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Batman Forever (1995)

Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

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The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face incorrectly believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side; he has unleashed a reign of terror on the good people of Gotham. Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler he perfects a device for draining information from all the brains in Gotham, including Bruce Wayne's knowledge of his other identity. Batman/Wayne is/are the love focus of Dr. Chase Meridan. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin the Boy Wonder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for strong stylized action | See all certifications »

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16 June 1995 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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£4,703,430 (UK) (14 July 1995)

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$184,031,112 (USA)
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Trivia

Val Kilmer learned he was the new Batman while he was literally in a bat cave in Africa, doing research for The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). He accepted the role without reading the script. See more »

Goofs

When Bruce uses the torpedo to access the batcave, he travels at nearly 200 mph for almost a minute, indicating that the batcave is some distance below Wayne Manor. But when Dick finds the batcave, it appears that it is only a few stories below. Bruce is traveling from his office in downtown Gotham, which is quite some distance form Wayne Manor, which explains the speeds at which he travels to get there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alfred Pennyworth: Can I persuade you to take a sandwich with you, sir?
Batman: I'll get drive-thru.
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Crazy Credits

Unlike the two Batman films that came before, this one actually plays most of the opening credits over the opening action scene of the movie (the earlier two films had a dedicated opening credits scene.) See more »

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Soundtracks

Where Are You Now?
Written and Produced by Lenny Kravitz
Performed by Brandy Norwood (as Brandy)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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The Beginning Of The End
13 June 2006 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

It was clear the beginning of the end of the original series had arrived when the mediocre BATMAN FOREVER swooped into the box office. This hugely disappointing third entry lacks Michael Keaton, Tim Burton and a whole lot of other stuff.

The Caped Crusader (Val Kilmer) must once again save Gotham City from evil, this time in the form of the psychotic Two Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the twisted Riddler (Jim Carrey in a particularly annoying performance). Along the way he finally teams up with sidekick Robin (Chris O'Donnell), makes a hot blonde psychologist (Nicole Kidman) weak in the knees, and tries out a few new (mostly lame) Bat Toys.

Many critics loved BATMAN FOREVER for its departure from the darkness of the first two entries. But this new "Batman light" doesn't work nearly as well. The characters are quite irritating, and the film tries to squeeze in far too much. Did we really need two villains again, particularly with Robin entering the picture? As imperfect as it is, it's a masterpiece compared to what followed two years later.


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