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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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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)
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Morrie (voice)
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Anchor Carla (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
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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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The last fight begins. See more »


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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 - Powrót, czesc 1  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie stars Peter Weller as Bruce Wayne/Batman, who was the title character in RoboCop 2 (1990), which Frank Miller scripted. Miller is responsible for the graphic novel that this animated film is based upon. During the rooftop scene where Batman is taking out Two-Face's henchmen, two of his thugs resemble the gang members from the original Robocop (1987) movie, who murdered Weller's character. See more »

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Thug: What's happening?
Batman: Your favorite nightmare. Should last about an hour.
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Referenced in Na Na Na Batman (2014) See more »

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Forget animation,one of the greatest films of all time PERIOD
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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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