The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, produced and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is part of Nolan's Batman film series and a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman returning as Alfred Pennyworth, James Gordon and Lucius Fox, respectively. The film introduces the character of Harvey Dent, Gotham's newly elected District Attorney and the cohort of Bruce Wayne's childhood friend Rachel Dawes, who joins Batman and the police in combating the new rising threat of a criminal calling himself the "Joker".

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"Bruce Wayne / Batman" - Christian Bale
"Alfred Pennyworth" - Michael Caine
"Sgt. James Gordon" - Gary Oldman
"The Joker" - Heath Ledger
"Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow" - Cillian Murphy
"Sal Maroni" - Eric Roberts
"Harvey Dent / Two-Face" - Aaron Eckhart
"Lucius Fox" - Morgan Freeman
"Rachel Dawes" - Maggie Gyllenhaal
"Commissioner Gillian Loeb" - Colin McFarlane
"Mayor Anthony Garcia" - Nestor Carbonell
"Detective Gerard Stephens" - Keith Szarabajka
"Detective Anna Ramirez" - Monique Gabriela Curnen
"Detective Michael Wuertz" - Ron Dean
"Gambol" - Michael Jai White
"CheChen" - Ritchie Coster
"Gotham National Bank Manager" - William Fichtner
"Coleman Reese" - Joshua Harto
"Gotham Cable News Reporter Mike Engel" - Anthony Michael Hall


Based on the comic book "Batman" Published by "DC Comics"
Story by: David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan
Screenplay by: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
"Batman" Created by: Bob Kane & Bill Finger

Theatrical Release: June 18th, 2008
DVD Release: December 9th, 2008


Source: Wikipedia