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Batman (1989)

Batman Movie

1989 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name; directed by Tim Burton.

Starring; Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger and Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall,Tracey Walter, Lee Wallace, William Hootkins.

Written by; Bob Kane (Batman characters), Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren (story).

Plot Synopsis:

As Gotham City’s police force goes about its business of protection and corruption, District Attorney Harvey Dent and Police Commissioner Jim Gordon struggle to keep Gotham safe; a fight which seems doomed to failure until a hero arises from the chaos…

Meanwhile… Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for crime boss Carl Grissom, has revenge on his mind and he has reason to hate Batman… with his hair green, skin bleached white and red rosy lips; Jack looks the very image of a Joker… With an ingenius plan, sure to make Gotham die laughing…

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The fate of Gotham City lies with Batman; the lone vigilante with a secret, who must track down and capture the dangerous jester before it’s too late…

Trivia:

Tim Burton was hired to direct Batman (1989) but was not greenlit by studios until the commercial success of Beetlejuice (1988).

The role of Batman was a challenge to cast for, with numerous A-list actors being considered for the iconic role before Michael Keaton was finally cast.

Jack Nicholson agreed to the role of the Joker under the proviso of a high salary, a portion of the Box Office revenue and control of his shooting schedule.

Filmed at Pinewood Studios, London. Which began October 1988 and ended January 1989.

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