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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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Budget:

$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

Michael Jackson was attached at one point to play the Riddler, but he was ignored. Matthew Broderick also expressed interest in the role. After that Robin Williams turned down the role of the Riddler, Joel Schumacher cast Jim Carrey because Schumacher and Warner Bros. felt that he was perfect for the part, following the success of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). See more »

Goofs

When meeting Batman at the Bat-signal, Chase Meridian says "Last night at the bank, I noticed something about Two-Face: his coin." Two-Face never uses his coin within view of her at the bank, and she could not have seen it from the ground if he had. This scene was originally written to take place after the circus scene, where she really did see him use his coin.The bat-signal, seen from Wayne Enterprises, was actually supposed to led what led Bruce to the bank in the first place. 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

The main title "Batman" never actually appears onscreen. It is instead represented by a bat logo with the rest of the title, "Forever," superimposed on top of it. See more »


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Smash It Up
Written by Chris Millar, Captain Sensible (as Raymond Burns), David Vanian and Alasdair Ward
Produced by Thom Wilson
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Epitaph
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27 February 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I must admit that I was biased before I'd even seen this movie back in 1995. I was biased because I just didn't expect it to be any good due to the absence of Michael Keaton.

When I did watch it I thought it was okay. Val Kilmer did his best as Bruce Wayne although he just looked a bit too young to play a millionaire playboy-but he did do a good job.

Finally we saw the debut of Robin. I thought Robin's costume was cool-it was updated for the 1990's.

Once again the villains stole the show. Jim Carrey (a truly funny man) made a great Riddler and Tommy Lee Jones made a superb Two Face.

Nicole Kidman made a great love interest for Batman but I would have liked to see more interaction between them in the film.

Whilst I think the first two Batman films were the best, I have no problem in recommending this film to any Batman fan.


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