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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.




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


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

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Holy reunion, Batman!


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9 March 2003 (USA)  »

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Auf den Spuren von Batman  »

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1.78 : 1
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The series' first Catwoman, Julie Newmar, appears in the movie. Ironically, Lee Meriwether's (Catwoman in the Batman: The Movie (1966) feature film) daughter was Julie's stunt-woman in 'Return to the Batcave'. See more »


[after the Batmobile's been stolen and leaves fire-tire tracks]
Charity Event Host: The Batmobile's been stolen.
Adam West: [holding up his car key] Using my key.
Burt Ward: Holy tire tracks! Look, they go from two to one. It went out on two wheels. That fiend.
Adam West: He may be a fiend, but he's an excellent driver.
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Holy Embarrassment, Batman! I Gave This A 9!
29 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Yes, I did, as I sit here red-faced, remembering having felt almost guilty as I watched it a couple of weeks back while my wife chose to watch something as inconsequential (in comparison) as "Mommie Dearest."

How does one explain the appeal of "Batman and Robin" - I mean the only ones who ever really counted, Adam West and Burt Ward. It was a terrible show, with terrible plots and terrible acting - and, oh yes, it was terribly funny! And the same applies to this "reunion" and "flashback" movie. Adam and Burt are invited to an auction where the old Batmobile is going to be sold off for charity. But it gets stolen, and our pals (as themselves) jump into their old characters' personas (if not their costumes) and head off to find out what's happened. Along the way they reminisce about the series, and we see how it all came together in flashbacks, with Jack Brewer and Jason Marsden playing the young Adam and Burt of the TV series. It really was quite interesting to get some behind the scenes looks at the old series, and Adam and Burt just stepped perfectly back into character (even though they weren't really in character - well, you'd have to watch it to see what I mean.) It was also great to see Julie Newmar and Frank Gorshin.

If you're not a fan of the old series, you'll hate this. If - heaven forbid - you actually thought Michael Keaton and George Clooney made acceptable "Batmans" then you'll hate this even more. But if you grew up with Adam and Burt and are still willing to admit that you never missed an episode - well, this one's for you.

Yes, it's true - 9/10

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