The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Poster

Michael Caine: Alfred



  • Alfred : I'll get this to Mr. Fox, but no more. I've sewn you up, I've set your bones, but I won't bury you. I've buried enough members of the Wayne family.

    Bruce Wayne : You'll leave me?

    Alfred : You see only one end to your journey. Leaving is all I have to make you understand, you're not Batman anymore. You have to find another way. You used to talk about finishing a life beyond that awful cape.

    Bruce Wayne : Rachel died believing that we would be together; that was my life beyond the cape. I can't just move on. She didn't, she couldn't.

    Alfred : What if she had? What if, before she died, she wrote a letter saying she chose Harvey Dent over you? And what if, to spare your pain, I burnt that letter?

    Bruce Wayne : How dare you use Rachel to try to stop me?

    Alfred : I am using the truth, Master Wayne. Maybe it's time we all stop trying to outsmart the truth and let it have its day. I'm sorry.

    Bruce Wayne : You're sorry? You expect to destroy my world and then think we're going to shake hands?

    Alfred : No... no, I know what this means.

    Bruce Wayne : What does it mean?

    Alfred : It means your hatred... and it also means losing someone that I have cared for since I first heard his cries echo through this house. But it might also mean saving your life. And that is more important.

    Bruce Wayne : Goodbye, Alfred.

  • Alfred : [to Bruce]  Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn't come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there's this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I'd see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'd both know that you'd made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.

  • Alfred : [at Bruce's grave]  I'm so sorry. I failed you. You trusted me, and I failed you.

  • Alfred : [about Selina Kyle]  You two should exchange notes over coffee.

    Bruce Wayne : So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?

    Alfred : At this point, I'd set you up with a chimpanzee if it'd brought you back to the world!

    Bruce Wayne : There's nothing out there for me.

    Alfred : And that's the problem. You hung up your cape and your cowl, but you didn't move on, you never went to find a life, to find someone...

    Bruce Wayne : Alfred... I did find someone.

    Alfred : I know, and you lost her. But that's all part of living, sir. But you're not living. You're just waiting, hoping for things to go bad again.

  • Bruce Wayne : If this man is everything that you say he is, then this city needs me.

    Alfred : This city needs Bruce Wayne, your resources, your knowledge. It doesn't need your body, or your life. That time has passed.

    Bruce Wayne : You're afraid that if I go back out there I'll fail.

    Alfred : No. I'm afraid that you want to.

  • Alfred : If you're seriously considering going back out there, you should hear the rumors surrounding Bane.

    Bruce Wayne : I'm all ears.

    Alfred : There is a prison in a more ancient part of the world, a pit where men are thrown to suffer and die. But sometimes a man rises from the darkness. Sometimes the pit sends something back.

    Bruce Wayne : Bane.

    Alfred : Right. Born and raised in hell on earth.

    Bruce Wayne : Born in prison?

    Alfred : No one knows why or how he escaped, but they do know that once he did he was trained by Ra's Al Ghul, your mentor.

    Bruce Wayne : Bane was a member of The League of Shadows.

    Alfred : And then he was excommunicated. And any man who is too extreme for Ra's Al Ghul is not to be trifled with.

  • [from trailer] 

    Alfred : Don't worry, Master Wayne. It takes a little time to get back into the swing of things.

  • [from trailer] 

    Alfred : You are as precious to me as you were to your own mother and father. I swore to them that I would protect you, and I haven't.

  • [Bruce straps braces onto his leg, grimacing with pain] 

    Alfred Pennyworth : Is it really painful?

    Bruce Wayne : Well, you're welcome to try it, Alfred.

    Alfred Pennyworth : Happy watching, thank you, sir.

  • [watching video of Bane taking out the stock exchange security] 

    Alfred : That is a man who fights with the power of belief.

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