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Batman: The Movie (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 30 July 1966 (USA)
The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

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The arch-villains of the United Underworld - the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a dehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the nine Security Council members in the United World Building into nine vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missiles to force the submarine to surface. Written by Aaron Handy III <ah07@gnofn.org>

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MEN DIE! WOMEN SIGH! Beneath that Batcape - he's all man! See more »


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$1,377,800 (estimated)
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Dick Grayson appears outside of his Robin persona only twice and very briefly in the film: first, at the very beginning, and later when Bruce returns to Wayne Manor after being abducted. Dick's only spoken lines are in the latter scene. See more »

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In the scene where Batman and Robin are trapped on the buoy with a strong magnet pinning their utility-belts to the buoy: After the third torpedo explodes (after hitting a dolphin) we next see Batman and Robin back in their Batboat and escaping, but how did they free themselves? There is no indication that the magnet had shut down (the buoy was never hit, nor did we see the penguin turn it off, or Batman using some Batdevice to shut it off). See more »

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Narrator: This yacht is bringing a revolutionary scientific invention to Gotham City. On a peaceful afternoon motor ride, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson have been summoned back to Wayne Manor by an urgent but anonymous call for help; the invention *and* its custodian are reported in grave danger aboard the yacht! Never ones to shirk responsibility, Bruce and Dick, with characteristic speed and resolve, descend promptly into The Batcave, and then, as they have done...
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The film ends with THE END, then it suddenly changes to THE LIVING END.....? See more »

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Version of Batman Returns (1993) See more »

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Batman Theme
Written by Neal Hefti
Performed by Studio Orchestra
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POW! BIFF! THWACK!
25 May 2003 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

Tim Burton's BATMAN is for people who take comic books seriously. The Adam West BATMAN TV series and movie is for the rest of us.

Batman is the role West was born to play. He delivers his lines with a seriousness and self-importance perhaps matched only by Steven Seagal--and Seagal isn't trying to be funny.

I can understand how comic-book fans might dislike this movie. It does, after all, treat the whole Batman concept with jokey disrespect (though really, as another reviewer pointed out, it's an over-the-top parody of the old serials). However, for those of us who see the inherent silliness in the notion of a "millionaire playboy" dressing up in a bat suit to fight "supervillains," it's fun to watch a movie that sees it as well.

Perhaps the most amusing aspect of this movie is its off-the-wall view of the United Nations; the particular ambassadors are treated as something more than bureaucrats, apparatchiks, and political cronies who could be replaced in five minutes with any of ten thousand equally capable (or incapable) people.

7/10.


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