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Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Fantasy | 19 June 1992 (USA)
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Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Bob Kane (Batman characters), Daniel Waters (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Danny DeVito ... Penguin
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Catwoman / Selina
Christopher Walken ... Max Shreck
Michael Gough ... Alfred
Michael Murphy ... Mayor
Cristi Conaway ... Ice Princess
Andrew Bryniarski ... Chip
Pat Hingle ... Commissioner Gordon
Vincent Schiavelli ... Organ Grinder
Steve Witting ... Josh
Jan Hooks ... Jen
John Strong John Strong ... Sword Swallower
Rick Zumwalt ... Tattooed Strongman
Anna Katarina ... Poodle Lady
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Storyline

In the sewers of gotham city to the rooftops of the gotham city the penguin wants to know where he came from well in his villain ways catwoman plans to kill rich man of gotham max shreak but as he battles with millionaire Bruce Wayne both ladies men have their own secrets Bruce Wayne is back as Bat man trying to stop the penguin Max is helping penguin steal gotham city while selina Kyle/catwoman tries to help penguin not knowing her man murder target also her murder is helping him but all four men have their goals taking gotham from crime winning gotham city assassination for two men and more money to be gotham citys number one rich man. Written by ahmetkozan

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Above Gotham, Looms Its Greatest Hero See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brooding, dark violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Pollak was considered for the role of Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. See more »

Goofs

(at around 14 mins) The same switch is used in the Batmobile to turn on the rocket booster in the beginning and activate the Batmissile during the later chase. The Batmissile switch finally works, but it is in the off position. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Happy Woman: Merry Christmas!
Happy Man: Merry Christmas!
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Crazy Credits

Of the four films from the Burton/Schumacher Batman franchise, this is the only one in which the opening credits sequence does not feature/use the Batman logo or a variation on it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2008 UK Blu-ray Disc is, for the first time, completely uncut and rated '15'. It includes the director commentary from the 2005 US DVD which had been removed from its UK counterpart due to the cut version's different running time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Grinchy Dumbo (2018) See more »

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I Saw Three Ships
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It doesn't live up to the expectations or standards of 1989 Batman
9 January 2020 | by tdrishSee all my reviews

There lies the problem with a lot of the negative reviews. As a direct sequel to 1989's Batman, it's an utter bomb. I am totally agreeing with that. However, as an independent film in its own catagory, I'm fine with Batman Returns. Normally I'm big on continuity, but come on people, this is Batman. If you're a fan of the comic books, and I grew up loving the comics, this movie has really only got a few flaws that I can easily overlook. Granted, they are MAJOR flaws, but I'm willing to bet a lot of the negative reviews are because of their own take on what they've watched, not the flaws. For that reason, forget about the mistakes they made, and just appreciate this as part of the Batman series. A lot of the 1 star reviews on here, for example, I don't think these people realize that they had to go a different direction for this movie. Joker is dead, okay, people, they had to go a different direction. You demanded more Batman, they gave it to you, and what do you all do? You just itch and complain about this that and the other thing. They brought in a new villian, The Penguin. Danny DeVito was great! What's wrong, don't like penguins? The major flaw? CATWOMAN!!! I think this is one of the major flaws, as they rushed in and introduced this character way too soon. What the hey, I thought it was all right. Action is there, Batman feel of it is there, its still Gotham, what more do we want here, people? Get yourself together, and just appreciate this for what it is. It's Batman, and its still Tim Burton here. It doesn't live up to the expectations or standards of 1989's Batman because it can't, the bar was set too incredibly high. All in all, I thought this was a fair shake on the series, I enjoyed it, even though I thought it was just a little too long. I've given Batman Returns 7 stars, maybe half a star more then it deserves, but I'm not rounding it off to 6. I have to make up for some of the slack that some other reviewers weren't willing to give it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,687,711, 21 June 1992

Gross USA:

$162,902,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,903,053
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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