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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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Details

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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only Batmobile in which there is only one seat, in all other Batmobiles they had at least two front seats. In addition, this is the only sequel directed by the same director to not feature the same Batmobile design from the previous film, as the car shown in Batman Forever (1995) was destroyed by the Riddler. See more »

Goofs

(at around 27 mins) Ms. B. Haven shows no ill effects from being severely underdressed in Freeze's frozen hideout. 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

Version of Alyas Batman en Robin (1991) See more »

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The End Is the Beginning Is the End
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Produced by Nellee Hooper and Billy Corgan
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Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Misunderstood
25 July 2002 | by apoclypzeSee all my reviews

There is perhaps no film more misunderstood than Joel Schumacher's 1997 masterpiece `Batman and Robin.' But I am confident that over time, people will come to realize the epic grandeur of this fine piece of cinema.

Schumacher only hinted at his level of greatness in the previous `Batman Forever.' This time around, his direction and plotting are top-notch, and he draws unbeatable performances from the entire ensemble cast. George Clooney is easily the best actor to step into the Bat Suit yet - his Batman is deeper and more multi-dimensional than one can even imagine. Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a chilling face to evil as Mr. Freeze, and Uma Thurman is positively spellbinding as Poison Ivy. Even the smaller roles are unforgettable - Chris O'Donnell once again proves he's the best young Hollywood has to offer, and model Elle MacPherson steals every scene she's in.

And might I mention, Alicia Silverstone was coldly snubbed by the Academy for her heartfelt performance as Bat Girl. Who won that year? Probably some over-praised, overrated British actress. Why was Alicia's performance so shamefully overlooked? No other performance that year took a more profound and meaningful look at the beauty and fragility of the human condition.

Don't listen to the countless naysayers who fail to grasp the greatness of this fine work. It is surely a treat for viewers young and old. A+


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