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Batman Forever (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 16 June 1995 (USA)
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Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Bob Kane (characters), Lee Batchler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Tommy Lee Jones ... Harvey Two-Face / Harvey Dent
Jim Carrey ... Riddler / Edward Nygma
Nicole Kidman ... Dr. Chase Meridian
Chris O'Donnell ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Michael Gough ... Alfred Pennyworth
Pat Hingle ... Commissioner Gordon
Drew Barrymore ... Sugar
Debi Mazar ... Spice
Elizabeth Sanders Elizabeth Sanders ... Gossip Gerty
Rene Auberjonois ... Dr. Burton
Joe Grifasi ... Bank Guard
Philip Moon ... Male Newscaster
Jessica Tuck ... Female Newscaster
Dennis Paladino Dennis Paladino ... Crime Boss Moroni
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Storyline

The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face incorrectly believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side; he has unleashed a reign of terror on the good people of Gotham. Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler he perfects a device for draining information from all the brains in Gotham, including Bruce Wayne's knowledge of his other identity. Batman/Wayne is/are the love focus of Dr. Chase Meridan. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin the Boy Wonder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In a chaotic Time, Justice wears a mask. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong stylized action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joel Schumacher disliked the idea of having Billy Dee Williams play Two-Face so much, he decided to pay his acting fee in full as required by his play-or-play contract for any possible sequel featuring the character. Two-Face, like Val Kilmer's Batman, should be considered the same character that appeared in Batman (1989), despite the recast. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 24 mins) When Riddler holds the green cylinder containing Bruce Wayne's brain scan, it jumps from his left hand to his right one. See more »

Quotes

The Riddler: Hey Two-Face, show me how to punch a guy!
Two-Face: Oh, it's dead simple, my boy.
Two-Face: [demonstrates] Ball up the fist, reach way back, and assert yourself.
[knocks guard out with one punch]
The Riddler: Ohhhh, that looks like fun! Let me try! Let me try! Ball up the fist, reach way back, and assert your...
[hits guard with no effect and holds his hand in agony]
The Riddler: OW!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear over the bat logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

The sequencing of much of the first half of the movie was altered to start the movie off with an action scene. Originally, a scene was supposed to show Two-Face escaping from the asylum. Cut to Bruce visiting his company and rejecting Nygma's invention, then seeing the bat signal and going off to fight Two-Face. (Note that in the theatrical version, there are sirens going off in the distance, when it is supposed to be Chase who sends the signal) The second time Bruce sees the signal, he meets with Chase. On his way back, he is attacked by Two-Face and ends up scaling the wall to escape. See more »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 '90s Movies that Haven't Aged Well (2019) See more »

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Where Are You Now?
Written and Produced by Lenny Kravitz
Performed by Brandy Norwood (as Brandy)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Geeky Randy's summary
6 February 2010 | by Geeky RandySee all my reviews

The third film in the Batman film series has Joel Schumacher, Val Kilmer and Tommy Lee Jones replacing Tim Burton, Michael Keaton and Billy Dee Williams. Robin (O'Donnell) is introduced, which either greatly pleased or greatly disappointed fans. "Forever" gets the silver medal of the series, being significantly better than "Returns". Unlike "Returns", "Forever" seems to know it's place. Schumacher was able to capture a mood different than the previous two, strikingly similar to both the Adam West show and "Batman: The Animated Series". "Forever" was also able to better-develop more characters in a shorter story than "Returns".

**½ (out of four)


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,784,433, 18 June 1995

Gross USA:

$184,069,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$336,567,531
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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