Batman (1989)


Batman (1989)
3.3 Stars

rated-pg-13-white  | 126 minutes

Only one will claim the night.

Having witnessed his parents’ brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself “The Joker” (Jack Nicholson) seizes control of Gotham’s criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger).

Directed by Tim Burton

Based on characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.

The Joker/Jack Napier
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Vicki Vale
Alexander Knox
Commissioner Gordon
Harvey Dent
Bob the Goon

MPAA Rated PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned


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Batman was released on June 23, 1989 and spent a total of 25 weeks (175 days) in theaters.

Production Budget
Estimated Budget $35 million
Box Office Revenue
Domestic Box Office
International Box Office
Worldwide Box Office $411,348,924

A Warner Bros. presentation of a Guber-Peters Company production.

Jack NicholsonJack Nicholson was born April 22, 1937 in Neptune , New Jersey. He is known for his roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), The Shining (1980) and The Departed (2006).
Michael KeatonMichael Keaton was born September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. He is known for his roles in Birdman (2014), Beetlejuice (1988) and RoboCop (2014).
Kim BasingerKim Basinger was born December 8, 1953 in Athens, Georgia. She is known for her roles in L.A. Confidential (1997), 8 Mile (2002) and Cellular (2004).
Robert WuhlRobert Wuhl was born October 9, 1951 in Union Township, New Jersey. He is known for his roles in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Arli$$ (TV series) and Bull Durham (1988)
Pat HinglePat Hingle was born July 19, 1924 in Miami, Florida. He is known for his roles in The Land Before Time (1988), The Grifters (1990) and The Quick and the Dead (1995).
Billy Dee WilliamsBilly Dee Williams was born April 6, 1937 in New York City, New York. He is known for his roles in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Last Place on Earth (2002) and Undercover Brother (2002).
Michael GoughMichael Gough was born November 23, 1916 in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya. He is known for his roles in Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005) and Out of Africa (1985).
Jack PalanceJack Palance was born February 18, 1919 in Lattimer Pines, Pennsylvania. He is known for his roles in Shane (1953), Young Guns (1988) and City Slickers (1991).
Jerry HallJerry Hall was born July 2, 1956 in Gonzales, Texas. She is known for her roles in Freejack (1992) and Running Out of Luck (1987).
Tracey WalterTracey Walter was born November 25, 1947 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is known for his roles in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Matilda (1996) and I Spit on Your Grave (2010).
Lee WallaceLee Wallace was born July 15, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his roles in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), The Hot Rock (1972) and Used People (1992).
William HootkinsWilliam Hootkins was born July 5, 1948 in Dallas, Texas. He is known for his roles in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Flash Gordon (1980).