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Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Action  |  19 June 1992 (USA)
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When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

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Storyline

Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Earlier however, Selina Kyle, Max's secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman - a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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The Bat, the Cat, the Penguin See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brooding, dark violence | See all certifications »

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19 June 1992 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$162,831,698 (USA)
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The Batman Movie franchise has attracted the longest list of actors who have Oscar and Golden Globe wins or nominations. 18 Oscars, 33 Golden Globes The franchise has won 3 Oscars.

Jack Nicholson - Joker 3 Oscars, 9 nominations 7 Golden Globes, 10 Nominations

George Clooney - Batman 2 Oscar, 4 nominations 4 Golden Globes, 7 nominations

Michael Caine - Alfred 2 Oscars, 4 nominations 3 Golden Globes, 8 nominations

Tommy Lee Jones - Two Face 1 Oscar, 3 nominations 1 Golden Globe, 3 nominations

Christian Bale - Batman 1 Oscar, 1 nomination 1 Golden Globe, 1 nomination

Halle Berry - Catwoman 1 Oscar 1 Golden Globe, 3 nominations

Heath Ledger - Joker (only actor to win Oscar/GG for Batman character performance) 1 Oscar, 1 nomination 1 Golden Globe, 1 nomination

Kim Basinger - Vicki Vale 1 Oscar 1 Golden Globe, 1 nomination

Nicole Kidman - Dr. Chase Meridian 1 Oscar, 2 nomination 3 Golden Globes, 6 Nominations

Ben Affleck - Batman 2 Oscars, 2 nominations 2 Golden Globes, 1 nomination

Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox 1 Oscar, 3 nominations 2 Golden Globes, 4 nominations

Anne Hathaway - Catwoman 1 Oscar, 1 nomination 1 Golden Globe, 2 nominations

Marion Cotillard - Miranda 1 Oscar, 1 nomination 1 Golden Globe, 2 nominations

Michelle Pfeiffer - Catwoman 3 Oscar Nominations 1 Golden Globe, 5 nominations

Tom Wilkinson - Carmine Falcone 2 Oscar nominations 1 Golden Globe, 3 nominations

Uma Thurman - Poison Ivy 1 Oscar nomination 1 Golden Globe, 3 nominations

Liam Neeson - Henri Ducard 1 Oscar nomination 3 Golden Globe nominations

Gary Oldman - James Gordon 1 Oscar nomination

Danny DeVito - Penguin 1 Oscar nomination 1 Golden Globe, 5 nominations

Maggie Gyllenhaal - Rachel Dawes 1 Oscar nomination 1 Golden Globe, 2 nominations

Matthew Modine - Foley 2 Golden Globe nominations

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Blake 2 Golden Globe nominations See more »

Goofs

During the 'Meow' Scene Catwoman is wearing flat shoes. After the store explodes and she climbs up the building she's wearing high heels. See more »

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[first lines]
Happy Woman: Merry Christmas!
Happy Man: Merry Christmas!
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Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)
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Written by John Reading
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The Dark Knight Returns
19 June 2002 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Out of all the Bat-films, Batman Returns is my favorite. This beautiful, dark, and funny film is one of Tim Burton's best work. Although it is much violent and darker, this is the Batman that creator Bob Kane envisioned many years ago. Michael Keaton reprises his role as the avenger of Gotham City. This time he's up against two deadly foes, Danny Devito's Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman. With a great cast and film score by Danny Elfman, the movie takes us on an adventure as Batman battles the evil forces that are trying to take over Gotham City. Christopher Walken makes a great appearance as Max Shrek, a shrewd businessman who has an evil scheme up his sleeve. But of course, Michelle Pfeiffer is the one that steals the show. With all of these components, you have a film that will blow you away. This is the reason why you go to the movies. It's got everything. It's really a shame that Tim Burton didn't get to direct the other sequels. If so I think the franchise would still be going strong today. Batman Returns is an awesome experience for fans that like cool movies.


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