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Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 20 June 1997 (USA)
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Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Bob Kane (Batman characters), Akiva Goldsman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries
George Clooney ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Chris O'Donnell ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Uma Thurman ... Poison Ivy / Dr. Pamela Isley
Alicia Silverstone ... Batgirl / Barbara Wilson
Michael Gough ... Alfred Pennyworth
Pat Hingle ... Commissioner Gordon
John Glover ... Doctor Jason Woodrue
Elle Macpherson ... Julie Madison
Vivica A. Fox ... Ms. B. Haven
Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen ... Nora Fries (as Vendela K. Thommessen)
Elizabeth Sanders Elizabeth Sanders ... Gossip Gerty
Jeep Swenson ... Bane
John Fink ... Aztec Museum Guard
Michael Reid MacKay ... Antonio Diego / Bane
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Storyline

Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her...literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal. Written by FilmFanUk

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Taglines:

Strength Now. Courage Always. Family, Above All. Batman and Robin! See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,872,606, 22 June 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$107,325,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$238,207,122
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia d'Abo had been offered the role of Barbara Wilson/Batgirl by producer Peter Macgregor-Scott. However, Joel Schumacher rejected her for the role, due to her age at the time (27) and considering that Batgirl had to be younger than Robin. Jennifer Love Hewitt Also auditioned for the role, but other production obligations prevented her from taking the role. See more »

Goofs

(at around 27 mins) Freeze smokes a cigar in one scene, which, given the state of his altered biology, he shouldn't be able to do. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robin: [checking out the Batmobile] I want a car. Chicks dig the car.
Batman: This is why Superman works alone.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. logo re-shapes itself to form an ice-covered Batman logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Aquamansion (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Poison Ivy
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Produced by Jai Winding
Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello and 'Jacob Carducci' (uncredited)
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an especially bad movie
7 May 2001 | by GambittSee all my reviews

I've rated several hundred movies on IMDB, and overall, I go easy on them. Most of the so-so ones get a 5 or 6. A movie has to be pretty bad to get a 4 or 3 from me. And movies with a 2 are simply, awful, awful movies.

I have saved the rating of 1 exclusively for Batman and Robin, for I'm pretty sure no movie could possibly suck more.

Normally, when I walk into a theatre with low expectations for some movie, this gives the movie an advantage since I've basically lowered the bar for it. I held low expectations for Jurassic Park, but ended up being surprisingly entertained.

Batman and Robin failed completely to meet even the rock-bottom expectations I held for it when I saw it.

The script is a complete wreck. The jokes are an insult to your intelligence. The acting isn't especially bad, but then again, very little is required of the actors. The action sequences are confusing and incoherent.

If you're a Batman fan, then you will hate what Joel Shoemaker did in this film. His bastardization of Bane pretty much kills any possibility of a Knightfall-based movie. If you're not a big Batman fan, you'll just hate this movie just because it's so freakin' stupid.

Any pros? Well, I've read some reviews that say the sets are beautifully constructed. Personally, I thought the sets were ok, but hardly anything special. Nothing that couldn't by done with lots of construction paper and elmer's glue.

So, no, there aren't really any pros.


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