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Batman Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1989
Running Time: 2 hrs. 06 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Tim Burton
Screenwriter: Sam Hamm, Tom Mankiewiz, Lorenzo Semple Jr. and Warren Skaaren
Producers: Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Peter Guber, Chris Kenny and Jon Peters
Studio: Warner Bros

Batman Synopsis

In the first of this popular movie franchise, Michael Keaton dons the infamous bat suit to save Gotham City from the clutches of madman, archc-riminal and art enthusiast, The Joker – played to the height of camp by Jack Nicholson. Kim Basinger is also good as love interest Vicky Vale.

Batman Original Theatrical Trailer

Batman Photo Gallery

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Batman Cast

Michael Keaton as Batman/Bruce Wayne

Jack Nicholson as The Joker/Jack Napier

Jack Palance as Carl Grissom

Pat Hingle as Commissioner James Gordon

Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth

Kim Basigner as Vicki Vale

Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent

Robert Wuhl as Alexander Knox

Jerry Hall as Alicia Hunt

Tracey Walter as Bob the Goon

Lee Wallace as The Mayor

William Hootkins as Lt. Eckhardt

Hugo Black as Young Jack Napier

Charles Roskilly as Young Bruce Wayne

David Baxt as Dr. Thomas Wayne

Sharon Holm as Mrs. Wayne

Batman Awards and Nominations

1989 Academy Awards® Best Art Direction (Win)

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The Joker ( Jack Nicholson ):

"Wait till they get a load of me."

In Batman, Vicki Vale has a photograph published on the cover of which magazine?