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    plumber-man

    [1]Nov 15, 2007
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    Hey, I was looking up the forums and noticed a lot of people talking about the Red Dwarf movie. And there is rumor of a movie, mostly because i saw storyboards of it on Red Dwarf Wikipedia, but I thought that until that golden day did arrive the film to the theaters, I would set up this post so people can write their own ideas. And if there is another topic people can write their ideas on, just tell before i look like a gimboid. Gee, now I have the craving for 500 chicken vindaloos and some naan. Go ahead, post away!
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    peas_and_corn

    [2]Nov 21, 2007
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    How about this-

    The story is set in Australia in the near future, depicting a poorly-funded police unit called the Main Force Patrol (MFP), which struggles to protect the Outback's few remaining townspeople from violent motorcycle gangs. The film depicts the future Australia as a bleak, dystopian, impoverished society that is facing a breakdown of civil order, the causes of which are not detailed in this film but which Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior explains as being caused by widespread oil shortages and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome explains resulted in a nuclear war following the shortages. The film introduces a young MFP police officer, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), who is considered to be the MFP's "top pursuit man".

    One of the biker gang members, nicknamed the Nightrider, manages to escape from police custody and steal a police car. Max pursues the Nightrider in a high-speed chase, which results in the Nightrider's death in a fiery explosion. After this dangerous chase, which resulted in injuries for a number of officers, the police chief warns Max (who thinks nothing of it at the time) that now the bandits are out for him because of the death of the Nightrider.

    The biker gang, which is led by the Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) plans to avenge Nightrider's death by killing MFP officers. Toecutter's young protegé, the biker Johnny the Boy (played by Tim Burns), sets a trap for Max's close friend and fellow officer, Jim Goose (played by actor Steve Bisley). When Goose's vehicle is flipped over, the bikers burn him alive ("the Goose is cooked") in retaliation for the Nightrider's death. After seeing Goose's charred body in the hospital's burn ward, Max becomes angered and disillusioned with the police force. Max then resigns as part of the MFP. With no intentions to return to the force, Max takes a road trip to spend time with his wife and infant son in the relatively peaceful areas north of their region.

    Meanwhile, the gang's vicious leader, the Toecutter, is still thirsting for revenge against Max. The two once again cross paths when Max and his family are on vacation in a remote beachfront area. The big house, where the old lady lived, is situated on top of Mt.Ridley, Craigieburn, and has been renovated since (no beach in area at all). The gang runs down Max's wife (played by Joanne Samuel) and son, leaving their crushed bodies lying in the middle of the road, and Max arrives too late to intervene. His son is pronounced dead on the scene, while his wife suffers massive injuries to her internal organs.

    Filled with a burning, obsessive anger, Max once again dons his leather police outfit and straps on his sawed-off shotgun. Driving the supercharged, black Pursuit Special, he goes out to avenge the death of his family. He hunts down and kills the gang members one by one, including the Toecutter. When Max finds Johnny the Boy, he handcuffs his ankle to a wrecked, overturned vehicle with a ruptured gas tank. Max lights a crude time-delay fuse and gives Johnny a hack saw. He says "The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It'll take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now if you're lucky, you can hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go." Soon after, an embittered Max drives off into the desolate Outback as the fuse he constructed explodes behind him, killing Johnny.
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    plumber-man

    [3]Nov 22, 2007
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    I meant make a Red Dwarf movie, not a Mad Max movie. I'm not saying anything, but this is the Red Dwarf forum, and the point was to make up a Red Dwarf movie. Still, if you write down that idea, you could make big money by selling the idea during the writer's strike! Everybody wins!
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    peas_and_corn

    [4]Dec 30, 2007
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    After finally striking a deal with NBC over their sitcom pilot, Jerry, Jerry and George are faced with having to leave New York City for California. Before doing so, they decide to take NBC's private jet to Paris with Elaine and Kramer, for one "last hurrah". Unfortunately, Kramer causes engine troubles by hopping up and down on the plane while trying to get water out of his ears, nearly killing the four friends in a crash. Upon what looks to be their final moments of life, George reveals he cheated in "The Contest", and Elaine tells Jerry "I've always loved you", but the pilot manages to steady the plane, so Elaine awkwardly finishes her comment by adding "-nited Airlines." They make an emergency landing in the small, fictional town of Latham, Massachusetts.

    While killing time in Latham, waiting for the plane to be repaired, they witness an overweight man getting carjacked at gunpoint. Instead of helping him, they crack jokes about his size while Kramer films it all on his camcorder, then they proceed to walk away. The victim notices this, and tells the reporting officer. The four main characters are then taken into custody for violating the Good Samaritan law that requires bystanders to help out in such a situation.

    A lengthy trial ensues, bringing back many characters from past shows as character witnesses testifying against the group for their "selfish" acts from throughout the series. The Virgin, the low-talker, the Bubble Boy, Babu Bhatt, the Soup Nazi George Steinbrenner, Susan Ross' doctor from the night she died, the overweight man who was carjacked, and several others are called to the witness stand, among many more enemies and acquaintances. Attorney Jackie Chiles defends them with the defense that the witnesses are just trying to settle scores with the four and are really exaggerating, that the four did not want to get shot by the criminal, and even George's mother tries to get them released by offering to have sex with the judge. The four are found guilty, and sentenced to a year in prison, with Judge Arthur Vandelay (Art Vandelay - George's fictitious alter ego) proclaiming: "I can think of nothing more fitting than for the four of you to spend a year removed from society so that you can contemplate the manner in which you have conducted yourselves. I know I will."

    In the final scene before the credits, the four main characters sit in a jail cell - strangely unfazed by what has just happened to them, still concerned mostly with the minutiae that preoccupied them beforehand. Jerry begins a conversation about George's shirt buttons, using lines from the very first episode of the series ("The second button is the key button. It literally makes or breaks the shirt..."). George then wonders if they have had that conversation before. Also, Kramer is ecstatic about finally getting the water out of both his ears, which was the real cause of the near plane crash accident in the first place. Elaine still cannot believe they are in prison, but Jerry tells her they can get out on parole in six to seven months, which is the amount they will have to pay on the apartment, and he will attempt to have Jerry picked up again.

    In a last bit of comedy during the credits, Jerry is seen wearing an orange jumpsuit, performing a stand-up routine of prison-related jokes to an audience of fellow prisoners (including Kramer and George). "So what is the deal with the yard? I mean when I was a kid my mother wanted me to play in the yard. But of course she didn't have to worry about my next door neighbor Tommy sticking a shiv in my thigh." No one is laughing, except for Kramer. He is eventually threatened by a heckler/fellow prisoner (voiced by Larry David). The final line of the series is Jerry, being yanked off stage, saying "Hey, you've been great, I'll see you in the cafeteria!" while the crowd boos him.
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    plumber-man

    [5]Apr 25, 2008
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    Okay, somehow people are completely missing the point. The idea is to create a movie idea based on the show Red Dwarf, not ones based on mad Max or Seinfeld. Just making this clear.
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    peas_and_corn

    [6]Apr 26, 2008
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    After witnessing the brutal murder of a prosecutor by gangster Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson) and his band of thugs, Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips) is escorted by FBI agents Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) and John Sanders (Mark Houghton) to testify in a highly publicized case in Los Angeles. Despite increased security for the flight, Kim arranges for time-release crates full of venomous snakes to be placed in the cargo hold of South Pacific Air Flight 121, a Boeing 747-400 on which Jones will be flying from Honolulu to LAX in Los Angeles. The leis given to the passengers by airport staff upon their departure had been secretly sprayed with pheromones to make the snakes more aggressive in an attempt to bring down the plane before it reaches its destination. The other passengers include rapper Three Gs (Flex Alexander) who suffers from a Howard Hughes-like fear of disease, with his two bodyguards Troy and Big Leroy (Kenan Thompson and Keith Dallas); a rich girl Mercedes (Rachel Blanchard) with her dog, Mary Kate; a Latin woman (Elsa Pataky) named Maria, Isabella, traveling with her baby; two young boys, Curtis and Tommy Brown, who are traveling by themselves for the first time; Chen Leong (Terry Chen), a kickboxer; Tyler (Tygh Runyan) who has a phobia of flying and is returning from his honeymoon with wife Ashley (Emily Holmes); and Paul (Gerard Plunkett), a British businessman who is unhappy with being moved from first-class to coach. The flight crew includes Claire Miller (Julianna Margulies) who is leaving after the flight to become a lawyer (However the lawyer sub-plot was cut reducing the length of two scenes during the movie); Grace (Lin Shaye), a senior attendant; Ken (Bruce James), a flamboyant crew member who displays effeminate behavior; and Tiffany (Sunny Mabrey), a young, attractive attendant who flirts with Sean. The crate opens midway through the flight, and the snakes make their way throughout the cabin through an access hatch. A girl named Kelly (Samantha McLeod) and her boyfriend Kyle (Taylor Kitsch) take off their shirts and are having sex in the bathroom when they are unexpectedly attacked by snakes and killed. Kelly is bitten on the right breast and Kyle is bitten on the neck. Afterwards, 3G's tries to escape the snakes by opening the toilet where they were having sex and their bodies fall out onto him with numerous bites all over their bodies. Soon after, a man is killed while urinating in an aircraft toilet when a snake comes out of the toilet bowl and latches onto his penis The plane's captain, Sam McKeon (Tom Butler), investigates a short which, unbeknownst to him, was caused by a snake. After fixing the problem, he is bitten and killed by the viper that caused the short. Since nobody had seen what killed him, co-pilot Rick (David Koechner) comes to the conclusion that the captain had suffered a heart attack. Since the plane is halfway to its destination, Rick decides not to turn around. Eventually, some snakes make their way into the cockpit of the plane and attack Rick. While fending them off, Rick accidentally releases the oxygen masks throughout the plane, and many snakes drop into the cabin with them. Numerous passengers, including Sanders, are killed in the attack. The surviving passengers, who had made their way to the front of the plane where there were no snakes, put up a blockade of luggage. However, due to turbulence, Mercedes and Maria had been knocked unconscious and were stranded in the back of the plane, Mercedes with Mary Kate and Maria with Isabella. Mercedes is saved at the last second by Chen Leong from a snake attack. Chen makes his way to the front of the plane with Mercedes and Mary Kate. Soon after, Grace hears Isabella's cries. She tears down the luggage blockade to find her. She comes across Maria, who has just woken up, and does not know where Isabella is. Grace soon finds the baby, but is bitten by a rattlesnake saving her (Grace later dies due to the snake bite). The three make their way back to the front of the plane and the luggage barrier is rebuilt. Agent Flynn contacts FBI Special Agent Hank Harris (Bobby Cannavale) on the ground, who arranges for emergency crews to be waiting at Los Angeles International Airport. Agent Harris then calls ophiologist Dr. Steven Price (Todd Louiso), who asks Flynn to gather the dead snakes so Flynn can describe them to Price and Price can identify the snakes and therefore the antivenom needed. This proves fruitless as the passengers don't know anything about snakes. Mercedes, however, comes up with the idea of sending Dr. Price photos of the dead snakes using her smartphone. Dr. Price notices that the snakes had come from all over the world. He then remembers Kraitler, a snake dealer who lives in Los Angeles who could have been the person that arranged the snakes. Rick is attacked by the viper that had killed the captain, and they both fall through the hatch that leads below the flight deck. The plane starts to dip downwards and a food trolley crashes through the luggage blockade, allowing the snakes to break through. Tyler and Ashley, who were knocked down by the trolley, are killed by snakes. Many passengers decide to flee to First Class, where there are no snakes, while several others are killed in the chaos. As passengers make their way up the stairs, a Burmese python falls into the cabin from the lighting panel it had been making its way through and turns toward Paul and Mercedes. Paul tries to distract the python by flinging Mercedes' dog, Mary Kate, into the python's jaws. The tactic only provides a momentary distraction, as Paul is also eaten by the snake. As all the surviving passengers finally reach the first class cabin, the snakes continues to pursue them and the passengers try to build up another wall with the passengers' bags. However, one of the flight attendants Tiffany, soon comes up with a better idea- block the stairs entrance to the first class cabin with an inflatable liferaft. Flynn goes into the cargo hold of the plane in order to restore the air conditioning/ventilation system, without which the plane would overheat and plummet into the ocean. While searching for the switch, he angrily discovers a mechanical panel that had been intentionally left open to allow the snakes to reach the cabin. Flynn fixes the ventilation system successfully. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Agent Harris and Dr. Price go to Kraitler's snake farm. After a shootout, Harris extracts a confession from Kraitler, who confirms that he was the person who illegally obtained the snakes for Kim's use. He is then taken into custody, with his stock of antivenin being commandeered for the surviving snakebite victims aboard the plane. It is revealed that Eddie Kim will likely receive capital punishment. It is finally daytime on Flight 121. Flynn returns to First Class and is contacted by Harris, who lets Flynn know that he has the antivenom and it will be ready for passengers when they reach the airport. However, Flynn soon discovers that the cockpit is filled with snakes, and that Rick is dead. Claire asks the passengers if any of them know how to fly a plane, but Flynn tells her that he can land it with some guidance from the control tower. However, Three G's tells them that he knows someone with flight experience; his bodyguard Troy. Troy says that he has over 2,000 hours of flight time and agrees to land the plane. After Claire reminds everybody that the snakes have to be cleared out of the cockpit, Flynn delivers the movie's fan-anticipated catchphrase: "Enough is enough! I have had it with these snakes on this plane!" He tells everybody to "strap in", because he is "about to open some windows". After everybody gets prepared, Flynn uses his pistol to shoot out two windows, causing the plane to depressurize. Troy pulls the cockpit door open with a rope and the snakes are blown out, along with the majority of the snakes on the lower floor of the plane, including a half-swallowed Paul and the Burmese python consuming him. Flynn and Troy take the controls of the plane. Troy reveals that his flight experience was actually from a flight simulator for the PlayStation 2. With nobody else on the plane having any sort of flight experience, Flynn talks the control tower into letting Troy land the plane. After a nearly-unsuccessful emergency landing, Flight 121 is safely back on the ground. The surviving passengers finally set foot on land, and antivenom is given to those who need it. However, just as Flynn and Sean are about to get off the plane, a snake jumps out and bites Sean in the chest. Flynn draws his gun and shoots the snake, causing Sean to tumble down the slide. Paramedics rush to Sean, and Flynn rips open Sean's shirt to reveal a bulletproof vest. As the passengers and crew depart, Flynn offers to take Claire to dinner for a date, which she accepts. Meanwhile, Tiffany kisses Sean and gives him her phone number. Flynn and Sean meet up again, and Sean invites Flynn surfing. The closing shots feature Sean surfing with Flynn, presumably in Bali, a place Sean had been planning a surfing trip to before the incident on Flight 121.
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    plumber-man

    [7]Jul 20, 2008
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    Why won't people write plot ideas for Red Dwarf movies? Is it because I'm doing something wrong? Just write a plot featuring the characters of Red Dwarf and that's it! Simple! i'm at breaking point! Red Dwarf! Okay?? okay.
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    TinnieMaster

    [8]Jul 24, 2008
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    plumber-man wrote:
    Why won't people write plot ideas for Red Dwarf movies? Is it because I'm doing something wrong? Just write a plot featuring the characters of Red Dwarf and that's it! Simple! i'm at breaking point! Red Dwarf! Okay?? okay.


    He's just being an idiot
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    Dave_Lister666

    [9]Jul 30, 2008
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    IMHO I reckon the movie should follow roughly the same plot as the original Red Dwarf Book 'Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers' it tells the entire background story of Dave and how he came to be aboard the dwarf in the first place, whereas the start of the TV Series has Lister already aboard the dwarf and doesn't give a background, Sort of like the Original Stargate SG1 movie,
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    telmog

    [10]Aug 5, 2008
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    I found a site that has a page devoted to the red dwarf movie. I got all the latest info on it. go to axedonacliffhanger.com
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    telmog

    [11]Aug 27, 2008
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    I came across a like about Red Dwarf's last Epasode "only the good" is also has links to alot of info about the movie. go to axedonacliffhanger.com
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    cvjrbdjkasfi

    [12]Aug 30, 2008
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    On patrol, the USS Excelsior, commanded by Captain Lister, is slammed by a shock wave traveling through space. Investigation shows that the wave came from Klingon space, specifically the moon of Praxis, the Klingon's key energy production facility. On closer examination, it is apparent that two-thirds of Praxis has been destroyed. The Excelsior offers assistance, but they are rebuffed by the Klingon High Command.

    The Klingon homeworld of Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos) is thrown into turmoil after the incident. One of the functions of Praxis was to maintain the homeworld's atmosphere. Estimates are made that the atmosphere will have depleted in 50 years. No longer able to maintain a hostile footing, the Klingon Empire sues for peace with the Federation. StarfleetUSS Enterprise to meet with Chancellor Kochanski and escort him to negotiations on Earth, a decision that doesn't sit well with Captain Hollister, whose son David Marcus died at the hands of Klingons, defending Lieutenant Ackerman (in Star Trek III: The Search for Lister). chooses to send the

    Captain Hollister, upon rendezvousing with Kochanski's battlecruiser Qo'noS One at the Klingon border, invites the Klingon Chancellor, along with his entourage, to dinner aboard the Enterprise - which includes the serving of Romulan Ale. The dinner does not go well, as the Humans and the Klingons spar on the eventual course of the projected peace, discussing, among other things, Shakespeare (which the Chancellor insists is better "in the original Klingon") and the possible annihilation of Klingon culture. Kochanski further darkens the mood when he offers a toast to "the undiscovered country", a reference to Hamlet's 'to be or not to be' speech, commonly thought to mean death. However, he clarifies his own meaning as "the future".

    Some time after the ceremonial dinner, the Enterprise appears to fire upon the unguarded Qo'noS One with a pair of torpedoes. The hits are scored in strategic spots on the ship's underbelly, and, among other things, artificial gravityatmospheric suits and gravity boots beam aboard Qo'noS One, and shoot six Klingons, including Kochanski. General Selby, Kochanski's chief of staff, accuses Hollister of defiling the peace process, and orders Qo'noS One to battle stations. Hollister immediately surrenders the Enterprise to avoid a fight, and beams aboard Qo'noS One with Dr. Leonard Kryten in an effort to save the Chancellor's life. They fail (as Kryten is unfamiliar with Klingon anatomy), are arrested, accused of the crime (in Hollister's case, ordering the attack; in Kryten's case, deliberately failing to save the Chancellor's life) and taken to Qo'noS for trial. Kochanski's son, Bexley, becomes the new Chancellor, and wishes to push forward with diplomatic negotiations. This time, for reasons of security, the conference will be held on a neutral world, the location of which is kept a secret from the general public and from most Starfleet and Klingon Defense Force officers. A few senior Starfleet officers ask the President to send a full detachment to rescue Hollister and Kryten with acceptable losses but their plea is refused, as the President believes this will precipitate a full-scale war. Likewise, several Klingon generals wish to invade the Federation as retaliation, but Killcrazy refuses, stating that only Hollister and Kryten will pay for her father's death. aboard the Klingon vessel fails. During the calamity, two people wearing Starfleet

    Hollister and Kryten, after a show trial on Qo'noS, are taken to the gulag planetoid Rura Penthe, a forced labor camp. There they meet a chameloid (shapeshifter) by the name of Camille, who eventually offers them a method of escape. After making their way across the frozen wasteland of the prison world, they realize they were betrayed by Camille, who attacks them both and is killed by Klingon guards upon their arrival at the scene. The Enterprise, however, manages to con its way past bored Klingon frontier guards, beam up the two in time (finding them thanks to a "veridian patch" that Lister applied to Hollister's uniform before beaming to Kochanski's ship), and escape back across the border.

    While Hollister and Kryten were imprisoned, Captain Lister took over command and led the investigation onboard of what happened, realizing time was short. Their search efforts included the database (which stated shots were fired), weapons inventory (which was found to be completely full), and the uniforms (two pairs of gravity boots and uniforms with Klingon blood stains were discovered in an air vent). After Hollister and Kryten are rescued, they determine that there must have been help on board. The two assassins, Crewmen Chen and Holly, are eventually discovered dead, shot by a phaser at point blank range, but Hollister and Lister trick the other traitor into believing they are alive and about to give their statement to the court reporter in sick bay. Lieutenant Petersen arrives, presumably to finish them off, but Hollister and Lister are waiting for her. Now out of options, Lister mind-melds with Petersen forcefully (an action that would be unforgivable under normal circumstances) to get the information that Enterprise needs. Petersen tries to resist, but Lister overpowers her and learns about the conspirators (representatives each from the Federation, Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empire) and a prototype Bird of Prey that can fire when cloaked, which was the source of the torpedo hits.

    Hollister proceeds to contact Captain Lister, learning the location of the peace conference. Both ships, at opposite ends of Federation territorial space, head for the conference, at Camp Khitomer, at maximum speed. As it nears the planet, the Enterprise is intercepted by Selby's modified Bird of Prey. Selby fires upon the Enterprise multiple times, and then upon the Excelsior when Lister arrives midbattle. A specialized torpedo, modified by Lister and Dr. Kryten to track engine plasma emissions from the Klingon ship, is fired on and impacts Selby's cloaked vessel. With the ship's position clearly identified, Excelsior and Enterprise then fire repeatedly on the ship, destroying it.

    Parties from both ships beam to the conference, halt an assassination attempt on the Federation President, kill the assassin (Federation Col. West, disguised as a Klingon and who had championed a military rescue effort), and arrest several conspirators. Hollister tells everyone at the conference that "people can be very frightened of Selbye". Killcrazy says Hollister has restored her father's faith and he responds back that she restored his son's. Afterwards, the crew of the Enterprise are ordered back to Earth by Starfleet Command to be decommissioned, but (after a timely comment from Lister) apparently decide to take their time getting back. This was the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under the command of James T. Hollister. As the movie ends, Hollister proclaims in the background that others will continue their voyages, finding more undiscovered countries and that this is not the last voyage of the Enterprise.

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    ChipsTheButler

    [13]Mar 12, 2011
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    A young Bruce Wayne falls down a well, and is attacked by bats. Bruce then awakens from this nightmare of his past, and is revealed to be a prisoner in Bhutan. He is approached by Henri Ducard, who speaks for Ra's al Ghul, leader of the League of Shadows, and invites him to train with the elite vigilante group. The narrative returns to Bruce's childhood, to the fateful night he witnessed his parents' murder by a mugger named Joe Chill. Chill is later arrested, and Bruce is taken home and raised by the family butler Alfred Pennyworth.

    Years later, Bruce returns to Gotham City from Princeton University, intent on killing Chill, whose prison sentence is being suspended in exchange for testifying against crime boss Carmine Falcone. Before he can act, however, one of Falcone's female assassins posing as a reporter kills Chill. Rachel Dawes, Bruce's childhood friend and now an assistant district attorney, is disgusted with Bruce's intent, telling him his father would be ashamed of him. That night, Bruce confronts Falcone, who tells the young man that his criminal empire is invincible because it runs on fear. Inspired, Bruce decides to travel the world for several years, learning the various ways of the criminal underworld, before himself becoming a criminal and being arrested. After Bruce's training in the League of Shadows, Ra's and Ducard tell Bruce his purpose: He must lead the League to destroy Gotham, which they believe is corrupt beyond saving. Bruce refuses to become a murderer and battles Ra's, burning the temple in the process, before making his escape. Ra's is killed by falling debris, but Bruce saves an unconscious Ducard and returns to Gotham.

    Falcone now dominates the city. Bruce enlists the help of Sgt. Jim Gordon, one of the city's few honest police officers, and befriends Lucius Fox, a former board member of Wayne Enterprises. Fox helps Bruce acquire a prototype armored car and an experimental armored suit. With Alfred, Bruce finds another entrance to the cave under the well and creates a workshop, modifying his equipment to take up the identity of Batman. On his first night out as a vigilante, he intercepts a drug shipment, captures Falcone and provides Rachel with the evidence to indict him. Falcone and his men are transferred to Arkham Asylum with the help of the hospital's corrupt administrator, Dr. Jonathan Crane, who has been paying off Falcone to ship a toxic hallucinogenic into Gotham City; Crane uses the toxin in his experiments, using his patients as guinea pigs. When Falcone demands a bigger share, Crane gasses Falcone with the same toxin, literally driving him insane with fear. While investigating the drugs, Batman encounters Crane, who also sprays him with the fear toxin. Alfred rescues him, using an anti-toxin developed by Fox. Crane later summons Rachel to Arkham and shows her that the toxin has been introduced into Gotham's water supply from Arkham for weeks, and then infects her. Batman doses Crane with the toxin, saves Rachel, and then takes her to his cave giving her two vials for Gordon: One for inoculating himself and the other for mass production.

    At Bruce's birthday celebration at Wayne Manor, he is confronted by Ducard, who reveals himself to be the real Ra's al Ghul, and has now arrived in Gotham personally to destroy the city; he had conspired with Crane to poison Gotham's water supply with the toxin, vaporizing it with a stolen device from Wayne Enterprises. After Bruce pretends to be drunk to get everyone to leave, he and Ra's fight. Ra's' men burn down the mansion, release all the inmates at Arkham, and vaporize the hallucinogen into the atmosphere. Although Wayne Manor is destroyed, Bruce escapes the inferno with help from Alfred. Rachel delivers the antidote to Gordon and wards off Crane, now calling himself Scarecrow, with a taser. Batman reveals his identity to Rachel and then has Gordon drive the Batmobile to Wayne Tower, the central hub of the Gotham elevated rail system. Ra's boards the train; his objective is to reach Wayne Tower with the vaporizer as it is also a major water hub. As Batman confronts Ra's on the train, Gordon destroys the elevated tracks. Batman escapes the train as it crashes, leaving Ra's to die.

    Following the battle, Batman becomes a public hero and Bruce gains control of his company; he fires the former CEO, William Earle, and replaces him with Lucius Fox. However, he loses Rachel, who cannot bring herself to love both Bruce and Batman. Gordon, now a Lieutenant, shows Batman the Bat-Signal and mentions a new criminal who leaves Joker playing cards at crime scenes. Batman promises to investigate, and disappears into the night.
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