The Dark Knight Rises Quotes
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[as Batman races down into a dark blind alley, the police close in on him, seemingly trapping him, Foley gets out of his car with arrogance]
Foley: Like a rat in a trap, gentlemen!
[as Foley goes to speak in the loudspeaker, suddenly the alley lights up and a loud noise is heard]
Veteran Cop: You might have the wrong animal there, sir.
[suddenly the massive cyclone, the Bat, flies out of the alley and over the police, Blake turns to Foley as they watch it fly off]
Blake: Are you sure it was him?

[at his penthouse, Daggett watches the TV coverage of the chasing of Batman]
Stryver: Bane says the Batman interfered, but the task was accomplished.
Daggett: And what about the men they arrested?
Stryver: He said, and I quote; they would die before talking.
Daggett: Where does he find these guys?
[to one of his men as he starts walking to his office]
Daggett: Open the champagne. And can we get some girls in here?
[as Daggett enters his office suddenly Selina pounces on him]
Selina: Careful what you wish for.
[Selina grabs him, throws him across the room slamming his back against the wall, as Daggett draws his gun but she pins his wrist to the wall using the high heel of her boot]
Selina: Cat got your tongue?
Daggett: You dumb bitch.
Selina: Nobody ever accused me of being dumb.
Daggett: You're dumb for coming here tonight.
[Daggett whimpers as Selina leans her boot hard against his hand]
Selina: I want what you owe me.
[we hear a click as Stryver holds a gun to her head]
Daggett: 'Want' doesn't get.
[Selina looks back at Stryver]
Stryver: Nice outfit. Those heels make it tough to walk?
Selina: I don't know.
[suddenly Selina hits Stryver with her leg and takes his gun as he falls]
Selina: Do they?
[Selina quickly spins and holds Stryver's gun to Daggett's head]
Selina: So where is it?
Daggett: Where's what?
Selina: The program. The 'Clean Slate'.
Daggett: The ultimate tool for a master thief with a record.
[just then one of Daggett's men bursts into his office]
Daggett's Bodyguard: Hold it right there!
[Selina grabs Daggett, shoots the window shattering the glass and jumps out of the window whilst holding Daggett]

[after abducting Daggett, Selina lands on a window cleaning platform, plunging it down the side of the building and turns to Daggett]
Selina: Where is it?
Daggett: The 'Clean Slate'? Where you type in someone's name, date of birth and a few minutes their gone from every database on earth? Sound a little too good to be true.
Selina: You're lying! Rykin Data took it to prototype stage.
Daggett: That's why I bought 'em. But they had nothing. It was a gangland myth.
[Daggett's men suddenly start approaching them, Selina takes Daggett and holds the gun by his throat]
Selina: Stay back!
[they continue to approach closer]
Selina: I'm not bluffing!
[just then Batman appears in the shadows]
Bruce Wayne: They know. They just don't care.
[Selina suddenly starts attacking the men with Batman taking out one of the men as she's about to shoot him]
Selina: You've got to be kidding!
Bruce Wayne: No guns. No killing.
Selina: Where's the fun in that?

[as the men continue to attack Batman and Selina, Bane appears, so they leap off the roof and land into the Bat's cockpit]
Selina: My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men.
Bruce Wayne: This isn't a car.
[Bane watches from the roof top as the Bat flies off]

[Bruce lands the Bat on top of a skyscraper and Selina gets out]
Selina: See you around.
Bruce Wayne: You're welcome.
Selina: I had it under control.
Bruce Wayne: Those weren't street thugs, they were trained killers. I saved your life. In return I need to know what you did with Bruce Wayne's fingerprints.
Selina: Wayne wasn't kidding about a 'powerful friend'. I sold his prints to Daggett, for something that doesn't even exist.
Bruce Wayne: I doubt many people get the better of you.
Selina: Hey, when a girl's desperate.
Bruce Wayne: What's he gonna to do with them?
Selina: I don't know. But Daggett seemed pretty interested in that mess at the stock market.
[a police chopper sweeps nearby, Bruce turns to look at it and then turns back to Selina]
Bruce Wayne: Miss Kyle...?
[he sees that Selina is gone and says to himself]
Bruce Wayne: So that's what that feels like.

[as Bruce lands the Bat in the Batcave and gets out]
Alfred: Is see from the television coverage that you've got your taste for wanton destruction back.
Bruce Wayne: I retrieved this.
[he pulls out USB drive he took from the shoe shiner's tablet]
Alfred: Aren't the police supposed to be investigating them?
Bruce Wayne: They don't have the tools to analyze it.
Alfred: They would if you gave them to them.
Bruce Wayne: One man's tool is another man's weapon.
Alfred: In your mind, perhaps. But there aren't many things you can't turn into a weapon.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred, enough! The police weren't getting it done.
Alfred: Perhaps they might have if you hadn't made a sideshow of yourself.
Bruce Wayne: You thought I didn't have it in me.
Alfred: Don't! You lead a bloated police force a merry chase with a load of fancy new toys from Fox. What about when you come up against him? What then?
[Alfred looks at the monitor where we see footage of Bane killing]
Bruce Wayne: I'll fight harder, I always have.
Alfred: Take a good look. His speed, his ferocity, his training! I see the power of belief. I see the League of Shadows resurgent.
Bruce Wayne: You said he was excommunicated.
Alfred: By Ra's Al Ghul. Who leads them now?
Bruce Wayne: Ra's Al Ghul was the League of Shadows, and I beat him. Bane is just a mercenary, and we need to find out what he's up to.
[Bruce uses USB and we see text scrolls on the monitor]
Bruce Wayne: Trades of some kind. Coded.
[suddenly the screen goes blank and a thumb print appears]
Bruce Wayne: They have my fingerprint, courtesy of Selina Kyle.
[Bruce pulls out the USB and gives it to Alfred]
Bruce Wayne: Get this to Fox, he can crack the code and tell us what trades they were executing.
[Bruce walks off]

[later in Wayne Manor; referring to the USB]
Alfred: I'll get this to Mr. Fox. But no more. I've sewn you up, I've set your bones, but I won't bury you. I've buried enough members of the Wayne family.
Bruce Wayne: You'd leave me?
Alfred: You see only one end to your journey. Leaving is all I have to make you understand, you're not Batman anymore, you have to find another way. You used to talk about finishing, about a life beyond that awful cave.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred, Rachel died knowing that we had decided to be together. That was my life beyond the cave. I can't just move on. She...she didn't. She couldn't.
Alfred: What if she had?
Bruce Wayne: She didn't, I can't change that.
The Dark Knight Rises QuotesAlfred: What if, before she died, she wrote a letter? Saying she chose Harvey Dent over you?
[Bruce watches Alfred, looking confused and upset]
Alfred: And what if, to spare you pain, I burned that letter?
Bruce Wayne: How dare you use Rachel to try to stop me?
Alfred: I am using the truth, Master Wayne. Maybe it's time we all stopped trying to outsmart the truth and just let it have its day. I'm sorry!
Bruce Wayne: You're sorry? You expect to destroy my world, and then think that we're gonna shake hands?
Alfred: No. I know what this means.
Bruce Wayne: What does it mean?
[Alfred starts crying]
Alfred: It means your hatred. And it also means losing someone that I have cared for since I first heard his cries echo through this house. But it might also mean saving your life. And that is more important.
[Bruce looks at Alfred with sadness]
Bruce Wayne: Goodbye, Alfred.
[Bruce turns and starts walking up the stairs]

[the next morning, Bruce is woken by the doorbell, he goes down the stairs and calls out]
Bruce Wayne: Alfred?
[Alfred is gone and Bruce opens the front door to find Fox]
Fox: Answering your own door?
The Dark Knight Rises QuotesBruce Wayne: Yeah.
[Fox hands Bruce a newspaper]
Fox: Page three. Seems you made a series of large put options on the futures exchange, verified by a thumb print. Those options expired at midnight last night. Long term we may be able to prove fraud, but for now, you're completely broke. And Wayne Enterprises is about to fall into the hands of John Daggett.
Bruce Wayne: The weapons, we can't let Daggett get his hands on Applied Sciences.
Fox: Applied Sciences is all locked up, and off the books. The energy project, however, it's a different story.
Bruce Wayne: Miranda Tate. We need to convince the board to get behind her. Let's show her the reactor.
Fox: You're meeting her there in thirty-five minutes, so you better get dressed.

[Fox leads Miranda to Wayne Enterprises Recycling Plant]
Miranda: You brought me out here to show me this, Mr. Fox?
Fox: Bear with me, Miss Tate.
[he takes her inside a portakabin]
Fox: Please keep hands and feet inside the car at all times.
[he hits a button and the office floor descends like an elevator]
Miranda: This is it, isn't it?
Fox: The reactor is beneath the river so it could be instantly flooded in the event of a security breach.
Miranda: Is Bruce Wayne really that paranoid?
Fox: I'm gonna plead the fifth on that one.

[as they descend into a concrete tunnel, the elevator stops and they step off, where Bruce meets them]
Bruce Wayne: I thought you might like to see what your investment built.
Miranda: No fossil fuels. Free, clean energy for an entire city. Three years ago, a Russian scientist published a paper on weaponized fusion reactions. One week later your reactor started developing problems. I think this machine works.
Bruce Wayne: Miranda, if it were operational, the danger to Gotham would be too great.
Miranda: Would it make you feel better to know that the Russian scientist died in a plane crash six months ago?
Bruce Wayne: Someone will work out what Dr. Pavel did. Someone will figure out a way to make this power source into a nuclear weapon. I need you to take control of Wayne Enterprises and this reactor.
Miranda: To do what with it?
Bruce Wayne: Nothing. Until we can guarantee its safety.
Miranda: And if we can't?
Bruce Wayne: Decommission it and flood it.
Miranda: Destroy the world's best chance for a sustainable future?
Bruce Wayne: If the world's not ready, yes.
Miranda: Bruce, if you want to save the world you have to start trusting it.
Bruce Wayne: I'm trusting you.
Miranda: Doesn't count. You have no choice.
Bruce Wayne: I could have flooded this chamber any time in the last three years. I'm choosing to trust you. Please.

[Bruce enters the boardroom at Wayne Enterprises where everyone is taking their place]
Fox: Alright, ladies and gentlemen. This meeting will now come to order
Daggett: You know, I'd like to point out that we have a non-board member here. This is highly irregular, even if his family name is above the door.
Board Member #1: Bruce Wayne's family built this company.
Board Member#2: And he himself has run it...
Daggett: Into the ground, sir! Does anybody disagree? Check the share price his morning. Crazy gambling on futures is not only cost Mr. Wayne his seat, it's cost us all a lot of money. And he has to go.
Fox: I'm afraid he has a point, Mr. Wayne.
[Bruce gets up, glances at Miranda who nods at him, and leaves]
Daggett: So back to business.

[as Bruce exits Wayne Enterprises building he finds himself surrounded by reporters and his car being towed away, just then Blake shows up]
Blake: Looks like you need a ride, huh?

[after the board meeting]
Daggett: How the hell did Miranda Tate get the inside track on the Wayne board?! I mean, has she been meeting with him? Has she been sleeping with him?
Stryver: Not that we know of.
Daggett: Ah, clearly you don't know much of anything, do you?! Where is Bane?
Stryver: Well, we told him it was urgent.
Daggett: Oh, where is the masked...?
[suddenly Bane appears behind them]
Bane: Speak of the devil and he shall appear.
Daggett: What the hell is going on?
Bane: The plan is proceeding as expected.
Daggett: Really? Do I look like I'm running Wayne Enterprises right now? Your hit on the stock exchange, it didn't work, my friend! And now you have my construction crews going around the city at twenty four hours day! How exactly is that supposed to help my company absorb Wayne's?
[Bane looks at Stryver]
Bane: Leave us.
Daggett: No! Stay here. I'm in charge!
[Bane places his hand on Daggett's shoulder]
Bane: Do you feel in charge?
[Daggett doesn't reply and Stryver leaves]

[after Stryver leaves them]
Daggett: I've paid you a small fortune.
Bane: And that gives you power over me?
Daggett: What is this?
Bane: Your money and infrastructure have been important. Till now.
[Bane gently takes Daggett's head in his hand]
Daggett: What are you?
Bane: I'm Gotham's reckoning. Here ends the borrowed time you've all been living on.
Daggett: You're pure evil!
Bane: I am necessary evil.
[Bane places his hand on Daggett's face and squeezes, Stryver standing outside flinches as he hears Daggett whimper]

[to Bruce as Blake drives]
Blake: When you started, why the mask?
Bruce Wayne: To protect the people closest to me.
Blake: Yeah, but you're a loner, right? You didn't have any family.
Bruce Wayne: There are always people you care about. You just don't realize how much until they're gone. The idea was to be a symbol. Batman could be anybody, that was the point.
Blake: Well, it's damn good to see him back.
Bruce Wayne: Not everybody agrees.
Blake: They'll figure that out in the end.
Bruce Wayne: You got anything on Bane's whereabouts?
Blake: Yeah, I've got five hundred pages of tunnel records and a flashlight. I could use some help, actually.
Bruce Wayne: You know what? Drop me in Old Town.

[at her apartment, as Selina is packing she hears Jen heckling Bruce for money, she goes out to the stairwell]
Selina: He's not a mark. And he doesn't have a cent to his name, anyway.
[Bruce enters Selina's apartment]
Selina: Yeah, it's not much. But it's more that you've got right now.
Bruce Wayne: Actually, they're letting me keep the house.
Selina: The rich don't even go broke same as the rest of us, huh?
[Selina continues to pack]
Bruce Wayne: My powerful friend might hope to change your mind about leaving.
Selina: And how would he do that?
Bruce Wayne: By giving you what you want.
Selina: It doesn't exist.
Bruce Wayne: He says it does. He wants to meet, tonight.
Selina: Why?
Bruce Wayne: He needs to find Bane. He says you'd know how.
Selina: Tell him I'll think about it.
Bruce Wayne: Okay. I like your place.
[he turns to leave]
Selina: Mr. Wayne? I'm sorry they took all your money.
Bruce Wayne: No, you're not.
[and he leaves]

[Blake enters the room at the hospital where Gordon is staying at]
Foley: Can we help you, officer?
Blake: Uh...yeah. John Daggett's body was just found in a dumpster about an hour ago. I thought you might wanna to know.
Commissioner Gordon: Why?
Blake: Well, his name's all over these permits I just pulled to the tunnels under Gotham.
[Blake gives Gordon some files]
Blake: That's MTA maintenance, uh...sewer construction, and other things.
[to Foley]
Commissioner Gordon: Where did you get to with the tunnel searches?
[Foley looks at Blake]
Foley: Remind me to tell detail to keep hotheads out.
[to Gordon]
Foley: We've had teams down there, it's a huge network.
Commissioner Gordon: Well, get more men, work a grid. I want him found.
Foley: Yeah, the uh...masked man. We're on it.
[to Blake]
Commissioner Gordon: Lose the uniform, you're working for me now. We could use some hotter heads around here.
Blake: Sir, that could all just be a coincidence.
Commissioner Gordon: You're a detective now, son. You're not allowed to believe in coincidence anymore.

[as Bruce returns to Wayne Manor and tries to get inside, Miranda comes up behind him]
Miranda: Nobody's answering.
[Wayne turns to face her]
Bruce Wayne: No. I'm on my own now.
Miranda: Do you have keys?
Bruce Wayne: Never needed them.
[we then see them running in the rain together towards a large window, which Bruce opens and they enter the house]
Bruce Wayne: Hope you didn't like me for my money.
Miranda: Suffering builds character.
[Miranda finds a photo of Bruce's parents]
Miranda: I'll take care of your parents' legacy, Bruce.
[Miranda then picks up a photo of Rachel]
Miranda: Who's this?
[Bruce doesn't reply but takes the photo from her and stares at it]
Miranda: Where's Alfred?
[Bruce replies with sadness in his voice]
Bruce Wayne: He left. Taking everything.
[Miranda takes the photo down from his hand and puts it down, she kisses him and he kisses her back passionately, suddenly the lights go out]
Miranda: What's that?
Bruce Wayne: I think my power's been shut off.
[the both laugh]

[later that night, after sleeping together, Bruce watches as Miranda tends to a fire]
Bruce Wayne: You're good at that.
Miranda: When I was a child we had almost nothing. But on the nights when we had a fire, we felt very rich indeed.
Bruce Wayne: I assumed your family was wealthy.
Miranda: Not always. Not when I was young.
[Bruce strokes her shoulder and notices a scar]
Miranda: An old mistake.
Bruce Wayne: I've made a few myself.
[she turns to him and gets back into bed, Bruce holds her close]
Bruce Wayne: More than a few. We could leave, tonight. Take my plane. Go anywhere we wanted.
Miranda: Someday perhaps. Not tonight.
[he kisses her]

[as Miranda sleeps, Bruce slips out and goes to the Batcave to get his Bat suit, he then meets Selina, who's dressed in her Cat suit, in a tunnel]
Selina: Don't be shy.
[Batman emerges from the shadows]
Selina: Wayne says you can get me the 'Clean Slate'.
Bruce Wayne: That depends.
Selina: On what?
Bruce Wayne: On what you want it for. I acquired it to keep it out of the wrong hands.
Selina: Still don't trust me, huh? How can we change that?
Bruce Wayne: Start by taking me to Bane.
[Selina gets up and starts walking off]
Selina: You asked.

[Selina leads Batman through the tunnel]
Selina: From here, Bane's men patrol the tunnels, and they're not your average brawlers.
Bruce Wayne: Neither am I.
[as they go further through the tunnel they encounter a Mercenary]
Selina: He's behind you.
[the Mercenary quickly spins round]
Mercenary: Who?
[we see Batman hanging upside down behind him]
Bruce Wayne: Me.

[after they encounter more Mercenaries and pick them off, Selina takes Batman further through the dark tunnel]
Selina: Just a little further.
[suddenly a grate slams down, trapping Batman, he turns to look at Selina]
Selina: I had to find a way to stop them trying to kill me.
Bruce Wayne: You've made a serious mistake.
[suddenly we hear Bane's voice]
Bane: Not as serious as yours, I fear.
[Batman turns and sees Bane standing behind him]
Bruce Wayne: Bane.
Bane: Let's not stand on ceremony here, Mr. Wayne.
[we see Selina look shocked as she realizes Bruce is Batman]
The Dark Knight Rises Quotes

[Bane and Batman move towards each other on the catwalk, when suddenly Batman strikes Bane until Bane quickly catches his fist]
Bane: Peace has cost you strength. Victory has defeated you.
[Bane starts hitting Batman and Batman strikes back until Bane kicks him off the railing, Batman drops and Bane climbs down a chain, as he reaches Batman they start fighting again but as Batman falls after being hit, he hurls some flashbangs at Bane]
Bane: Theatricality and deception, powerful agents to the uninitiated. But we are initiated, aren't we, Bruce? Members of the League of Shadows.
[Bruce starts throwing punches at Bane which Bane manages to avoid]
Bane: And you betrayed us!
[Bane takes Batman by the throat]
Bruce Wayne: Us? You were excommunicated, by a gang of psychopaths.
[Bane punches Batman several times in his side and throws him to the ground]
Bane: I am the League of Shadows. And I am here to fulfill Ra's Al Ghul's destiny!

[as they continue to fight, Batman hurls himself at Bane and starts punching him in the face, but Bane hits back and throws Batman off]
Bane: You fight like a younger man, with nothing held back. Admirable, but mistaken.
[suddenly Batman hits a switch on his belt which takes the lights go out]
Bane: Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark, I was born in it. Molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man. By then it was nothing to me but blinding!
[in the shadows, Bane suddenly lunges towards Batman and captures him by his throat and throws him into the ground]
Bane: The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!
[Bane pounds Batman hard with his fists as Batman lies on the ground]
Bane: I will show you where I have made my home, while preparing to bring justice. Then I will break you.
[one of his men throws Bane a detonator, as Bane hits the detonator explosions burst around him and the ceiling falls through, Batman sees a Tumbler has fallen from the floor of Applied Sciences]
Bane: Your precious armory. Gratefully accepted. We will need it.

[as Bane's men enter Applied Science, Batman gets up and Bane turns to look at him]
Bane: Ah, yes! I wondering what would break first.
[suddenly Batman takes a swing at Bane and misses, Bane punches him hard in the stomach and back, making him fall again]
Bane: Your spirit.
[Bane grabs Batman, lifts him and throws him down hard on his knee, breaking his back]
Bane: Or your body!
[we see Selina's looking shocked as she watches Bane pick up Batman's broken mask and throwing it aside, then Bane's men lift Batman's body and carry him off]

[after finding no one at Wayne Manor, Blake goes to where Selina lives and spots her trying to leave the city, she gets apprehended at the airport by Blake as she tries to escape and taken to the interrogation room]
Blake: I showed your picture to the Congressman, guess what?
Selina: Don't tell me, still in love?
Blake: Oh, head over heels. Pressing charges, though. You've made some mistakes, Miss Kyle.
[Blake dumps a police file down on the table]
Selina: Girl's gotta eat.
Blake: And you have an appetite. Why would you run? You can't hide from us with a record like this.
Selina: Maybe it's not you I'm running from.
Blake: Who then? Bane? What do you know about him?
[Selina stares ahead, pauses before answering]
Selina: That you should be as afraid of him as I am.
Blake: We can offer you protection.
[Selina gives him a look filled with contempt]
Blake: Okay.
[Blake closes the file and gets up to leave]
Blake: When I spotted you, I was looking for a friend of mine. Bruce Wayne.
[Selina looks at Blake in surprise]
Blake: Did they kill him?
Selina: I'm not sure.

[we see Bruce is taken to an underground stone cell prison with iron bars, he opens his eyes to find Bane staring at him]
Bruce Wayne: Why didn't you just...kill me?
Bane: You don't fear death, you welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe.
Bruce Wayne: You're a torturer.
Bane: Yes. But not of your body. Of your soul.
Bruce Wayne: Where am I?
Bane: Home. Where I learned the truth about despair. As will you. There's a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth. Hope. Every man who has rotted here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy. So simple. And, like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe that they can survive, so that you can watch them clamber over each other to stay in the sun.
[Bane looks at a TV screen just outside the prison bars]
Bane: You could watch me torture an entire city. And then, when you have truly understood the depths of your failure, we will fulfill Ra's Al Ghul's destiny. We will destroy Gotham. And then, when it is done, when Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.
[as Bane rises he pushes his hand against Bruce's chest, causing Bruce to cry out in pain]

[at Blackgate Prison, as the guards lead Selina down to her cell the other prisoners start whistling at her]
The Dark Knight Rises QuotesGuard at Blackgate: We're locking her up in here?
Warden at Blackgate: The Dent Act allows non-segregation based on extraordinary need. First time she broke out of women's correctional she was sixteen.
[one of the inmates calls out to Selina as she walks past his cell]
Huge Inmate: Little closer, baby.
Selina: Why, honey, you wanna hold my hand?
[Selina quickly grabs the inmates outstretched hands from the bars and does a cartwheel, the inmate screams in pain as his arms snap, Selina carries on walking]
Warden at Blackgate: She's gonna be fine.

[at Wayne Enterprises Fox meets Miranda]
Fox: I still don't see the need for a board meeting for the energy project.
Miranda: Bruce got a lot of things right. Keeping the board in the dark wasn't one of them.
[as they enter the boardroom they see Bane and his men are standing at the head of the table]
Bane: How good of you to join us, Chair, President. All I need now is one more one ordinary member. Mr. Fox, would you like to nominate?
[as Fox is about to speak, Fredericks interrupts and stands]
Fredericks: No. I will volunteer.
Fox: Where are you taking us?
[Bane doesn't reply and he starts walking off]

[Foley visits Gordon at the hospital]
Foley: You were right, Commissioner.
[to the nurse]
Foley: Will you excuse us, please.
Commissioner Gordon: What happened?
Foley: Your masked man kidnapped the Wayne Enterprises board. He let most of them go, but took three of them into the sewers.
Commissioner Gordon: No more patrols, no more hide and seek. Get every available cop down there and smoke him out!
Foley: The Mayor won't want panic.
Blake: So it's a training exercise.
[to Gordon]
Foley: I'm sorry I didn't take you seriously.
[as Foley turns to leave, Blake starts to follow him]
Commissioner Gordon: Not you! You're telling me the Batman's gone. So you chase up the Daggett leads, any way you can.
Blake: Yes, sir.

[as Bruce lies weak and ill in his prison cell, another prisoner drips water into his mouth, the prisoner in the next cell, speaking in an unknown language, says something to Bruce]
Prisoner: He asks how much you would pay us to let you die. I told him...I told him you have nothing.
Bruce Wayne: Do it for the pleasure.
Prisoner: They pay me more than that to keep you alive.
[he puts bread into Bruce's mouth, they hear chanting from a group of prisoners and watch as another prisoner ties a rope round a strong looking man]
Prisoner: He will try the climb.
[they watch as the man starts climbing the long well like wall of the prison]
Bruce Wayne: Has anyone ever made it?
Prisoner: Of course not.
[the prisoner climbing the wall stops and perches on a ledge, where he then leaps to continue the climb from the opposite side, but he misses, falls and swings into the rock wall]

[the blind prisoner speaks again after the prisoner that tried to climb the prison wall dies, the prisoner taking care of Bruce translates]
Prisoner: He says there is one who did. A child. A child born in this hell.
Bruce Wayne: Bane.
Prisoner: An old legend. Nothing more.
[the prisoner leaves Bruce's side and switches on the TV]
Bruce Wayne: Don't.
Prisoner: Whatever it is they want you to see, it's happening soon.

[Bane and his men lead Fox, Miranda and Fredericks through some tunnels, he gets his men to blow a hole through the tunnel wall, Bane leads them through the rubble towards the reactor plant, at this point Dr. Pavel has joined them, Bane turns to Fox]
Bane: Turn it on.
[Fox shakes his head, Bane gestures at one his men who takes Fredericks and points a gun at his head]
Bane: I only need one other board member. There are eight more waiting.
Fox: I won't do it.
[Bane puts down his hand and the man holding the gun at Fredericks' head cocks the weapon]
Miranda: Alright! Stop! Lucius, you'll kill this man and yourself, and you'll barely slow them down.
[Miranda walks up to the scanner for the reactor and places her hand on it to activate it, Fox then follows her and does the same, then Fredericks, the reactor comes to life; Bane turns to Pavel]
Bane: Go on then, do your work.
[to his men]
Bane: Take them up to the surface. People of their status deserve to experience the next era of western civilization.
[Bane's men lead Fox, Miranda and Fredericks are led back into the rubble]

[as we see hundreds of SWAT team head into the the sewers, Blake is in his car on the phone to Gordon]
Blake: I've been to half Daggett's cement plants, logged locations they've poured for underground construction.
Commissioner Gordon: Anything strange about the pourings?
Blake: Honestly, Commissioner, I don't know anything about civil engineering.
Commissioner Gordon: But you know about patterns. Keep looking.
[Blake drives up to a cement plant]

[in the reactor plant]
Dr. Pavel: It's done. This is now a four-megaton nuclear bomb.
[to his men]
Bane: Pull the core out of the reactor.
Dr. Pavel: No! You cannot! This is the only power source capable of sustaining it. If you move it, the core will decay in a matter of months.
Bane: Five, by my calculations.
Dr. Pavel: And then it will go off!
Bane: And for the sake of your children, Dr. Pavel, indeed I hope it does.

[at the cement plant Blake recognizes the driver of the construction vehicle that was outside the Stock Exchange building when Bane and his men infiltrated it]
Blake: Hey! Hey!
[the driver turns]
Blake: That was you in front of the stock exchange, wasn't it?
Cement Truck Driver: When?
Blake: When? When half the city's cops were trying to pull onto Castle Street and your truck shuttin' them out.
Cement Truck Driver: Oh yeah. You're that cop.
Blake: Detective, now. And a detective, we're not allowed to believe in coincidence.
[Blake turns and suddenly the worker behind him takes a swing at him, Blake punches him out, then the construction driver grabs hold of Blake and Blake takes his gun, as they wrestle Blake shoots hitting the cement mixer and the bullet ricochets and hits the driver in the back]
Blake: What are you doing here?! What are you working on?!
[the drivers dies and Blake tosses his gun away]

[Blake calls Gordon after killing the construction driver]
Blake: Commissioner, it's Blake. I got two dead witnesses and a lot of questions. Call me when...
[Blake freezes as he notices some barrels]
Blake: Wait a minute. There are four barrels of Polyisobutylene. That looks like motor oil right next to it. Jesus! They're not making cement, they're making explosives!

[Blake is driving fast and calls into the radio]
Blake: Patch me into Foley!
Police Officer's Voice: Foley's overseeing the operation.
Blake: They're heading into a trap!
[we see as the hundreds of police are heading into the sewers]

[outside the sewer tunnels Foley, takes the radio]
Foley: Foley.
Blake: It's a trap! Pull everyone out! Bane has been pouring concrete laced with explosives!
Foley: Where?
[we then see Gotham Stadium as the National Anthem is being sung and then as Bane and his men are making their way up from underground, Blake continues to explain to Foley]
Blake: There's a ring around the tunnels, they're gonna blow it and trap the cops underground!
[to the cop next to him]
Foley: Pull 'em out! Pull 'em out! Now!

[as Bane listens to the National Anthem from the locker room tunnel]
Bane: What a lovely, lovely voice.
[as the song ends and the football game is about to begin]
Bane: Let the games begin!
[he hits detonator and the bombs go off across Gotham making tunnel roofs collapse trapping thousands of police throughout the different tunnels]

[after setting off the bombs across Gotham and destroying the Gotham Stadium field, Bane and his men walk onto what's left of the field and Bane takes up the mike]
Bane: Gotham, take control! Take control of your city.

[after Bane has trapped all the police in the tunnels, Blake contacts Foley from his car radio]
Blake: Foley?
Foley: Jesus, Blake! Every cop in the city is down in those tunnels!
Blake: Not every cop.
[Blake then goes to Gordon's hospital and finds that Gordon has killed the mercenaries that Bane had sent to kill Gordon]

[back at Gotham Stadium Bane addresses the crowd]
Bane: This...this is the instrument of your liberation.
[at Pentagon we see military personnel assessing the situation on their monitors]
Analyst #1: Satellite shows a radiation spike.
Analyst #2: Whatever it is, it's nuclear.
[back at Gotham Stadium Bane's mercenaries bring Dr. Pavel to the field an make him kneel in front of Bane]
Bane: Identify yourself to the world.
[Bane puts the mike at Pavel's mouth]
Dr. Pavel: Dr. Leonid Pavel, nuclear physicist.

[back at Pentagon we see the military and CIA monitoring the situation at Gotham Stadium]
CIA Analyst: Pavel was confirmed dead, plane crash on an Agency pull out of Uzbekistan.
Dr. Pavel: But that looks like it's him.
[back the stadium Bane continues his interrogation of Pavel]
Bane: And what...what is this?
Dr. Pavel: It's a...fully primed neutron bomb, with a blast radius of six miles.
Bane: And who is capable of disarming such a device?
Dr. Pavel: Only me.
Bane: Only you. Thank you, Doctor.
[suddenly Bane snaps Pavel's neck and the crowd screams in shock and terror]
Bane: Now, this bomb is armed! This bomb is mobile! And the identity of the triggerman is a mystery. For one of you holds the detonator! And we came here not as conquerors, but as liberators to return control of this city to the people. And at the first sign of interference from the outside world, or for those people attempting to flee, this anonymous Gothamite, this unsung hero, will trigger the bomb. For now, martial law is in effect. Return to your homes, hold your families close, and wait. Tomorrow you claim what is rightfully yours.
[Bane drops the mike, turns, leaves the field with his men following him]

[at Pentagon as they watch Bane and his men leave the stadium]
2 Star Air Force General: Pull back the fighters, start high-level reconnaissance flights. Get the President on the line.

[Barsad and the rest of Bane's men hold Gotham Bridge, Barsad uses a loud speaker to make their terms known to the military]
Barsad: Tanks and planes cannot stop us from detonating our device. Send an emissary to discuss terms of access for supplies and communication.
[we then see an army Captain approach Barsad]
Army Captain at Bridge: How many of you are there, son?
[Barsad does not reply]
Army Captain at Bridge: You don't have enough men to stop twelve million people from leaving this island.
Barsad: No. No, we don't. But you do.
Army Captain at Bridge: And why the hell would I try to help you keep your hostages?
Barsad: If one person crosses this bridge, Gotham gets blown to hell.

[from his prison cell, Bruce watches the TV screen as the president addresses the people]
President: The people of our greatest city are resilient. They have proven this before and they will prove it again. We do not negotiate with terrorists, but we do recognize realities.
[Bruce begins to cry]

[as Blake is driving, him and Gordon listen to the president's speech over the radio]
President: As the situation develops, one thing must be understood above all others. People of Gotham, we have not abandoned you.
Blake: What does that mean?
Commissioner Gordon: It means we're on our own. I have to get in front of a camera.
Blake: Well, sir, they will kill you the second you show your face.
Commissioner Gordon: Bane says he's giving Gotham back to the people. They need to know that I could lead.
Blake: Bane's not gonna let that happen.
Commissioner Gordon: Then he'll show his true colors.
Blake: And you'll be dead!

[Bane and his men show up in Tumblers outside the front gates of Blackgate Prison, Bane then stands on one of the Tumblers and addresses the crowd of reporters]
Bane: Behind you stands a symbol of oppression, Blackgate Prison. Where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man. Harvey Dent!
[he holds up a photo of Dent]
The Dark Knight Rises QuotesBane: Who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice. You have been supplied with a false idol. To stop you tearing down this corrupt city!
[he tears Dent's photo; inside Blackgate Prison the prisoners starts shouting and cheering]
Bane: Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent. From the words of Gotham's Police Commissioner, James Gordon.
[he takes Gordon's speech that he had taken from him in the sewers, and starts reading it out loud]
Bane: 'The Batman didn't murder Harvey Dent, he saved my boy. Then took the blame for Harvey's appalling crimes, so that I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised the madman who tried to murder my own child. But I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth, and it is time for me to resign.'
[to the crowd]
Bane: And can you accept this man's resignation?
[inside Blackgate prison the prisoner start shouting and cheering again]
Bane: And do you accept the resignation of all these liars?! Of all the corrupt?!

[in Blake's apartment, Gordon and Blake have been watching Bane on TV as he gives his speech outside Blackgate Prison]
Blake: Those men, locked up for eight years in Blackgate, and denied parole under the Dent Act. It's based on a lie.
Commissioner Gordon: Gotham needed a hero
Blake: Well, it needs it now, more than ever. You betrayed everything you stood for.
[Gordon turns and looks at Blake]
Commissioner Gordon: There's a point, far there, when the structures fail you. And when the rules aren't weapons anymore, they're shackles, letting the bad get ahead. One day you may face such a moment of crisis, and in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did. To plunge their hands into the filth, so that you can keep yours clean!
Blake: Your hands look pretty filthy to me, Commissioner.
[Blake turns away from Gordon]

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