The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 epic superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story, with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the final installment in Nolan's Batman film trilogy, and the sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of allies: Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The film introduces Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), a sly, morally ambiguous cat burglar, and Bane (Tom Hardy), a mercenary bent on destroying Gotham City who forces an older Bruce Wayne to come out of retirement and become Batman again.

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Eight years after Harvey Dent's death, the Dent Act grants the Gotham City Police Department powers which nearly eradicate organized crime. Feeling guilty for covering up Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon writes a resignation speech confessing the truth, but decides not to use it. Batman has disappeared; Bruce Wayne has become a recluse. Cat burglar Selina Kyle obtains Bruce's fingerprints from his home, kidnaps a congressman, then disappears. Selina hands Bruce's fingerprints to Phillip Stryver, an assistant to Bruce's business rival John Daggett, in hope of having her criminal record erased. Stryver double-crosses Selina, but she uses the congressman's stolen phone to alert the police to their location. Gordon and the police arrive to find the congressman, then pursue Stryver's men into the sewers while Selina flees. A masked man called Bane captures Gordon. Gordon escapes and is found by John Blake, a once-orphaned patrol officer who has deduced Batman's true identity from their similar backgrounds. Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.



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Dr. Pavel



Captain Jones


Sam Kennard
Special Ops Sergeant

Aliash Tepina
Hooded Man #2


Nick Julian

Miranda Nolan
Maid #2

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Magazine issues featuring The Dark Knight Rises on the cover.
  • Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises - Expresiones Magazine Cover [Ecuador] (24 July 2012)
  • Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway - Cinemanía Magazine Cover [Mexico] (August 2012)
  • Christian Bale - Studio Cine Live Magazine Cover [France] (April 2012)
  • Christian Bale - Cinema Teaser Magazine Cover [France] (February 2012)
  • Christian Bale - SFX Magazine Cover [United Kingdom] (August 2012)
  • Bruce Wayne, Batman, The Dark Knight Rises - Monet Magazine Cover [Brazil] (December 2012)


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List of The Dark Knight Rises quotes.

Jim Gordon: We could use some hotter heads around here.

Bane: (addressing media reporters outside the prison) Behind you is a symbol of oppression. Blackgate Prison, where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man, (holds up a picture of Harvey Dent) Bane: Harvey Dent, who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice! John Blake: (to Gordon, at Blake's apartment) Commissioner, we need to keep you moving until we can get you in front of a camera. Bane: You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you from tearing down this CORRUPT CITY! Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent from the words of Gotham's police commissioner, James Gordon. (holds up Gordon's speech papers and begins to read) Bane: "The Batman didn't murder Harvey Dent, he saved my boy then took the blame for Harvey's appalling crimes so that I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised the mad man who tried to murder my own child but I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth and it is time for me to resign." (calls to prisoners) Bane: And do you accept this man's resignation? Do you accept the resignation of all these liars? Of all the CORRUPT? (prisoners roar with approval) John Blake: Those men locked up for eight years in Blackgate, and denied parole under the Dent Act, based on a lie? Jim Gordon: Gotham needed a hero... John Blake: It needs it now more than ever. You betrayed everything you stood for. Jim Gordon: There's a point, far out there when the structures fail you, and the rules aren't weapons anymore, they're... shackles letting the bad guy get ahead. One day... you may face such a moment of crisis. And in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did, to plunge their hands into the filth so that you can keep yours clean! John Blake: (disgusted) Your hands look plenty filthy to me, Commissioner.

Talia al Ghul: (about Bane) His only crime was that he loved me.


Trailer for the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date19 July 2012
TaglineThe Legend Ends
GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Filming LocationsBucharest, Romania
Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK
El Camino College, Torrance, California, USA
Senate House, University College London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK
Delta Point, Croydon, London, UK
Sound MixSDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital, Datasat

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