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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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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 23 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Courage Now, Truth Always, Batman Forever! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

(at around 1h 40 mins) The game The Riddler and Two-Face play is "Battleship". See more »

Goofs

(at around 17 mins) When meeting Batman at the Bat-signal, Chase Meridian says "Last night at the bank, I noticed something about Two-Face: his coin." Two-Face never uses his coin within view of her at the bank, and she could not have seen it from the ground if he had. This scene was originally written to take place after the circus scene, where she really did see him use his coin. The bat-signal, seen from Wayne Enterprises, was actually supposed to led what led Bruce to the bank in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Dick Grayson: Come on! Run!
Teenage Girl: Wait. Doesn't Batman ever kiss the girl?
Dick Grayson: [kissing her] Go.
Teenage Girl: Thanks. You saved my life.
Dick Grayson: I could definitely get into this superhero gig.
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Crazy Credits

Unlike Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), this one actually plays most of the opening credits over the opening action scene of the movie (the earlier two films had a dedicated opening credits scene.) See more »

Alternate Versions

Large sequences of the movie were deleted to trim the movie down to two hours. The red journal that was left by Bruce's father contained words that deepened his guilt ("Bruces insists we see a movie tonight...") and made him feel responsible for his parent's death. After Bruce is knocked unconscious during the attack on Wayne Manor, he loses his memory and does not recall ever being Batman, but is haunted by a terrible guilt. To face his fear, Bruce ventures into the heart of the cave where the journal is, and reads the end of the sentence that cleanses his guilt ("but Martha and I have our hearts set on Zorro, so Bruce's movie will have to wait for next week") The giant bat then appears, and Bruce stands eye to eye with it. After his memory returns, Bruce triggers a hidden button that reveals a second layer to the batcave, where the Batwing, Batboat, and the experimental sonar suit were kept (thus explaining why they escaped Riddler's wrath). See more »

Connections

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Smash It Up
Written by Chris Millar, Captain Sensible (as Raymond Burns), David Vanian, and Alasdair Ward
Produced by Thom Wilson
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Epitaph
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Colorful and highly entertaining sequel. It's a shame how many people, tend to underrate this film.
24 January 2010 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

Batman Forever is a hoot of a sequel!. There are so many colorful characters, and wonderfully entertaining action sequences, I couldn't help but enjoy myself. Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey play fantastic villains, and often play off one another, beautifully. I also thought Val Kilmer did a very adequate job as Batman. While he's no Bale or even Keatman, Kilmer did a commendable job as Batman, despite his criticism. I also liked the playful tone it had a lot of the time, it was a refreshing departure from the very dark 1st two. I think die hard fans were angry at the time, because Keaton wasn't cast, therefore there mind had already been made up on this film, because I really don't see what there isn't too enjoy about this film. It has an above average batman, tremendous action, a good love story, and most importantly it has the smarts it needs to succeed.

Performances. I'm not Val Kilmer's biggest fan, but he is a steady Batman in my opinion. He had a bold task, by playing the famous crusader. Val surprisingly has the charisma to succeed as Batman, which really surprised me, believe me. His chemistry with Kidman was very good, as well. Tommy Lee Jones&Jim Carrey are terrific, hammy villains. They play off one another wonderfully, and gave an entertaining show. Nicole Kidman is very sexy, and played her mysterious, yet classy role as the Dr. well. Chris O'Donnell is a big annoyance, and hampered the film somewhat as Robin, I wanted to slap him one. Michael Gough is once again Class as Alfred, but by now he can do this in his sleep. Barrymore and Mazar do well in there respective roles.

Bottom line. Batman Forever is an immensely entertaining sequel. I loved every minute of it, and rank it as one of the more underrated sequels in the series. Ignore the 5.4 rating, and give this one a chance, you might love it like I did!.

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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:

$336,529,144
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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