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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 7 March 2001
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The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Tim Drake (voice)
Mary McGinnis (voice)
Mathew Valencia ...
Charles Buntz / Chucko (voice)
Benjamin Knox / Bonk (voice)
Chelsea Cunningham (voice) (as Rachel Leigh Cook)


While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, discovers the greatest mystery in the career of the original Batman - the true story of the night Batman fought the Joker for the last time. Though when Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's new attacks, it's up to Batman Beyond to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever. Written by John Codega <Jedimaster54321@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A new dark night, the return of mayhem See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 March 2001 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Joker  »

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(edited) | (uncut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original cut of this film was much more violent than the final version, including, among other things, the young Robin/Tim Drake directly causing a character's death with a spear gun. After the tragedy in Columbine, however, studio pressure forced a new cut of the film be produced. Several scenes were snipped and re-edited to produce the final "PG" rating. After the film had been released for some time, the original "PG-13" version was released separately as a Director's Cut. See more »


As Batman approaches the Arkham operating theater (as Harley sings the lyric "buy you a looking glass"), the sign is briefly misspelled "operting." See more »


Terry McGinnis: [watching Jordan Price] Not every creep in Gotham wears a purple suit.
Barbara Gordon: It'd make my job easier if they did.
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A Trap for Tim
Written and Performed by Kristopher Carter
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User Reviews

A wonderful surprise!

When I bought the unedited version of this movie on DVD, I had never watched Batman Beyond in my life, so I knew nothing about the storyline. I wasn't even sure about buying the movie before having seen it, but I am a great fan of Mark Hamill's Joker, so I was sure that even if the movie sucked, I would at least like the Joker.

What I found was a great bit of animation with a surprisingly awesome storyline. I was expecting the comic book cliche of a clone replacement, but the fresh twist had me guessing all the way through. And I was right about loving the Joker, he was still as great as he always was.

If you haven't seen it yet, don't wait. It won't disappoint you.

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