Glossy, big-budget live action film based on the D.C. comic character created by Bob Kane. Halle Berry stars as Patience Phillips, a talented but excrutiatingly shy graphic artist who, in a mysterious twist of fate, transforms into a woman with the stealth, power and incredible heightened senses of a cat. Sleek, agile and extremely dangerous, she begins a series of nocturnal crime sprees across the city, treading the thin line between good and bad. But things get complicated when police officer Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), with whom Patience has begun a tentative romance, becomes fascinated by the elusive Catwoman to a point well past the call of duty.
When Patience Philips is attacked and killed an Egyptian Mao cat indebted to her for saving its life revives her and Catwoman is born.