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

Out of the darkness...comes the Knight.

The Dark Knight movie poster
Release date
July 16 2008
Synopsis
The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Heath Ledger stars as archvillain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes.
Cast

Christian Bale ... Bruce Wayne / Batman

Heath Ledger ... The Joker

Gary Oldman ... Lieutenant Jim Gordon

Michael Caine ... Alfred

Morgan Freeman ... Lucius Fox

Aaron Eckhart ... Harvey Dent

Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Rachel Dawes

The Dark Knight classification
Legendary Logo
DC with swirl
syncopy
2008 WB

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