Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Gotham City. Crime boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance) effectively runs the town but there's a new crime fighter in town - Batman (Michael Keaton). Grissom's right-hand man is Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson), a brutal man who is not entirely sane... After falling out between the two Grissom has Napier set up with the Police and Napier falls to his apparent death in a vat of chemicals. However, he soon reappears as The Joker and starts a reign of terror in Gotham City. Meanwhile, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) is in the city to do an article on Batman. She soon starts a relationship with Batman's everyday persona, billionaire Bruce Wayne. Written by
The painting that The Joker spares during his vandalism spree is Francis Bacon's 1954 "Figure with Meat". The real painting is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. See more »
Tables and chairs vanish after Alicia enters Grissom's meeting. See more »
I'm sorry, this is my cab.
Listen, I was here first!
[as the cab drives away]
Oh, God! Oh, taxi? Taxi!
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The opening credits appear as the camera goes through/around a giant Batman symbol. See more »
This is truly a Fantasy/Comic movie-masterpiece. First of all- the
cast- Jack Nicholson shines in the role of the manic and crazy Jocker.
Nicholsons character is truly amazing- like a mixture of his former
roles/characters in "Chinatown" (Jake Gittes), "One Flew Over the
Nest" (Randle McMurphy), "Prizzie` s honor" (C.Partanna), "the Witches of
Eastwick" (Daryl Van Horn) and of course "The Shining" (Jack Torrance)-
(the character) still keeps his own style. Michael Keaton also proves to
the ideal type for Burtons`s Batman. He reminds on the dark Batman from
"Dark Knight" Batman comics, and is the exact opposite of Batman
by Adam West in the 70`s. Second, Tim Burton created a unique
exactly matching to the characters. Some people say that this movie is to
dark, but I wouldn`t agree.
I must not forget to mention the exciting Batman Theme composed by Danny
Burton`s Batman, differnt from all the other Comic-hero movies, like
Spiderman, Superman, Flash or Hulk, provides a refreshing character
One of the best movies in the 80`s.
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