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Batman Forever (1995)

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.

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Storyline

The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face incorrectly believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side; he has unleashed a reign of terror on the good people of Gotham. Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler he perfects a device for draining information from all the brains in Gotham, including Bruce Wayne's knowledge of his other identity. Batman/Wayne is/are the love focus of Dr. Chase Meridan. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin the Boy Wonder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for strong stylized action | See all certifications »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,784,433, 22 June 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$184,031,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,500,000
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Trivia

Before appearing in this film, Nicole Kidman appeared in My Life (1993) opposite previous Batman Michael Keaton. She has since worked with all but the newest of the subsequent live-action Batmans: George Clooney in The Peacemaker (1997), and Christian Bale in The Portrait of a Lady (1996). In Rabbit Hole (2010) she works with subsequent Two-Face actor Aaron Eckhart, and in Bewitched (2005) she works with Michael Caine, who also played Alfred the same year in Batman Begins (2005). In The Stepford Wives (2004), she worked with Christopher Walken, who played Max Shreck in Batman Returns (1992). She has yet to work with the current Batman, Ben Affleck, but has worked with his brother Casey Affleck in To Die For (1995). See more »

Goofs

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[first lines]
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Better than most people remember.
17 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

While the Batman franchise has been much maligned in recent years due to the disappointing performance of the last live-action film, Forever was second in quality only to the first Bat-film. It added color back into a Gotham that had gotten way too claustrophobic, and brought the tone back to something resembling the comics. Jim Carrey is a scene-stealer and dead on as The Riddler, and Val Kilmer is the perfect Bruce Wayne and Batman. Tommy Lee Jones does a great turn as Two-Face, unfortunately he isn't given enough to do and therefore comes across too cartoony, minus the angst of the character in the comics. One other big complaint is the new score - gone are Danny Elfman's orchestrations. Elliot Goldenthal's music would have been fine if not for his predecessor. Most people tend to lump this one in the 'lousy' section, it seems, but it was one of the biggest movies of '95 and a very faithful adaption overall. Now if they'd only release the director's cut


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