The Dark Knight

Synopsis: Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Christopher Nolan
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 152 wins & 155 nominations.
 
IMDB:
9.0
Metacritic:
82
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
PG-13
Year:
2008
152 min
$533,316,061
Website
2,238 Views

BLACK SCREEN.

GORDON (V.O)

Harvey Dent was needed. He was

everything Gotham has been crying

out for. He was...a hero. Not the

hero we deserved - the hero we

needed. Nothing less than a knight,

shining...

The sound of cracking. Splintering. A shape appears, in ice.

The shape of a BAT. The ice disintegrates...

EXT. GOTHAM STREET - DAY

Gordon stands before a massive picture of Harvey Dent.

GORDON:

But I knew Harvey Dent. I was...his

friend. And it will be a very long

time before someone inspires us the

way he did.

Gordon, choked with emotion, gathers the papers of his

eulogy.

I believed in Harvey Dent.

And we FADE TO BLACK.

CUT TO:

Racing along a cratered dirt road, and we are -

INT. LAND CRUISER JOSTLING OVER UNEVEN TERRAIN - DAY

Three Hooded Men guarded by East European Militia. A third

Militia drives. Next to him is a nervous, bespectacled man.

EXT. AIRSTRIP, EASTERN EUROPE - DAY

An airstrip overlooking a grey city rocked by artillery

fire. A bland CIA Operative, flanked by Special Forces Men,

stands in front of a commuter plane. CIA Man watches the

Land Cruiser pull up, hard. The Militia Men jump out of the

vehicle.

The Driver shoves the bespectacled man in front of the CIA

Man.

2.

CIA MAN:

Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA.

Dr. Pavel nods, nervous. CIA Man hands the Driver a

briefcase.

DRIVER:

He wasn't alone.

CIA Man, confused, spots the Hooded Men. He turns to Dr.

Pavel.

CIA MAN:

You don't get to bring friends.

DR. PAVEL

(SHAKEN)

They are not my friends.

DRIVER:

Don't worry, no charge for them.

CIA MAN:

Why would I want them?

DRIVER:

They were trying to grab your

prize. (Smiles.) They work for the

mercenary. The masked man.

CIA MAN:

(EXCITED)

Bane?

The Driver nods. CIA Man turns to his Special Forces Men.

CIA MAN:

Get 'em on board - I'll call it in.

EXT. SKIES OVER MOUNTAIN RANGE - DAY

The commuter plane struggles over snow-capped mountains.

INT. MAIN CABIN, COMMUTER PLANE - CONTINUOUS

The three Hooded Men kneel by the cargo door, handcuffed.

CIA Man grabs Hooded Man 1.

CIA MAN:

What are you doing in the middle of

my operation?

3.

Hooded Man 1 says nothing. CIA Man pulls out a handgun.

The flight plan I just filed with

the Agency lists me, my men, and

Dr. Pavel here. But only one of

you.

CIA Man opens the cargo door. Special Forces hang Hooded Man

1 out into the howling wind - CIA Man shouts above the wind.

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Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan "Jonah" Nolan (born 1976) is a British-American screenwriter, television producer, director and author. He is the creator of the crime drama series Person of Interest. He has co-written several screenplays with his elder brother, filmmaker Christopher Nolan, including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar, and his short story "Memento Mori" was the basis for Memento. more…

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