Release: December 15, 1989
Release: December 15, 1989

After witnessing his parents' murder on the streets of Gotham City as a boy, Millionaire Philanthropist Bruce Wayne uses his mental and physical capabilities to become the masked vigilante Batman.

The Joker: "You are a viscious bastard fertelli and uh... I'm glad You're dead (starts laughing hysterically)"
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The Joker: "Never rub another man's rhubarb. *followed by sadistic laugh*"
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The Joker: "Uh-oh... he don't look happy, he's been using 'Brand-X'. But with new and improved Joker brand products I get a grin, again and again."
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Joker: "Never rub another man's rhubarb."
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Batman: "Hey, Joker... Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"
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Jack Napier: "Stop The Press, Who Is That?"
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Joker: "We've Got A Flying Mouse To Kill, And I Wanna Clean My Claws."
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Joker: "I'm Glad Your Dead! HA HA HA!"
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Gordon: "He gave us a signal"
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Gordon: "He gave us a signal"
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Vicki Vale: "What do you want?"
The Joker: " face on the $1 bill."
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Vinnie's Assistant: "We have witnesses. Grissom's signature is perfectly legitimate."
The Joker: "It IS legitimate! I saw it. I was there. I saw it all. He reached up with his dead hand and signed it in his own blood. And he did it with this pen. (pulls out a poison quill pen) Hello, Vinnie. It's your Uncle Bingo. Time to pay the check. (throws quill pen at Vinnie; quill pen hits Vinnie in the neck, killing him instantly) The truly mightier than the sword."
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The Joker: "The pen is mightier than the sword."
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Vicki Vale and The Joker: "Vicki Vale: You're insane. The Joker: Thought I was a Pisces. -Vicki Vale and The Joker"
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Eckhardt: "Where have you been spending your nights? -Eckhardt"
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Joker: "This town needs an anema (Toot) (Toot) -Joker"
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Joker: "You mus posess power to inflict pain Bob.We've got a flying mouse to kill, and I wanna clean my claws! -Joker"
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Batman: "I'm not gonna kill you. -Batman"
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Joker: "Hello, Vinny. It's your Uncle Bingo. Time to pay the check! -Joker"
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3 years, 1 month ago
Batman is one of my all time favourite movies. I even wrote an essay about it and other super-hero movies on [url=]top essay writing service[/url]. It was one of my best articles ever, and my personal favourite.
    10 years ago
    I love this Batman movie!!...
      10 years, 7 months ago
      You definitely had to see batman in the theater to appreciate it. I saw it in the theater when i was 4 and to this day its my favorite movie next to number 2 hitchcocks psycho. This movie has the best batsuit and i love how batman fights like a brawler. He just stands up and boxes ppl. Tdk fans should understand that ledger is just trying to be nicholson (just more intense at times) and that movie borrows so much from 89. Just look at the 89 batwing v joker scene then look at tdks bat cycle v joker confrontation (hit me!) they are virtually the same. I like both films but these kids aint got any respect for the king of all batman films. The only batman where batman comes off as a thug and not some karate chopping douche. Ive owned the vhs all dvd and blu ray releases. Batman returns is cool but the villians are weak and its to tim burtony. AnyOne agree?
        10 years, 8 months ago
        joker gave me nightmares
          10 years, 9 months ago
          One of the best in the entire series batman forever was ok the batman and robin god awful i did like the dark knight though very gritty.jack was an awesome joker in the original .R.I.P heathlegder
            10 years, 10 months ago
            "That lucious tan, those groovy lips, and hair color so natural, only your undertaker knows for sure Hahahahah! I know what you're saying, "Where..can I get..these fine new items? Well, thats the gag. Chances are, you bought'em already. Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaah! o remmber, put on.. a happy face!
              11 years, 10 months ago
              This is the BEST Batman Film of them All!!! Michael Keaton was Great, Kim Basinger was HOTT, and Jack Nicholson...HE THE MAN!!! He was a Far Better Joker than the Late Heath Ledeger(R.I.P. Heath-You are Missed).
                11 years, 11 months ago
                Possibly the best marketing campaign of all time. Batman was everywere. T-shirts, magazines, posters. Pepsi, Tacobell, Burger King. I remember knowing most of the movie before I even saw it from buying Batman baseball cards!! And talk about a then-new remake of Batman, all in black...and the new music...and batmobile!!! I remember getting goose bumps in the theater.
                  12 years, 3 months ago
                  I love, love, LOVE this movie!!
                    12 years, 3 months ago
                    Oh yeah! the good old, Burton film! i just love the cast here.
                      12 years, 5 months ago
                      REALLY good. It\'s on my iPod.
                        12 years, 7 months ago
                        This was on television today!

                        I watched it for the 456675675453534 time.

                        I still love it.
                          12 years, 11 months ago
                          comparing Heath\'s joker and nicholson\'s joker, is pointless. Enjoy them both for what they are. I enjoy both equally.
                            13 years, 3 months ago
                            Almost twenty years later, I still love this film
                              13 years, 4 months ago
                              i think heath leger was a better joker. compare nicholsons joker and heaths joker
                                13 years, 9 months ago
                                kylewhite you are so right, NO ONE can top nicholson\'s performance.
                                  14 years ago
                                  A great movie in it\'s own right! i think this movie really ended the 80\'s with a bang with spectacular entertainment. Sure \"Batman Begins\" is much better but this will always be in my heart and made me a Batman fan.
                                    14 years ago
                                    this is the best of the batman movies. Im a bit worried about the dark night when it comes out. No one can top jack nicholsons performance. and from what I saw in the trailors, the joker looks really dumb. like some half ass costume.
                                      14 years, 3 months ago
                                      Ach! I\'m torn between this and \"Batman Begins.\" My family really prefers Begins over this b/c the differences from the source were more obvious in \"Batman\" and Keaton didn\'t look the role for them (body, hair, and height wise). Still, a very good movie, I\'ll go with a tie! Great music and direction from Elfman and Burton by the way! 8.5/10.
                                        14 years, 7 months ago
                                        Apparently \"Batman fans\" enjoyed the original movie. Why else would you have looked it up on a retro site gangstaman? Theyre both good. The original has more character though. \"Batman begins\" also got pretty stupid at the end. Ras and Batman\'s lines and their fight scene was just poorly imagined.
                                          14 years, 7 months ago

                                          Just because you don\'t know enough about Batman and lack the attention span to appreciate Batman Begins doesn\'t make it hollow and boring. It\'s a masterpiece, made for us Batman fans not Burtonites.
                                            14 years, 9 months ago
                                            You are so right Outatime89, but i still think Batman Begins is very good but no where as great as this one and \"Returns\". I\'m so tired of the hate towards this movie now by \"Begins\" fanatics, maybe the next movie \"The Dark Knight\" with the Joker might be better then \"Begins\".
                                              14 years, 9 months ago
                                              Batman begins = boring. There will never be a good Batman movie unless Burton directs it. I feel that most people for some reason feel like they have to like Batman Begins. Many are saying that Batman begins is very close to the comic book. It was Burton\'s Batman that got me reading the comic book in the first place. Batman comics wouldn\'t be around today if it wasn\'t for Burton\'s Batman that re-spiked the character\'s popularity. In the early 90\'s, I felt that DC comics were trying to make Batman more like the movie Batman. I just remember seeing Batman the movie when I was 15, and I had the same feelings of amazement as I had when first saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. Batman Begins is such a hollow movie. Batman 1989 just can\'t be beat!
                                                14 years, 9 months ago
                                                Saw this movie the day it premiered with my step-father! Even had my batman belt on that day =)

                                                But I honestly think this movie and batman returns are the classics... everything else is just meh.

                                                Although Batman Begins is really good!
                                                  14 years, 10 months ago
                                                  This movie was sub par really great to look at visually stunning but with a plot with so many holes you better watch your step. But all in all a good attempt at bringing the Dark knight to the screen.

                                                  Alfred lets Vicki Vale in the Batcave for crying out loud!!!
                                                    14 years, 10 months ago
                                                    Best movie ever made, even by Tim Burton, one of the Greatest men alive. I also won\'t comment on the Nolan Ledger Joker, but also I think Batman Begins was also tie, just like jaredpresley said.
                                                      15 years, 1 month ago
                                                      Definally one of my fav\'s. I won\'t comment on the Ledger joker, until I\'ve seen it. Is it the best \'Batman\' movie? I dunno, its a tie for me with begins. Both very good.
                                                        15 years, 2 months ago
                                                        This was and still is tha best Batman movie
                                                          15 years, 4 months ago
                                                          Howmany fans of Batman can remember the music video of \"Batdance\" sung by Prince?

                                                          To those who don\'t remember that music video, here is a link to the music video of \"Batdance.\"

                                                            15 years, 6 months ago
                                                            It\'s the best Batman movie ever (for me) !!!
                                                            I agree with TV1985 - Michael Keaton is absolutely the best Batman/Bruce Wayne. ...and Nicholson and his great role...yeah, it\'s really great! Have you ever danced with the devil at the moonlight...or something...he he...:) Anyway, I think that that movie is the greatest picture about Batman. Batman Returns was so dark and...strange (?) for me...oh, I don\'t know. It\'s OK, but It\'s something different. ...but at all Batman Forever, and especially Batman & Robin was a real tragedy for comics and Batman...
                                                            Greetings from Poland! - eNeR!
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