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The Dark Knight

THE DARK KNIGHT by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

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 the three 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.

Release Date

July 18, 2008


Christopher Nolan


Christopher Nolan

Jonathan Nolan


David S. Goyer

Christopher Nolan

Comic Book

Bob Kane

Bill Finger


Christopher Nolan

Charles Roven

Emma Thomas


Wally Pfister

Production Design

Nathan Crowley

Film Editing

Lee Smith

Costume Design

Jeffrey Kurland

Original Score

Hans Zimmer


John Papsidera

Art Direction

Kevin Kavanaugh

Simon Lamont

Mark Bartholomew

James Hambidge

Craig Jackson

Steven Lawrence

Naaman Marshall

Set Design

Peter Lando


$185 million

Running Time

152 minutes

Studios Involved

Legendary Pictures

Syncopy Films

DC Comics

Distribution Company

Warner Bros. Pictures


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