The Dark Knight Rises

Trivia: Comedic actor Thomas Lennon has a small role as the doctor Bruce sees for a check-up before he visits Gordon. Lennon previously played a similar role in director Christopher Nolan's "Memento" (as the doctor the character Sammy Jenkis visits). Lennon stated that Nolan specifically wanted him for the role of the doctor in this film, and has speculated that perhaps Nolan considers them to be the same character.

Trivia: John Blake talks about "giant alligators" being in the sewer, likely a nod towards Batman villain Killer Croc.


Trivia: The kicker for the opposing team is actually the mayor of Pittsburgh Luke Ravenstahl, who was a kicker in college.

Trivia: Many of the Gotham Rogues are played by members of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Rothlisberger and Hines Ward can be seen during the pan of the team during the National Anthem. The game is also being played at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Trivia: The voice-over montage by Gordon after the bomb detonates and continues as Bruce's eulogy, are direct quotes from Charles Dickens' 1859 novel "A Tale of Two Cities" (with a couple of slight wording variations to account for the setting).

Trivia: At the football stadium the R on one of the Gotham Rogues banners is the Robin logo.

Trivia: At the Gotham Rogues game, the man in the suite with the mayor of Gotham is Thomas Tull; the owner of Legendary Pictures and a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Trivia: Selina Kyle is never referred to as "Catwoman" in the film.

Trivia: The outfit of Bane with the red helmet and the leather jacket at the stock market is a reference to Jason Todd. The second Robin who later became Red Hood.


Trivia: There is a subtle tribute to one of the film's graphic novel inspirations, "The Dark Knight Returns" by Frank Miller (1986). In both the 2012 film and 1986 graphic novel when the Gotham Police Department are pursuing Batman, the veteran policeman offers some advice. The line spoken by the veteran policeman to the younger policeman in the film ("Oh boy, you're in for a show tonight, son.") is a nod to the line said by the veteran policeman in "The Dark Knight Returns" ("We're in for a show, kid.").


Trivia: While Bruce and Lucius are talking in Fox's office, there is a pic of the Joker beside Bruce.


Trivia: When Catwoman leaves alone Batman on the roof, he says "So that's what that feels like". He says the same thing in the 1996 "Kingdom Come" comic in reference to Superman.


Trivia: The nuclear tracker device has the DC comics logo on it.


Trivia: Bane breaks Batman exactly like he did in the Knightfall comic book storyline from 1993.


Trivia: In the scene where John Blake visits Bruce Wayne in his mansion, you can see a bust of C-3PO behind Blake and to his right. As Blake gets up to leave, you can see the bust in greater detail. (00:26:55 - 00:29:10)

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Character mistake: As Bruce Wayne is researching the jewel thief, the word "Heist" is spelled "Hiest" in a newspaper headline. (00:15:45)

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