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Batman Forever (1995)

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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.

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Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Bob Kane (characters), Lee Batchler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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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>

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Courage now, truth always.... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, 22 June 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$184,031,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,500,000
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Michelle Pfeiffer was considered to reprise her role as Catwoman. See more »

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Obvious stunt double for Robin while he's piloting the Bat-Boat. See more »

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[first lines]
Alfred Pennyworth: Can I persuade you to take a sandwich with you, sir?
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The original cut shown in previews was too long, and a large sequence in the Batcave, explaining much of the plot including the Batman Forever title, was edited out. The original opening sequence depicted TwoFace's escape from Arkham Asylum. Dr. Burton arrives at TwoFace's cell to find the ceiling blown away and the words: "The Bat Must Die" written on a wall. This scene was shot but cut. The original opening can be partially seen in the U2 music video "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me". In it the infamous "THE BAT MUST DIE" line is shown for a second written in a wall with bloody white letters. See more »

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Say what you will
20 February 2008 | by the_headless_crossSee all my reviews

But I consider this to be the best Batman movie. Well, to tell you the truth it was the very first one I watched, as I wasn't much of a Batman fan before. But when I learned Jim Carrey was playing the Riddler, I knew I had to see it. But I'm not just a fan now just because of Carrey, because overall this is a good super hero flick! Sure, the new Nolan movies are pretty good since they're expressing Batman in the dark nature he's supposed to be presented in, but you can't blame Schumacher for wanting to have a little fun with Batman (although I will admit he took it too far with Batman & Robin. What was the deal with that Bat credit card?). Val Kilmer, although not Michael Keaton at all, is still better than Clooney as Bruce Wayne/Batman (Clooney was just the guy from ER in a Bat suit, that's all!), does what he can with the role, and does pretty well. Although I've never been a fan of Robin, Chris O'Donnell presents the role very well, making me actually care about him. But the villains steal the show here. Carrey as the Riddler? Just plain rocks, that's all I can say. Tommy Lee Jones is normally a serious actor while the character of Two Face is normally a serious one, but Tommy has a lot of fun portraying this character and so do I!

And the other thing I enjoy about this is how well it balances the darkness and the humor. Batman should always be dark, (OK, we'll cut the Adam West show some slack) as he became that way because of the murder of his parents and same way with Robin. The scene where Bruce stands in front of the picture of his parents with the flashbacks of their deaths really stands out. And same way with Dick Grayson, with his wanting revenge on Two Face (what happened in the next movie, Chris?). Schumacher is pretty damn good when it comes to mixing these elements together (Lost Boys, anybody?)

So while it is not Batman Begins (or the Dark Knight, which I know will be awesome), give it a break since it's not Batman & Robin


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