6.7/10
1,521
40 user 5 critic

Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003)

When the Batmobile is stolen, Adam West and Burt Ward search for it while remembering their days as the stars of the Batman live action series.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox's Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an ... See full summary »

Director: James E. Tooley
Stars: Ralph Garman, Tom Kenny, Seth MacFarlane
Batman: Strange Days (TV Short 2014)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Batman rescues a pretty blonde captive from Hugo Strange, who needs her blood for an evil experiment.

Director: Bruce Timm
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Brian George, Tara Strong
Drama

The story of Lydia, a star woman who lands on earth and marries a scientist. A stranger from her past comes to claim her. She must decide to go with him or stay.

Director: Vic Alexander
Stars: Burt Ward, Liv Alexander, Ermal Williamson
Batman Beyond (TV Short 2014)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Terry McGinnis as Batman helps Bruce Wayne fight a robotic Batman inside the Batcave.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle
Turtles Forever (TV Movie 2009)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet their match -- Literally! The modern, gritty Ninja Turtles must team up with their classic cartoon counterparts to stop two Shredders and their plans of multi-dimensional scale.

Directors: Roy Burdine, Lloyd Goldfine
Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Vinnie Penna, Sam Riegel
The Batman vs. Dracula (Video 2005)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.

Directors: Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Embittered by Superman's heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor specifically redesigns Brainiac to defeat the Man of Steel.

Director: Curt Geda
Stars: Tim Daly, Powers Boothe, Dana Delany
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

Directors: Daniel DelPurgatorio, Mike Smith
Stars: Gerard Butler, Cam Clarke, Siobhan Flynn
Action | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teamup of some of DC Comics' greatest superheroes together, for 2 specials: a race to stop the united supervillains' plot to destroy the earth, then later a roast in tribute to all of the heroes hosted by Ed McMahon.

Stars: Jeff Altman, Charlie Callas, Gabriel Dell
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt
Batgirl (TV Short 1967)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

At the Gotham City library, Barbara Gordon helps Bruce Wayne find a book on butterflies so he can prove a point to a friend, a millionaire explorer. As Bruce and his youthful ward, Dick ... See full summary »

Stars: Yvonne Craig, William Dozier, Neil Hamilton
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lupin steals an Alien Metal from Area 51 and it's the same thing the Bloody Angels want for their unknown needs.

Director: Shigeyuki Miya
Stars: Satomi Arai, Mayumi Asano, Takanobu Hozumi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself
...
Himself
Jack Brewer ...
...
...
Himself / Narrator
...
Waitress in Diner
...
Himself
...
Herself / Arizona Bar Owner
...
Woman in Window During Batclimb Sequence
...
Bonnie Lindsey
...
...
Jerry the Butler
...
William Dozier
...
Nghara Frisbie-West
Ray Buktenica ...
Robert Butler
Edit

Storyline

Adam West and Burt Ward are taken on a crazy adventure when the Batmobile is stolen from a car museum and they must track down the thief and return it. After solving a puzzle, they realize that the clues to finding the fiend who stole the Batmobile are hidden in their past. During the search, they flashback to their three seasons in tights, including their many sexual escapades. Ultimately they find the Batmobile, but get caught in the villain's lair. Tied to dynamite, will Adam and Burt get out in time? Tune in next time...same bat time...same bat channel!! Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Holy reunion, Batman!

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf den Spuren von Batman  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Adam West and Burt Ward had input on who was cast to play them as Batman and Robin in flashbacks in 'Return to the Batcave'. Jack Brewer (Batman) and Jason Marsden (Robin) were the lucky winners. Adam and Burt helped the actors research the roles and worked with them on their mannerisms. See more »

Quotes

Adam West: [after driving all night to the Arizona border in the search for the Batmobile] I think the clue is in our past, somewhere...
Burt Ward: What's this?
[removes flyer from under the car's windshield wiper]
Adam West: ...we still have to find it.
Burt Ward: [reads flyer] Hey Adam, look. The Highway to Arizona Bar is having a Happy Hour. Great place. Just down the street from the car museum.
Adam West: [grabs flyer and reads it with stunned disbelief] You... you... you *knew* about that place?
Burt Ward: [not getting it] Yeah. Why?
Adam West: [aggravated] Oh!
Burt Ward: [...]
See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Erin Carufel will be a star!
17 November 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that the Batman tv series was a sort of guilty pleasure with me as a kid. Like millions of other kids I always came home from second grade and flopped down in front of the tv to watch the exploits of Batman and Robin. Yes I always held my breath at the cliffhanging end of each episode and wondered if our heroes the dynamic duo would escape a horrible death! They put the Batman series back into syndication when the movie was released in 1989. I was a junior in college at the time and still watched it with equal enjoyment. Adam West was very typecast after this show and seldom found other work, but he made a fortune doing personal appearances and kids parties and cartoon shows as the Caped Crusader so I can't feel sorry for him. It is fun watching him and Burt Ward together again. All right they are older and Burt is, how shall I put this, he throws a much larger shadow then he used to, but they are still our childhood heroes, just a lot older. They have a ball in this film poking fun at themselves and its really fascinating when they have flashback sequences showing how the original Batman series came to be and how Adam and Burt were cast in their most famous roles. They originally wanted Lyle Waggoner to be Batman. Its amusing when they show Adam and Burt fueding behind the scenes and when the tv censors were concerned about the way Burts tight outfit showed off his....oh never mind. Working on the Batman show must have been a great pleasure for all involved because the highest quality actors were the villians. It must have been the "in" thing at the time to be a heavy on the Batman show. Burgess Meredith, Vincent Price, Frank Gorshin and Cesar Romero all had their turns. The actors who play them in the movie all do a wonderful job especially the one who plays Burgess Meredith. He has a really funny line, he talks about playing the Penguin and says "I am feared by children and adored by women, I have the best of both worlds!!!" The only problem that I have with this film is that they didn't offer Yvonne Craig a role in it. After all, she was part of the show to. It would have been fun to see her. All right folks, I am going to make a prediction. In the next few years Erin Carufel will break out as a major young star to be reckoned with! She really shines like a diamond in this movie playing the young Yvonne Craig (Batgirl). She looks like a young Yvonne Craig and has the same spunky quality that she had. This young woman is an Olympic Gymnist and a black belt in karate. She did an awesome job and I think she will become a very well known actress in the near future. You all can quote me on that.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DOES ANYONE HAVE A COPY OF THIS iamballroomblitz
Were the flashback parts real? xthe_bestx
is Yvonne Craig in the movie? ifurita12
Actress with knife? artimation
Will this be released on dvd mikewazowski63
song in the bar scene where Adam West dances Krackerhead26

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?