Batman Returns

Batman Returns

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Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer


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In this first sequel to 1989's Batman, the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is up against the Penguin (Danny DeVito), the hideously deformed scion of a wealthy Gotham City family. The Penguin plots with evil businessman Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) to become mayor and then turn Gotham into aSee more details below

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In this first sequel to 1989's Batman, the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is up against the Penguin (Danny DeVito), the hideously deformed scion of a wealthy Gotham City family. The Penguin plots with evil businessman Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) to become mayor and then turn Gotham into a cathedral of crime. Upon overhearing these plans, Schreck's mousy secretary Selena Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) is tossed from a high-rise window by her boss. Rescued by a covey of kittens, Selena transforms into the leather-clad Catwoman. In this guise, she teams with the Penguin and Schreck to divvy up their ill-gotten gains and help discredit Batman-but she also has her own scores to settle. Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, Vincent Schiavelli and Jan Hooks play significant bits, while Pat Hingle and Michael Gough make returns as, respectively, Commissioner Gordon and Alfred the Butler.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
While the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is again relegated to a supporting role in his own film, fans of nasty, dark-edged Batman comics of recent years should enjoy this kinky, at times horrific updating of the character. Michelle Pfeiffer steals the show this time as the mentally broken Catwoman, who has her life ruined and gets tossed out a window early in the film, only to team up with the deformed Penguin (Danny DeVito) in a bid to take over Gotham City. Tim Burton's sequel is more personal than the first film, as the director indulges in his penchant for oddball characters and societal misfits, engendering both sympathy and revulsion in portraying his villains. Many parents and traditionalists found the result little more than a mean-spirited freakshow, but those in tune with Burton's off-kilter sensibilities will find that it actually has a great deal of heart. Whatever the case, Batman Returns is a very entertaining film and looks great.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Keaton Batman / Bruce Wayne
Danny DeVito The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot
Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman/Selina Kyle
Christopher Walken Max Shreck
Michael Gough Alfred Pennyworth
Cristi Conaway Ice Princess
Michael Murphy The Mayor of Gotham
Pat Hingle Police Commissioner Gordon
Andrew Bryniarski Chip Shreck
Jan Hooks Jen
Paul Reubens Penguin's Father
Vincent Schiavelli Organ Grinder
Steve Witting Josh
Steven Brill Gothamite 1
Anna Katarina Poodle Lady
Marlon Wayans Actor
John Strong Sword Swallower
Rick Zumwalt Tattooed Strongman
Gregory Scott Cummins Acrobat Thug One
Travis McKenna Fat Clown
Doug Jones Thin Clown
Branscombe Richmond 1st Terrifying Clown
Diane Salinger Penguin's Mother
Stuart Lancaster Penguin's Doctor
Sean Whalen Paperboy
Erik Onate Aggressive Reporter
Joey de Pinto 1st Shreck Security Guard
Neal Lerner Gothamite 2
Ashley Tillman Gothamite 3
Elizabeth Sanders Gothamite 4
Henry Kingi Mugger
Joan Giammarco Female Victim
Lisa Coles Volunteer Bimbo
Frank di Elsi Security 1
Biff Yeager Security 2
Robert Gossett TV Anchorman
Margarita Fernandez Emperor Penguin
Felix Silla Emperor Penguin
Debbie Lee Carrington Emperor Penguins

Technical Credits
Tim Burton Director,Producer
John Bruno Special Effects
Ian Bryce Associate Producer,Production Manager
Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration/Design
Stefan Czapsky Cinematographer
Denise Di Novi Producer
Marion Dougherty Casting
Thomas A. Duffield Production Designer
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Michael Fink Special Effects
Larry Franco Co-producer
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Sam Hamm Original Story,Screenwriter
Rick Heinrichs Art Director
Chris Lebenzon Editor
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Benjamin Melniker Executive Producer
Bob Mills Makeup
Nick Navarro Set Decoration/Design
Ve Neill Makeup
Greg Nelson Makeup
Optic Nerve Special Effects
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Debby Porter Stunts
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis Skotak Special Effects
Ronnie Spector Makeup
Wesley Strick Screenwriter
Sally Thornton Set Decoration/Design
Michael E. Uslan Executive Producer
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Waters Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert W. Welch Production Designer
Brad Wilder Makeup
Stan Winston Makeup

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Batman Returns: Widescreen
1. The Cobblepot Child [2:21]
2. Credits [3:07]
3. Tree Lighting [1:39]
4. Not Properly Housebroken [2:12]
5. Pandemonium in a Bow [3:25]
6. Batman Saves the Day [4:24]
7. Meeting of Monsters [5:58]
8. After Hours With Selina [2:07]
9. Not Like You Can Kill Me [3:11]
10. Catwoman Born [5:20]
11. Snatched and Recovered [6:35]
12. "I Have a Name" [2:37]
13. Hear Me Roar [1:08]
14. Gentlemen's Disagreement [4:18]
15. The Candidate [5:36]
16. Carnival of Chaos [1:39]
17. Cat at Play [2:11]
18. Creatures Threesome [1:44]
19. A Bitch: Life and I [2:31]
20. Mayoral Bid; Framed [5:31]
21. Kind of a Dark Side [2:14]
22. Gold-Plated and Lonely [3:06]
23. Dressing Up; Auto Disrepair [4:50]
24. Fall From Grace [2:43]
25. Don't Like You Anymore [1:47]
26. Driving School [4:14]
27. The Candidate Speaks [5:00]
28. "I Am an Animal" [2:02]
29. Tired of Wearing Masks [4:26]
30. Party Crasher [2:24]
31. Pied Penguin Action [2:05]
32. Addressing the Troops [1:24]
33. The Batskiboat [4:33]
34. Duel of Freaks [2:02]
35. "A Die for a Die" [3:10]
36. Kissing Anti-Claus [1:50]
37. Farewell Escort [2:35]
38. Good Will Toward All [2:28]
39. End Credits [5:38]

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