. The Scarecrow attempts to flee in a white van but Batman jumps onto the van and begins cutting into the side with his device called the mangler. Scarecrow swerves into a support which sends Batman to the ground. As Scarecrow gets away down a spiraling passageway, Batman leaps onto the roof of his van, smashing it to a halt. He leaves the fake Batmen and the Scarecrow along with some of the mobsters tied up together for the police to eventually round up.

Gordon arrives at the bank the Joker held up earlier with Ramirez who shows him the Joker’s picture from a security camera. Batman arrives to inspect the scene, noting that they have irradiated the drug money to make it easier to trace. When Gordon asks him if the Joker is a threat, Batman informs him that he cannot worry about one man when there is an entire mob to bring down.

The next day, as Bruce Wayne stitches himself up from the dog bite, Alfred offers his concerns, warning Bruce to ‘know his limits’. He notices Bruce keeping a close watch on newly appointed district attorney Harvey Dent via some computer screens, as Bruce is trying to decide whether or not Dent can be trusted. Alfred wonders if he is really spying on the relationship that Rachel Dawes has developed with Harvey Dent.

Harvey Dent arrives in court to join Rachel Dawes in prosecuting mobster Salvatore Maroni, the alleged new leader of the Falcone crime family. One of Maroni’s men takes the fall in court, and attempts to shoot Dent from the witness stand. The gun doesn’t go off and Dent punches the man before he is hauled off to jail. Maroni is eventually set free, to the dismay of Dent.

Dent meets Lt. Gordon, and after a short exchange of words, they both express their distrust for those that are working in each other’s offices. Harvey interrogates Gordon over his involvement with the Batman and Harvey tells him he wants to meet him. Gordon requests search warrants for five banks that are believed to be holding the remainder of the mobs money. Dent agrees to back Gordon’s search warrants, forming a tenuous trust with the honest Gordon, who in turn hails Dent as Gotham’s "White Knight" while Dent questions Gordon about another nickname they had for him when he was at I.A.D., a nickname Gordon claims to have no knowledge of.

Lucius Fox holds a board meeting at Wayne Enterprises, negotiating an joint venture with Lau, the head of Lau Security Investments, based in Hong Kong. After the meeting with Lau, Wayne expresses his reservations with Lucius Fox about Lau’s business operation, apparently illegal based on their profits. After agreeing to cancel the deal, Wayne asks Fox for a new suit. He explains that he needs to be lighter, and faster, in case he runs into any more guard dogs.

That night, Harvey dines out with Rachel. Harvey tells Rachel he had to make a reservation weeks earlier, and even then needed to exercised his influence to get a table at the very fashionable restaurant. Bruce and his date, the prima ballerina for the Russian ballet, encounter Rachel and Harvey. Bruce has them pull a table together so they can dine together, informing Harvey that he owns the restaurant. At first, Bruce seems jealous and threatened by Harvey, based on the fact that he is dating his own love interest, but Harvey explains how he supports the work of Batman and appreciates his help. Bruce changes his tune and informs Harvey that he intends to throw a massive fund-raiser for him.

Meanwhile, all of the top mob members are having a meeting. Because of their inside sources in the police, they were aware that the banks that their money was stashed in were going to be searched. Lau appears to them on a television monitor from his plane on his way back to Hong Kong. He informs the mob that all of their money has already been moved to a single secure location, just as Lt. Gordon and company are searching the banks, finding nothing but the irradiated trace money. When the Chechen expresses concern over the man with the clown makeup stealing $68 million from one of their banks, Maroni dismisses him as nothing but a nobody.

The Joker enters in the room, and after killing a hostile mob member’s crony by way of a ‘magic trick’, sits down and talks with the mob about how pathetic they’ve become since Batman came around. He tells them their one solution is to ‘Kill the Batman’, and offers to do so for half the mob’s money. He warns them about Lau, saying he knows a squealer when he sees one, causing Lau to promptly turn off his monitor. The mob laughs, and as one of the mobsters, Gambol, rises from his seat and threatens the Joker, the Joker opens his coat, exposing grenades. Gambol tells the Joker that he’s putting a price out on his head. The Joker tells the mob that when they plan to take things a little more seriously, give him a call, and presents them with ‘his card’, a joker playing card. And with that, he exits. But not before warning that Batman will come for Lau.

Harvey Dent, with Gordon, lights the batsignal to meet with Batman, who appears. As Dent and Gordon blame one another for the money’s disappearance due to leaks from corrupt officers in the other’s departments, they explain to Batman that they need Lau back, realizing that Batman is under no one’s jurisdiction. They want to make him talk, and give up all the mob members’ names. Batman agrees and disappears.

Fox shows Wayne his new suit, and Wayne begins planning an impromptu trip to Hong Kong. Fox will accompany him, making it look like the only reason for his visit was to cancel the negotiations with Lau’s company.

Gambol is playing pool with some of his associates until one of them informs him that a group of hoodlums havd killed the Joker, and has the body. The body is brought in covered in a bag, and as Gambol is about to pay, the Joker rises up and holds a knife to his face while his men hold guns to his associates’ heads. The Joker tells a story about how he got his scars from his father, and then kills Gambol. He offers the three surviving associates an opportunity to join his team, but he has only one opening. He leave the three with the halves of a broken, sharp pool stick and no choice but to fight each other for their lives.

Meanwhile, Fox arrives in Hong Kong to meet with Lau. He checks in his mobile phone at the front desk at Lau’s building, as there are no cell phones allowed on the premises. Fox meets with Lau, and informs him of Wayne Enterprises’ plans to cancel negotiations with his company. However, he secretly keeps one cell phone in his pocket, which has been adapted to produce a sonar map of the surrounding area. Upon leaving the building, he does not pick up the phone he dropped off, and he produces the map of the building to Bruce Wayne. That night, the phone that Fox left at the front desk emits a high frequency that shuts down all power in the building. Batman crashes in through a window in Lau’s office, and after disabling some guards, grabs Lau and escapes by sending a balloon attached to a cable to a plane he has chartered flying over Lau’s building.

Back in Gotham, Lau is interrogated by Rachel with Dent and Gordon looking on. Rachel presses him to give them the money Lau has taken, but Lau will not give in. After she threatens to have him moved to the County lock-up, Lau tells her that he can give them the names of the mobsters and their pooled investments. Dent then realizes that they will have the leverage they need in a RICO case of conspiracy to link all of the mob members together. Gordon decides to keep Lau in his holding cell at the Major Case Unit building and Lau agrees to cooperate with the police, and give the names of the mob members.

Gordon appears at Maroni’s restaurant as the police rush in to arrest all of the mob members in attendance. As all of the mob members that Lau informed the police are rounded up for arraignment, Judge Janet Surrillo finds a Joker card in the middle of the stack of conviction papers. Dent gives a televised impromptu interview denying Batman’s involvement while expressing gratitude for the police work in bringing the mob members to justice.

Dent, Gordon, and Commissioner Loeb meet with the mayor to tell him that Dent’s rash indictment of the mob members will give the mayor clean streets for 18 months. The mayor informs Dent that his brash actions will bring down the full might of Gotham’s underworld and corrupt citizens solely upon him. When the mayor asks if Dent is ready to be the city’s target the dead body of a Batman wanna-be hanging by a noose slams against the mayor’s window dressed up in a Batman suit, with makeup on his face like the Joker’s – complete with the sides of the mouth sliced into a grin – and with a Joker card pinned to him reading ‘Will the real Batman please stand up?’. Bruce and Alfred watch on as a video tape is played on the news of the Joker tormenting the wanna-be before killing him. He then promises that until Batman takes off his mask and shows everyone who he really is, people will die every day.

As Harvey Dent’s fund-raiser at Wayne’s penthouse gets underway, Rachel and a nervous Dent arrive and mingle. Wayne arrives with three models via helicopter and seeks out Harvey, whom he applauds and throws his full support behind claiming, "I believe in Harvey Dent." Minutes later, Rachel meets with Bruce on the balcony upset that Bruce is making fun at Dent but Bruce tells her that he truly believes in Harvey and that he could be the White Knight that will allow him to hang up his mantle as Batman so they can be together. Dent joins them to thank Bruce and retrieve Rachel.

Meanwhile Gordon discovers that there are 3 traces of DNA on the Joker card, from Commissioner Loeb, Harvey Dent, and Judge Surrillo, the Judge that is trying all of the mob members and found the card among the paperwork. Gordon takes this as a threat on their lives, and begins preparations to protect them. In the case of the Judge and Commissioner Loeb, however, this fails. The Judge’s car blows up when the police arrive to take her into protective custody and Commissioner Loeb dies of severe poisoning from his liquor bottle before Gordon can stop him from drinking.

Dent takes Rachel aside to ask her to marry him, but she is torn and cannot give him an answer. Bruce subdues Dent and locks him in a closet while Rachel watches in shock. Bruce tells Rachel that they (the Joker and his goons) have come for Harvey and to stay hidden from sight.

The Joker and his goons burst in telling the guests that they are tonight’s ‘entertainment." The Joker scans the room seeking out Harvey Dent when Rachel steps forward. He grabs her and pulls a knife on her telling her a different version of the story about how he got his scars, claiming that his wife was scarred by loan sharks and that he took a razor to himself to "make her smile," but that she left him over it. Rachel kicks him away and he comes after her saying that he likes that "little fight" in her, when Batman shows up and sends him reeling. A fight breaks out between Batman, the Joker, and his goons with the Joker and the goons beating on Batman pretty well. When Batman gains the upper hand he sees the Joker holding a gun at Rachel’s head as he dangles her out of a shot out window. Batman demands he let her go, to which the Joker replies "Very poor choice of words" and lets her fall. Batman dives out the window and saves her using his cape to slow their fall as they crash into the roof of a car on the street. The Joker apparently vanishes from the scene.

The next day, Wayne tries to figure out what the Joker is after. Alfred relates a story of when he was in Burma with friends attempting to nullify the local criminals by bribing them with jewels. One thief however, tossed these bribes away and continued to raid the local convoys. When Bruce seems confused over this behavior Alfred informs him that some men can’t be reasoned with, they don’t want anything in particular, that they kill for sport. Alfred observes that they just want to watch the world burn, as Bruce fixates on the Joker’s face on a monitor.

Batman is seen on the edge of a rooftop listening in to cell phone frequencies when he overhears a plot against Harvey Dent. Gordon rushes to the apartment with Ramirez and Batman to find two policemen murdered, with the last names "Harvey" and "Dent." Ramirez begins to blame Batman, but Gordon cuts her off. As Batman removes a piece of concrete wall that contains a bullet used in the murders in hopes of finding evidence, Gordon notes that the Joker has left an advance copy of tomorrow’s newspaper indicating the death of the mayor.

At Wayne Enterprises, Fox meets with Wayne’s accountant Coleman Reese, who claims to know about certain problems with Wayne’s funding in research and development, claiming that Wayne has some sort of government project with cell phones for the army underway. He also uncovers Fox’s designs for the Batmobile/Tumbler. He tells Fox that he wants $10 million per year for the rest of his life to keep this a secret. Fox smiles and says, "Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world is a secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands, and your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck."

Fox helps Wayne reconstruct the bullet taken from the murder scene and produces a fingerprint. Fox asks him if he has reassigned the R&D department. Bruce acknowledges that he has, claiming he is playing this one "close to the chest."

Wayne traces the bullet fingerprint’s owner to an apartment overlooking the funeral speeches for Commissioner Loeb and takes off on motorcycle.

As the ceremony continues on the street below, Wayne inspects a room where he believes the Joker might be, and he finds several men tied up. They tell Wayne that their guns and uniforms were stolen. Wayne inspects binoculars pointed out of a blinded window. The window blind is connected to a timer. As the timer reaches zero, the blinds quickly raise, and the police snipers positioned around the area all shoot in that direction. At the same time, the Joker, who had removed his makeup and played himself off as a member of the honor guard for the ceremony, turns and takes a shot at the mayor, but Lt. Gordon dives in the way, getting shot in the back and falling. Everyone panics and runs, but the police shoot one member of the honor guard in the leg and haul him into a truck. Dent himself climbs in the truck, and upon inspecting the criminal, sees that the name-tag on his uniform reads ‘Officer Rachel Dawes’. He calls Rachel and informs her that she’s been targeted, and to get to the safest place she can, which in her case is Bruce’s penthouse. He tells her he loves her, but there is no answer from Rachel.

Gordon’s family is visited at home, to inform them of the death of Gordon at the funeral ceremony. Gordon’s wife, Barbara, shouts out at the empty sky to Batman that he has brought this craziness upon Gotham. Gordon’s young son catches a brief glimpse of Batman mournfully watching the scene.

Meanwhile, Batman enters a club and grabs Maroni after beating on his men. He interrogates Maroni on the Joker’s whereabouts, who claims that he should have held him from a higher location. Batman drops him off the ledge, injuring his legs and learns that Maroni has no idea where the Joker is. Maroni explains that the Joker has no friends and no one will give him up because unlike Batman, he plays by no rules.

As Dent is interrogating the captured so-called honor guard member about what he knows about the Joker, he is enraged and holds a gun to his head. He flips his father’s lucky silver dollar for his life, coming up on heads. As he flips the coin again, Batman shows up and snatches the coin in midair, asking if Dent would really leave a thug’s life up to chance, to which Dent answers, "Not exactly." He informs Harvey that this criminal – Thomas Schiff – is a paranoid schizophrenic patient from Arkham Asylum and that he won’t learn anything from him. He also tells Harvey that if anyone saw this unjust way of interrogating someone, all that good work that Dent’s done for Gotham would be lost. He tells Harvey to hold a press conference the following day, because he wants to use that opportunity to turn himself in. As Batman leaves, Harvey yells at him that he can’t give in.

Bruce arrives back in his penthouse to find Rachel waiting. She tells him that turning himself in will not stop the Joker’s murderous rampage, but Bruce says he has enough blood on his hands already. He reminds her that she promised him that they would be together if and when he hung up the mantle of Batman. She tells Bruce not to make her his only hope for a normal life and they share a kiss. She tells Bruce that if he turns himself in as Batman that the city will never let them be together.

Back at Wayne’s secret base of operations for Batman, he and Alfred begin destroying everything that might tie Lucius Fox or Rachel to Batman. Alfred tries to talk Bruce out of it, asking him to endure these trying times and allow Batman to make the right choice that nobody else can for the good of the city. Bruce explains that Batman cannot endure the responsibility for innocents dying, especially where Rachel is concerned.

At the press conference, Harvey attempts to reason with the assembled press and police to not give in to the fear that the Joker has unleashed upon the city. He agrees that Batman is a vigilante but that the people of Gotham should hold him accountable, and not give in to the whims of this terrorist known as the Joker. However, the people are overcome with fear, crying out "No more dead cops," to applause indicating that Harvey will not be able to sway them. Upon his failure, Harvey announces that HE is the Batman, and gets handcuffed and taken away. Bruce Wayne is shown with a look of confusion on his face.

Rachel, watching the news conference at Bruce Wayne’s penthouse, confronts Alfred over Bruce’s seeming cowardice in allowing Harvey to take the fall when he claims to be Batman. Alfred explains to Rachel that Batman is instead allowing himself to be something else besides a hero, mainly a figure outside of the system that the people can both turn to or blame in times of need, that Batman can ‘take it". Rachel gives Alfred a letter for Bruce and tells him to give it to Bruce when the time is right. When Alfred asks what it is, she tells him it is open and hugs him before departing to see Harvey as he is being transported to the County lock-up.

While being taken to a convoy that will transport him to a county, Harvey explains to Rachel that this is Batman’s chance. He then pulls out the coin and says "Heads: I go through with this," and flips it, landing on heads. When Rachel tells him that he can’t leave something like that to chance, he tosses her the coin, revealing that it is a two-headed coin. During this transport, he’s planning on getting attacked by the Joker, and he’s planning on Batman to come and save him, and to capture the Joker. The convoy takes off.

While transporting Harvey, the Joker and some goons start taking out the police cars in a large semi truck. He pulls out an RPG and beings firing at the armored truck carrying Dent. The Tumbler arrives and attempts to stop the Joker, and gets hit with the RPG in the process. His car takes ‘catastrophic’ damage, and he’s forced to eject. However, the ejection in this car is a bike, that deploys out the front of the car. This bike becomes known as the ‘Batpod’. Batman chases down the Joker on his Batpod, and after firing some cables at the truck and weaving them through some light poles and buildings, flips the truck completely over. The Joker emerges with a Smith & Wesson M76 Submachine gun and shoots at Batman, who speeds towards him on his Batpod, all the while screaming at Batman to hit him. Batman honors his own non-lethal code and swerves around the Joker then crashes into the flipped truck, falling to the ground. As the Joker jumps on him with a knife, one of the SWAT officers holds a gun to the back of his head, and upon removing his helmet and mask, shows that it was Lt. Gordon, who faked his death to protect his family. The Joker is hauled away to the MCU. Harvey gets out of the truck and into a cruiser, stating he is off to see a worried girlfriend.

At Gordon’s Major Crimes Unit building, Gordon is promoted to Commissioner by the Mayor. The Joker shares a cell with a large man who complains about his insides hurting. Commissioner Gordon, after reuniting with his family, gets a call explaining that Harvey never made it home. He returns to the prison to interrogate the Joker. During the interrogation, Batman appears and starts beating on the Joker, trying to find out where Harvey is. The Joker gets under Batman’s skin telling him that they are both freaks and that when the people of Gotham no longer view Batman as a necessity, they will turn on him. Batman becomes enraged and puts a chair under the door and beats the Joker savagely, but The Joker just laughs and defiantly tells Batman that there is nothing he can do to him to hurt him and that he actually enjoys the beatings. The Joker sadistically reveals that not just Harvey, but Rachel are in separate locations, both tied up and strapped to explosives that will explode in a short amount of time. He gives the locations of the two, saying that he only has time to save one of them and that he must make a choice that will violate Batman’s "code" of non-lethal means…that one of them will die since Batman cannot save them both. Batman heads off, telling Gordon that he’s going after Rachel. Gordon gets some men ready and heads off after Harvey.

As Batman and the police are rushing towards the two prisoners, Harvey awakens to hear Rachel’s voice. Whoever captured them set up an intercom system so that the two can communicate. Harvey tells Rachel that everything will be OK, and Rachel tells Harvey that she wants to marry him. While Dent’s trying to hop around in his chair trying to find something sharp to cut his ropes with, he falls over and knocks an oil drum down, and the gasoline spills all over half of his face. Meanwhile, back at the jail, the Joker tricks a cop and holds him hostage, and he tells the other cops he just wants his phone call. Upon getting a cell phone and dialing a number, the large man that was in the cell with him blows up. The Joker had cut him open and implanted a cell phone-triggered device inside of him. The Joker grabs Lau and flees the jail.

Batman arrives at the address that the Joker had told him Rachel was at, but when he opens the door, he finds Harvey Dent instead, who screams in despair at having been found instead of Rachel. Gordon arrives at the supposed location for Dent but the warehouse explodes and Rachel is killed. As Batman saves Dent by carrying him out of the warehouse, the explosion ignites the gas that saturated Dent’s face, horribly burning it. Dent is taken to Gotham General Hospital. Batman visits Dent in the hospital, and leaves him the two-headed coin that they found at Rachel’s site of death. One side of the coin is still shiny, while the other side is scraped and burnt.

Alfred reads Rachel’s letter. She explains that she is going to marry Harvey Dent and that when she told him that she would be with him when he no longer need to be Batman that she meant it. However, she realizes that he will always be Batman so she will always be there as his friend.

Bruce expresses to Alfred his devastation behind losing Rachel and that he feels responsible for inspiring madness and death. he tells Alfred that she was going to wait for him. Alfred chooses not to give him her letter, saying the time is not right and that with Harvey Dent hospitalized, it will be up to him alone to fight the crime in Gotham City. Meanwhile, Harvey wakes up in the hospital with a large bandage over half of his face, finds his now scarred two-headed coin, and screams out in anguish over losing the one person he loved.

Commissioner Gordon visits Dent and tries to tell him how sorry he is for what has transpired, questioning why Dent refused skin grafts and how he can stand to be in unrelenting agony over his disfigurement. Harvey is filled with rage for Gordon not listening to him when he warned Gordon not to trust the corrupt officers that Dent investigated during his time in Internal Affairs which has resulted in Dent’s disfigurement and ultimately Rachel’s death. Dent demands Gordon tell him the nickname they had for him when he was in I.A., which Gordon ashamedly replies "Harvey Two-Face," while being forced to stare at the extensive burns and scarred tissue that have enveloped half of Harvey’s face. As Gordon leaves an emotionally devastated Harvey, he runs into Maroni in the hallway who tells him that the Joker has gone too far and that if Gordon wants the clown, he knows where he will be.

Wayne’s accountant Reese appears on a news show claiming to be able to tell the world who Batman is. He tells Gotham that he is going to reveal Batman’s identity, but before he can, the Joker calls in to the show saying that he doesn’t want this lawyer to ruin his fun. He says that if the lawyer is not killed within 60 minutes, he is going to blow up a hospital. This triggers the police to rush in and protect the lawyer, and try to carry him to safety. At the same time, other police are evacuating all of the hospitals in Gotham City. When they get to Gotham General, a police officer attempts to evacuate a nurse in Harvey Dent’s room, which then turns out to be the Joker, and he kills the cop. He then explains to Two-Face how he needs to introduce a little anarchy and chaos, how easy it is to bring down all the good people in the world and how it’s all fair. Joker unties Two-Face and hands him a pistol. Two-Face, bent on revenge and now believing everything in the world should be decided by chance, flips the double-headed coin to decide whether or not to shoot Joker which Joker agrees is only fair. Though we don’t see it, the coin obviously lands on the clean side since the next scene shows Joker leaving Gotham General Hospital as it blows up in the background.

Afterwards, the Joker appears on TV again, forcing kidnapped GCN reporter Mike Engle to read out his plans. He reads that Gotham City now belongs to the Joker, starting that very evening. Anyone that doesn’t want to be a part of his game should leave now, but they are going to have a hard time leaving the city by the bridges. He alludes to the fact that something big was going to happen that very night. During which, Two-Face enters a local bar where Detective Wuertz – the ‘dirty’ cop that had picked him up after the Joker was captured – hangs out. After questioning him, he flips the coin which lands on the dirty side and he kills Wuertz. At the same time, Batman uses Fox’s ‘cell phone sonar’ technology to somehow turn every single cell phone in Gotham into a sonar device, giving him the opportunity to spy on everyone in Gotham. He calls Fox in, and tells him to monitor the screens, and give him updates on the Joker’s location when he sees him. Fox is appalled that Batman would use his technology to spy on the citizens of Gotham and reluctantly agrees to help, stating that the machine must be destroyed after the Joker is captured or he will have to retire.

Two-Face continues to question mob members, trying to uncover the identity of the dirty cop that kidnapped Rachel. When confronting Maroni in Maroni’s car, he learns that the other cop is Ramirez. He then flips the coin for Maroni, which lands on the clean side. "Lucky Man," he remarks before he flips it again. It lands on the dirty side and he buckles up and states, "But he’s not" as he shoots Maroni’s driver, causing the car to veer off the road and crash into the dockyards. Meanwhile, two large ferries leave Gotham due to the Joker’s threats. One is inhabited by criminals that Harvey and Gordon helped put away, the other is packed with innocent citizens – the city’s bridges apparently being wired with explosives. While sailing off, the two boats completely lose all power and their engines die. Both ships eventually realize that there are explosives strewn all about the boat, and they both find detonators. It is at this time that the Joker’s voice is heard over the loudspeaker of both ferries, and he informs them that they are part of a social experiment. The detonator on each boat is for the other boat. One ferry must press the button and destroy the other boat by midnight, or else the Joker will destroy both boats. This brings about much chaos in both boats, and a lot of soul searching about morality and about if anyone could actually do such a thing.

Fox finds the Joker, who is holed up in a building still being constructed with many clown guards. Batman notifies Gordon of the location, and speeds off towards the building. Meanwhile, Two-Face forces a frightened Ramirez to call Gordon’s family and tell his wife and children to meet her at the exact spot where Rachel was killed. They believe her because they trust her. Afterwards, Two-Face, angered with Ramirez’s pleas to spare her life for the sake of her sick mother, flips for Ramirez’s life. The coin lands on heads, so he just knocks her out, telling her that she "lives to fight another day." As Gordon arrives at the building where the Joker is, he gets a call from his family telling him they are being held captive by Two-Face in the place where Rachel was killed. Gordon rushes off to save his family as Batman breaks in to the building. After realizing that the clown guards are the actual hostages and the doctors/hostages are the Joker’s goons, he beats down some SWAT members in order to prevent them from killing the clown guards, and he disables the goons as he makes his way up to the Joker’s location. When he finally confronts the Joker, the Joker sends the Chechen’s rottweilers after him, and while Batman fights them off, the Joker beats him brutally with a blunt metal object, and eventually throws him close to the edge of the building, trapping him under a metal beam.

At the same time, the two boats are still debating what to do with the detonators. On the ‘criminal ferry’, one of the largest and meanest-looking convicts makes a speech about the warden holding the trigger not knowing how to take life, then goes up to the warden and asks to take the trigger so he himself can do what the warden should have done ten minutes ago. The warden hands the convict the trigger and the convict promptly throws it out of the ferry, making it impossible for anyone on the convict ferry to blow up the ‘innocent’ ferry. On the innocent ferry, after having voted to use their detonator, the officials can’t bring themselves to act out the decision. A man stands up, takes the detonator but is unable to press the button.

The Joker, on top of Batman while holding him down, shows signs of disappointment when neither of the ferries’ passengers will stoop to his level. As he’s about to destroy the two boats, Batman fires his gauntlet darts at him, knocking the detonator out of his hands, and throws him over the edge of the building. Before he can hit the ground, however, Batman fires one of his grappling gun tools at him and saves him. While hanging in front of Batman, the Joker tells him that the two of them are destined to fight forever, and how Batman really IS incorruptible. The Joker reveals to him, however, that his real plan was to engineer the fall of Gotham’s White Knight, Harvey Dent, since that would introduce much more chaos when a good man like Dent is shown descending into chaos and evil. Batman heads off to find Harvey, while the SWAT team captures the Joker.

At 250 52nd St, Gordon arrives to see Two-Face holding his family hostage. Two-Face knocks him to the ground and tells him that he’s going to make him suffer just as he did, as he grabs his young son Jimmy and prepares to flip the coin for his fate. Batman arrives and tells him to stop, and to blame the people responsible for Rachel’s death. So then Two-Face flips the coin for Batman, which lands on the dirty, scarred side, and Two-Face shoots him. He then flips the coin for himself and it lands on the clean side. As he’s flipping the coin for Gordon’s son, he tells Gordon to lie to the boy and tell him that everything will be alright, just as Dent himself had to tell Rachel earlier, seconds before she was killed. Batman gets up and tackles him and they fall off of the building together. Unseen by them, the coin lands on the clean side. Batman hands Jimmy up to Gordon as Batman himself falls to the ground next to Two-Face, who lies motionless.

As Gordon climbs down to check on Batman, Batman laments that, in the end, the Joker won. By corrupting Harvey Dent and turning him evil, he tore down the best of them. If Gotham were to find out about Dent’s murders, then the symbol of hope and faith he had given Gotham would diminish and all the prisoners he helped put back in jail would be let out, thus creating chaos. Batman explains that Gotham can never find out about the murders, and takes the blame of them on himself, so that the Joker wouldn’t win and the city’s peace would remain.

We see a montage of Commissioner Gordon and other members of the Gotham City Police Department gathered at a memorial to Harvey Dent. It is unclear whether he was killed or not. Gordon then smashes the Bat Signal above the MCU Building, while Alfred burns Rachel’s note and Lucius shuts down the sonar machine with a pleased look. Batman, in the background, continues to explain that by taking the blame of the killings, the faith that the people of Gotham had in Harvey Dent can be rewarded, and they can feel justified.

Batman then runs from Gordon as the cops begin to chase him, and Gordon tells his son that while Harvey Dent was the hero Gotham needed, Batman is the hero that Gotham deserved. The bat-signal is destroyed and a manhunt is issued for Batman. Batman gets on his Batpod and speeds away, while Gordon declares:

"He’s a silent Guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight."

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Produced By:

  • Kevin De La Noy known as executive producer
  • Jordan Goldberg known as associate producer
  • Philip Lee known as line producer: Hong Kong
  • Benjamin Melniker known as executive producer
  • Christopher Nolan known as producer
  • Lorne Orleans known as producer (IMAX version)
  • Charles Roven known as producer
  • Emma Thomas known as producer
  • Thomas Tull known as executive producer
  • Michael E. Uslan known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Christian Bale known as Bruce Wayne / Batman
  • Heath Ledger known as Joker
  • Aaron Eckhart known as Harvey Dent
  • Michael Caine known as Alfred
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal known as Rachel Dawes
  • Gary Oldman known as Lt. Jim Gordon
  • Morgan Freeman known as Lucius Fox
  • Monique Gabriela Curnen known as Ramirez
  • Ron Dean known as Wuertz
  • Cillian Murphy known as Scarecrow
  • Chin Han known as Lau
  • Nestor Carbonell known as Mayor
  • Eric Roberts known as Maroni
  • Ritchie Coster known as Chechen
  • Anthony Michael Hall known as Mike Engel
  • Keith Szarabajka known as Stephens
  • Colin McFarlane known as Loeb
  • Joshua Harto known as Reese
  • Melinda McGraw known as Barbara Gordon
  • Nathan Gamble known as James Gordon, Jr.
  • Michael Vieau known as Rossi
  • Michael Stoyanov known as Dopey
  • William Smillie known as Happy
  • Danny Goldring known as Grumpy
  • Michael Jai White known as Gambol
  • Matthew O'Neill known as Chuckles
  • William Fichtner known as Bank Manager
  • Olumiji Olawumi known as Drug Dealer
  • Greg Beam known as Drug Buyer
  • Erik Hellman known as Junkie
  • Beatrice Rosen known as Natascha
  • Vincenzo Nicoli known as Crime Boss
  • Edison Chen known as LSI VP
  • Nydia Rodriguez Terracina known as Judge Surrillo
  • Andy Luther known as Brian
  • James Farruggio known as Man No. 1
  • Tom McElroy known as Man No. 2
  • Will Zahrn known as Assistant DA
  • James Fierro known as Thug at Party
  • Patrick Leahy known as Gentleman at Party
  • Sam Derence known as Male Guest
  • Jennifer Knox known as Female Guest
  • Patrick Clear known as Judge Freel
  • Sarah Jayne Dunn known as Maroni's Mistress
  • Charles Venn known as Gambol's Bodyguard (as Chucky Venn)
  • Winston Ellis known as Gambol's Bodyguard
  • David Dastmalchian known as Joker's Thug
  • Sophia Hinshelwood known as Reporter
  • Keith Kupferer known as Heckler
  • Joseph Luis Caballero known as Cop Heckler
  • Richard Dillane known as Acting Commissioner
  • Daryl Satcher known as Officer at Intersection
  • Chris Petschler known as Convoy Leader
  • Aidan Feore known as Fat Thug
  • Philip Bulcock known as Murphy
  • Paul Birchard known as Cop with Fat Thug
  • Walter Lewis known as Medic
  • Vincent Riotta known as Cop at 250 52nd St.
  • Nancy Crane known as Nurse
  • K. Todd Freeman known as Polk
  • Matt Shallenberger known as Berg
  • Michael Andrew Gorman known as Cop at Hospital
  • Lanny Lutz known as Bartender
  • Peter Defaria known as Civilian (as Peter DeFaria)
  • Matt Rippy known as First Mate
  • Andrew Bicknell known as Prison Ferry Pilot
  • Ariyon Bakare known as Guard Commander
  • Doug Ballard known as Businessman
  • Helene Wilson known as Mother
  • Tommy Campbell known as Passenger
  • Craig Heaney known as Passenger
  • Lorna Gayle known as Passenger
  • Lisa McAllister known as Passenger
  • Peter Brooke known as Passenger
  • Joshua Rollins known as SWAT Sniper
  • Dale Rivera known as SWAT Leader
  • Matthew Leitch known as Prisoner on Ferry
  • Tommy 'Tiny' Lister known as Tattooed Prisoner (as Tommy Tiny Lister)
  • Thomas Gaitsch known as Reporter #3
  • William Armstrong known as Evans
  • Adam Kalesperis known as Honor Guard Man
  • Tristan Tait known as Uniform Cop
  • Bronson Webb known as Bounty Hunter
  • David Ajala known as Bounty Hunter
  • Gertrude Kyles known as Fox's Secretary
  • Jonathan Ryland known as Passenger Ferry Pilot
  • James Scales known as Guardsman
  • Nigel Carrington known as Warden
  • Ian Pirie known as Corrections Officer
  • Lateef Lovejoy known as Prisoner
  • Grahame Edwards known as Prisoner
  • Roger Monk known as Prisoner
  • Ronan Summers known as Prisoner
  • Wai Wong known as Hong Kong Detective
  • Michael Corey Foster known as Honor Guard Leader
  • Hannah Gunn known as Gordon's Daughter
  • Brandon Lambdin known as Armored Car SWAT
  • Asim Ahmad known as Clown (uncredited)
  • Jeff Albertson known as National Guard / Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Tracy L. Aldaz known as Emergency Medical Technician (uncredited)
  • Matthew W. Allen known as Civilian (uncredited)
  • Stephen Armourae known as Ferry Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Mike Bach known as Board Room Member (uncredited)
  • Wayne Baker known as Loading Dock Supervisor (uncredited)
  • Martin Ballantyne known as Joker's Henchman (uncredited)
  • Tommy Bartlett known as Maroni's D.A. (uncredited)
  • Blayne Bennett known as Inmate (uncredited)
  • Jon Lee Brody known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Debbi Burns known as Bank Patron (uncredited)
  • Maritza Cabrera known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Shirin Caiola known as Party Guest with Glass (uncredited)
  • Laura Chernicky known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Matt Cho known as Lau Henchman (uncredited)
  • Henry Milton Chu known as Lau Henchman (uncredited)
  • Kelli Clevenger known as Paramedic (uncredited)
  • Jessica Cooper known as Hospital Patient (uncredited)
  • Bruce Allen Dawson known as Ferry Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Danielle Day known as Bruce's Supermodel Girlfriend #2 (uncredited)
  • Richard Divizio known as Chechen Gangster (uncredited)
  • Tony Domino known as Press Conference Heckler (uncredited)
  • David William James Elliott known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Gene Fojtik known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Reese Foster known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Jason Frederick known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Darren Elliot Fulsher known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • David Fultz known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Scott Ganyo known as EMT (uncredited)
  • Marisol Giraud known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Tim Glanfield known as Hostage (uncredited)
  • Dan Gossen known as SWAT Officer (uncredited)
  • Sharlene Grover known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Natalie Hallam known as Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
  • Alexander Hathaway known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Jordon Hodges known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • John Hoving known as Bank Vault Manager (uncredited)
  • Bill Ibrahim known as Maroni Gangster (uncredited)
  • Erron Jay known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Daniel Jefferson known as Immigrant Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
  • Ramses Jimenez known as National Guard (uncredited)
  • Will Jones known as High-Ranking Officer (uncredited)
  • Bob Kaliebe known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Nicky Katt known as Shotgun SWAT (uncredited)
  • Mark Keiser known as Businessman / Crime Scene Witness (uncredited)
  • Charles Kierscht known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Thomas Kosik known as Parade Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Don Kress known as Maroni's Henchman (uncredited)
  • Tim Krueger known as Assistant D.A. (uncredited)
  • Michael Kuster known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Dan Latham known as Police Sgt. Spellman / Gotham Bomb Squad (uncredited)
  • Joseph Lazicki known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • David Lesley known as Detective (uncredited)
  • Ivan Lovegren known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Deborah Lynn known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Noelle Lynn known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Macchi known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • J.R. Martino known as Firefighter / Citizen (uncredited)
  • Joseph Mazurk known as Bailiff / Parade Policeman (uncredited)
  • Tom McComas known as Helicopter SWAT Sniper (uncredited)
  • Krista McEnany known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • James Mellor known as Ferry Passanger (uncredited)
  • Stephen Modell known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Joe Nelson known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Sal Ozbay known as Gang Member (uncredited)
  • Libby Pedersen known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Ernest Pierce known as Shotgun SWAT (uncredited)
  • Rory Plante known as Evacuating Hospital Patient (uncredited)
  • Charles Query known as Businessman (uncredited)
  • Marc Radz known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Buster Reeves known as Joker's Thug #2 (uncredited)
  • Sara Ritz known as Ballerina (uncredited)
  • Peter Rnic known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Gary Ryder known as Man on Boulevard (uncredited)
  • Elisa Schleef known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Greg Schweiner known as Assistant D.A. (uncredited)
  • Jan Seybold known as Dent's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Amit Shah known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Vivek Shah known as Middle Eastern Bank Hostage (uncredited)
  • Michelle Shields known as Angry Hospital Relative (uncredited)
  • Sofiya Smirnova known as Evacuee (uncredited)
  • John Snowden known as Detective (uncredited)
  • Lorea Solabarrieta known as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Dwight Sora known as Mob Lawyer (uncredited)
  • Bruce Spielbauer known as High-Ranking Police Official (uncredited)
  • January Stern known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Robert Patrick Stern known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Robert Stone known as Dept. of Corrections Resident (uncredited)
  • Richard Strobel known as Detective (uncredited)
  • Chris D. Thomas known as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • John Thurner known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Tom Townsend known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Chuen Tsou known as Lau's Henchman with TV (uncredited)
  • John Turk known as Chechen's Bodyguard (uncredited)
  • John Warman known as Detective (uncredited)
  • Mike Whyte known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Erik A. Williams known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Chris Wilson known as Major Crime Unit Detective (uncredited)
  • Lisa Wolf known as Businesswoman (uncredited)
  • Essa Zahir known as Prisoner on Boat (uncredited)
  • Kevin Zaideman known as Party Staff (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Deena Adair known as hair stylist: Mr. Freeman
  • Janice Alexander known as hair department head (as Jan Alexander)
  • John Caglione Jr. known as makeup artist: Mr. Ledger
  • Chelo known as hair stylist
  • Deborah K. Dee known as makeup artist (as Deborah Dee)
  • Nancy Hancock known as makeup artist: Mr. Freeman (as Nancy Worthen-Hancock)
  • Conor O'Sullivan known as prosthetics supervisor
  • Larry Parker known as hair stylist
  • Linda Rizzuto known as hair stylist
  • Peter Robb-King known as hair designer
  • Peter Robb-King known as makeup designer
  • Sue Robb-King known as key makeup artist (as Susan Robb-King)
  • Jenny Sharpe known as makeup artist
  • Kimberley Spiteri known as hair stylist
  • Annie Townsend known as hair stylist
  • Robert Trenton known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Denise Baker known as hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Latrice Edwards known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Barrie Gower known as special makeup effects sculptor (uncredited)
  • Vivian Guzman known as additional hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Lisa Jelic known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Susie O'Sullivan known as trainee prosthetic makeup (uncredited)
  • Thomas Terhaar known as hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Tim Toth known as hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Vicki Vacca known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Rosemary Warder known as hair stylist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Douglas Allam known as head of department plasterer (as Doug Allam)
  • Ute Bergk known as assistant set decorator
  • Andrew Booth known as computer effects technician
  • Troy Borisy known as leadman
  • Toby Britton known as assistant art director
  • Neal Callow known as standby art director
  • Lisa Chugg known as production buyer
  • Larry Clark known as paint supervisor
  • Alan Cooch known as head of department painter (as Alan Gooch)
  • Jim Cornish known as storyboard artist
  • Wayne Day known as hod carpenter
  • Michael L. Driscoll known as head of department stagehand
  • Garry Fisher known as stand-by carpenter
  • John Forwalter known as location foreman
  • John Fox known as props supervisor
  • Pip Fox known as stand by props
  • Michael D. Gianneschi known as assistant prop master
  • Leigh Gilbert known as construction manager
  • Brad Good known as assistant prop master
  • Michael King known as production buyer (as Mike King)
  • Jenne Lee known as art department coordinator
  • Phillis Lehmer known as assistant art director
  • Gaynor Maher known as construction coordinator
  • Chris McBride known as computer and video supervisor
  • Kevin McCarthy known as stand-by painter
  • Thomas McCarthy known as supervising carpenter (as Tom McCarthy)
  • Jon Nicholson known as on set dresser
  • Joe Ondrejko known as construction coordinator
  • Kris Peck known as prop master (as Kristopher E. Peck)
  • Joanna Pratt known as graphic artist
  • Jamie Rama known as concept artist
  • Mark Riding known as stand-by plasterer
  • Sarah Robinson known as art department coordinator
  • Nigel Ross known as stand-by stagehand
  • Steve Sansom known as head of department rigger (as Stephen Sansom)
  • John J. Slove Jr. known as construction coordinator (as John Stove)
  • Mike Smith known as assistant construction manager
  • Dan Walker known as concept artist
  • Wolfgang Walther known as stand-by rigger
  • Jake Wells known as dressing props
  • Ben Wilkinson known as assistant prop master
  • Jamie Wilkinson known as prop master
  • Simon Wilkinson known as chargehand stand by props
  • Ashley Winter known as standby art director
  • Alex Aitken known as chargehand plasterer (uncredited)
  • Jason Bartolone known as propmaker foreman (uncredited)
  • Guy Belegaud known as general foreman (uncredited)
  • Andrew Booth known as creative director: computer and video (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Bowes known as art department co-ordinator (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Bushnell known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • J. André Chaintreuil known as digital set designer (uncredited)
  • Richard Cheal known as props (uncredited)
  • Stephanie Class known as set decorating production assistant (uncredited)
  • Chris Cleek known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Stan Cook known as property storeman (uncredited)
  • Matt Cooke known as dressing props (uncredited)
  • Daniel M. Donato known as props (uncredited)
  • Peter Dorme known as assistant art director (uncredited)
  • Andrew Ellinas known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • James Enright known as propshop model maker (uncredited)
  • Anthony Joseph Fatigato known as painter (uncredited)
  • Jordana Finkel known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • Dan Fischer known as construction laborer (uncredited)
  • Stephen Forrest-Smith known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Shane T. French known as propmaker (uncredited)
  • Karen Frick known as buyer (uncredited)
  • Lydia Fry known as art department work experience (uncredited)
  • Jack Garwood known as dressing props (uncredited)
  • Thomas J. Glynn known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Hall known as computer & video technician (uncredited)
  • Kristin Hanson known as set decoration department coordinator: Chicago (uncredited)
  • David Hicks known as graphic design: computer and video (uncredited)
  • Steve Hull known as stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
  • Thomas Jones known as props mould-maker (uncredited)
  • Ryan Patrick Kelly known as assistant property master (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Lawrence known as art intern (uncredited)
  • Lisette Lawrie known as art department: work experience (uncredited)
  • Marissa Leguizamon known as art assistant (uncredited)
  • Mary Mackenzie known as junior draughtsman (uncredited)
  • Stephen McGregor known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Sonny Merchant known as props (uncredited)
  • George Morris known as action vehicle technician (uncredited)
  • Steven Morris known as props (uncredited)
  • Jason Negron known as construction (uncredited)
  • Joanna Nicola known as food stylist assistant (uncredited)
  • Stephanie Olivieri known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Ben Philips known as prop modeller (uncredited)
  • Marquee Reno known as art researcher (uncredited)
  • Ryan Roberts known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Scott Rogers known as props (uncredited)
  • Lee Sandales known as additional set decorator (uncredited)
  • Maia Sautelet known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • Matthew Savage known as concept designer (uncredited)
  • Tricia Schneider known as assistant set decorator (uncredited)
  • Christian Short known as chargehand propman (uncredited)
  • Andy Skipsey known as chargehand dressing propman (uncredited)
  • Molly Sole known as junior draughtsman (uncredited)
  • Bret August Tanzer known as art department production assistant (uncredited)
  • Jason Thirlaway known as assistant property master (uncredited)
  • Daniel Thompson known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Louis Turner known as dressing props: dailies (uncredited)
  • Julian Walker known as decor and lettering artist (uncredited)
  • Julian Walker known as signwriter (uncredited)
  • Carl Wilson known as senior propmaker (uncredited)
  • Wai Yan Wong known as set decorator: Hong Kong (uncredited)
  • Robert Woodruff known as digital set designer (uncredited)

..{tab=Company}

Production Companies:

  • Warner Bros. Pictures (presentation)
  • Legendary Pictures (in association with)
  • Syncopy
  • DC Comics

Other Companies:

  • Adacc  
  • Air Lyndhurst Studios  music recorded at (uncredited)
  • Allan Padelford Camera Cars  camera equipment provided by (MTV with tow: armored car scene) (uncredited)
  • American Humane Association, The  animal action monitored by: AHA01797
  • Automobile Lamborghini  provider: Mr. Bruce Wayne's car (as Automobile Lamborghini S.P.A.)
  • BridgeStreet Worldwide  production housing (uncredited)
  • Casting Collective  extras casting (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Citizens of Chicago, The  the producers would like to thank
  • Corbis  the producers would like to thank
  • DC Comics  comic book publisher
  • Dakota Music Services  music preparation (uncredited)
  • Dennis Davidson & Associates Public Releations (DDA)  international publicity (uncredited)
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management (uncredited)
  • Digital Vortechs  Avids
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound post-production (uncredited)
  • Elvis Presley Enterprises  courtesy of: The image and likeness of Elvis Presley appear (as Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.)
  • Ermenegildo Zegna  wardrobe supplier: Aaron Eckhart
  • Filmtools  expendables (uncredited)
  • First Unit Caterers  catering
  • Flashpoint Studios  project consulting (uncredited)
  • Gearbox Sound and Vision  additional ProTools systems supplied by (uncredited)
  • Getty Images  the producers would like to thank
  • Government and Citizens of Hong Kong, The  the producers would like to thank
  • Hat Trick Catering  catering
  • Hothouse Music  music supervisor (uncredited)
  • International Finance Buildings, Hong Kong  the producers would like to thank
  • Joan Philo Casting  extras casting (uncredited)
  • Joe Dunton & Company  video assist equipment (uncredited)
  • Klass Entertainment  product placement (uncredited)
  • Kodak  motion picture products
  • Lidar Services  (lidar scanning and modelling) (uncredited)
  • London Session Orchestra, The  orchestra (uncredited)
  • Media Safety  health & safety (uncredited)
  • Media World Logistics  production logistics (uncredited)
  • Midnight Transfer  dailies transfer (uncredited)
  • Movie Lot, The  unit security
  • Movie Movers  trailers (uncredited)
  • Movie Movers  transportation (uncredited)
  • OTC Productions  digital asset management (uncredited)
  • October Pictures  production services: Hong Kong (as October Pictures, Limited)
  • On Tour Productions  grip and lighting equipment (uncredited)
  • Pacific Title  titles and opticals
  • Packair Airfreight  international shipping (uncredited)
  • Panalux  lighting (uncredited)
  • Paramount Transportation Services  transportation services (uncredited)
  • Peninsula, The  the producers would like to thank
  • Reed Rigging  equipment rental
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals (uncredited)
  • Salon  avid editing equipment (uncredited)
  • Skywalker Sound  post-production sound services
  • Soundtrack  adr facility (uncredited)
  • Tenon Media  UK audit and accountancy (uncredited)
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging  dailies (uncredited)
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging  post-production services (uncredited)
  • Warner Bros. Records  soundtrack album on
  • Warner Brothers Post-Production Services  sound post-production (uncredited)
  • Warner Sunset Records  soundtrack album on

Distributors:

  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2008) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
  • Fox-Warner (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Karo Premiere (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2008) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2008) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2008) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2008) (Thailand) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2008) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2008) (Argentina) (DVD) (special edition)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Film1 (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2009) (USA) (TV)
  • SBS6 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV)
  • Turner Network Television (TNT) (2010) (USA) (TV)
  • VT4 (2010) (Belgium) (TV)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Finland Oy (2008) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Switzerland) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Vídeo (2008) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Vídeo (2009) (Brazil) (DVD) (Blu-Ray)

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Special Effects:

  • Double Negative (visual effects) (as Double Negative Ltd.)
  • Framestore (visual effects)
  • BUF (visual effects) (as BUF Compagnie)
  • Cinesite (visual effects) (as Cinesite {Europe} Limited)
  • New Deal Studios (miniature effects and photography) (as New Deal Studios, Inc.)
  • Nvizage (previsualization)
  • Visual Effects Company, The (motion control) (uncredited)

Visual Effects by:

  • Victor Abbene known as photography crew: New Deal Studios
  • Jan Adamczyk known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Diccon Alexander known as matte painter: Double Negative
  • Rob Allman known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Enrico Altmann known as model maker: New Deal Studios
  • Christopher Anciaume known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Tim Angulo known as director of photography: New Deal Studios
  • Laya Armian known as visual effects production supervisor
  • Stewart Ash known as animator: Double Negative
  • François-Xavier Aubague known as visual effects producer: BUF
  • Sergio Ayrosa known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Luke Bailey known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Jason Baker known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Niccolò Barbero known as digital artist: Framestore CFC
  • Harry Bardak known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Bruno Baron known as lead cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Tom Barrett known as senior visual effects editor
  • David Basalla known as lead cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Robin Beard known as compositing sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Pete Bebb known as cg supervisor: Double Negative (as Peter Bebb)
  • Susanne Becker known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Djelloul Bekri known as lead cg effects artist: BUF
  • Jo Ann Cordero Belen known as compositor: Double Negative (as Jo Belen)
  • Lizzie Bentley known as matte painter: Double Negative
  • Scott Beverly known as mechanical effects supervisor: New Deal Studios
  • Jarnail Bhachu known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Michelle Blok known as previsualisation: Nvizage
  • Brendan Body known as animator: Double Negative
  • Alessandro Bonora known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Andy Borham known as visual effects first assistant camera: US Plate unit (as Andrew Borham)
  • Michael Borhi known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Stephen Borneman known as digital artist: Framestore
  • E.M. Bowen known as visual effects production coordinator: New Deal Studios
  • Tom Bracht known as character rigger: Double Negative
  • Andre Braithwaite known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Marc-Antoine Bressand known as digital artist: BUF
  • Nicola Brodie known as animator: Double Negative
  • Kari Brown known as cg effects artist: Double Negative
  • Nik Brownlee known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Wendell Bruno known as assistant DMR editor (IMAX version)
  • Pierre Buffin known as visual effects supervisor: BUF
  • Daniel Buhigas known as digital artist: Framestrore
  • Julien Buisseret known as lead cg effects artist: BUF
  • Thibault Bunoust known as digital artist: : BUF
  • Ross Burgess known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Mathieu Burri known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Thomas J. Burton known as matchmove artist: Double Negative (as Tom Burton)
  • Andrew Butler known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Nicolas Candido known as digital artist: BUF
  • Simon Carlile known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Samuel Carter known as matchmove artist: Double Negative (as Sam Carter)
  • Martin Chamney known as previsualization: Nvizage
  • Je-Ren Chen known as digital artist: Framestore (as Jeren Chen)
  • Nicolas Chevallier known as lead cg effects artist: BUF
  • Steve Cho known as digital artist: Framestore CFC
  • Jeff Clifford known as software development: Double Negative
  • Isabel Cody known as previsualization: Nvizage
  • Kingsley Cook known as visual effects digital coordinator
  • Gemma Cooper known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Scott Cooper known as cg effects artist: Double Negative
  • Joyce Cox known as visual effects producer
  • Craig Crane known as animator: Double Negative
  • Zoe Cranley known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Al Crate known as software development: Double Negative
  • Ciaran Crowley known as compositing sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Ana Marie Cruz known as visual effects digital coordinator
  • Alex Cumming known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Gordon Curtis known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Marcello Da Silva known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Sean Danischevsky known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Philipp Danner known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Nick Davis known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ana Mestre de Almeida Pereira known as compositor: Double Negative (as Ana Mestre)
  • Tabitha Dean known as visual effects editor: Framestore
  • Robert Deas known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Claudia Dehmel known as visual effects associate producer: Double Negative
  • Dimitri Delacovias known as matte painter: Double Negative
  • Damien Delrue known as digital artist: BUF
  • Adam Dewhirst known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Jerome Dewhurst known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Andi Dorfan known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Miles Drake known as technical support: Double Negative
  • Tim Drnec known as camera operator: New Deal Studios
  • Luke Drummond known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Paul Ducker known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Hasraf Dulull known as previsualization: Nvizage
  • Katherine Durant known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Bronwyn Edwards known as compositing sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Mohamed Effandi known as matchmove artist: Double Negative (as Effandi Bin Mohamed)
  • Yasmine El-Ghamrawy known as compositor: Double Negative (as Yasmine El Ghamrawy)
  • Raul Esparza III known as visual effects location supervisor (as Raul R. Esparza III)
  • James D. Etherington known as compositor: Double Negative (as James Etherington)
  • Huw J. Evans known as animator: Double Negative (as Huw Evans)
  • Jenni Eynon known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Kenneth Fanning known as matchmove artist: Double Negative (as Ken Fanning)
  • Stuart Farley known as cg sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Jonathan Fawkner known as compositing supervisor: Framestore
  • David Feuillatre known as lead cloth technical director: Framestore
  • Forest P. Fischer known as miniature effects supervisor: New Deal Studios
  • Mike Foyle known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Paul J. Franklin known as visual effects supervisor: Double Negative (as Paul Franklin)
  • Jason Galeon known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Jonathan Gallagher known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Adam Gelbart known as model maker: New Deal Studios
  • Danny Geurtsen known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Julien Goldsbrough known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Azzard Gordon known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Holly Gosnell known as visual effects matchmover
  • Emmet Griffin known as digital artist: Framestore
  • James Guy known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Amélie Guyot known as digital artist: Framestore (as Amelie Guyot)
  • Faraz Hameed known as previsualization: Nvizage
  • Adam Hammond known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Pete Hanson known as technical support: Double Negative (as Peter Hanson)
  • Jeremy Hardin known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Sam Hare known as software development: Double Negative
  • Simon Haslett known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Nic Hatch known as previsualization: Nvizage
  • Lionel Heath known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Robert Helms known as character rigger: Double Negative
  • Robert Hemmings known as animator: Double Negative (as Rob Hemmings)
  • Paul Hogbin known as software development: Double Negative
  • Matthew Holben known as visual effects producer: Double Negative
  • Daren Horley known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Nicola Hoyle known as lead cg effects artist: Double Negative
  • Ian Hunter known as visual effects supervisor: New Deal Studios
  • Ina Hurst known as animator: Double Negative
  • Carl Jackson known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Leigh-Alexandra Jacob known as model maker: New Deal Studios
  • Oliver James known as software development: Double Negative
  • Henry Jefferson known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Michael Jones known as software development: Double Negative
  • Kerry Joseph known as visual effects digital coordinator (as Kerry Joseph Jr.)
  • Christian Kaestner known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Abraham Kambanopoulos known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Volodymyr Kazantsev known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Gerard Keating known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Brian Kelly Hahn known as model maker: New Deal Studios
  • John Kilshaw known as lead cg effects artist: Double Negative
  • Chris King known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Jordan Kirk known as cg sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Dorian Knapp known as animator: Double Negative
  • Dan Kripac known as software development: Double Negative
  • Danius Kvedaras known as character rigger: Double Negative
  • Anaïs Lacoste known as digital artist: BUF (as Anais Lacoste)
  • Alain Lalanne known as visual effects producer: BUF
  • Serena Lam known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Terence Lam known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Donna Lanasa known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Cedric Le Dru known as lead cg effects artist: BUF (as Cedric Ledru)
  • Tracey Leadbetter known as visual effects associate producer: Double Negative
  • Philippe Leprince known as cg supervisor: Double Negative
  • Luke Letkey known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Eric A. Lewy known as visual effects assistant editor (as Eric Lewy)
  • Kirk Lilwall known as third assistant editor: DMR (IMAX version)
  • Audrey Limet known as digital effects artist: BUF
  • Arthur D. Lindfield known as model maker: New Deal Studios
  • Eugene Lipkin known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • James Liu known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Patricia Llaguno known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Shelly Lloyd-James known as visual effects coordinator
  • Daniel Lloyd-Wood known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Andrew Lockley known as compositing supervisor: Double Negative
  • Jennifer Loughnan known as visual effects coordinator: Framestore
  • Mathieu Malard known as digital artist: BUF
  • Rebecca Manning known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Brian Maris known as photography crew: New Deal Studios
  • Jan Maroske known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Leong Wai In Maxx known as lead cg lighting artist: Double Negative (as Maxx Leong)
  • Peregrine McCafferty known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Don McCall known as photography crew: New Deal Studios
  • Dan McRae known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Naveen Medaram known as compositor: : Double Negative
  • Gurel Mehmet known as matte painter: Double Negative
  • Charlotte Merrill known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Adrian Metzelaar known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Steve Miller known as visual effects editor
  • Sangita Mistry known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Ray Moore known as model maker: New Deal Studios (as Raymond Moore)
  • Ivan Moran known as digital artist: Framestore CFC
  • Danielle Morley known as visual effects coordinator: Framestore
  • Thomas Mortimer known as digital artist: Framestore (as Tomas Mortimer)
  • Antoine Moulineau known as lead cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Martin Mueller known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Didier Muenza known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Ephraim Mwakandu known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Dan Neal known as cg sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Stuart Nelhams known as visual effects editor: Double Negative
  • Mike J. Nixon known as lead cg effects artist: Double Negative (as Mike Nixon)
  • Charlie Noble known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Thierry Noguera known as digital artist: BUF
  • Conor O'Mara known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Peter Ocampo known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Sam Osborne known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Gruff Owen known as compositing sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Graham Page known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Anne-Sophie Palermo known as digital artist: BUF
  • Adam Paschke known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Lorna Paterson known as visual effects producer: Framestore
  • Tilman Paulin known as compositor: Double Negative
  • John Peck known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Aleksandar Pejic known as cg sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Talli Peled known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Stuart Penn known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Pauline Piper known as visual effects coordinator: Framestore
  • Ian Plumb known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Matthew Plummer known as visual effects producer: Double Negative
  • Richard Poet known as visual effects editor: Framestore (as Richard 'Ipanema' Poet)
  • Marine Poirson known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Melvin Polayah known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Pietro Ponti known as lead cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Sebastien Potet known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Joel Prager known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Sirio Quintavalle known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Kumar Ramalingam known as visual effects editor: Framestore
  • Stefan Rand known as visual effects additional second assistant director
  • Richard R. Reed known as compositor: Double Negative (as Richaed Reed)
  • Rob Richardson known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Tom Richardson known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Viktor Rietveld known as cg effects artist: Double Negative
  • James William Roberts known as digital artist: Framestore (as James Roberts)
  • Darren Rodriguez known as animator: Double Negative
  • Darren Rodriguez known as digital artist: Framestore
  • James F. Roorda known as visual effects key grip: US Plate unit (as Jim Roorda)
  • Justin R. Rotolo known as digital artist: Framestore (as Justin Rotolo)
  • Trina M. Roy known as cg sequence supervisor: Double Negative (as Trina Roy)
  • Gia Sadhwani known as cg effects artist: Double Negative
  • Lucy Salter known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Juan-Luis Sanchez known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative (as Juan Luis Sanchez)
  • David Sanger known as visual effects producer: New Deal Studios
  • Matthias Scharfenberg known as software development: Double Negative
  • Markus Schneider known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Brandon Seifert known as model maker: New Deal Studios (as Branden W. Seifert)
  • Amir Shachar known as digital artist: Framestore
  • William Skellorn known as visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
  • Dan Snape known as compositor: Double Negative (as Daniel Snape)
  • Drew Solodzuk known as DMR editor (IMAX version)
  • Max Solomon known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Robert Spurlock known as mechanical effects supervisor: New Deal Studios
  • Tom Steadman known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Davi Stein known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Roy Stelzer known as software development: Double Negative
  • Jamie R. Stewart known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Kristin Stolpe known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Jonathan Stroud known as software development: Double Negative
  • Sandy Sutherland known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Christopher Sweet known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Bridget M. Taylor known as compositing sequence supervisor: Double Negative (as Bridget Taylor)
  • Guillaume Terrien known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Jim Thibo known as photography crew: New Deal Studios (as James Thibo)
  • Chris Thomas known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Michael Adam Thompson known as digital artist: Framestore (as Michael Thompson)
  • Simon Tingell known as compositor: Double Negative
  • James Tomlinson known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Shahin Toosi known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Sanju Travis known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Oleg Troy known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Mark Tudor-Williams known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Andrew Tulloch known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Erik Tvedt known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Chris Ung known as cg effects artist: Double Negative
  • George Vajna known as second assistant DMR editor (IMAX version)
  • Brad van Bodegom known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Rainy Venne known as DMR artist (IMAX version)
  • Julie Verweij known as visual effects coordinator: BUF
  • David Vickery known as cg supervisor: Double Negative
  • Dominique Vidal known as visual effects supervisor: BUF
  • Giuliano Dionisio Vigano' known as digital artist: Framestore (as Giuliano Vigano)
  • Ted Waine known as software development: Double Negative
  • Andy Warren known as cg lighting artist: Double Negative
  • Jon Warren known as model maker: New Deal Studios
  • Neil Weatherley known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Timothy Webber known as visual effects supervisor: Framestore (as Tim Webber)
  • Mark H. Weingartner known as visual effects director of photography: US plate unit (as Mark Weingartner)
  • Ben White known as cg supervisor: Framestore
  • Toby White known as visual effects coordinator
  • Ed Wilkie known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Gina Willis known as visual effects coordinator (as Gina Deuters)
  • Toby Winder known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Kate Windibank known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Daniel Wood known as cg effects artist: Double Negative (as Dan Wood)
  • Jennifer Wood known as software development: Double Negative
  • Leanne Young known as visual effects editor: Double Negative
  • Tim Young known as digital artist: Framestore
  • Christian Zeh known as digital artist: Framestore (as Chris Zeh)
  • George Zwier known as compositing sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Christophe Andreii known as digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Oliver Armstrong known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Myles Asseter known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • David Aulds known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Manjusha Balachandran known as render technician (uncredited)
  • Xavier Bec known as research & development: BUF (uncredited)
  • Rodrigo Bernardo known as systems engineer (uncredited)
  • Sebastien Blaineau-Ortega known as research & development: BUF (uncredited)
  • Zachary Bloom known as scanning and recording: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Greg M. Boettcher known as model maker (uncredited)
  • Randy Bosh known as digital archivist: New Deal Studios (uncredited)
  • Tom Bracht known as character technical director: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Maxime Bray known as digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Andrew Brittain known as facial tracker (uncredited)
  • Andrew Brittain known as matchmove artist (uncredited)
  • Lukasz Bukowiecki known as render support (uncredited)
  • Paul Burke known as scanning and recording: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Andy Burrow known as scanning & recording manager (uncredited)
  • Steve Casa known as 3d scan technician (uncredited)
  • Freddy Chavez Olmos known as compositor: DMR (uncredited)
  • Paola Chavez known as digital artist: DMR (uncredited)
  • Jessee J. Clarkson known as model maker (uncredited)
  • Rebecca Clay known as paint & roto artist (uncredited)
  • Miodrag Colombo known as paint artist: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Nick D'Aguiar known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Aimee Dadswell known as visual effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Guillaume Danset known as visual effects producer: BUF (uncredited)
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as 3d laser scanning: Gentle Giant Studios (uncredited)
  • Damien Delaunay known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Dunn known as model maker (uncredited)
  • David Emeny known as paint/roto artist: Escape Studios (uncredited)
  • Pascal Etangsale known as digital effects artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Richard Ewan known as model painter (uncredited)
  • Oliver Faldo known as 2d compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • D.R. Farquharson known as project manager: Efilm (uncredited)
  • James D. Fleming known as digital compositing artist: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Julian Foddy known as digital artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Anna Ford known as production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Michael Forot known as research & development: BUF (uncredited)
  • Mathieu Foucher known as digital effects artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Adam Francis known as motion control technician (uncredited)
  • Scott Fritzshall known as additional data wrangler: plate unit (uncredited)
  • Corey Gibbons known as visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
  • Dianne Gordon known as data operations manager: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Emmet Griffin known as rotoscope artist (uncredited)
  • Luan Hall known as roto artist (uncredited)
  • Marc Hankel known as digital paint & roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Daniel Harkness known as prep artist (uncredited)
  • Glyn Harper known as additional third assistant director: VFX unit, UK (uncredited)
  • Joey Harris known as digital artist: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Chris Hart known as studio assistant: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Karsten Hecker known as film mastering engineer: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Eoin Hegan known as visual effects set coordinator (uncredited)
  • Frederic Heymans known as digital paint and roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Leo Hills known as render support: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Tristan Hocquet known as digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Jason Horley known as concept artist: Framestore (uncredited)
  • John A. Hundrieser known as visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
  • Christian Irles known as visual effects supervisor: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Nicholas Jamison known as key location assistant: Chicago (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Jasper known as digital artist: New Deal Studios (uncredited)
  • Nicolas Jauffret known as software research & development: BUF (uncredited)
  • Allan Torp Jensen known as 2d compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Mikael Jaeger Jensen known as data wrangler: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Llyr Tobias Johansen known as visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
  • Sarah Juniper known as digital paint & roto artist (uncredited)
  • Sean Kaczmarek known as visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
  • Matt Kasmir known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Knight known as digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Pavan Kumar known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Tom Lamb known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Enrico Lambiase known as prep artist: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Yann Larochette known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Aaron Lear known as paint and roto artist (uncredited)
  • Duncan Lees known as head of 3d services: Plowman Craven and Associates (uncredited)
  • Richard Levene known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Taz Lodder known as technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Peter Logarusic known as digital paint & roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Luciano Lopes known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Craig Lyn known as visual effects plate supervisor (uncredited)
  • Andreas Maaninka known as digital artist: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Jay Mallet known as motion control cameraman (uncredited)
  • Tony Man known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Veronica Marcano known as scanning & recording operator: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Mike Marcus known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Shaun Marnewick known as previz (uncredited)
  • Luke Massingberd known as rotoscope artist (uncredited)
  • Mark Masson known as senior digi-doubles technical director: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Paul Maurice known as Lidar supervisor: Lidar Services (uncredited)
  • Omar McClinton known as assistant coordinator (uncredited)
  • Tracey McLean known as dmr artist (uncredited)
  • Christophe Meslin known as head of systems (uncredited)
  • Andre Metello known as character technical director (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Middleton known as visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
  • Christopher James Miller known as technical director: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Alberto Montañés known as digital compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Ryan Mullany known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Steve Newburn known as model crew: staff lead (uncredited)
  • Ian Nichols known as lidar operator (uncredited)
  • Clare Norman known as visual effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Jim O'Hagan known as digital compositor: Pacific Title (uncredited)
  • Noel O'Malley known as film recording operator: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Camille Paleni known as digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Nawaz Parker known as production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Steve Parsons known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Radhika Patel known as matchmove artist: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Venetia Penna known as digital artist: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Alessandro Pepe known as pipeline software research and development: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Daniel Pettipher known as production manager: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Mark Pinheiro known as visual consultant: Escape Studios (uncredited)
  • Andy Pinson known as roto artist (uncredited)
  • Caroline Pires known as digital paint and roto artist (uncredited)
  • Ed Pulis known as technical support (uncredited)
  • Clement Rambach known as research & development: BUF (uncredited)
  • Clement Rambach known as software engineer: research and development (uncredited)
  • Lee Rankin known as scanning and recording: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • James Reed known as scanning and recording (uncredited)
  • Clement Renaudin known as digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • David Richardson known as production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Andy Robinson known as 2d compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Dave Robinson known as systems engineer (uncredited)
  • Dale Rostron known as production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Matthew Sakata known as visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
  • Miguel A. Salek known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • Marcelo M. Santos known as sculptor (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Saul known as scanning and recording: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Carlo Scaduto known as 2d compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Scott Schneider known as digital set designer: New Deal Studios (uncredited)
  • Tricoire Sebastien known as digital effects artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Aatesh Shah known as systems engineer: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Rob Shears known as visual effects editor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Bruce Sicard known as digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Bruce Sicart known as digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
  • Gabriel Sitjas known as roto and paint artist (uncredited)
  • Sven Steinbauer known as senior software engineer (uncredited)
  • Andy Stevens known as visual effects editor: cinesite (uncredited)
  • David Swift known as digital matte painter: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Sykes known as data operations: cinesite (uncredited)
  • Mark Taylor known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • Marie Tollec known as research & development: BUF (uncredited)
  • Paula Turnbull known as additional second assistant director: VFX unit, UK (uncredited)
  • Paula Turnbull known as second assistant director: VFX (uncredited)
  • Kraig Tytus known as visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
  • Christophe Verspieren known as research & development: BUF (uncredited)
  • Pragti Wadhwa known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Maggie Walby known as digital paint & roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
  • Tara Walker known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Ollie Weigall known as digital artist: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Philipp Weinrich known as miniature effects model maker: New Deal Studios Inc. (uncredited)
  • Andrew Wheater known as texture painter: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Nick Whiteley known as render support: Framestore (uncredited)
  • Bob Wiatr known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • William Marshall Wilkinson known as production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
  • Stephen Willey known as senior systems engineer (uncredited)
  • Kim Wiseman known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Pavade Yoane known as animator: BUF (uncredited)
  • David Zealey known as visual effects assistant co-ordinator (uncredited)
  • Raphael Zito known as visual effects artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Argentina 14 July 2008 (Buenos Aires) (premiere)
  • USA 14 July 2008 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
  • Australia 16 July 2008
  • Taiwan 16 July 2008
  • Argentina 17 July 2008
  • Chile 17 July 2008
  • Greece 17 July 2008
  • Hong Kong 17 July 2008
  • Malaysia 17 July 2008
  • Peru 17 July 2008
  • Philippines 17 July 2008
  • Singapore 17 July 2008
  • Thailand 17 July 2008
  • Brazil 18 July 2008
  • Canada 18 July 2008
  • Colombia 18 July 2008
  • India 18 July 2008
  • Indonesia 18 July 2008
  • Mexico 18 July 2008
  • Panama 18 July 2008
  • USA 18 July 2008
  • Uruguay 18 July 2008
  • Venezuela 18 July 2008
  • Iceland 21 July 2008 (premiere)
  • UK 21 July 2008 (London) (premiere)
  • Denmark 22 July 2008
  • Belgium 23 July 2008
  • Egypt 23 July 2008
  • Iceland 23 July 2008
  • Italy 23 July 2008
  • Croatia 24 July 2008
  • Finland 24 July 2008 (limited)
  • Ireland 24 July 2008
  • Israel 24 July 2008
  • Kuwait 24 July 2008
  • Lebanon 24 July 2008
  • Lithuania 24 July 2008
  • Netherlands 24 July 2008
  • New Zealand 24 July 2008
  • Portugal 24 July 2008
  • Serbia 24 July 2008
  • Slovakia 24 July 2008
  • Slovenia 24 July 2008
  • UK 24 July 2008
  • United Arab Emirates 24 July 2008
  • Bulgaria 25 July 2008
  • Estonia 25 July 2008
  • Finland 25 July 2008
  • Latvia 25 July 2008
  • Norway 25 July 2008
  • Romania 25 July 2008
  • South Africa 25 July 2008
  • Sweden 25 July 2008
  • Turkey 25 July 2008
  • Germany 1 August 2008 (limited)
  • Japan 2 August 2008 (limited)
  • Poland 2 August 2008 (limited)
  • South Korea 6 August 2008
  • Czech Republic 7 August 2008
  • Hungary 7 August 2008
  • Poland 8 August 2008
  • Japan 9 August 2008
  • France 13 August 2008
  • Spain 13 August 2008
  • Switzerland 13 August 2008 (French speaking region)
  • Kazakhstan 14 August 2008
  • Russia 14 August 2008
  • Ukraine 14 August 2008
  • Austria 21 August 2008
  • Germany 21 August 2008
  • Switzerland 21 August 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Armenia 28 August 2008
  • Pakistan 10 October 2008 (Rawalpindi)
  • USA 23 January 2009 (IMAX version) (re-release)
  • Japan 24 January 2009 (re-release)
  • Brazil 6 February 2009 (IMAX version) (re-release)
  • Singapore 12 February 2009 (re-release)
  • Mexico 13 February 2009 (re-release)
  • Peru 19 February 2009 (re-release)
  • South Korea 19 February 2009 (re-release)
  • Hong Kong 24 September 2009 (re-release) (IMAX version)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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