In the movie Batman Begins, Batman goes into the Narrows to check where the drugs are going. He gets into a fight with Dr.Crane dressed with scarecrow mask and Batman is given the hallucinogenic spray by crane and is also set on fire.

After this Batman with great difficulty manages to reach the roof top and after that he calls Alfred for help and the next scene he is in Alfred's car. My question is.

  • How did Alfred get Batman out of the Narrows even where cops go with force.
  • Any theory will be welcome.

2 Answers 2


There's no help in the script or the novelisation. I assume the missing scene (where Alfred parks the car, heads up to the roof, spends some time looking for Bruce, then helps him down to the car) was ignored because it's trivial and doesn't advance the plot.

In the screenplay he simply calls Alfred and in the next scene he's in the car.

Batman smashes through the window, cloak ablaze … Falling … Tries to activate his cloak – but only gets one side to pop open … the deployed wing causes him to spiral.
Insert cut: Young Bruce falling, falling in the well shaft –
Batman plummets, trailing flame, unopened wing fluttering with the violent flapping of –
Bats: screeching, flapping, fluttering darkness …
Batman’s stiff wing hooks a railing – slows him with a jolt – rips – dropping him to the ground with a crash …
Young Bruce hits the dirt at the bottom of the shaft –
– and a sizzle, as wet pavement damps the flames. Groaning, Batman rolls his burning Batsuit along the asphalt.
Two Men at a hole-in-the-wall store stare at Batman, astonished.
Batman, smoldering, looks up: the two Men loom, menacing. Batman lurches into an alley … the two Men look at each other, dumbfounded. Batman raises his grapnel-gun, fires up at the enclosed roof – rides up – punches his way through wire and metal, crawls onto his back, staring up at the skyscrapers of Gotham. Rain blurring his vision.
Insert cut: Young Bruce watches his father crumple.
Batman fumbles at his belt. Pulls out a tiny phone.
BATMAN: (hoarse) Alfred?! Alfred?!


Alfred drives, looks through the rear-view mirror at Batman, who lies in the back, flinching at invisible antagonists.

Interestingly, in the novel he doesn't use his grapnel gun at all, he just lies in the alley waiting for Alfred to arrive which actually makes more sense (but is less cool):

Batman stepped into the light of a streetlamp—a gaunt, black figure with smoke rising from it.
“Never mind,” the man said, and he and his companion ran.
Batman limped into an alley and from his utility belt pulled out a tiny phone. He pressed a button, and in a hoarse whisper said, “Alfred?”
Forty minutes later, Batman lay sprawled on the rear seat of Alfred’s Bentley as Alfred turned toward the manor. The smell of scorched fabric filled the car.

Purely as a matter of interest, in many prior versions, both Batman and Robin's belts contains a tracker device that allows Alfred to locate them in emergencies.

  • Very detailed research work Jun 23, 2015 at 1:44

Alfred is an ex-military man who acquired a number of advanced and practical skills. Considering his capability with mechanics and engineering, it stands for reason that he is able to locate and retrieve wounded individuals.

However... this scene is glossed over in the movie for theatrical purposes.

  • Your answer still does not explain how he got from roof to car Jun 15, 2015 at 12:27
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    @war_Hero Oh my, he just did. Maybe he crawled from the roof to the street, or used his whatever-grapplehook. Or Alfred ran through the staircase.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jun 15, 2015 at 13:30
  • @war_Hero Didn't I say that he used his military training to locate and retrieve Batman? There was never any explicit acknowledgement of how Alfred got him to his car.
    – DarthBotto
    Jun 19, 2015 at 20:03
  • @war_hero - Films don't dwell on the trivia. I'd be staggered if there's a definitive answer to this. In universe, he had adequate time and could easily find Bruce.
    – user7812
    Jun 23, 2015 at 5:46
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    It's not about that. It does the loopholes of the director, like check out matrix you can hardly point fingers Jun 23, 2015 at 5:48

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