The Dark Knight Rises Quotes: Spectacular Conclusion(Total Quotes: 159)
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan (screenplay & story)
Jonathan Nolan (screenplay)
David S. Goyer (story)
Bob Kane (Batman characters)
Christian Bale – Bruce Wayne
Gary Oldman – Commissioner Gordon
Tom Hardy – Bane
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Blake
Anne Hathaway – Selina
Marion Cotillard – Miranda
Morgan Freeman – Fox
Michael Caine – Alfred
Matthew Modine – Foley
Alon Aboutboul – Dr. Pavel
Ben Mendelsohn – Daggett
Burn Gorman – Stryver
Daniel Sunjata – Captain Jones
Aidan Gillen – CIA Op
Sam Kennard – Special Ops Sergeant
Aliash Tepina – Hooded Man #2
Nestor Carbonell – Mayor
Brett Cullen – Congressman
Chris Ellis – Fr. Reilly
Tyler Dean Flores – Mark
Juno Temple – Jen
Liam Neeson – Ra’s Al Ghul
Cillian Murphy – Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
Josh Pence – Young Ra’s Al Ghul
OUR REVIEW & RATING ★★★★☆
The Dark Knight Rises quotes are an intelligent, satisfying and epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. As expected, the scope and scale of the movie is staggering and hugely cinematic with the story picking up eight years after Harvey Dent’s death and Batman taking the blame. Here we see Bruce Wayne living as recluse in Wayne Manor, seen only by the trusted Alfred. Gotham appears at peace, with organized crime dropping, that is of course, until the arrival of Bane, a sinister terrorist on a mission to destroy Gotham City.
The movie is gloriously bleak and dark with lots of action and emotion thrown in to satisfy all the senses. Yes, the movie is very long, and some parts of it are predictable and muddled with more than a few missteps, but this is a grand visionary tale and Nolan pretty much delivers on every level.
Verdict: The quotes are smartly-written, tense and ambitious, making them a truly spectacular ending to Batman’s story.
[first lines; Gordon is giving a speech about Harvey Dent]
Commissioner Gordon: I knew Harvey Dent, I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone inspires us the way he did. I believed in Harvey Dent.
[three men are captured and given to a CIA agent who’s looking for Bane]
CIA Op: Dr. Pavel, I’m CIA.
Barsad: He wasn’t alone.
CIA Op: Uh…you don’t get to bring friends.
Dr. Pavel: They are not my friends.
Barsad: Don’t worry, no charge for them.
CIA Op: And why would I want them?
Barsad: They were trying to grab your prize. They work for the mercenary, the masked man.
CIA Op: Bane?
[Barsad nods his head]
CIA Op: Get him on board, I’ll call it in.
[inside the plane, the three masked men are brought to their knees]
CIA Op: The flight plan I just filed with the agency, lists me, my men, Dr. Pavel here. But only one of you!
[he indicates to one of his men to slide open the plane door]
CIA Op: First one to talk gets to stay on my aircraft!
[one of the hooded men is held by the open door of the airplane]
CIA Op: Who paid you to grab Dr. Pavel?
[the hooded man doesn’t answer, the CIA Op shoots his gun and one of his men drags the hooded man back in]
CIA Op: He didn’t fly so good! Who wants to try next?
[another masked man is held by the open door of the aircraft as the CIA Op holds his gun against his head]
CIA Op: Tell me about Bane? Why does he wear the mask?
[the second masked man doesn’t answer]
CIA Op: A lot of loyalty, for a hired gun!
[the third hooded man speaks]
Bane: Or perhaps he’s wondering why someone would shoot a man before throwing him out of the plane.
CIA Op: At least you can talk! Who are you?
Bane: It doesn’t matter who we are, what matters is our plan.
[the CIA Op slowly removes the man’s hood revealing that it’s Bane]
Bane: No one cared who I was till I put on the mask.
[referring to Bane’s face mask]
CIA Op: If I pull that off will you die?
Bane: It will be extremely painful.
CIA Op: You’re a big guy.
Bane: For you.
CIA Op: Was getting caught part of your plan?
Bane: Of course. Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours, but we want to find out what he told you.
Dr. Pavel: Nothing! I said nothing!
CIA Op: Well, congratulations! You got yourself caught! So, now what’s the next step of your master plan?
Bane: Crashing this plane…with no survivors!
[at that moment another plane flies above, and four men jump out and their smaller plane in a mid-air assault that ends up dragging the plane almost upside-down in mid-air, as most of the CIA men on the plane die, Dr. Pavel and a body attached to an IV remain]
[after Bane’s men attack the CIA plane, Bane stops one of his men from trying to save himself from the plane]
Bane: No! They expect one of us in the wreckage, brother.
Bane’s Thug: We started a fire.
Bane: Yes, the fire rises.
[Bane grabs hold of Pavel who shouts in fear]
Bane: Calm down, doctor. Now is not the time for fear. That comes later.
[Bane presses a button and the CIA plane plummets to the ground with Bane holding onto Pavel and the rope from the other bigger plane]
[the Mayor is giving a speech being at hosted at Wayne Manor]
Mayor: Harvey Dent Day may not be our oldest public holiday, but we’re here tonight because it’s one of the most important. Harvey Dent’s uncompromising stand against organized crime has made Gotham a safer place than it was at the time of his death, eight years ago. This city has seen a historic turn around. No city is without crime, but this city is without organized crime because of Dent’s act gave law enforcement teeth in its fight against the mob. Now people are talking about repealing the Dent Act, and to them I say, not on my watch.
[the audience claps]
Mayor: I wanna thank the Wayne Foundation for hosting this event, and I’m told, Mr. Wayne couldn’t be here tonight. I’m sure he’s with us in spirit.
[as they listen to the Mayor’s speech about Harvey Dent at Wayne Manor]
Congressman: Have you ever laid eyes on Wayne at one of his events?
Foley: No one has, not in years.
[the Mayor continues his speech at Wayne Manor]
Mayor: That people put their faith in a murderous thug in a mask and a cape. A thug, who showed his true nature, when he betrayed the trust this great man, and murdered him in cold blood.
[he points to the large photo of Harvey Dent behind him]
Mayor: Jim Gordon, can tell you the truth about Harvey Dent. He could…but I’ll let him tell you himself. Commissioner Gordon!
[the audience claps as Gordon makes his way to the stand, Gordon looks down at his prepared speech and says to himself as he remembers the real truth of what happened to Dent]
Commissioner Gordon: The truth…
[he addresses the audience]
Commissioner Gordon: I have a speech telling the truth about Harvey Dent. Maybe the time isn’t right.
[he puts the speech away in his jacket pocket]
Commissioner Gordon: Maybe right now, all you need to know is that there are one thousand inmates in Blackgate Prison as the direct result of the Dent Act. These are violent criminals, essential cogs in the organized crime machine. Maybe, for now, all I should say about the death of Harvey Dent is this; it has not been for nothing.
[in the kitchen of Wayne Manor during the Harvey Dent Day, we see the maids talking about Bruce, one of the maids is Selina Kyle]
Selina: Did you see the guy who owns the house?
Maid #2: No. No, I heard he never leaves the East Wing.
Maid #3: You know, I heard he had an accident. Yeah, that he’s disfigured. He has to…
[suddenly Alfred interrupts them]
Alfred: Mr. Till, why are your people using the main staircase? And where’s Mrs. Bolton?
Selina: Uh…she’s up at the bar, sir. Can I help?
Alfred: The East drawing room, unlock the door, put the tray on the table, lock the door again. Nothing more.
[Alfred places the key on the tray for Selina to take to Bruce]
Alfred: I’m sorry, Miss Tate, I tried, but he won’t see you.
Daggett: You know, you musn’t take it personally. Everyone knows that Wayne’s hold up in there with eight-inch nails, peeing in a Mason jar. It’s very good of you to let me on the grounds.
Daggett: Why are you wasting your time, trying to talk to a man who threw away your investment, on some ‘save the world’ vanity project? He can’t get your money back, I can.
Miranda: I could try explaining that a ‘save the world’ project, vain or not, is worth investing in, Mr. Daggett. But you only understand money and the power you think it buys. So why waste my time indeed?
[Miranda turns and walks off]
[after his speech]
Commissioner Gordon: The second shift reports in?
Foley: You should spend some more time with the Mayor.
Commissioner Gordon: Well, that’s your department.
[Gordon walks off]
Congressman: Anyone shown him the crime stats?
Foley: He goes by his gut and it continues to bother him, no matter what the numbers.
Congressman: Must be popular with his wife.
Foley: Not really, she took the kids and left for Cleveland.
Congressman: Well, he’ll have plenty of time for visits. The Mayor’s gonna dump him in the spring.
Foley: But he’s a hero.
Congressman: A war hero, this is peace time.
[Selina drops off the food in the east wing, she sees a door open, we see her checking out a family photo and walking around the room wearing a pearl necklace, Bruce shows up next door and hears her, he suddenly shoots an arrow towards the archery target near Selina making her jump]
Selina: Sorry! Very sorry…I’m so terribly sorry, Mr. Wayne. It is, Mr. Wayne, isn’t it?
[Bruce walks out of the shadows towards her, looking bearded and walking with a cane]
Selina: Although you don’t have long nails or facial scars, sir.
Bruce Wayne: Is that what they say about me?
Selina: It’s just that, no…no one every sees you.
Bruce Wayne: That’s a beautiful necklace, it reminds me of one that belonged to my mother. It can’t be the same one, cause her pearls are in this safe.
[he opens the safe]
Bruce Wayne: The manufacturer clearly explained, it is uncrackable.
Selina: Oops. Nobody told me it was uncrackable.
Bruce Wayne: I’m afraid I can’t let you take those.
Selina: Look, you wouldn’t beat up a woman, anymore than I would beat a cripple.
[Selina walks towards Bruce and suddenly knocks his cane out from under him making him fall]
Selina: Of course, sometimes exceptions happen.
[she climbs up the window and turns to look at Bruce, who’s lying on the floor]
Selina: Good night, Mr. Wayne.
[suddenly she quickly flips backwards out of the open window, she quickly changes her outfit and gets in the car with the Congressman]
Selina: Can I have a ride?
Congressman: You read my mind. Let’s go.
[after Selina has left, Bruce checks inside the safe and Alfred walks in the room]
Alfred: Miss Tate was asking to see you again.
Bruce Wayne: She’s very persistent.
Alfred: And quite lovely, in case you were wondering.
Bruce Wayne: I wasn’t.
Alfred: What are you doing?
Bruce Wayne: Examining print dust, we’ve been robbed.
Alfred: And this is your idea of uh…sounding the alarm, is it?
Bruce Wayne: She took the pearls, tracking device and all.
Bruce Wayne: One of the maids. Perhaps you should stop letting them in this side of the house.
Alfred: Perhaps you should start learning to make your own bed.
[Bruce starts to walk off]
Alfred: Why were you dusting for prints?
Bruce Wayne: I wasn’t. She was.
[while on the rooftop with the old, broken Bat-Signal, Gordon is approached by a young cop]
Blake: Sir, Congressman Gilly’s wife has been calling in, apparently the Congressman never made it home after the Wayne Foundation event.
Commissioner Gordon: That’s a job for the police.
Blake: When you and Dent cleaned up the streets, you cleaned them good. Pretty soon we’ll be chasing down uh…overdue library books. And yet, here you are, like we’re still at war.
Commissioner Gordon: What’s your name, son?
Blake: Blake, sir.
Commissioner Gordon: You got something you wanna ask me, Officer Blake?
Blake: It’s about that night, this night, eight years ago. The night Dent died, the last confirmed sighting of the Batman. He murders those people, takes down two SWAT teams, breaks Dent’s neck and then just…vanishes.
Commissioner Gordon: I’m not hearing a question, son.
Blake: Don’t you wanna know who he was?
[Gordon looks at the broken Bat -Signal for a moment]
Commissioner Gordon: I know exactly who he was. He was the Batman.
[Gordon starts walking off]
Commissioner Gordon: Let’s go see about the Congressman’s wife.
[the next morning, Alfred finds Bruce missing from his room, he calls out to him but there’s not reply, eventually, Alfred finds Bruce inside the Batcave beneath Wayne Manor]
Alfred: You haven’t been down here in a long time.
Bruce Wayne: I’m trying to find out more about our jewel thief. I ran her prints, unless she’s lost a lot of weight, she was wearing someone else’s fingerprints. She’s…good.
[his computer monitor shows a mug shot of a large male armed-robbery suspect]
Alfred: She may be, but we have a trace on the necklace.
Bruce Wayne: We do, so I cross-referenced the address she went back to with police data on high-end B and E’s, and um…
[Bruce pulls up a photo of Selina on his monitor]
Bruce Wayne: Selina Kyle. The databases are full of close calls, tips from fences…she’s good, but the ground is shrinking beneath her feet.
Alfred: We should send the police before she fences the pearls.
Bruce Wayne: She won’t, she likes them too much. And they weren’t what she was after.
Alfred: What was she after?
Bruce Wayne: My fingerprints. There was printer toner mixed with graphite on the safe. It gives you a good pull, and it’s untraceable.
Alfred: Fascinating. You two should exchange notes over coffee.
Bruce Wayne: So Now you’re trying to set me up with a jewel thief?
Alfred: At this point, I’d set you up with a chimpanzee if it brought you back into the world.
Bruce Wayne: There’s nothing out there for me.
Alfred: And that’s the problem. You hung up your cape and your cowl, but you didn’t move on. You never went to find a life. To find someone…
Bruce Wayne: Alfred. I did find someone.
Alfred: I know, and you lost them. But that’s all part of living, sir. But you’re not living, you’re just waiting, hoping for things to go bad again. Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman. You were gone seven years, seven years I waited. Hoping that you wouldn’t come back. Every year I took a holiday, I went to Florence. There’s this café, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening I’d sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy that I would look across the tables and I’d see you there, with a wife, maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn’t say anything to me, nor me to you, but we’d both know…that you’d made it, that you were happy.
[we see flashback of Alfred seated in a café, spotting a couple at another table, thinking the man is Bruce, but as the man turns Alfred sees that it’s not Bruce]
Alfred: I never w wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you except pain and tragedy, and I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.
[Alfred turns and leaves]
[after Blake and his partner have found a body of a teenage boy in the tunnels of a concrete trough, Blake goes to the home for boys where he knew Jimmy used to stay]
Fr. Reilly: Jimmy hadn’t been here for months.
Blake: No? Why?
Fr. Reilly: Blake, you know why, he aged out. We don’t have the resources to keep boys on after sixteen.
Blake: Yeah, but I thought The Wayne Foundation give money for them.
Fr. Reilly: Not for the past couple of years.
Blake: He has a brother here, doesn’t he?
Fr. Reilly: Mark. I’ll tell him.
Blake: I’d like to, if that’s alright.
[Blake talks to Jimmy’s younger brother in the playground at the home for boys]
Blake: Do you know what was he doing down there in the tunnels?
Mark: A lot of guys been going down the tunnels when they age out. Say you can live down there. Say there’s work down there.
Blake: Work? What kind of work are you gonna find in the sewers?
Mark: More than you can find up here, I guess.
Blake: So you know about him.
Mark: Of course. Do you think he’s coming back?
Blake: I don’t know.
[Selina is at a bar with a drunk guy dressed in a in a Hawaiian shirt, she goes over and sits at a table where a man dressed in a suit is sitting]
Stryver: You brought a date?
Selina: I like having someone around to open doors for me. Right hand. No partials.
[Selina passes him an envelope from which Stryver takes out a transparency slide and holds it up to the light]
Stryver: Very nice.
[Stryver keeps the slide]
Selina: Not so fast, handsome. You got somethin’ for me?
Stryver: Oh, yes.
[Stryver looks at one of his thugs who locks the door and another one of his thugs stands close to Selina]
Selina: I don’t know what you’re planning to do with Mr. Wayne’s prints, but I’m guessing you’ll need his thumb. You don’t count so good, huh?
Stryver: I count fine. In fact, I’m counting to ten, right now.
[the thug next to Selina puts a gun to her head]
[Selina takes out her cell phone from her purse and gives it to Stryver]
Selina: My friend’s outside. Just hit ‘send’.
[Stryver looks at the phone and hits ‘send’, just then someone knocks at the door and the other thug opens it, a woman enters and joins Selina and Stryver]
Jen: This place is a little dead.
Selina: It’ll liven up in a minute, trust me.
[Selina gives Stryver another envelope which holds the slide with Bruce’s thumb print on it]
Jen: Is everything okay?
Selina: Great. Catch you later.
[Jen leaves and Stryver takes out the slide from the envelope]
[after Jen leaves]
Selina: It would have been a lot easier to just give me what we agreed.
Stryver: We can’t have loose ends. And even in that dress, no one is gonna miss you.
Selina: No. But my friend over there?
[referring to the guy in the Hawaiian shirt sitting at the bar, who we now see is the Congressman from earlier]
Selina: Every cop in the city is missing him.
[the TV at the bar shows the news with photo of the missing Congressman]
Stryver: That’s cute. But they’re not gonna be looking in a place like this.
Selina: I don’t know. You did just use his cell phone.
[Stryver glances down at the cell phone, suddenly a car screech is heard outside, Selina quickly gets up and attacks the thug with the gun, a SWAT team attacks the bar and chase after the thugs, as they enter Selina pretends to be a victim and starts screaming and crying]
[after the SWAT team go after the thugs Selina goes over to the Congressman who is clutching his wounded leg]
Selina: Keep some pressure on that, sweetheart.
[Selina leaves the bar]
Congressman: Call me?
[as Selina leaves the bar she runs into Blake and pretends to be a victim]
Blake: Hey, miss?
Selina: He’s bleeding! You gotta help him.
[Blake enters the bar with his gun drawn and sees the Congressman, he speaks into his radio]
Blake: I got the Congressman.
[outside Selina quickly makes her escape]
[after Gordon goes down a manhole chasing after the thugs and after some gun shots there’s an explosion, Blake and the other cops get over to the manhole]
Blake: What, they went down there? We’re gonna go down there, right?
SWAT in Alley: That was a gas explosion, kid.
Blake: That wasn’t gas, it’s a sewer.
Foley: No one goes in there till we know what’s down there!
Blake: We know what’s down there, sir. The Police Commissioner!
Foley: Someone get this hothead out of here. And where’s that DWP guy!
[after the explosion in the sewers, Gordon gets knocked down and two thugs carry him in the tunnels to an area where it appears some construction is being done with gangs of homeless street kids, Gordon is taken to Bane, who is sitting crouched with his back to Gordon]
Bane: Why are you here?
[one of the thugs kicks Gordon]
Sewer Thug #1: Answer him!
Bane: I was asking you.
Sewer Thug #1: It’s the Police Commissioner.
[Bane stands and turns to face them]
Bane: And you brought him down here?
Sewer Thug #2: We didn’t know what to do. We just thought…
Bane: You panicked. And your weakness has cost the lives of three others.
Sewer Thug #1: No, he’s alone!
[Bane flips the thug’s chin up and we hear a crack and the thug fall to the ground; to the 2nd thug]
Bane: Search him. Then I will kill you.
[the thug takes out a piece of paper from Gordon’s pocket, which is the Harvey Dent speech, and gives it to Bane who opens the paper, just then Gordon rolls himself off the steps and into the flowing sewer water, gunshots are fired at him]
Sewer Thug #2: He’s dead.
Bane: So show me his body.
Sewer Thug #2: The water runs to any one of the outflows. We’ll never find him.
[Barsad, who is standing next to the thug hands Bane a GPS]
Bane: Follow him.
[Bane puts the GPS in the thug’s pocket]
Sewer Thug #2: Follow him?
[suddenly Bane shoots the thug who falls into the flowing sewer water, we then see Blake rescuing Gordon at the end of the sewer drain]
[Wayne knocks the door at Wayne Manor with Alfred answering the door]
Blake: I need to see Bruce Wayne.
Alfred: I’m sorry, Mr. Wayne doesn’t take unscheduled calls. Even from a police officer.
Blake: And if I go get a warrant, for the investigation of Harvey Dent’s murder? Would that still count as unscheduled?
[later, Bruce enters the study where Blake is waiting]
Bruce Wayne: What can I do for you, officer?
Blake: Commissioner Gordon’s been shot. He chased a gunman down into the sewers. When I pulled him out he was babbling about an underground army and a masked man called Bane.
Bruce Wayne: Well, shouldn’t you be telling your superior officers about this?
Blake: They asked me if he saw any giant alligators. He needs you. He needs the Batman.
Bruce Wayne: If Commissioner Gordon thinks…
Blake: Oh, he doesn’t know or care who you are. But we’ve met before. It was a long time ago, I was a kid. Uh…St. Swithin’s, it used to be funded by the Wayne Foundation, it’s an orphanage. My mom died when I was small, it was a car accident, I don’t really remember it. But uh…my dad got shot a couple of years later over a gambling debt. And I remember that one just fine. Not a lot of people know what it feels like, do they?
[Bruce looks down and turns his back to Blake, looking out the window]
Blake: To be angry. In your bones. I mean, they understand. Foster parents, everybody, understands, for a while. But then they want the angry little kid to do something he knows he can’t do. To move on. So after a while they stop understanding and they send the angry kid to a boys home. I figured it out too late. You gotta learn to hide the anger, and practice smiling in the mirror. It’s like putting on a mask. So you showed up this one day in a cool car, pretty girl on your arm. We were so excited. Bruce Wayne, billionaire orphan! We used to make up stories about you, man. Legends. And you know, to the other kids that’s all it was, just stories. But, right when I saw you I knew who you really were.
[Bruce turns and looks at Blake]
Blake: I’d seen that look on your face before. It’s the same one I taught myself.
[Blake gets up to leave]
Blake: I don’t know why you took the fall for Dent’s murder, but I’m still a believer in the Batman. Even if you’re not.
[Blake turns and starts walking towards the study door]
Bruce Wayne: Why did you say that your boys home used to be funded by the Wayne Foundation?
Blake: Because the money stopped. Might be time to get some fresh air and start paying attention to the details. Some of those details might need your help.
[Blake turns and leaves]
[Bruce and Alfred watch as Blake gets into his car and drives away]
Bruce Wayne: You checked that name? Bane?
Alfred: He’s a mercenary. No other known names. Him and his men were behind a coup in West Africa that secured mining operations for our friend John Daggett.
Bruce Wayne: Now Daggett’s brought them here.
Alfred: Or so it seems. I’ll keep digging.
[Alfred turns to leave]
Bruce Wayne: Yeah. Alfred, why did the Wayne Foundation stop funding boys homes in the city?
Alfred: The Foundation is funded by the profits of Wayne Enterprises. There have to be some.
Bruce Wayne: Time to talk to Mr. Fox, I think.
Alfred: I’ll get him on the phone.
Bruce Wayne: No. No. No. No. Do we still have any cars around the place?
[Alfred’s face lights up at hearing this]
Alfred: Yes! One or two.
Bruce Wayne: I need an appointment at the hospital for my leg.
[Bruce stars to walk off]
Alfred: Which hospital?
Bruce Wayne: Whichever one Jim Gordon’s in.
[Bruce visits the doctor at the hospital]
Doctor: I’ve seen worse cartilage in knees.
Bruce Wayne: That’s good.
Doctor: No, that’s because there is no cartilage in your knee. And not much of any use in your elbows or your shoulders. Between that and the scar tissue on your kidneys, a residual concussive damage to your brain tissue and the general scarred-over quality of your
body, I cannot recommend that you go heli-skiing, Mr. Wayne.
[the doctor walks out and leaves Bruce in the room]
Bruce Wayne: Right.
[Bruce gets up and pulls on a ski mask, pulls a wire from his cane, goes to the window and jumps down]
[Bruce visits Gordon in his room as he lies in his bed, hooked up to machines, he speaks in a weak voice]
Commissioner Gordon: We were in this together. Then you were gone.
Bruce Wayne: The Batman wasn’t needed anymore. We won.
[Bruce is sitting beside him wearing the ski mask]
Commissioner Gordon: Based on a lie. And now this evil rising from where we tried to bury it. The Batman has to come back.
Bruce Wayne: What if he doesn’t exist anymore?
Commissioner Gordon: He must. He must.
[Bruce gets up to leave]
[as Bruce uses his tracking device to look at where Selina is, we see Selina putting on the pearls in her apartment and next door she hears Jen being mishandled by a man]
Selina: Get out.
Yuppie: She took my…!
[suddenly Selina twists his arm behind him and throws him out of the apartment]
Jen: I don’t know what he’s so upset about, there’s’ only sixty bucks in here.
Selina: Probably the watch.
[Selina holds up her hand which has the man’s watch, Jen laughs as Selina throws the watch to her]
[Bruce attends a lavish charity ball where he watches Selina wearing a mask and dancing]
Miranda: Bruce Wayne at a charity ball?
[Bruce turns to find Miranda, wearing a small face mask]
Bruce Wayne: Miss Tate, isn’t it?
Miranda: Even before you became a recluse, you never came to these things.
Bruce Wayne: Proceeds go to the big fat spread. It’s not about charity, it’s about feeding the ego of whichever society has laid this on.
Miranda: Actually, this is my party, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Oh.
Miranda: And the proceeds will go where they should, because I paid for the big fat spread myself.
Bruce Wayne: That’s very generous of you.
Miranda: You have to invest to restore balance to the world. Take our clean-energy project.
Bruce Wayne: Sometimes the investment doesn’t pay off. I’m Sorry.
Miranda: You have a practiced apathy, Mr. Wayne. But a man who doesn’t care about the world doesn’t spend half his fortune on a plan to save it. And isn’t so wounded when it fails that he goes into hiding. Have a good evening, Mr. Wayne.
[Bruce watches Miranda as she turns and walks off]
[to the rich old man that Selina is dancing with at Miranda’s charity ball]
Bruce Wayne: Mind if I cut in?
[the old man, looking annoyed, leaves and Bruce starts dancing with Selina]
Bruce Wayne: Oh, you don’t seem happy to see me.
Selina: You were supposed to be a shut-in.
Bruce Wayne: I felt like some fresh air.
Selina: Why didn’t you call the police?
Bruce Wayne: I have a powerful friend who deals with things like this.
[referring to her cat ears]
Bruce Wayne: That’s a brazen costume for a cat burglar.
Selina: Yeah? Who are you pretending to be?
Bruce Wayne: Bruce Wayne, eccentric billionaire. Who’s your date?
[referring the old man she was dancing with and who is now watching them]
Selina: His wife’s in Ibiza. She left her diamonds behind, though.
Bruce Wayne: Mm.
Selina: Worried they might get stolen.
Bruce Wayne: It’s pronounced Ibeetha. You wouldn’t want any of these folks realizing you’re a crook not a social climber.
Selina: You think I care what anyone in this room thinks of me?
Bruce Wayne: I doubt you care what anyone in any room thinks of you.
Selina: Don’t condescend, Mr. Wayne. You don’t know a thing about me.
Bruce Wayne: Well, Selina Kyle, I know you came here from your walk-up in Old Town, a modest place for a master jewel thief. Which means that either you’re saving for retirement, or you’re in deep with the wrong people.
Selina: You don’t get to judge me just because you were born in the master bedroom of Wayne Manor.
Bruce Wayne: Actually, I was born in the Regency Room.
[as they continue to dance]
Selina: I started out doing what I had to. Once you’ve done what you had to they’ll never let you do what you want to.
Bruce Wayne: Start fresh.
Selina: There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what you did. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks.
Bruce Wayne: Is that how you justify stealing?
Selina: I take what I need to from those who have more than enough. I don’t stand on the shoulders of people with less.
Bruce Wayne: Robin Hood?
Selina: I think I do more to help someone than most of the people in this room. Than you.
Bruce Wayne: I think maybe you’re assuming a little too much.
Selina: Maybe you’re being unrealistic about what’s really in your pants other than your wallet.
Bruce Wayne: Ouch.
Selina: You think all this can last?
[continuing to dance]
Selina: There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, cause when it hits you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bruce Wayne: You sound like you’re looking forward to it.
Selina: I’m adaptable.
Bruce Wayne: Those pearls do look better on you then they did in my safe. But I still can’t let you keep them.
[Bruce takes the pearls off her neck, Selina, looking angry, kisses him hard and walks off, the old man that she was dancing with comes up to Bruce looking annoyed]
Rich Twit: You scared her off!
Bruce Wayne: Not likely.
[after Selina leaves Bruce goes to leave and find his Valet ticket is missing]
Bruce Wayne: I must have lost my ticket.
Valet at Museum: Your wife said you were taking a cab home.
Bruce Wayne: My wife?
[we see Selina racing down the street in Bruce’s car]
[as Selina has stolen his car, Alfred comes to pick him up and watches Bruce in the mirror as he gets into the car]
Alfred: Just you, sir?
[Bruce gives him glare]
Alfred: Don’t worry, Master Wayne. It takes a little time to get back into the swing of things.
[Bruce visits Wayne Enterprises]
Fox: Bruce Wayne. As I live and breathe. What brings you out of cryo-sleep, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: I see you haven’t lost your sense of humor…even if you have lost most of my money.
Fox: Actually, you did that. If you funnel the entire R and D budget into a fusion project that you then mothball, your company is unlikely to thrive.
Bruce Wayne: What are my options?
Fox: Well, if you’re unwilling to turn on the machine…
Bruce Wayne: I can’t. I can’t, Lucius.
Fox: Well, then sit tight. Your majority keeps Daggett at bay while we figure out a future for the energy program with Miranda Tate. She has supported the project all the way. She’s smart, and quite lovely.
[Bruce gives Fox a disapproving look]
Fox: We all just want what’s best for you, Bruce. Show her the machine.
Bruce Wayne: I’ll think it over.
Fox: Anything else?
[Bruce gets up to leave]
Bruce Wayne: Nope. Why?
Fox: Well, these conversations used to end with and unusual request.
Bruce Wayne: I retired.
Fox: Well, let me show you some stuff, anyway. Just for old times sake.
[Fox hits a button which opens the bookcase]
[Fox takes Bruce to the huge space filled with gadgets and weapons]
Bruce Wayne: I figured you’d have shut this place down.
Fox: Well, it was always shut down, officially.
Bruce Wayne: What about all this new stuff?
Fox: After your father died, Wayne Enterprises set up fourteen different defense subsidiaries. For years I’ve been shuttering and consolidating all the different prototypes under one roof. My roof.
Bruce Wayne: Why?
Fox: To keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
[Fox hits a button which slides open another door]
Bruce Wayne: Oh, now you’re showing off.
Fox: Defense Department project for tight-geometry and pacification. Rotors are configured to maneuver between buildings without recirculation.
[we see a glimpse of a large vehicle]
Bruce Wayne: What’s it called?
Fox: Oh, it has a long uninteresting Wayne Enterprises designation. I just took to calling it the Bat. And yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.
[Bruce touches the vehicle]
Fox: Works fine, except for the autopilot. It takes a better mind than mine to fix it.
Bruce Wayne: Better mind?
Fox: Well, I was trying to be modest. A less busy mind. Yours.