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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

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Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

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Cast

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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Andrea Beaumont (voice)
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Arthur Reeves (voice)
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Phantasm / Carl Beaumont (voice) (as Stacy Keach Jr.)
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Chuckie Sol (voice)
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Buzz Bronski (voice)
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The Joker (voice)
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Ms. Bambi (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
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Storyline

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Dark Knight fights to save Gotham City from its deadliest enemy.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for animated violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: The Animated Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,617,391 (USA)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the movie is based on the graphic novels "Batman: Year One" and "Batman: Year Two". The flashback to Batman's first night of crime-fighting, donning a jacket and ski-hat is parallel to book one of "Year One". The design and concept of the Phantasm was derived from the Reaper, the primary villain of "Year Two". See more »

Goofs

When Andi comes to Bruce's house the first time and Bruce is practicing jujitsu he trips Andi. When she hits the ground she is wearing a sweater but before she was wearing a sleeveless blouse. See more »

Quotes

[at Andrea's mother's grave]
Andrea Beaumont: So, tell me - with all that money and power, how come you always look like you want to jump off a cliff?
Bruce Wayne: Why do you care?
Andrea Beaumont: I don't. Mom was asking.
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Connections

Followed by The New Batman Adventures (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
(uncredited)
Written by Richard M. Sherman (as Richard Sherman) and Robert B. Sherman (as Robert Sherman)
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User Reviews

Aww yeah--one of the best.
29 October 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is incredibly cool. It's the most accurate film portrayal of Batman yet. Not only is this movie well-animated, exciting, and tautly-plotted, it's also refreshingly understated. Unlike its live-action cohorts (more specifically, the Schumacher duo), "Phantasm" does not rely on splashy effects, ridiculous action sequences, and a hokey soundtrack to pull it through. As much as I love *Batman Returns,* I have to admit this is probably the best-written of the Batman films. And tell me you don't get chills down your spine the first time Bruce Wayne puts on that cowl. Awww yeah!!


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