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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

Writers:

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 ... 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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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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The madness begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie originally went into production in 2009, but it was canceled after Watchmen (2009), another R-rated Alan Moore/DC Comics movie, underperformed at the box office. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Battle of the Commercials (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Go Looney
Composed by Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter and Lolita Ritmanis, Performed by Mark Hamill
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One of DC's worst blunders.
15 April 2017 | by Hellspawn92See all my reviews

This movie is awful. As a stand alone movie, it's weak and ineffective. As an adaptation, it's a travesty.

What should be a deep, poignant movie that reflects on the nature of good and evil, why we become what we become, whether free will exists and other fascinating themes, becomes a lame action movie full of fan service, bad writing, bad characterization and terrible pacing.

This movie is doomed by a complete misunderstanding of what made the comic great, a bad writer and total lack of respect for its characters (especially Barbara Gordon).

Everything great about the comic was done poorly or taken out. And all the additions are awful.

A fan of the comic will hate it and a newcomer will just wonder why the hell the comic is considered a masterpiece, if this is the story people raved about for 30 years.

Animation is decent and voice acting is good, so I gave it a 4/10 out of respect for those things.

But this one of the worst things ever produced by DC.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: The Killing Joke See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,775,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,462,034
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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