Batkid Begins

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Batkid Begins
Batkid Begins poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDana Nachman
Produced byDana Nachman
Liza Meak
Written byDana Nachman
Kurt Kuenne
StarringMiles Scott
Eric Johnson
Or Oppenheimer
Ron Oppenheimer
Music byDave Tweedie
CinematographyDon Hardy Jr.
Naomi Ture
Edited byKurt Kuenne
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$74,709[1]

Batkid Begins is a 2015 American documentary film co-produced (with Liza Maek), co-written (with Kurt Kuenne) and directed by Dana Nachman. The documentary follows Miles Scott, an American child and cancer survivor. His wish was to be "Batkid", a sidekick of the eponymous comic book superhero Batman. Once the request went out, thousands of volunteers, city officials, businesses and supporters rallied to turn San Francisco, California into "Gotham City" – the fictional home city of Batman, on November 15, 2013, for one of the largest and most elaborate Make-A-Wish projects ever staged. The film was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on June 26, 2015.


  • Miles Scott as Batkid / Himself
  • Eric Johnson as Batman
  • Philip Watt as Riddler
  • Mike Jutan as Penguin
  • Sue Graham Johnston as Damsel in Distress
  • Joel Zimei as Lou Seal
  • Or Oppenheimer as Catwoman
  • Ron Oppenheimer as Superman
  • Nick Scott as Himself
  • Natalie Scott as Herself
  • Ryan Scott as Robin / Himself
  • Ed Lee as Mayor of San Francisco
  • Greg Suhr as Chief of Police


The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 24, 2015.[2] On March 12, 2015, Warner Bros. acquired the film.[3] The film was released by Warner Bros. on June 26, 2015.[4]


Batkid Begins received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 81%, based on 58 reviews, with a rating of 7.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Sweet and unabashedly sentimental, Batkid Begins is an uplifting look at a selfless act that brought a city together."[5] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 63 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]


  1. ^ "Batkid Begins (2015)". Box Office Mojo. 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  2. ^ Yamato, Jen (2015-01-09). "[VIDEO] 'Batkid Begins' Draws Poster Icon Drew Struzan Out Of Retirement". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  3. ^ Lang, Brent (2015-03-12). "'Batkid' Documentary: New Line Nabs Rights to 'BatKid Begins'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (2015-04-07). "'Batkid' Documentary Coming to Theaters in June". Variety. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  5. ^ "Batkid Begins (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  6. ^ "Batkid Begins Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-12-07.

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