Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne/Batman
Liam Neeson - Ducard
MIchael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth
Rutger Hauer - Richard Earle
Gary Oldman - Sargeant James Gordon
Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox
Katie Holmes - Rachel Dodson
Ken Watanabe - Ra's Al Guhl
Tom Wilkinson - Carmine Falcone
Sara Stewart - Martha Wayne
Cillian Murphy - Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow
Richard Brake - Joe Chill
Linus Roache - Dr. Thomas Wayne
Colin McFarlane - Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb
David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
Bob Kane (Batman characters)
Plot: As a young boy, Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him -- a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parent's deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate.
Fleeing to the East, where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul, Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City, which is overrun by organized crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile, Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries, the company he inherited. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, along with a prototype armored suit, leads him to assume a new persona, one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes Batman!!!
In the new guise, and with the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various nefarious schemes in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right.....