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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

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Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
... Robin / Carrie Kelley (voice)
... Commissioner Gordon (voice)
... Harvey Dent (voice)
... Hernando (voice)
... Don (voice)
... Lana Lang (voice)
... Ellen Yindel (voice) (as Maria Canals)
... Joanie (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
... Morrie (voice)
... Anchor Carla (voice)
... The Mayor (voice)
... Mackie (voice)
... Joker (voice)
Michael Jackson ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
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Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

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Old heroes never die. They just get darker. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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25 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman DCU: Mroczny rycerz - Powrót, czesc 1  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The red phone that the Commissioner uses to contact Batman has the same design and beeping tone that the one from the 1960s TV series had. See more »

Quotes

Batman: You try to hold me back, but you're weak. You know it in your soul. You're nothing but a hollow shell. A rusty trap. The time has come.
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"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" is simply amazing, I give it a 10 out of 10.
30 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" is by far the best DC animated film since "Batman: Under the Red Hood", the storyline stays true to the Frank Miller comic book limited series. It follows a dark & gritty telling of a 55 year old Bruce Wayne coming out of a 10 year retirement from being Batman, because Gotham City's crime rate is worse than ever, criminals now run free & the city is constantly under attack by a massive gang known as the mutants. You get to view an older Bruce Wayne who is way past his prime & struggling to see if he still has what it takes to be the Batman. The voice acting in this film is top notch, the animation is very detailed & the action scenes are superb. This film was very well done & I highly recommend it to any fan of Batman.


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