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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »



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In the sewers of gotham city to the rooftops of the gotham city the penguin wants to know where he came from well in his villain ways catwoman plans to kill rich man of gotham max shreak but as he battles with million air Bruce Wayne both ladies men have their own secrets Bruce Wayne is back as Bat man trying to stop the penguin Max is helping penguin steal gotham city while selina Kyle/catwoman tries to help penguin not knowing her man murder target also her murder is helping him but all four men have their goals taking gotham from crime winning gotham city assassination for two men and more money to be gotham citys number one rich man.

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The Bat, the Cat, the Penguin See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman 2  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)


$162,831,698 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Raquel Welch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Cher and Bridget Fonda were considered for the role of Catwoman. At one point, Kim Basinger was even considered despite having appeared as Vicky Vale in the previous installment. See more »


When Bruce plays the CD, just for fun he "scratches" it back and forth like a record a few times, and it sounds just like record scratches. Although the technology to do so in real life was not invented until much later, Batman is shown having several pieces of advanced technology that was impossible for the time (for example, the self propelled Batarang and the Batmobile's armor). There is no reason to believe Wayne did not invent it himself. See more »


[first lines]
Happy Woman: Merry Christmas!
Happy Man: Merry Christmas!
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References A View to a Kill (1985) See more »


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User Reviews

A sequel worthy of an excellent movie!
19 September 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Ah, Batman Returns, is it possible to have a sequel to be almost as good as the original? With Batman Returns, it came pretty close! We have terrific actors and a great plot with the dark knight and two new villains, Catwoman and The Penguin. We have Michael Keaton back as Batman and he's still awesome than ever. Michelle Pfieffer, the perfect choice for Catwoman and was perfectly cast into place. As much as I love and is such an incredible actress Annette Benning, she couldn't have been Catwoman, she doesn't really have the look. Danny DeVito, who could have imagined him as The Penguin? He was just great and terrifying!

Batman returns with a more loving community of Gotham City, they are celebrating Christmas time with, Max Shrek played by a creepy Christopher Walken. The perfect villain who mistreats his lovely secretary, Selina who happens to hear too much at his office causing him to push her out the window in hopes that she dies and will never reveal the information of knowing the Penguin and the attempt to make him loved in Gotham. When she survives and is awakened by cats, she wants revenge and is ready to go at it with her cats! But there is also another active villain, The Penguin who is in search of his parents that abandoned him and now he is looking to be the new mayor of Gotham City! Can Batman be able to stop both super villains from creating their hanous acts and stop the mayor from destroying the city as well?

You'll have to see! Batman Returns is just as good as the original Batman, despite the first one remaining the true classic, this one still takes you for a ride. And come on, I mean we've got Michelle in leather! Her classic moment of just meeting Batman and The Penguin "Meow" is classic! There are memorable characters, lines, and sets! You'll have a blast! Trust me!


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