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Writer (WGA):
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9 March 2003 (USA) See more »
Holy reunion, Batman!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Adam West ... Himself

Burt Ward ... Himself
Jack Brewer ... Adam West / Batman

Jason Marsden ... Burt Ward / Robin

Lyle Waggoner ... Himself / Narrator

Lee Meriwether ... Waitress in diner

Frank Gorshin ... Himself

Julie Newmar ... Herself / Arizona Bar Owner

Betty White ... Woman in Window during Batclimb sequence

Amy Acker ... Bonnie Lindsey

Brett Rickaby ... Frank Gorshin / Riddler

Curtis Armstrong ... Jerry the Butler

Jim Jansen ... William Dozier

Stacy Kamano ... Nghara Frisbie-West
Ray Buktenica ... Robert Butler

Steve Vinovich ... Bartender

Andy Umberger ... Sam Strangis (Assistant Director)

Joel Swetow ... Casting Director
Nina West ... Burt's one-night-stand

Darla Haun ... Charity Event Host

Julia Rose ... Julie Newmar / Catwoman

Erin Carufel ... Yvonne Craig / Batgirl

Nikki Ziering ... Lucy (as Nikki Schieler Ziering)
Quinn K. Redeker ... Vincent Price / Egghead
Tony Tanner ... Burgess Meredith / Penguin

Bud Watson ... Cesar Romero / The Joker

Christopher Darga ... Lou (Adam's agent)

Ivar Brogger ... Doctor
Silas Cooper ... Wardrobe man
Todd Merrill ... Network executive
John E. Goetz ... Valet parker
Elisa Marchand ... Fem fatale
Heidi Androl ... Sexy fan

Kelli King ... Jonell

Rory Charles Thost ... Hunter (as Rory Thost)
Tait Ruppert ... Publicist
Ben Perkins ... Fan boy
Traci L. Crouch ... Secretary
Frank Addela ... Robin stuntman
Steve Blalock ... Batman stuntman

Bobby Porter ... Henchman - Big Joe

Scott L. Schwartz ... Henchman - Curly (as Scott Schwartz)

Carl Ciarfalio ... Henchman - Slim

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Henchman - Pretty Boy (as Anthony Schmidt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Shakti ... Delivery boy
Chris Dawson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Bryan Hanna ... Director / Cameraman (uncredited)

Paul A. Kaufman ... Network Executive #2 (uncredited)

Burgess Meredith ... The Penguin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Zack Milan ... Mysterious Stranger (uncredited)

Cesar Romero ... The Joker (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul A. Kaufman 
Writing credits
Duane Poole (written by)

Produced by
Larry Germain .... co-executive producer
Paul A. Kaufman .... executive producer
Jodi Ticknor .... co-producer
Dawn Wells .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Douglas J. Cuomo 
Cinematography by
James Glennon 
Casting by
Lori Openden 
Production Design by
Bill Boes 
Art Direction by
Shepherd Frankel 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
Charles Righetti 
Costume Design by
Greg LaVoi 
Makeup Department
Raqueli Dahan .... makeup artist
Corrina Duran .... makeup artist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist
Teressa Hill .... key hair stylist
Emjay Olson .... key hair stylist
Carme Tenuta .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Michael O. Gallant .... unit production manager
Mads Hansen .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeani Harris-Olivieri .... second second assistant director (as Jeani Harris)
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director
Jason Roberts .... second assistant director
Art Department
Cary Conway .... paint foreman
Todd Harris .... motion graphics
Jay Jergensen .... construction coordinator
Joel Ruiz .... set dresser
Beth Sheldon .... property master
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doug Andorka)
Peter Bentley .... sound mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Brion Condon .... sound utility
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Bob Goold .... dialog editor
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Perkins .... boom operator
Randal S. Thomas .... dialogue editor
Burton Weinstein .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Paul Staples .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Tirsa Hackshaw .... main title design (uncredited)
Frank Addela .... stunts (as Frank Adelia)
Lesley Aletter .... stunt double: Julie Newmar
Michael Cassidy .... stunt coordinator
Zack Milan .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Monty Bass .... grip
Gary L. Camp .... Steadicam operator
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... assistant camera
Cory Geryak .... chief lighting technician
Casey Hotchkiss .... camera operator
Bruce Letterman .... grip
Stephen B. Martinez .... best boy grip
Max Neal .... first assistant camera
Joe Sanchez .... camera operator: "b" camera
R. Michael Stringer .... key grip
Larry Sushinski .... assistant chief lighting technician
Eric Ward .... dolly grip
Brian Woronec .... lighting technician
James M. Wykoff .... grip
Michael Yarish .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emilio Anorve .... set costumer
Tammy Hynes .... costume supervisor
Kathy Pillsbury .... costumer
Editorial Department
Tirsa Hackshaw .... first assistant editor
Transportation Department
Bryan Dirickson .... transportation
David Frederick .... transportation coordinator
Nathon S. Lewis .... driver: Julie Newmar
Other crew
Kiley Fascia .... production accountant
Anne Fletcher .... choreographer
Wes Hagan .... key assistant location manager
David Lear .... location assistant
Brian M. O'Neill .... location manager
Jon Prutow .... assistant: Burt Ward
Christina Rollo .... production coordinator
Suzie Sax .... script supervisor (as Suzie Sax-Horowitz)
Brad Shoemaker .... general foreman
Adam West .... executive creative consultant
Michelle A. De Mayo .... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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USA:90 min
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Did You Know?

The scene where young Robin drives up to the gate and the car stalls was not scripted. Apparently, Jason Marsden didn't know how to drive a stick shift! It was so funny that the producers decided to leave it in the movie.See more »
Valet parker:Hey, if you're looking for the Batmobile, it went that way.
Adam West:[noticing he's wearing an eye patch] You have a sharp eye, my friend.
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
The Best of Reunion Times, 12 March 2003
Author: Ephraim Gadsby from USA

There are many kinds of reunion shows. One kind is where old actors are taken out of mothballs and set to recreate characters they haven't played for twenty or thirty years. These have mixed results. `Return to Mayberry', despite some silliness, was okay; `Return to Green Acres' as execrable (Eddie Albert used a word for the script I won't repeat here, but both it and the movie stink); `Rescue from Gilligan's Island' filled in a necessary gap in the story of the castaways, though the show itself was silly even from a `Gilligan's Island' viewpoint. In most cases, the scripts are weak; sometimes a silliness appears in the scripts that is too knowing – and in comedy it's nearly always fatal for the characters to know they're being funny. New characters are introduced who don't fit the mix. In the main, these reunion shows are pretty weak. A second sort of `reunion' show is the kind where the cast lays its past aside but sits around, telling stories, reminiscing, interspersed with flashbacks from the shows. Then there are movies based on the shows, which are rarely good; and movies based on the history of the show (`The Brady Bunch' has had both of these happen to it, with various results).

`Return to the Batcave' uses nearly all the above, with a wonderfully twisted viewpoint, which makes it the best of the reunion shows, and has raised the bar for the others.

Adam West and Burt Ward and summoned to a showing of the original Batmobile. While they are there, the car is stolen.

The Adam West of the movie is a man demented. He called Jerry, his butler, `Alfred'. He opens a bust of Shakespeare in his apartment and reveals a hidden pole to slide down to the parking garage. He's obsessed with being a crime fighter, when in fact he's merely a washed up actor. When the Batmobile is stolen he not only believes it's his duty as a crime fighter to recover it, he drags and unwilling Burt Ward in as his assistant.

The pursuit is largely loquacious, with West and Ward reminiscing about the old days. It is broken by `flashbacks' with actors playing West and Ward in the old days. The modern scenes and the `flashbacks' both have the wacky lack of reality the show maintained. There are also running gags that show West is able to make fun of himself: in Ward's book about his time on the show, he spoke frankly about West's libido and also his being a skinflint (West makes Ward pay for everything in their pursuit, down to tips and bus fare). The clues they follow, the characters they meet (even in flashback) all fit the mentality of the old series, and there are several homages, including a fist fight with written sound effects.

The whole thing is extremely funny and done with great panache. There are also cameos by Julie Newmar (looking like she's had one facelift too many) and Frank Gorshin, reminding us why he has such a cult following. Gorshin will be the Riddler when Jim Carey, his obvious successor, is long forgotten. The movie builds to a fairly obvious but funny climax.

This show is a model for reunion shows – unfortunately, there are few that can fit the pattern. This show had actors replaying their old characters; young actors playing a movie about the making of the show; the actors West and Ward reminiscing; and a modern-day movie with the real Adam West playing the demented Adam West. It has everything. If you loved the old show, this is the stopper on the bottle.

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