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Batman Year Two
by Josh (JBR152@aol.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Action/Adventure   User Review: ***1/2
Set Two years after "Batman Begins" The story follows Bruce Wayne as the caped crusader Batman. This time the villian Joker heads to Gotham to take over the city. Batman must help Commissoner Jim Gordan and D.A. Harvey Dent to bring the Joker to justice.


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FADE IN:

INT. GOTHAM CITY HALL - NIGHT
                                                            
Pan into Gotham City. Two years ago it was corrupt and had
no hope for saving, until criminals all over feared one man.
The Batman. Gotham is now a new city, a city with hope.
Criminals now have something to fear. District Attorney
Rachael Dawes stepped down a few months ago to Assistant
D.A. Harvey Dent is now at his swearing in to become
Gotham's new D.A. Batman and Commissoner Gordan have been
tracking down an underground gang that is possibly connected
to Falcone. Cops surround Dent's ceramoney for percations.
                                                            
                       ANNOUNCER
And without furthur ado, Gotham
City's newest District Attorney.
Harvey Dent.
                                                            
The crowd gives a standing ovation for the new D.A. Bruce
Wayne sits near the middle wondering if Dent's percission
towards cleaning Gotham is true.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Thank you, each and everyone of
you. It is a pleasure to be
Gotham's new D.A. and I assure
you, you will not regret it.
                                                            
More clapping from the audience. Bruce looks over to see
Rachael sitting behind Harvey. He still has his feelings for
her, but she has moved on. Her and Harvey have been dating
for 4 months.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Gotham City will never have to
feel unsafe again. I will make
this promise to you. Every
criminal, murderer, rapiest,
psycho will all be brought to
justice.
                                                            
Bruce gives Harvey a funny look
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT (CONT'D)
You can all look at me as the new
Batman of Gotham, only I don't
have to hide my face
                                                            
Laughter from the crowd. Rachael stares at Bruce as Bruce
stares back at her.
                                                            

2.

                       HARVEY DENT
Now will all said and done, I hope
everyone here has a wonderful
night, and show Gotham how the new
D.A. throws a party.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Commisoner Gordan and a squad of policer officers are
surrounding Gotham City Hall. They are unaware of the
figures walking the rooftops above them.
                                                            
                       OFFICER
Commisoner, we have movement
coming from the south side of the
building
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Thank you, Bullock get out of the
car. We have a sighting
                                                            
Lt. Harvey Bullock opens the car down and comes out. He is a
heavey set man in about his 30's. He has a donut in one hand
and his gun in the other.
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
      (with food in his
       mouth)
the last time we saw a sightining
I got shot at. I don't want to be
shot at.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
      (sighs)
For God's sake man pull up your
pants.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM CITY BALLROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
As the voters mingle Harvey is introduces his good friend
Roman Sionis to Bruce.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Bruce Wayne..the richest man in
the city..I bet nothing can stop
you in your trucks huh?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Well, I'm sure some things can
                                                            

3.

                       HARVEY DENT
oh Bruce hold on one minute. Hey
Roman!
                                                            
Dent pulls over his good friend Roman Sionis in front of
Bruce. Bruce suddenly senses something wrong about him.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Bruce Wayne, Roman Sionis, Roman,
Mr. Bruce Wayne. The man of
Gotham.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
It's a pleasure to meet you Bruce.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
      (slowly)
It's a pleasure to meet you too.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Yeah, Roman was the one who got me
into Law. Without him, Gotham
wouldn't have me at it's side.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
What about the Batman?
                                                            
Both Dent and Roman stare at him
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
You can't be serious Mr. Wayne.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Batman has turned in more
criminals then the Gotham P.D.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Batman is a vigiliante. Gotham
doesn't need some freak to take
care of it. That's why I'm here.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
A freak, yes.
                                                            
Bruce sees Rachael getting a drink, and quickly decides to
talk to her.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
If you will excuse me.
                                                            
As Bruce leaves Roman's cell phone goes off.
                                                            

4.

As Roman walks away Dent watches Bruce and Rachael have a
conversation.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
      (slowly)
No problem..
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
Sorry Harv, I got to take this.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
How are you.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Things are going great. The way I
always planned them to be.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Really Rachael?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
What are you doing Bruce? We've
been through this. You've changed.
                                                            
Bruce stares at her for a moment then quicly changes topic.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
What can you tell me about Roman
Sionis?
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Roman? He's um one of Harvey's
good friends. Why?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Something's not right about him
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
What Bruce, does he send off your
Bat Alert?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I've heard his voice before...
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Bruce he's made speeches before,
I'm sure you have seen him on T.V.
He's a great guy, nothing to worry
about.
                                                            
 

5.

INT. BATHROOMS - DAY
                                                            
Roman enters the bathroom quickly to take his phone call.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
What is it, I told you not to call
                                                            
                       THUG (O.S.)
Mask, Gotham P.D. is everywhere.
If we pull this off lets just say
i'll be making it on the morning
news.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
      (takes a deep
       breath)
We have gone this long without
being traced, and we wont mess up
tonight, now meet me at second
street in fifteen min.
                                                            
                       THUG (O.S.)
Wait, Red Hood. He left you a
message.
                                                            
Just the sound of Red Hood puts Roman in shock.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
What is it??
                                                            
                       THUG (O.S.)
I dont know..some sort of..music
box
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM CITY BALLROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Ah Bruce, if I keep bumping into
you like this I'm going to have to
arrest you for stalking
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Well that won't be neccesary
Harvey, I'm actually leaving.
                                                            
Bruce turns around and stops, he turns around again to face
Harvey and Rachael.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Congratulations, on everything
Harvey. You have a great girl, and
a great city.
                                                            

6.

Bruce walks into the crowd and out the front doors.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
What was all that about Rach?
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
      (smiling)
Don't worry about it, this is your
night.
                                                            
she gives Harvey a kiss. As they walk away she looks back at
Bruce leaving the building.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM CITY HALL FRONT STEPS - NIGHT
                                                            
Bruce hurries down the steps. He sees Alfred waiting outside
in his black Rolls.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Master Bruce, right on time.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
We don't have time Alfred.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Ah yes, I'll pop the trunk
                                                            
Bruce opens up the trunk of the car. He presses a button and
a storage compartment with his Bat suit comes out.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Gordan and Bullock are sitting behind a bunch of crates.
They see 7 armed men guarding a back door into a ware
house.A Black car enters and the door closes.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
7 armed men, we have myself and..
                                                            
Harvey looks over at his partner to see a piece of donught
on his lip.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
      (on radio)
This is Commisoner Gordan, we
need..
                                                            
Harvey is interupted as Bullock backs into a rat which
sqeals and runs away. The armed men turn around and walk
toward the boxes.
                                                            

7.

                       COMMISONER GORDAN
      (quitley)
Dammit Bullock!
                                                            
As the men walk toward the crates the man in front hears
whirling noise and grunts. He turns around to see six men on
the ground. He quickly looks up. Gordan sees a shadow of the
Batman grabbing the thug and pulling him up into the foggy
night.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
He never lets us down does he.
                                                            
Gordan starts to get up as Bullock rises and aims his gun at
nothing.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Your too late Bullock, he's
probably rounded up the whole gang
by now.
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE BALCONY - NIGHT
                                                            
Batman jumps onto the balcony, and quickly blends in with
the darkness.
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
We see Roman Sionis enter the warehouse room. He opens up a
drawer and takes out a black mask and puts it on.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
Now...where's this box
                                                            
The gang moves out of the way to show a music box on a
table. Black Mask walks up to it and opens it up. A little
balerina starts playing with a ticking noise. Everyone has
fear in them except for Roman. The ticking gets louder and
louder, until it stops. Everyone takes a deep breath. All of
a sudden the box explodes with smoke. When the smoke clears
a letter is sticking out.
                                                            
                       THUG
What the!
                                                            

8.

The thug is pulled into the darkness. A batarang is thrown
at Black Mask's hand. As he drops the music box, everyone
looks up. Coming out of the darkness is a Bat. All hell has
broke loose. Batman starts picking off thugs one by one, as
he gets closer to Black Mask. Mask takes out a .32 and
starts shooting rapidly at Batman.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
      (shooting)
STAY AWAY FROM ME YOU FREAK!!!!!!!
                                                            
One of the bullets blows out a light putting the whole room
in darkness.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN (O.S.)
PUT YOUR HANDS UP, WE HAVE THE
PLACE SURROUNDED.
                                                            
A thug lights a match to find the exit. As hes walking away
his match is blown out, followed by screams. Black Mask
however manages to escape the warehouse. He gets into the
back of his car.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
      (out of breath)
ROGER, GET ME THE HELL OUT OF
HERE.
                                                            
Black Mask is in shock to see his driver's head taped to the
seat. He unties him.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
GO, STEP ON THE PEDAL GET US OUT
OF HERE NOW!
                                                            
                       ROGERS
      (stuttering)
He's he's real, the Batman is is
rreal
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
If you don't move this car....we
both die.
                                                            
The driver comes to senses and drives the car away. At the
warehouse Gotham P.D. is rounding up most of the gang.
Gordan walks over to his car to find Batman standing on a
window seel.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Looks like we got em?
                                                            

9.

                       BATMAN
No, the ring leader, he got away,
but I got a lead. Someone called
Red Hood. Any idea who it is.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Never heard of him, I'll keep an
ear out for the name.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Maybe you won't have to with this
new D.A. around.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
      (looking down)
To tell you the truth, the guys
just another D.A. ya know?
                                                            
Gordan looks up to see Batman is gone.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
I should have known that was
coming.
                                                            
 
EXT. BOAT DECK - NIGHT
                                                            
A small boat is heading toward Gotham. The foggy night turns
into a brewing thunder storm.
                                                            
                       BOAT DRIVER
So, what's your business in
Gotham?
                                                            
We see a man in a purple jacket lying down on a small bed
with a towel covering his face.
                                                            
                       BOAT DRIVER
Your not much of the talkative
type are you?
                                                            
The man still remains lying down.
                                                            
                       BOAT DRIVER
Oh well. Gotham is in sight.
                                                            
the man rises from the bed, face unseen. He pulls a gun from
his pocket at aims it at the driver.
                                                            
                       BOAT DRIVER
You know, come to think of it, I
don't even know your name. So what
are you some kind of criminal..
                                                            

10.

the driver falls down as he has been shot in the back. The
man stands up and sets his towel on the bed. The towel is
white...
                                                            
 
INT. BATCAVE - DAY
                                                            
Bruce is sitting at his 4 screen computer listening to a
news report of the heist the previous night.
                                                            
                       NEWS REPORTER
Gotham P.D. rounded up more than
50 men last night which District
Attorney says is a done deal..
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
We have gotten confessions from
these men that lead us to belive
that there isn't any more left of
this particular mob.
                                                            
                       NEWS REPORTER (CONT'D)
Most of the men who gave
confessions say that the Batman
was there and may have had
something to do with it.
                                                            
Bruce shuts the screen off.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Master Bruce, I have breakfast.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Sorry Alfred I'm not hungry.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
I see, well I've gotten used to
the left over trays.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Rachael isn't safe with Dent.
Roman is Black Mask, and he got
away.
                                                            
Bruce grabs his coat and is ready to walk out.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Is it Bruce Wayne's job to medle
in her business?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
      (pauses)
No......it was
                                                            
 

11.

INT. GOTHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Harvey Dent enters the office with a pile of files. He slams
them on Commisoner Gordans desk.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
What the hell is this!? What is it
Jim.
                                                            
Harvey opens a file and starts flipping through the pages.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT (CONT"D)
um here "The Batman flung me
across the room" "The Batman
knocked me out" The Batman, The
Batman, The Batman. What is this??
This doesn't look good for me Jim.
I don't want some lunatic who
dresses like a Bat taking my job
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
What do you have against him
Harvey? He's helping us out. If it
wasn't for him last night me and
Bullock would have been dead.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Yeah well Bullock will probably
die soon anyways with all the crap
he eats.
                                                            
They both look at him out the window eating out of a
chinease food container.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Harvey, why don't you do your job,
and I do mine.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
No, No THIS IS BULLSHIT!
                                                            
Rachael enters the room.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Harvey, what are you doing?
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
saving my career.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
and anyways Harvey what can I do
about the Batman, it's not like he
will let me talk to him.
                                                            

12.

                       HARVEY DENT
put a search warrent out, shoot
him next time you see him,
ANYTHING! I want Gotham to know no
one will stand in my way. I dont
                                                            
Harvey storms out of the office.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
I'm sorry about him.. he's
stressed out with his job.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Ah, don't worry about it. He means
well.
                                                            
Rachael smiles and walks out. She finds Harvey sitting on a
bench outside.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
You need to calm down about all
this Harvey. You know I hate it
when you blow up like that.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
yeah, I'm sorry. I'm ok now. Wanna
go get something to eat.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
yeah I'm starved.
                                                            
They both get up and start walking away.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
I have a speech tonight. On how
there will not be any more secret
agendas going on in Gotham.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM HARBOR - NIGHT
                                                            
Black Mask stares as a boat is entering the harbor. He is
out of breath and holds a gun in his pocket.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
Oh God..It's him.
                                                            
the boat stops and a dark figure steps off the boat. He
comes closer to Black Mask.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
Red Hood...is that you?
                                                            

13.

The figure stops in his tracks. Then a strong laugh.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
What's so funn...
                                                            
The figure pulls out a gun. Black Mask stares at it. The man
pulls the trigger and out comes confetti. Black Mask sighs
with relive. The man then quickly takes out another gun and
shoots Black Mask in the arm. He falls over and starts
coughing.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
      (screaming)
WHAT!! WHAT ARE YOU!!
                                                            
The figure comes into light. He has a pale white face with
long green hair, and ruby red lips.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Call me...The Joker
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
Red...Red...Red Hood...where is
he.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
He's right here, or maybe I used
cheap parlor tricks to hide my
true identity...
                                                            
The Joker takes Black Mask's mask off to reveal his
identity.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
Put that mask back on now!! Roman
is not a criminal, with his mask
off..
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Roman is not a sane man anymore
either..
                                                            
The Joker throws a Joker playing card on Roman's chest.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Gotham...at my hands...look
out..Joker's in town..
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM HARBOR - DAY
                                                            
two fisherman stare at a big box that is in the middle of

14.

the docks. It has a rotating lever that says "PLEASE TURN
ME" in blood. One of the fisherman starts to rotate it. It
plays a jack in the box song and when it done the lid bursts
open and there it is. Roman Sionis, tied up and badly
injured.
                                                            
 
INT. WAYNE MANOR - DAY
                                                            
                       NEWS REPORTER
Roman Sionis's body was found
today at the lower point docks.
Suspicioulsy he was forced into a
Jack in the Box and held there all
night.
                                                            
Bruce is watching the T.V. while doing pull ups. Alfred
comes in and starts watching the news with him.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
It's him. It's Red Hood.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Red Hood sir?
                                                            
                       NEWS REPORTER
Taped onto Roman's chest was a
Joker card, that opens up another
case that was closed a year ago
today.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
The Joker?
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Who is this Joker Master Bruce?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I dont know. but whoever he is he
must be stopped.
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
We see the Joker sitting watching a small T.V. about Roman.
The walls are covered in graffiti, and all you hear is
laughter.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Gotham..... Gotham in my hands.
                                                            
Joker turns around to two newspaper clippings on the wall.
The first one a clipping of Harvey Dent, the other one of
Batman.
                                                            

15.

                       THE JOKER
Now Mr. Joker what is in my way to
taking over Gotham? AHA! Mr Big
Bad Harvey Dent. District
Attorney...Give me a break. And
who do we have here.
                                                            
Joker stabs the picture of Batman with a knife
                                                            
                       THE JOKER (CONT'D)
The BATMAN! Well we hear he's
indestructable. and we will see
how indestructable the bat is.
                                                            
 
INT. HARVEY DENT'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Harvey Dent is sitting at the side of his bed with Rachael
giving him a massage.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
I trusted him. I let him in my
house, he was like a brother to
me.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Its ok. No one knew.
                                                            
Rachael remembers the night Bruce warned her about him.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
and now we have this lunatic Joker
guy.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
How about you clear your mind of
Roman, of Joker, of your job, and
of the Batman
                                                            
She starts kissing his neck.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
I love you
                                                            
pan out the window down to Gotham General Hospital where
Batman is crawling up the side of the building to Roman's
room.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Roman is lying in the bed sleeping. He hears his door close.
He slowly opens his eyes to see the Batman standing over him
                                                            

16.

                       ROMAN SIONIS
Oh my God, Oh my God, NURSE!!
                                                            
Batman quickly covers Roman's mouth with his hand.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Not a smart idea.
                                                            
Batman grabs Roman's shoulder where the Joker shot him.
Roman lets out a scream that no one can hear.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Now let's talk. Who is the Joker,
who is Red Hood.
                                                            
Batman lets go of Roman's mouth.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
      (swallows)
Red Hood..is the Joker
                                                            
                       BATMAN
What did you want with him?
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
I'm too weak to talk.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
YOU'RE GOING TO BE TOO WEAK TO
RECOVER IF YOU DON'T TELL ME WHAT
I WANT TO HEAR.
                                                            
Batman pulls Roman from his bed and up to his face.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
WHAT DID YOU WANT FROM THE JOKER.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
we were pulling off heists for
him, we were supposed to get a
cut.
                                                            
Batman slowly puts him back onto his bed.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
These heists would slowly bring
Gotham off it's feet, just like
Falcone had it.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Falcone? What does Falcone have to
do with this?
                                                            

17.

                       ROMAN SIONIS
Falcone hired me to contact Red
Hood..I mean Joker.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
      (to himself)
They know each other..
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
Yeah, but Falcone is too weak to
do anything. It don't matter Bats.
It's too lat. Joker has the city
right where he wants it. You lost.
                                                            
Batman throws Roman back on the bed.
                                                            
                       ROMAN SIONIS
      (laughing)
I can't wait to read the headline.
BATMAN FOUND DEAD AT HANDS OF
JOKER.
                                                            
Roman looks up but sees nothing but an open window.
                                                            
 
INT. WAYNE ENTERPRISE OPRA - NIGHT
                                                            
Batman enters Wane Enterprises back alley with the Tumbler.
He shuts it off and covers it up. We then see Bruce Wayne
pull up at Wayne Enterprises for an Opera that he was
invited too. As he is about to walk in Alfred stops him.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Did Batman find out anything
tonight?
                                                            
                       BATMAN
He did...Joker needs to be
stopped, before he destroys
Gotham.
                                                            
Bruce enters the Opera main doors. As Alfred calls one more
thing to him.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Master Bruce...will you be ok
tonight?
                                                            
Bruce has a flash back of when his parents took him to the
same theather.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
He's going to be fine Alfred.
                                                            

18.

Bruce sits down to a familiar friend. Owner of Wayne
Enterprises, Lucious Fox.
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
How are ya Bruce? How's the uh
Spulunking?
                                                            
this puts a smile on Bruce's face.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
It has it's ups and town Lucious.
How's the business world treating
you.
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
Well, I'm not saving lives or
breaking up gangs but it's fun.
                                                            
The lights dim as the play begins. The play starts out with
dancers and acrobats. Bruce starts remembering his parents.
His father showing him how to use a stethascope, and his
mother kissing him goodnight. A loud band on the stage
brings back his memory of the night they were murdered.
                                                            
Backstage an actor is about to put his mask on when someone
chokes him with a wire and pulls him back.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Mom, Dad
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
Bruce?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I'll be back in a few min.
                                                            
Bruce gets up and goes outside to take a deep breath. Back
in the play a new character steps on the stage, the
spotlight on him. We then see snipers on top of the light
beams. The play director is on the side waiting for him to
give his lines. The actor looks up and gives a big grin.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
SAY CHEESE!
                                                            
The Joker lifts his hands and 2 explosions go off. The
snipers start shooting at people sitting down. Outside Bruce
hears the gunfire and explosions. He runs to the Tumbler,
and uncovers it.
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN
Nice car.
                                                            

19.

The tumbler bursts through the Opera as hundreds of people
pile out. Batman comes out and sees Lucious.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Get as many people as you can out
of the building!
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
Kick his ass Bruce.
                                                            
Batman grapples his way up to the snipers and throws them
both off. Batman then jumps to the stage to be face to face
with the Joker.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Joker, I hope you brought a
weapon.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
The Batman! I hope you brought one
too.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I AM A WEAPON!
                                                            
As Batman runs toward Joker, Joker takes out 2 blades and
slashes at Batman. Batman flys back. Joker takes out a gun
and opens fire at Batman. Batman gets hit and flys into the
seats. Joker jumps off stage looking for him.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Can the Batman come out and play?
                                                            
Batman sees a dead child and is filled with anger. He
charged at the Joker and they both fly into the stage.
                                                            
They both deliver punches to each other. A piece of wood
falls barley missing Batman. He lets his guard down and
Joker stabs him in the chest, the blade can't go in all the
way but it pearces his skin.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Bye Bye Batman. Say hello to Satan
for me.
                                                            
The Joker rubs acid on Batman's eyes, then shoots him right
in the chest, pushing Batman back into a bunch of debris.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Blind as a Bat
                                                            

20.

Batman screams as the acid burns his eyes, he looks up but
can't see anything.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN (O.S.)
BATMAN! ARE YOU IN HERE?
                                                            
Commisoner Gordan sees the Tumbler, and then Batman lying on
the ground.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Oh God. you need help
                                                            
                       BATMAN
NO!
                                                            
Batman grabs Gordan's jacket and wipes the acid off his
eyes. He starts to see clearly.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I'll meet you tommorrow night.
                                                            
Batman gets into the tumber and crashes out of the building.
                                                            
 
INT. ARKHAM INSTITUE. - NIGHT
                                                            
A cut up Joker enters Arkham's doors. Hiding his identity as
the Joker. He sits in an office and waits for a certain
Doctor to come in. Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She enters her
office and sits down.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
      (smiling)
Your the Joker, aren't you.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
No, I'm Jack Nicholson.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
      (laughing)
yeah that's you alright baby
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Dr. Harleen..
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
      (interupting)
Harley..call me Harley
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Harley, I want to see him now.
                                                            

21.

                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
      (smiling)
Whatever you say
                                                            
 
INT. ARKHAM HOLDING CELL - NIGHT
                                                            
Dr. Quinzel leads the Joker to Carmine Falcone's cell.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Well Well Well, if it isn't the
bird himself.
                                                            
Falcone lays in his bed without looking at the Joker.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Be a doll and tell me where he is
will ya?
                                                            
Falcone stays still.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Falcone, Tell me where he is
hiding or I will end your man
hood, as it stands right now.
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
I used to be the most powerful man
in Gotham.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
      (sighs)
Not this old story again.
                                                            
Falcone gets out of the bed and into Joker's face.
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
YOU WORKED FOR ME!! IF IT WASN'T
FOR ME YOU WOULDN'T BE WHERE YOU
ARE RIGHT NOW!!
                                                            
Joker slaps Falcone across the face.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
I can get you out of this..Hell
hole..if you just tell me where
Dr. Johnathan Crane is hiding!
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
      (smiles)
Not Doctor Crane anymore....The
Scarecrow.
                                                            
 

22.

INT. ARKHAM BASMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
We see The Scarecrow petting a rat on a long metal table. He
puts the rat back into it's cage and closes the door. He
takes a small dose of grey power from a barrel and puts it
in the rats water, and stirrs it up. He puts the water in
the cage and waits for the rat to drink it. The rat drinks
the water and suddenly starts shaking.
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
Thats it..react..react like a good
little rat.
                                                            
The rat keeps shaking and squeeling until it stops and dies.
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
Little rat..you were my only
friend..but your gone now...gone,
gone, gone, gone.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
That was a hell of a performance.
                                                            
The Scarecrow turns around to see the Joker.
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
Oh oh oh oh oh your the man, the
man who wants this grey grey grey
powder.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Give me the serum.
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
Batman, The Batman, the Batman,
the Batman, The Batman will try to
take it from you...he won't let
you use it on anyone, hes a big
scary bat.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
      (laughing
       histerically)
The Batman!? The Batman won't know
what to do with himself when I am
done with him.
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
Oh No the Batman will know what to
do with himself he's a big scary
Bat.
                                                            

23.

Joker grabs the serum from Scarecrow and hands it to Dr.
Harleen.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
You got some strong muscles now
don't ya?
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Dr. Crane can you give me a big
laugh?
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
Mr. Crane isn't here right now.
Just the Scarecrow.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Then laugh Scarecrow. Because I am
about to tell you a joke....A
Killing Joke..
                                                            
 
INT. WAYNE MANOR - DAY
                                                            
Bruce lies in bed with many a minor stab wound, and bullet
wound. He wakes up to see Rachael standing over his bed.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Rachael?
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
So bursting into a burning
building, and almost getting
yourself killed is your big
justice ploy?
                                                            
Alfred walks in with a glass of tea for Bruce.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
      (sarcastically)
Oh no, almost getting himself
killed never happens
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Rachael I don't need you worrying
about me.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Bruce, Harvey hates the Batman.
It's not so easy to talk to him at
night when I know who it is under
that mask.
                                                            

24.

                       BRUCE WAYNE
Then don't talk to him.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Bruce I know you don't like him,
that's beyond the point.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
No, whats beyond the point is that
you choose a relationship with
someone to conceal ours.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Harvey Is a good guy, and he works
with me, he doesn't dress up
everyday to fight crime.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
You think I have a choice Rachael.
Do you think I get up every
morning bursting with happiness to
get into that suit. No. but it's
my duty to do this. I can't let
Gotham be unarmed. I have to fight
for Justice, or Justice won't have
any meaning to it.
                                                            
Bruce gets out of bed and walks toward the window.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
What happend to him? The Bruce I
was in love with?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
He's gone. He's with my parents.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Bruce your parents are gone. Not
Bruce Wayne.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
It's who I am Rachael. I am
Batman.
                                                            
Bruce looks over at the Gotham Newspaper to see the Headline
"BATMAN STRIKES AGAIN". He throws the paper on the ground.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
How are people supposed to know
who you are? No one knows what
side your on, is that how you want
to be looked as?
                                                            

25.

                       BRUCE WAYNE
Is that what you think Rachael?
That I'm just some crazed lunatic?
Tell why everytime I make an
apperance it's to save someone's
life, or stop those who do harm on
others.
                                                            
Bruce walks over to a painting of his parents.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Who is the Joker?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Some crazed criminal....and Batman
won't stop until he is brought to
Justice.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Well Bruce, I hope you succeed,
and don't die in the process.
                                                            
Rachael starts to walk out the door when Bruce stops her.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Rachael Wait!
                                                            
Rachael stops and turns around. Bruce walks over to a small
chess near his parent's picture. He opens it and takes out
the arrow head that Rachael gave to him the previous year.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I can't keep this.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Is this your way of telling me
goodbye?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
No, this is my way of telling
you..good luck
                                                            
Rachael takes the arrow head and storms outside. She gets
into her car and stares at the arrow head. She cries for a
moment before driving away.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Master Bruce? Are you alright?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Gotham isn't safe with Joker
around. I can't get him out of my
head. He's a psychopath.
                                                            

26.

                       ALFRED
Aren't they all Master Bruce,
Aren't they all
                                                            
Bruce walks over to the piano and presses the two keys which
open a path to the Batcave.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
and Bruce Wayne isn't going to
sleep until he is borught down.
                                                            
Bruce opens the cabinet which holds his Batsuit.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Get the car ready Alfred, we're
heading into town.
                                                            
 
INT. HARVEY DENT'S OFFICER - NIGHT
                                                            
Old newspapers, empty coffee cups, crumbs, and pencils cover
Harvey's officer floor and he frantically flips through the
newspaper covering the fire the previous night.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
What the hell..
                                                            
Takes a sip from a beer bottle. He wipes his mouth with his
sleeve.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Bad night...the Batman..
                                                            
Commisoner Gordan knocks on Dent's door.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
What? Who is it.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
It's Gordan.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
oh um come in.
                                                            
Gordan enters his office and manages his way through the
garbage.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Jesus Dent, it's a mess in here
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
No no, you know what's a mess.
THIS!
                                                            

27.

Harvey lifts up the paper to show the front page about
Batman.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Harvey, Batman saved those people.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Saved those people?? five people
were shot and killed, that doesn't
sound like a real hero to me.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Five people, the theater had
hundreds of people. Harvey what is
it with you and him.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Him? Not him, It.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
      (sighs)
Here I brought you files you
wanted.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Set em on the floor.
                                                            
Gordan puts them on Harvey's desk and walks out.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
I said on the floor
                                                            
He pushes the files on the floor, and opens up the newspaper
again.
                                                            
 
INT. COMMISONER GORDAN'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Gordan sits at his desk and examines a Joker card in an
evidence bag.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Something tells me Dent doensn't
like me..
                                                            
Gordan turns around to see Batman at the window.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Don't turn around
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
This Joker guy..got anything on
him?
                                                            

28.

                       BATMAN
That he's insane yeah..
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
This is the same Joker we had a
lead on last year, isn't it?
                                                            
                       BATMAN
That would explain his year long
absence
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
What does he want with Gotham?
                                                            
                       BATMAN
He has his hand's in every pocket
in Gotham. If he says burn the
city burns, if he says crumble,
the city will crumble.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
How did he get that power?
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Falcone...
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Carmine Falcone?
                                                            
We see Falcone still in his jail cell at Arkham playing with
a Joker card.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Falcone has been pulling strings
in Arkham, he hired Roman Sionis
aka The Black Mask to bring Joker
to town.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
but why? Falcone works alone.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
He would do anything to get him
out of prison, but I'm not seeing
Joker being a man of his word. I'm
heading over to Arkham now. I got
Mask to talk but it wasn't enough.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Is there anything I can do to
help?
                                                            

29.

                       BATMAN
Do your job, and I will do mine.
                                                            
Batman shoots his grapple gun into the night sky.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Wait Batman!
                                                            
Batman stops and turns his head.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
I saw what the Joker did last
night. Don't go out with a bang
tonight.
                                                            
Harvey Bullock opens Gordan's door lightining the room.
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
Hey Jim, I'm getting chinease, you
want some?
                                                            
Gordan looks out the window to see The Batman gone.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
uhh no Bullock. Thanks
                                                            
 
INT. ARKHAM OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
The Joker sits in a dark room talking to Dr. Harleen
Quinzel. The Joker's face is pitch black, except for his big
grin.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
The Batman is on his way. I want
you to clip his wings. Make him..a
wingless Bat.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
Joker..your Hillarious.
                                                            
Screaming patients are heard all around them.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
The plan is in effect. You stop
the Bats, while I bring Gotham
down..
                                                            
The Joker lights a cigare and starts smoking it.
                                                            

30.

                       THE JOKER
THE NIGHT IS YOUNG, AND JOKER IS
TAKING THE TOWN BY SURPRISE
TONIGHT BABY!
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
Oh Joker, I've never wanted you
more.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Gotham will feel the pain I
felt.....and the pain starts...NOW
                                                            
Joker laughs histerically as Harley and Joker kiss.
                                                            
 
EXT. ARKHAM BACK WAY - NIGHT
                                                            
The tumbler crashes into a fence in the dark night. It stops
right behind Arkham Assylaum. Batman gets out and shoots up
to the roof. He scales the roof silent as a mouse. He finds
a vent, punches it open and enters Arkham. As he is moving
he encounters four men who are unaware of his precense.
Without hesitating he throws a batarang which whips around
all four men and brings them to their knees. Batman finds
his target. Dr. Harleen Quinzel.
                                                            
 
INT. DR. HARLLEN QUINZEL'S OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
Dr. Quinzel is sitting at her chair clipping her finger
nails when he chair is turned around and she is face to face
with the Batman.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
      (laughing)
So you are real.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I'm here to see Carmine Falcone.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
I'm pretty sure it's against
regulations to let a man in
costume to see the inmates.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I'm not asking you...I'm telling
you!
                                                            
Batman finds Carmine Falcone's cell number and opens the
gate.
                                                            

31.

                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
Before you go hun....how about a
picture for me and the hubby.
                                                            
Harleen takes out a camera but when she looks up no one is
in the office.
                                                            
 
INT. CARMINE FALCONE'S CELL - NIGHT
                                                            
Falcone see's his gate open and doesn't know what to do. He
slowly gets up and looks around. He smiles then starts to
walk through the open door. As his feet step out he is
pushed back into his cell by Batman.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
YOU WILL NEVER SEE LIGHT AGAIN
FALCONE, DON'T COUNT ON IT
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
      (shivering)
Oh God, You! GUARDS!! GUARDS
HELP!!
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
NO ONE CAN HELP YOU NOW FALCONE,
IT'S JUST YOU AND ME...LET'S TALK
                                                            
Falcone quickly scrambles for a knife under his pillow. He
goes to stab Batman, but Batman grabs his arm and twists it
back, then shove Falcone to the ground.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Didn't your mother ever tell you
not to play with knives..
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
WHAT DO YOU WANT WITH ME!
                                                            
                       BATMAN
THE JOKER!! WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT
THE JOKER!
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
I DONT KNOW ANYTHING!!!
                                                            
Batman presses a button on his utility belt.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
You hired Black Mask to contact
him, you know something
                                                            

32.

                       CARMINE FALCONE
Please, Just leave me alone...
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Tell me something Carmine...how do
you feel about Bats?
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
What?
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Bat's
                                                            
the sounds of Bats surround Arkham. Dr. Quinzel shakes with
fear as she enters Arkham's Power Basement. Arkham guards
hear the sound of bats all around them. Falcone's face turns
pale like he just saw a Ghost. Tons of Bats enter Arkham
through the pipes, they go through until they find Falcone's
cell. They all fly toward Falcone and start flyinga round
him. Falcone screams in horror has the Bat's torment him.
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
GET THEM OFF ME!!!!!!!! STOP!!!!!!
                                                            
                       BATMAN
TELL ME WHAT I WANT TO HEAR
                                                            
The Bat's keep flying around Faclone. The guards gather a
few men and run toward his cell.
                                                            
                       CARMINE FALCONE
      (with eyes closed)
HE'S USING CRANE TO MAKE A NEW
SERUM!!!! AND HE WANT'S YOU AND
DENT OUT OF THE WAY!!
                                                            
Batman presses the button again, and the Bats scatter. He
hears the guards coming and quickly grabs Falcone.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
WHERE IS CRANE?
                                                            
The guards get to his cell to see Falcone lying there, only
Falcone..
                                                            
 
INT. ARKHAM BASEMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
Batman enters the basement but sees the place trashed. He
sees graffiti on the wall that reads "KILL THE BATMAN" He
then hears a slight laugh. The laughing gets louder and
surrounds the room. Batman opens a closet door and out falls
Scarecrow. Drugged.
                                                            

33.

                       BATMAN
Crane?
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
      (laughing)
Crane Is not here right
now....just the Scarecrow.
                                                            
Scarecrow then starts shaking and lets out laughs and
screams.
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
      (screaming)
YOUR THE BATMAN!! DIE DIE DIE DIE
                                                            
                       BATMAN
What did he do to you?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
SERUM, NEW SERUM, GOTHAM IS IN FOR
A BIG SURPRISE, A BIG SURPRISE..
                                                            
                       BATMAN
WHAT IS JOKER GOING TO DO!!
                                                            
Crane takes off his mask to reveal his blood shot eyes, and
pale white skin.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
My God, What has he done to you..
                                                            
Scarecrow stumbles on the ground and bumps into a table. A
knife falls on the ground and Crane picks it up.
                                                            
                       THE SCARECROW
BYE BYE BAT FREAK
                                                            
                       BATMAN
CRANE!
                                                            
Scarecrow takes the knife and slits his throat. He slumps
over, dead. Batman turns around to hear a siren go off. He
hears emergency doors closing and lights going off. Batman
runs out into the main corridor to see a lockdown in place.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL (O.S.)
      (over loud speaker)
Well Batman, what to do what to
do. You put half these men in this
jail and now well....Its their
turn. I would hate to be you right
now Mr. Bats.
                                                            

34.

Batman hears the inmates walking around him laughing. He
knows they all have been posioned. He quickly jumps up in
the pipes and kicks it down shooting smoke out onto the
inmates. He climbs up then jumps to a platform with guards.
Batman fights off the guards and watches another door close.
                                                            
 
INT. HARVEY DENT'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
Harvey Dent and Rachael lie in bed sleeping. Suddenly
Harvey's eyes open up. He can't stop thinking about Batman
and the Joker. He puts his hands over his face for a split
second. When he removes them he is shocked to see what's in
front of him.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Boo!
                                                            
The Joker grabs Harvey and throws him into a night stand.
Rachael wakes up but Joker throws a ball of gas her way. She
holds her breath and hides in the bathroom.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Big Bad Harv..
                                                            
As Harvey gets up Joker slams his fist into his back. He
then grabs Harvey and punches him into the wall.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Joker you piece of shit..
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Naughty Naughty...
                                                            
Joker takes a handfull of the grey powder and blows it in
Dent's face. Dent falls to the ground, and starts laughing.
Unaware Rachael is watching the whole thing through a crack
int he bathroom door.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Now why don't you come along for
the joyride
                                                            
Joker picks up Harvey and throws him out the window. Joker
then jumps out the window as well. Rachael comes out and
looks out the window to see a Helicopter fly away with Joker
and Harvey in it.
                                                            
 
INT. ARKHAM CORRIDOR - NIGHT
                                                            
Batman walks enters the elevator shaft and climbs down the

35.

cables. He sneaks up behind two guards and overhears
something about Harvey Dent being kidnapped. Batman grapples
over a fence into a muddy lake.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I hate water..
                                                            
Batman looks up and see the Bat Signal in the dense foggy
air.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT ROOF - NIGHT
                                                            
Commisoner Gordan waits near the signal for Batman to come.
He hears a noise and turns around to see Batman.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Late like usual.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Joker tried to lock me in Arkham,
he has the guards, and especially
a doctor, Dr. Harleen Quinzel.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
That's not all he has. Rachael
Dawes reported The Joker breaking
into there house a few hours ago,
and apparantley taking Harvey with
him.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Crane mentioned he wants me and
Dent out of the way.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Dr. Johnathan Crane?
                                                            
                       BATMAN
He's dead, suicide. The Joker has
a new serum, I saw what it did to
the inmates. We can't let him
unleash it on Gotham.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
What is it with these nuts and
gasing the city
                                                            
                       BATMAN
What about Rachael? Is she okay?
                                                            

36.

                       COMMISONER GORDAN
We're taking her to a safe house
for now. Don't worry she will be
safe.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I won't stop worrying until the
Joker is caught..
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
God watch over Harvey right now...
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
Harvey Dent is chained to a wall. He is bloody and dripping
with sweat. He spits out blood on the floor and looks up to
see the Joker staring at him.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
what.....do...you want
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Everyone always expects I want
something. I'm insulted!
                                                            
Joker walks over to Harvey and punches him in the face. He
then gives a signal for his men to beat him severley. When
they get off of him, he has blood running down his face.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
I hope you look for tommorrow.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
      (out of breath)
....tommorrow?
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Tommorrow is your big Tv Debut..
                                                            
 
INT. WAYNE ENTERPRISES - DAY
                                                            
Bruce Wayne and Lucious Fox are in the lab studying the grey
powder found in Dr. Cranes room.
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
It is a new kind of hallucigant.
                                                            
Lucious puts a tab of chemical on the powder. The powder
quickly reacts and starts bubbling. Sending out a green gas.
                                                            

37.

                       BRUCE WAYNE
I saw the way the inmates and
Crane himself acted. There face's
pale white. They kept laughing.
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
It has a biochemical sense...
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Can you create a cure?
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
I've never seen anything like this
before, but I will try.
                                                            
Lucious Fox's secratary burst through the door.
                                                            
                       MARY
I'm so sorry Mr. Fox but did you
hear the news?
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
What news?
                                                            
 
INT. WAYNE ENTERPRISES LOBBY - DAY
                                                            
Bruce and Lucious watch the T.V. has the Joker has somehow
hacked into every news channel and is broadcasting a live
event.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Lady's and Gentleman of Gotham.
and shall I say Batman...
                                                            
Joker turns the camera to Harvey Dent beaten up, chained to
a wall.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER (CONT'D)
I give you The Distric Attorney of
Gotham. Big Bad Harvey Dent!
                                                            
Harvey looks up at the camera with blood on his face. He
starts coughing and spits out more blood.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER (CONT'D)
He's not at his best, but looks
like the Joke is on him!
                                                            
The Joker cracks up with laughter has he walks over to
Harvey and smashes his face in with a pipe.
                                                            

38.

                       THE JOKER
Take a look at Gotham's newest
D.A., newest Lawyer, newest Police
Force. Newest owner. I like the
sound of that.
                                                            
He again swings his pipe at Harvey's face. This time
knocking him to the ground.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
      (slowly)
Joker...you
wont..make...a...fool...out of me.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Oh but I have Mr. Dent. All of
Gotham now sees the true coward in
you..
                                                            
Joker starts beating Harvey constantley with the metal pipe
until Harvey is unconscious.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Until next time Gotham....this is
the Joker saying, get your pets
spared or nutered..
                                                            
The live feed shuts off. Everyone in Wayne Enterprises
starts talking amongst themselves about the broadcast.
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
This isn't good Bruce.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Lucious keep trying to figure out
a cure for the serum.
                                                            
Bruce starts to walk out.
                                                            
                       LUCIOUS FOX
Bruce. Don't let this kill you.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
He won't kill me.
                                                            
 
INT. SAFE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Rachael just finished watching Joker's broadcast. In Shock
she gets up and heads toward the door, but the officer gets
in her way.
                                                            

39.

                       RACHAEL DAWES
Excuse me get out of my way, That
was my boyfriend on T.V. I need to
contact the cops.
                                                            
                       OFFICER
I'm sorry Miss Dawes, Bossess
orders.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Well I am good friends with
Commisoner Gordan so if you will
just let me talk to him...
                                                            
                       OFFICER
Not Commisoner Gordan Miss Dawes
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Excuse me?
                                                            
The Officer hands Rachael a Joker card. She sees the whole
house filling up with Smoke. She screams and runs toward the
back but loses sight, and passes out.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Commisoner Gordan is hard at work trying to find out where
the broadcast was filmed at. He is on the phone with his
wife.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
      (on the phone)
So how's Barbara. Well that's what
babies do, they grow up.
                                                            
Harvey Bullock bursts through the door.
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
Jim....Jim....JIM!!
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
Hey hun hold on; What is it
Bullock?
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
      (out of breath)
The safehouse...with the girl..
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Hey hun, I'm going to call you
right back, ok bye bye; Harvey,
what happend with the safehouse?
                                                            

40.

Harvey sits down and wipes the sweat off his head.
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
The cops, they were found dead in
the alley.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
They were what!?
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
They never made it to the
safehouse, and now the house is
empty. No sign of Miss Dawes.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
and so it begins...
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
Rachael wakes up after being unconcious for a few hours. As
her eyes get used to the dim lighting she looks to her side
and in horro screams as Harvey's body lay right next to her.
She checks him and he is barley breathing.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Harvey...It's me..Rachael..
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
      (quietly)
Rachael..
                                                            
All of a sudden Harvey starts laughing uncontrollably and
grabs Rachael. She screams and pushes him away and in shock
looks around to see men all around her. They move out of the
way to let the Joker into the light.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
STAY AWAY FROM ME!!
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
That's not how you treat your host
now is it..
                                                            
Rachael's vision starts to go blurry as the Joker gets
closer to her face.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Tell me Miss Dawes. Who is The
Batman?
                                                            
Joker's voice gets distored and everything around her turns
white.
                                                            

41.

                       THE JOKER
Who is he? Please tell me..
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
We always see how you defend
him,you must know something about
him..
                                                            
Rachael's face starts burning as she screams out a name.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
ARGHH, BRUCE!!!!!!!!
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
      (smiling)
Bruce?
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
BRUCE IS BATMAN!!! WE'VE BEEN
FRIENDS SINCE WE WERE KIDS!!! OH
GOD!!
                                                            
Joker starts to laugh. He blows more of the powder in
Rachael's face.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
      (laughing)
BRUCE IS BATMAN, BRUCE WAYNE IS
THE BATMAN!
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
And so it begins.....and so it
begins..
                                                            
 
INT. WAYNE MANOR - DAY
                                                            
A Delivery Truck pulls up to Wayne Manor. Alfred answers the
door. and signs off for the package. He see's it's for
Bruce.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Master Bruce, you have a package.
                                                            
Bruce rises from the couch with a batarang in his hand. He
looks at the package and sees it is from a John Doe. He
opens the package to find a Joker Card attacked to an
envelope.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Oh God.
                                                            

42.

He opens the envelope to find a bundle of photographs.
Photo's of Rachael with bruises, bleeding, cuts on her arms.
The final photo is of Rachael in a puddle of blood. Bruce
drops the photo's all over the floor and steps back.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Oh my God..
                                                            
he backs into a table causing a picture of rachael crash to
the ground.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
What is it Master Bruce?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
He knows....He knows who I am..
                                                            
Alfred picks up the pictures and looks at them. He shakes
his head and gives Bruce a hug.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Alfred what have I done...I have
brough this onto her..
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Bruce..you have done nothing but
good..you have devoted your life
to bringing justice to Gotham..and
that is exactly what you have
done.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I have to save her.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
How will we find out where she is?
                                                            
Bruce walks over to a drawer and opens it up. He takes out
an arrow head that Rachael gave to him the year before.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
But..I thought you had given it
back to her?
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
No..that was a tracking device..I
know exactly where she is.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
      (smiling)
Now that's clever
                                                            

43.

Bruce enters the Batcave. He suits up. First his armor, then
his gloves. His boots, and then his utility belt, and all it
is aquipt with. He grabs the arrow head and places it in
there. Then puts on his mask.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Alfred..if I don't come back..
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Nonsense Master Wayne. Batman
doesn't see failure.
                                                            
Batman smiles, and enters the Tumbler, it roars off into the
darkness.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT ROOF - NIGHT
                                                            
Commisoner Gordan stares at Gotham City with fear of what
Joker would be planning. His partnet Bullock calls him to
come in, but as he is about to walk back inside he hears
someone on the roof.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
You know this Joker has me worried
                                                            
                       BATMAN
There's no reason to be worried
anymore. I have Joker's hideout.
Tonight is the night we end his
madness.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Where is it? you have to tell me.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
No, leave Joker to me. I need the
Gotham P.D. to get inside Arkham
and capture all of his men.
                                                            
Gordan pulls out his gun and loads it.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
We can do that.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Take this.
                                                            
Batman throws Gordan bottle of a red serum, and a Batarang.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
That's the cure for Joker's
laughing gas. It was made by
            (MORE)

44.

                       BATMAN (cont'd)
Lucious Fox. You just need a
little bit injected and you will
be protected for one hour.
                                                            
Gordan puts the serum in his pocket.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Are you going to be able to handle
Joker by yourself?
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I'm not by myself.
                                                            
Batman presses a button on his belt and the lights on the
tumbler turn on.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
      (laughing)
Your own personal Batmobile.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
You save Gotham, I'll save Harvey
and Rachael.
                                                            
Batman jumps off the building and lands in the alley. He
gets into the Tumbler and speeds off.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
You got it Batman.
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
We see Harvey still chained to a wall, bloody and almost
dead. This time we see Rachael standing on a chair, with a
rope around her neck. The rope is plugged into a box on the
roof. The Joker is sitting in front of her laughing
histracially.
                                                            
 
INT. WOODS LEADING TO JOKER'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
The Tumbler crashes through the woods as Rachael's signal is
getting stronger.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Alfred, whats the pinpoint.
                                                            
                       ALFRED (O.S.)
A few more miles and it should be
coming up..
                                                            

45.

Batman suddenly sees a mine in the ground. Before he can
swerve out of the way it goes off blowing the Tumbler to the
side. Batman swerves out of the way of two more mines but
drives right over another one which blows it upward again.
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
What the hell? The Batman?
                                                            
Rachael smiles with hope that Bruce has come to rescue her.
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER LAIR ALLY - NIGHT
                                                            
The Tumbler burts through a brick wall after the mine field.
Batman comes out of the badly damage tank. He sneaks in
through a window and sees a group of guards playing poker.
One of the guards looks at the window and sees an outline of
a bat, suddenly the window burts open and batman jumps onto
the light. he crashes the poker table and fights off every
one guard.
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
Joker hears all the commotion downstairs. He smiles and
grabs a gun. He sits next to Rachael.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
You hear that Miss Dawes. That is
the sound of death coming your
way.
                                                            
Joker aims at the door when the noise goes quiet.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Common Batman, walk to your death.
                                                            
Suddenly the Batman bursts through the floor boards and
grabs the the Joker's neck and starts choking him.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
THIS IS YOUR TIME TO PAY FOR ALL
THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE KILLED JOKER!
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
      (choking)
NO BATMAN!! THIS IS HER TIME TO
DIE!!!
                                                            

46.

Joker aims the gun at Rachael's head but Batman throws
himself and the Joker out the window. They crash into a
fence.
                                                            
 
INT. JOKER LAIR BACKLOT - NIGHT
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
You can't win Batman!! It just
will not happen!
                                                            
Joker kicks Batman in the face. As Batman falls the the
ground he throws a a rope at Joker. It wraps around Joker
and throws him against a wall. Batman walks up to Joker and
punches him in the face. He grabs him and throws him. Joker
gets up and pulls a piece of glass out of his leg he breaks
the rope and slashes at Batman's face. Batman lets out a
painful scream as Joker slams his face into brick wall.
Joker grabs his gun and points it at Batman's back. Just as
Joker pulls the trigger Batman Opens his cape which stops
the five bullets shot from his gun. He turns around and
throws a batarang at Joker's face slicing his forehead which
starts to run blood down his face. Joker backs up.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
The big Batman. Not so tough are
you.
                                                            
Joker wipes blood off his face.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
Your just a little bitch...crying
because your piece of shit parents
were killed.
                                                            
Batman has anger rushing through his whole body as he is
about to charge at Joker.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
and now I will kill you, the weak
offspring from your weak parents.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
ARGHH!!!!!!
                                                            
Batman charges at Joker, but Joker lets out three marbles
that explode. Smoke fills the whole alley way. As the smoke
clears the Joker is gone. Then Batman hears a scream. A
girls scream. Rachael's scream.
                                                            
 

47.

INT. JOKER'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
A horrified looking Joker turns on the charger that the wire
holding Rachael is connected too.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
SAY GOODBYE MISS DAWES, TELL GOD
THE JOKER SAYS HI.
                                                            
As the Joker goes to pull the lever, Batman bursts through
the window crashing down.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
RACHAEL!!!
                                                            
The Joker pulls the lever and is thrown back by all the
electricty going through the wire. Batman grabs onto the
wire as the power runs through. Rachael lets out a horrific
scream as she is being electricuted. Batman who is being
fryed grabs the sharpened arrow head and cuts the wire. Both
Batman and Rachael fall to the ground.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
NO!!! RACHAEL!!!
                                                            
Batman takes off his mask. and lifts up Rachael.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Rachael, please say something,
Rachael.
                                                            
Smoke steams from both Bruce and Rachael.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
      (crying)
Rachael! Don't leave me, please
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
      (slowly)
Bruce..
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
      (crying)
Oh God Rachael. Please. Stay
strong.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
      (slowly)
I never stopped loving you..
                                                            
Bruce feels Rachael's pulse slowing down.
                                                            

48.

                       RACHAEL DAWES
Even when I found out..
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Don't talk like that Rachael, I
need to get you to the hospital
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
I'm sorry...
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
No....
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
I will always...Love you.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I love you Rachael, Don't leave
me, please.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Don't let me go without a kiss..
                                                            
Bruce kneels his head down and kisses Rachael's soft lips.
She pulls back as her eyes start to close.
                                                            
                       RACHAEL DAWES
Don't forget about me..
                                                            
In an instant Rachael's head goes back and she dies in
Bruce's arms.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
NO....
                                                            
Bruce makes a fist and slams in on the floor
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
NO!!!!!! RACHAEL!!!!!
                                                            
Bruce puts his head down and cries for a moment. He then
hears the Joker's laugh in his head. Bruce looks down at
Rachael's body and kisses her head. He looks up with a face
of anger. He stands up and grabs Joker's gun. One bullet in
it. He puts it in his utility belt and then stops. He
flashes back to his parents murder, to the time when he
thought about killing Joe Chill, the murderer of his
parents. He then remembered playing with Rachael as a little
boy. He drops the gun. and blurts out one name..
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
Joker....
                                                            
 

49.

EXT. ARKHAM ASSAYLUM OUTSIDE - NIGHT
                                                            
All of Gotham P.D. is surrounding Arkham. Police squads have
gone in and arrested all of Joker's men. We see Dr. Cranes
body being pulled out on a stretcher. Commisoner Gordan goes
inside with Harvey Bullock.
                                                            
 
INT. ARKHAM ASSAYLUM CORRIDOR - NIGHT
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Her name is Dr. Harleen Quinzel.
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
Common Jim, you think a girl can
take the likes of me down..
                                                            
Suddenly Dr. Harleen kicks Bullock in the face knocking him
down a flight of stairs. Gordan aims his gun at her but she
backflips onto a wooden beam above.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
And it's Harley Quinn, Suga
                                                            
Gordan goes to help Bullock up, and they go back up the
stairs. Harley comes back down and kicks Bullock in the face
again.
                                                            
                       HARVEY BULLOCK
Whats with my face!?
                                                            
He takes a swing at her but she ducks and punches him in the
stomach. Gordan finds the batarang Batman gave him. He
throws it at Harley and it cuts her arm, she hesitates, and
Bullock punches her in the face. She falls down and kicks
Bullock's legs forcing him to fall. She closes the automatic
door but Gordan rolls under, leaving Bullock Behind.
                                                            
 
INT. ARKHAM SHOWERS - NIGHT
                                                            
Gordan is walking though the shower corridor looking for
Harley. She comes up behind him and kicks him in the back.
He falls and drops his gun. Harley steps on his back, but
Gordan pushes up throwing her back. He gets his gun and
shoots at her but she was already gone. He turns around as
she turns on the shower blowing full force water in his face
throwing him back. She gets on top of him.
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
Well isn't this a sexy shower
scene?
                                                            

50.

                       COMMISONER GORDAN
How about a last request?
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
Eh, Sure your cute
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
one kiss from a beautiful girl
like you?
                                                            
                       DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
Aw shucks.
                                                            
She goes in to give Gordan a kiss.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Oh wait, I'M MARRIED!
                                                            
He pulls out a mace bottle and sprays Harley in the face.
She screams in pain and falls to the floor. Gordan throws
her down and handcuffs her.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Harley Quinn, your under arrest.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM DOCKS - NIGHT
                                                            
The sound of a boat horn is heard entering the harbor. Joker
frantically rushes through the docks. He hears a crashing
noise behind him. He turns around a smiles, and pulls out
his gun. He hides behind a bundle of ropes. The Batman
starts walking on the docks. He takes off his cape, his
utility belt, and his mask.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
JOKER!!!!!
                                                            
Bruce takes off his gloves.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
THIS IS BRUCE WAYNE!! NOT BATMAN!!
NOW COME OUT YOU COWARD!!!
                                                            
Bruce hears laughing circiling him. He then sees The Joker
standing in front of him.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
It was nice knowing you Bruce.
                                                            
The Joker aims the gun at Bruce. He cocks the gun. Bruce
closes his eyes. Joker pulls the trigger...nothing. The gun

51.

is empty. Bruce opens his eyes and lunges at Joker. They
fall through the docks and land on a small sandbar. Water
from the waves are crashing into them. Bruce is bashing
Joker's face in over and over with anger.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
YOU TOOK RACHAEL FROM ME!!!
                                                            
A Wave crashes into them. The water turns red from Joker's
blood.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I HATE YOU!!!
                                                            
Bruce starts slowing down as Jokers head is bashed into the
sand. His face covered in blood and bruises, both his eyes
closed, and mouth filled with blood.
                                                            
                       THE JOKER
      (slowly)
Just finish the job..
                                                            
Bruce stops punching him and pulls him up to his face.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
NO, YOUR STAYING ALIVE
                                                            
Bruce throws Joker down.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
If I didn't know better, I'd say
you seem..Scared.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL - NIGHT
                                                            
Harvey Dent lies in a hospital bed recovering from his
wounds due to the Joker. As he sleeps he hears something. A
laugh. He opens his eyes.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Who's there?
                                                            
The Laugh is the Joker's laugh. It surrounds the whole room.
The room gets smaller and smaller. Harvey starts sweating.
He closes his eyes and sees the images of Joker beating him.
The words Big Bad Harv keep repeating in his head. He sees
himself in a mirror. Talking to himself.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
What the hell are you??
                                                            

52.

                       BIG BAD HARV
It's me, the real me. Not the weak
pathetic excuse that let that
maniac beat you like you were some
dog.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
Get out of my head!!!
                                                            
                       BIG BAD HARV
It's too late Harvey..
                                                            
the scene of Joker beating Harvey keeps replaying in his
head, over and over, and over.
                                                            
                       BIG BAD HARV
It's time to let me out..
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
NO!!!
                                                            
Harvey wakes up from the nightmare. He has a sigh of relive.
He closes his eyes again, and the laughter starts up again.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
LEAVE ME ALONE!!
                                                            
The hospital room walls start dripping blood, and the
Joker's laugh gets louder.
                                                            
                       HARVEY DENT
ARGH!!!!!!
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM CEMETARY - DAY
                                                            
Bruce and Alfred stand over Rachael's grave. Bruce kneels
down to her grave.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I'm so sorry Rachael...I let my
vengance get in the way of what
could have been..
                                                            
Bruce touches her name on the hedgestone.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I love you Rachael...and I will
never forget you..
                                                            
Bruce places a red rose on her grave, and stands up.
                                                            

53.

                       ALFRED
I'm terribly sorry Master Wayne.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
It's my fault Alfred..I chose to
take the law into my hands, and
this is what I get in return.
First my parents..now Rachael.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Don't put the blame on yourself.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
This is who I am. I can't ever go
back to being Bruce Wayne, but I
swear on my parents and Rachae's
grave. I will never put this
weight on someone else's
shoulders.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Let's go..
                                                            
Bruce and Alfred walk over to Bruce's parents grave.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
My parents deserved justice, and
they got it. This is why I am who
I am. Nothing can change that.
                                                            
Bruce places two flowers on their grave.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE
I love you..
                                                            
Bruce and Alfred slowly walk to the car.
                                                            
                       BRUCE WAYNE (O.S.)
I created a symbol, a symbol of
fear. I choose this path, and this
is the path I will continue to go.
I am..Batman
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT ROOF - NIGHT
                                                            
Batman sees the Bat Signal, and heads over to the station,
where Commisoner Jim Gordan awaits him.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Your early this time, That's a
first.
                                                            

54.

                       BATMAN
How's Harvey?
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
He's hanging in there. He already
announced he will be Prosecuting
Joker.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
He deserves revenge. Joker
deserves to die.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
I hear ya.....I'm sorry about
Rachael..
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I'm over it..
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
I also wanted to tell you Thank
You. Without you we wouldn't have
got him.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
It's my job, no thanks needed.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Well hopefully Jokers trial will
start soon, we can all rest to see
that maniac burn.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
I know I will.
                                                            
                       COMMISONER GORDAN
Gotham is a better place with you
in it. I don't care what anyone
else says.
                                                            
Gordan puts his hand out to shake Batmans. Batman shakes his
hand and jumps off the building and flys into the screen.
                                                            


THE END


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From John Calderon Date 4/21/2006 ****
Wow! That was incredible. I truly liked this screenplay, the action and dialogue could not be more better than this. By the way I am now working on a "Castlevania" script

From Joey H Date 12/2/2005 ***1/2
Yay! I love Harley Quinn and you made her rock. Good script, dude.

From Jayson White Date 7/7/2005 ***1/2
Donīt describe the story in action. It`s indirect characterization. The dialogue and action is what makes things clear.

From Mike Tempalski Date 6/27/2005 **1/2
This was good - it's short, but good. There are a few things that bothered me - you say Bruce a few times when you don't mean to, and there are some gramar errors, I don't think Joker should find out who batman is unless you're gonna kill him - there are still ways for Joker to hurt Bruce if he knows who he is. If you can find mask of the phantasom it goes into Jokers background a little more. Also I didn't like Scarecrow's lines he's disturbed not scared himself, it sounded like he was a little kid about to wet himself, keep working and expand this can be a great movie script someday.

From Gilang Bonaventura Date 6/26/2005 ****
Nice job i like how everything connected from the first movie and the comics. But it will be better if you can make batman a much more darker character.

From Kevin Date 6/24/2005 ***1/2
i personally liked it, probably the only thing i didn't is the title. i liked how it stayed faithful to the story, what happens to rachel, and the entire ending in general


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