Batman Returns

June 19th, 1992

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Batman Returns

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When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.9/10 (105,810 voted)

Director: Tim Burton

Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer

Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Earlier however, Selina Kyle, Max's secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman - a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.

Writers: Bob Kane, Daniel Waters

Michael Keaton - Batman / Bruce Wayne
Danny DeVito - Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot
Michelle Pfeiffer - Catwoman / Selina Kyle
Christopher Walken - Max Shreck
Michael Gough - Alfred Pennyworth
Michael Murphy - The Mayor
Cristi Conaway - Ice Princess
Andrew Bryniarski - Charles 'Chip' Shreck
Pat Hingle - Commissioner James Gordon
Vincent Schiavelli - Organ Grinder
Steve Witting - Josh
Jan Hooks - Jen
John Strong - Sword Swallower
Rick Zumwalt - Tattooed Strongman
Anna Katarina - Poodle Lady

Taglines: The Bat, the Cat, the Penguin


Official Website: Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 19 June 1992

Filming Locations: Brownstone Street, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $45,687,710 (USA) (21 June 1992)

Gross: $282,800,000 (Worldwide)

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Did You Know?

Security was so tight on the production that even Kevin Costner was refused permission to visit the set. Warner Brothers employed a private investigator firm when some shots of Danny DeVito in costume made it into the tabloids.

Continuity: When the Penguin makes the shadow of a bird on the ceiling, he is lying on a bed with his hands directly above his chest. So where is the light that causes the shadow?

[first lines]
Happy Woman: Merry Christmas!
Happy Man: Merry Christmas!

User Review

The Dark Knight Returns

Rating: 10/10

Out of all the Bat-films, Batman Returns is my favorite. This beautiful, dark, and funny film is one of Tim Burton's best work. Although it is much violent and darker, this is the Batman that creator Bob Kane envisioned many years ago. Michael Keaton reprises his role as the avenger of Gotham City. This time he's up against two deadly foes, Danny Devito's Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman. With a great cast and film score by Danny Elfman, the movie takes us on an adventure as Batman battles the evil forces that are trying to take over Gotham City. Christopher Walken makes a great appearance as Max Shrek, a shrewd businessman who has an evil scheme up his sleeve. But of course, Michelle Pfeiffer is the one that steals the show. With all of these components, you have a film that will blow you away. This is the reason why you go to the movies. It's got everything. It's really a shame that Tim Burton didn't get to direct the other sequels. If so I think the franchise would still be going strong today. Batman Returns is an awesome experience for fans that like cool movies.

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