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Batman: The Movie (1966)

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The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr., Bob Kane (based upon the characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Lee Meriwether ... The Catwoman / Kitka
Cesar Romero ... The Joker
Burgess Meredith ... The Penguin
Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Aunt Harriet Cooper
Reginald Denny ... Commodore Schmidlapp
Milton Frome ... Vice Admiral Fangschliester
Gil Perkins ... Bluebeard
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Morgan
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Quetch
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Storyline

The arch-villains of the United Underworld - the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a dehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the nine Security Council members in the United World Building into nine vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missiles to force the submarine to surface. Written by Aaron Handy III <ah07@gnofn.org>

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was released on VHS, while the series it was based on was not. See more »

Goofs

While Batman is wrestling the Shark on the Bat Ladder, he attaches his bat radio to his utility belt. As he is kicking the Shark, the Radio falls off, presumably into the ocean, but we see it used in many shots thereafter. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: This yacht is bringing a revolutionary scientific invention to Gotham City. On a peaceful afternoon motor ride, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson have been summoned back to Wayne Manor by an urgent but anonymous call for help; the invention *and* its custodian are reported in grave danger aboard the yacht! Never ones to shirk responsibility, Bruce and Dick, with characteristic speed and resolve, descend promptly into The Batcave, and then, as they have done...
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Crazy Credits

The film ends with THE END, then it suddenly changes to THE LIVING END.....? See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The New Adventures of Blonde Man: Rat Attack (2004) See more »

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Ochi Chyornye (Dark Eyes)
[Violin serenade in restaurant]
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REMARKABLE
31 July 2004 | by DoinTimeSee all my reviews

This movie will change your life (maybe, OK, maybe not, but hey, now that i have your attention): It is the most perfectly well done satire I have ever seen. If you appreciate film, watch this one. Adam West is a comic genius.

The script (obviously comprised by men smarter than we are led to believe in a room filled with contraband smoke) is a thing of Picasso-esque beauty. I am not a superhero connoiseur, but I do know that this movie is as fantastically POW WAM BANG WHAMMO as any superhero movie ever made. Do not ask yourself why the UN is guarded by a singular guard, or how Polaris missiles spell out riddles at the point of explosion, only ask yourself one question: Has there ever been any other film created where the all important phrase "Sometimes you just can't get rid of a bomb" is uttered so convincingly?


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