- Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman
- Chris O'donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin
- Arnold Schwarzenegger as Bane
- Jeff Goldblum as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow
- Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale
- Tommy Lee Jones as Commissioner James Gordon
A terrorist known as Bane has escaped from the prison known as Pena Duro and comes to Gotham with a bid to take down Batman. He conspires with one of Arkham Asylum's psychiatrists Dr. Jonathan Crane in order to instigate a massive jailbreak that he could use to tire Batman out before confronting him himself.