History Trivia / TheDarkKnight

3rd Aug '16 12:50:10 PM AreYouTyler
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** A few well-known character actors (Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall, Tiny Lister, and Creator/EricRoberts) round out the cast.
18th Apr '16 11:53:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Gambol is only bitter because he has [[Film/{{Spawn}} a bad history with clowns]].
*** Alternatively, The Joker just killed Film/BlackDynamite.
** Joker should watch out. One of the cops he holds hostage is [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Harbinger]].
** [[Creator/HeathLedger The Joker]] [[BrokebackMountain just can't quit you]].
** William Fichtner's cameo as the bank manager.
** The ScaryBlackMan on the ferry at the end is [[Film/{{Friday}} Deebo]].
** News broadcaster Mike Engel was once a rookie cop who [[Film/AGnomeNamedGnorm teamed up with a gnome]] in order to solve a botched sting operation gone wrong. He's come a very long way from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub that weekend in detention.]] And from [[Series/TheDeadZone his 6-year coma. And "reluctant superhero" status of his own....]]
** Eric Roberts ([[Series/DoctorWho The Master]]) is Sal Maroni.
** [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Detective Stephens]] is [[Series/{{Angel}} Holtz]].
** Look carefully at the cops in the convict ferry. One of them is the original [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Jack Harkness]].
*** And [[SidAndNancy Sid Vicious]].
** Does that old guy who says "We are not intimidated by thugs" to The Joker look familiar to any Vermonters? He should because its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leahy US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)]], a lifelong Batman fan who also provided a voice in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Showdown".
** Fans of old-school Franchise/MortalKombat oughta look closely in the background of the scene where Maroni and the Chechen are eating. Richard Divizio, AKA [[MortalKombat Kano]] and [[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 Baraka]] is an extra in that scene, and John Turk (the palette-swap ninjas and Shang Tsung in ''MortalKombat3'') is one of the Chechen's henchmen in the early parking garage scene.
** Wuertz is [[Film/TheFugitive Chicago Police Department Detective Kelly]].
** One of the passengers on the civilian ferry was [[Series/BandOfBrothers once a member of Easy Company]].
** Looks like [[Creator/NestorCarbonell Bat]] [[Series/TheTick Manuel]] gave up on being a superhero and successfully ran for Mayor of Gotham City.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Detective Stevens]] is [[Franchise/MassEffect Harbinger]] and [[Film/{{Transformers}} Laserbeak]].
** Sal Maroni is [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Dark Danny]] and [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Mongul]].
** One of the S.W.A.T. officers is [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Atton Rand]].
17th Apr '16 4:14:14 PM Mario1995
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* BannedInChina: A rare example of self-censorship. Warner Bros. declined to submit it to Chinese film authorities for review, fearing that the portrayal of Lau as a criminal accountant and implication that Hong Kong police were corrupt would cause backlash. However, the film ended up being one of the most bootlegged titles in the country.
21st Feb '16 11:12:11 AM shamblingdead2
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* GeniusBonus : The Lamborghini Bruce Wayne drives is a Murcielago, which means Bat. So even when he's not in the suit, [[VisualPun Wayne is still driving a Bat-mobile]].
27th Nov '15 11:11:00 PM Anicomicgeek
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* RecursiveAdaptation: Elements of Ledger's Joker were incorporated into the comics, most notably the scars. There may have been an abortive attempt to make him closer still, with someone drawing a line at killing Harley.
27th Nov '15 11:08:40 PM Anicomicgeek
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** Looks like [[Series/TheTick Bat Manuel]] gave up on being a superhero and successfully ran for Mayor of Gotham City.

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** Looks like [[Creator/NestorCarbonell Bat]] [[Series/TheTick Bat Manuel]] gave up on being a superhero and successfully ran for Mayor of Gotham City.
11th Nov '15 11:15:58 AM Tuckerscreator
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** The Joker's entire motivation seems to be a distillation of TheKillingJoke themes, particularly how one bad day could drive anyone to madness -- something he claims of himself, and tries to force on Batman, Harvey Dent, and Gotham in general.

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** The Joker's entire motivation seems to be a distillation of TheKillingJoke ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' themes, particularly how one bad day could drive anyone to madness -- something he claims of himself, and tries to force on Batman, Harvey Dent, and Gotham in general.
11th Nov '15 11:12:44 AM ThallianGold
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** The Joker's entire motivation seems to be a distillation of TheKillingJoke themes, particularly how one bad day could drive anyone to madness -- something he claims of himself, and tries to force on Batman, Harvey Dent, and Gotham in general.
29th Sep '15 3:19:00 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CastingGag: William Fichtner was cast as the bank manager because of his previous role in the bank heist thriller ''Film/{{Heat}}''.
21st Jun '15 8:18:44 PM LaptopGuy
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* StarMakingRole: Heath Ledger was far from unknown prior to the film and was well-known as a romantic actor, and had an Oscar nomination on his resume. But his turn as the Joker is remembered as the one that immortalized his legacy after his death and made him into a household name.
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