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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

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As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

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Sam Liu

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Brian Azzarello, Brian Bolland (based on the graphic novel illustrated by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Mark Hamill ... The Joker (voice)
Tara Strong ... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (voice)
Ray Wise ... Commissioner Gordon (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Francesco (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Detective Bullock (voice)
Brian George ... Alfred (voice)
JP Karliak ... Reese (voice)
Andrew Kishino Andrew Kishino ... Murray (voice)
Nolan North ... Mitch (voice)
Maury Sterling ... Paris (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Carny Owner (voice)
Bruce Timm ... Patrolman (voice)
Anna Vocino ... Jeannie (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Call Girl (voice)
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Storyline

As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The madness begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody images and disturbing content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: La broma mortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,775,000, 26 July 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,462,034
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Warner Bros. announced they would release this film with an R rating, making it both the first Warner Animation and first Batman-related film to not be rated PG-13 or lower, speculation mounted this was a response to the runaway success of the R-rated Deadpool (2016) film. However, the studio said the reason for the R rating was "Batman: The Killing Joke" was a violent, intense story that they did not want to water down, similarly to how they had been prepared to deal with an R rating for the earlier film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012), before the MPAA gave it a PG-13 rating. Warner Bros. also felt it fit into the darker Batman universe after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), for which they released an R-rated Blu-ray and DVD version with thirty extra minutes of new, more violent material. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barbara Gordon: First of all, I realize this is probably not how you thought the story would start, not with a big shiny moon or a city that could look stunning in spite of itself... Or me. But I wanted you to know before the horror began, before it all came crashing down, there was a time when capes and cowls and fighitng crime really was exciting.
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Crazy Credits

In a mid-credits scene, Barbara is in her wheelchair entering a secret room in her apartment. As she turns on her computers, Oracle's logo appears on the screen. She says "back to work." See more »

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Version of Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) See more »

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I Go Looney
Composed by Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter and Lolita Ritmanis, Performed by Mark Hamill
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Batman: The Killing Joke
27 December 2016 | by dukeakasmudgeSee all my reviews

It's been awhile since I read the graphic novel but when I found out they were making an animated movie based on the book, I was excited, I couldn't wait to see it then when I found out it was being shown on HBO & not The Cartoon Network like I expected it was going to be, I was even more excited.I thought it was going to be (For some stupid reason) exactly like the graphic novel.I guess it's true, the book is always better than the movie.Watching Batman: The Killing Joke was like watching an episode/movie of Batman: The Animated Series but with sex & extreme violence.This movie was not for the kids.Since it was more like watching Batman: The Animated Series, the sex & extreme violence felt unnecessary.It didn't add anything to the movie at all.If this movie was supposed to be based on the graphic novel then they should've stuck to the story.At times I also found the movie to be boring.When it was over, the only thing I felt was disappointment.There are kid friendly Batman animated movies that are a million times better than this 1.I suggest watching any of them or picking up the graphic novel instead


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