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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

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Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

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Cast

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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Robin / Carrie Kelley (voice)
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Harvey Dent (voice)
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Hernando (voice)
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Don (voice)
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Lana Lang (voice)
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Ellen Yindel (voice) (as Maria Canals)
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Joanie (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
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Morrie (voice)
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Anchor Carla (voice)
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The Mayor (voice)
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Mackie (voice)
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Joker (voice)
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Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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25 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Batman DCU: Mroczny rycerz - Powr√≥t, czesc 1  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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In the scene where Commissioner James Gordon is picking up nicotine gum in the convenience store before killing the Mutant gang member, there are other DC Comics titles on the magazine rack. Ones featured notably are Swamp Thing (1982), Watchmen (2009), V for Vendetta (2005), and Sandman. All but "Sandman" have received a movie treatment. See more »

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Harvey Dent: Cut it out. Just look at me and have your laugh. Get it over with. At least both sides match now, right? Look at me and have your laugh. Who are we kidding? They couldn't fix me. Nothing can change what I am.
Batman: You and me both.
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Forget animation,one of the greatest films of all time PERIOD
22 March 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

1. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Hollywood picked this story for a major live action release. Message received.

2. Lots of talk about the best Batman voice. Weller nailed it. Oscar worthy and yes Virginia they do give Oscars for voice actors.

3. Omigawd. Whatta script. Seen this 2-parter three times, each time I find new social commentary in the dialog. After the Joker segment you think to yourself, this can't get any better. And then you get the "schoolboy" segment. And it does.

4. I am running out of adjectives. If you have not seen it already, see it now.

5. Finally a note for the IMDb archive. Hollywood loves to do films about getting old. Hundreds at least. Comedies, dramas, everything in-between. I believe that over the years to come, this gem will be recognized as the greatest film about getting old ever done. They took the iconic characters that an entire generation grew up with and then imagined what things would be like at the end of life's run. Watch it with that in mind and you will see things you did not see first time around.


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