Batman (1989) Poster


Michael Keaton: Batman, Bruce Wayne



  • The Joker : Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

    Bruce Wayne : What?

    The Joker : I always ask that of all my prey. I just... like the sound of it.

    [shoots him] 

  • [Batman dangles a mugger over the side of a building] 

    Nic : Don't kill me! Don't kill me, man! Don't kill me! Don't kill me, man!

    Batman : I'm not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.

    Nic : What are you?

    Batman : I'm Batman.

  • Vicki Vale : [distracting Joker]  Mr. Joker, you say such beautiful things. Oh, you're so powerful. And purple! Oh, I love purple.

    Batman : Excuse me.

    [Joker looks] 

    Batman : Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

    [punches him] 

  • Vicki Vale : A lot of people think you're as dangerous as the Joker.

    Batman : He's psychotic.

    Vicki Vale : Some people say the same thing about you.

    Batman : What people?

    Vicki Vale : Well, I mean, let's face it. You're not exactly normal, are you?

    Batman : It's not exactly a normal world, is it?

  • Bruce Wayne : I know who you are. Let me tell you about this guy I know, Jack. Mean kid. Bad seed. Hurt people.

    The Joker : I like him already.


    Bruce Wayne : Now you know the problem was... he got sloppy. You know? Crazy. He started to lose it. He had a head full of bad wiring, I guess.

    [Walks towards the fireplace] 

    Bruce Wayne : Couldn't keep it straight up here.

    [Points to his head] 

    Bruce Wayne : He was the kind of guy who couldn't hear the train until it was 2 feet from him.

    The Joker : Hmm.

    [Smiles and nods his head] 

    Bruce Wayne : You know what happened to this guy, Jack?

    The Joker : [Shakes his head] 

    Bruce Wayne : Well... he made mistakes. Then he had his

    [grabs a poker and smashes a vase] 

    Bruce Wayne : LIGHTS OUT! Now you wanna get nuts? Come on! Let's get nuts.

  • Batman : You weigh a little more than a hundred and eight.

    Vicki Vale : Oh really!

    Batman : Let's go.

  • [about one of his suits of armor] 

    Bruce Wayne : It's Japanese.

    Knox : How do you know?

    Bruce Wayne : Because I bought it in Japan.

  • Bruce Wayne : You're a real nice girl, and I like you a lot, but right now, shut up.

  • Bruce Wayne : [Vicki goes to answer the front door; mouths]  I'm Batman, I'm Batman.

  • Batman : I'm going to kill you!

    The Joker : You IDIOT! You made me. Remember? You dropped me into that vat of chemicals. That wasn't easy to get over, and don't think that I didn't try.

    Batman : I know you did.

    [punches him again] 

  • Vicki Vale : He's really wonderful? He loves you a lot.

    Bruce Wayne : Alfred's a great one. I Couldn't find my socks without him.

  • Batman : You killed my parents.

    The Joker : What? What? What are you talking about?

    Batman : I made you, you made me first.

    The Joker : Hey, bat-brain, I mean, I was a kid when I killed your parents. I mean, I say "I made you" you gotta say "you made me." I mean, how childish can you get?

  • The Joker : Bruce... Wayne, n'est-ce pas?

    Bruce Wayne : Most of the time.

  • Batman : See that thing on my belt? Grab it! Whatever you do, don't let go.

  • Vicki Vale : I just gotta know, are we gonna try to love each other?

    Bruce Wayne : I'd like to. But he's out there right now. And I've gotta go to work.

  • Bruce Wayne : You wanna get nuts? Come on! Let's get nuts!

  • Alfred Pennyworth : Miss Vale called again. Dare I suggest that your present course of action might simply strengthen her resolve. She is quite tenacious.

    Bruce Wayne : You're right about that.

    Alfred Pennyworth : And if I may say so, quite special. Perhaps you could try telling her the truth.

  • Vicki Vale : What about *your* family?

    Bruce Wayne : Well, actually, Alfred is my family.

    Vicki Vale : You know, this house and all this stuff really doesn't seem like you at all.

    Bruce Wayne : Some of it is very much me. Some of it isn't.

  • Bruce Wayne : Let me tell you about this guy I know. Jack. Mean kid. Bad seed. Hurt people.

    The Joker : I like him already.

  • Bruce Wayne : Y'see, my life is really... complex.

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