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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)

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

Bruce Wayne

Danny DeVito

Oswald Cobblepot

Michelle Pfeiffer

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


Jan Hooks


John Strong

Sword Swallower

Rick Zumwalt

Tattooed Strongman

Anna Katarina

Poodle Lady

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


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

Gross: $282,800,000

Technical Specs


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.


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
years ago. Michael Keaton reprises his role as the avenger of Gotham
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
that are trying to take over Gotham City. Christopher Walken makes a
appearance as Max Shrek, a shrewd businessman who has an evil scheme up
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.
is the reason why you go to the movies. It's got everything. It's really
shame that Tim Burton didn't get to direct the other sequels. If so I
the franchise would still be going strong today. Batman Returns is an
awesome experience for fans that like cool movies.