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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 ... 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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Trivia

Arkham Asylum gets its name from horror writer H.P. Lovecraft's stories and first appeared in the DC comic series in 1974, in Batman #258 by Denny O'Neil. It was Arkham Hospital until 1979 when it became Arkham Asylum. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 28 mins) When Poison Ivy and Bane come to steal the Bat Signal it is already activated - why? There's no emergency and if there was, there would be at least one officer operating or guarding it. 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 One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) See more »

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The End Is the Beginning Is the End
Written by Billy Corgan
Produced by Nellee Hooper and Billy Corgan
Performed by the Smashing Pumpkins
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Not completely bad, but not very good
25 August 1999 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

I hope Tim Burton takes over the Batman movie series. If WB didn't learn their lesson after this one, they never will. Batman Forever I liked, but it foreshadowing this movie, which turned the once cool, dark, Batman-worthy Burton version into a glow-in-the-dark, kiddy-show, campy version. I still say this movie is OK, but if something isn't done about Joel, I won't be saying this for much longer.

Here we go...

Batman: I am so surprised that everyone says that George Clooney is the best part of this movie. He is the worst Batman in my opinion.(I think Kilmer was the best) Clooney isn't that bad, but I didn't think he fit. And the Batman Credit Card? I wanted to puke in my popcorn when I saw that!

Robin: Robin reminds me a lot of Luke Skywalker, minus the coolness. Chris O'Donnell plays the part well. Unfortunately, the part is a whiny, annoying, untrustworthy, gullible, stupid sidekick. Don't bother defending Robin, he isn't worth it. He was OK in Batman Forever, but his character isn't improving.

Batgirl: You know, we really didn't need another sidekick right away, did we? Why Batgirl now? Save her for number 6, for crying out loud! Alicia Silverstone is great (though not in this movie) but that doesn't hide the fact that the character shouldn't be there. And the constant battle of the sexes between her and Robin are annoying.

Mr. Freeze: Ugh. The only thing that saved this character was the fact that it was Arnold, and that didn't save it. I won't forgive Joel for putting a great guy like Arnold into a crappy role like this. Yeah, his thing was ice, but that doesn't mean EVERY LINE OVER 5 SENTENCE (no exaggeration) had to be an ice pun!

Poison Ivy: The thing that really saved this movie. Uma Thurman did a great acting job for this part, despite some other opinions. She was very sexy and interesting, unlike Mr. Freeze. In some parts, you were waiting to get back to her scenes. This was the only interesting villain in the movie.

Bane: I am stunned at Joel's ability to take a cool villain from the comics like Bane and turn him into a drooling, stupid, grunt-like idiot. I am too disgusted to talk about it.

Alfred: Alfred is just as good as always in this movie, although it is getting annoying how he wants everyone he knows to be one of Batmans sidekicks.

Commishoner Gordan: You know, in Batman you had respect for this guy. Now his only scenes are when he drools over Poison Ivy. Sad.

Overall, Uma Thurman's sexy role in this movie alone is enough for you to watch this movie. To die by getting kissed by Uma, what a great way to die! :)


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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:

$42,872,605, 22 June 1997

Gross USA:

$107,353,792

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$238,235,915
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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