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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 overview, first billed only:
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Andrea Beaumont (voice)
Arthur Reeves (voice)
Phantasm / Carl Beaumont (voice) (as Stacy Keach Jr.)
Chuckie Sol (voice)
Buzz Bronski (voice)
The Joker (voice)
Ms. Bambi (voice)
Jane Downs ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Pat Musick ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice) (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)


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


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


$6,000,000 (estimated)


$5,617,391 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Arthur Reeves originated in the comics. In "Half-an-Evil", Arthur Reeves was a short-lived comic relief who had a bone to pick with the Batman. He ceased all complaints, and appearances, after the Batman frightened him senseless with one well-timed "Boo!" See more »


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 »


The Joker: That's it. That's what I want to see, a nice big smile.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert (2009) See more »


I Never Even Told You
Written by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard
Performed by Tia Carrere
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

If you liked the first two Batman movies this is a DEFINITE must see
18 February 2002 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

This is just one of the greatest animated movies of all time. No exaggeration. From the almost poetic opening sequence, accompanied by a great, great score till the very ending this movie will not disappoint. A dark story, darker than in Batman Returns, but also an excellent portrayal of Batman. The characters are nicely drawn (the female character is very attractive looking) and the voices are perfect. The origin of my favorite superhero has been overdone so many times and yet the filmmakers easily succeed to bring new insight and depth to the man that is the bat. I feel like I should write something more about it, there's definitely a lot of stuff I forgot since seeing it, but this was definitely an overlooked movie.


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