Batman (1989)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 6 mins

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Gotham City: dark, dangerous, 'protected' only by a mostly corrupt police department. Despite the best efforts of D.A. Harvey Dent and police commissioner Jim Gordon, the city becomes increasingly unsafe...until a Dark Knight arises. We all know criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot...so his disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. He becomes a bat. Enter Vicky Vale, a prize-winning photo journalist who wants to uncover the secret of the mysterious "bat-man". And enter Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly disfigured after a firefight in a chemical factory...who, devoid of the last vestiges of sanity, seizes control of Gotham's underworld as the psychotic, unpredictable Clown Prince of Crime...the Joker. Gotham's only hope, it seems, lies in this dark, brooding vigilante. And just how does billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne fit into all of this?
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Cast: Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

Crew: Tim Burton (Director), Roger Pratt (Director of Photography), Danny Elfman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure

Release Dates: 23 Jun 1989 (India)

Tagline: Only one will claim the night.

English Name: Batman

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Did you know? Robin Williams was offered the role of The Joker when Jack Nicholson hesitated. He had even accepted the role, when producers approached Nicholson again and told him Williams would take the part if he didn't. Nicholson took the role and Williams was released. Williams resented being used as bait, and not only refused to play The Riddler in Batman Forever (1995) but also not to be involved in any Warner Bros. productions until the studio apologized. Read More
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as Vicki Vale
as Batman / Bruce Wayne
as Jimmy, Tourist Son
as Wine Steward
as Patrolman at Party
as Harvey Dent
as Anchorman
as Goon
as Young Bruce Wayne
as Other Mugger
as Dr. Thomas Wayne
as Napier Hood
as Bob the Cartoonist
as Rotelli
as Man in Crowd
as Tourist Dad
as Eddie
as Young Jack Napier
as Joker / Jack Napier
as Carl Grissom
as Napier Hood
as Alicia Hunt
as Crimelord #2
as Ricorso
as Accountant
as Medic
as Anchorwoman
as Reporter
as Becky
as TV Technician
as The Mayor
as Reporter
as Tourist Mom
as Goon
as Scientist
as Alfred Pennyworth
as Commissioner James Gordon
as Another Reporter
as Cop
as Maitre D'
as TV Director
as Goon
as Alexander Knox
as Napier Hood
as Lawyer
as Mrs. Wayne
as Doctor
as Goon
as Bob the Goon
as Napier Hood
as Crimelord #1
as Napier Hood
as Lt. Eckhardt

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director

Production

Co-Producer
Executive Producer
Associate Producer
Unit Production Manager

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Operator

Music

Music Director
Music Editor

Sound

Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Foley Artist
Foley Editor

Art

Production Designer
Prop Master
Set Decorator

Casting

Casting Director
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Assistant

Editorial

Editor

Location

Location Manager

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby, Dolby Digital 5.1
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Only one will claim the night.
Trivia:
Robin Williams was offered the role of The Joker when Jack Nicholson hesitated. He had even accepted the role, when producers approached Nicholson again and told him Williams would take the part if he didn't. Nicholson took the role and Williams was released. Williams resented being used as bait, and not only refused to play The Riddler in Batman Forever (1995) but also not to be involved in any Warner Bros. productions until the studio apologized.

While actress Kim Basinger has blond hair, Vicki Vale was red headed in the comics. According to Batman creator Bob Kane, Vale was supposed to be blond in the comics, and her hair came out red due to a coloring error in her first appearance.

In order to combat negative rumors about the production, a theatrical trailer was hastily assembled to be distributed to theaters. To test its effectiveness, Warner Bros. executives showed it at a theater in Westwood, California to an unsuspecting audience. The ninety-second trailer received a standing ovation. Later, it would become a popular bootleg at comic book conventions, and theater owners would report patrons paying full price for movie tickets just to have an opportunity to see the trailer, and leaving before the feature began.
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Batman & Robin (English)
Followed by: Batman Forever (English)
Followed by: Batman Returns (English)
Referenced in: The Wizard of Oz (English)
Referenced in: Dracula (Hindi)
Referenced in: Metropolis (German)