Batman (1989)

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

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Podcast Release Date:
May 22, 2012

Batman Series Episode 2

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It was a film that couldn’t succeed. It was a superhero film starring a comedic actor. It was directed by the quirky, cult Tim Burton. It was a superhero known more for a campy dance than for kicking ass. And it was the most expensive film ever made. Yet in 1989 Batman dominated not only the box office but the pop culture landscape, bringing a darker, more modern superhero aesthetic to the big screen and becoming the movie that all other superhero films would be compared for over a decade. But does it hold up in this day of the even darker Christopher Nolan Batman adaptations? Listen to Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie’s review to find out!

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Movie Details

DC Comics Series
Comic Book Movies
Original Title
Tim Burton
Peter Guber, Jon Peters
Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall, Tracey Walter, Lee Wallace, William Hootkins, Richard Strange, Carl Chase, Mac McDonald, George Lane Cooper, Terence Plummer, Philip Tan, John Sterland, Edwin Craig, Vincent Wong, Joel Cutrara, John Dair, Christopher Fairbank, George Roth, Kate Harper, Bruce McGuire, Richard Durden, Kit Hollerbach, Lachelle Carl, Del Baker, Jazzer Jeyes, Wayne Michaels, Valentino Musetti, Rocky Taylor, Keith Edwards, Leon Herbert, Steve Plytas, Anthony Wellington, Amir M. Korangy, Hugo Blick, Charles Roskilly, Philip O'Brien, Michael Balfour, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, Adrian Meyers, David Baxt, Sharon Holm, Clyde Gatell, Jon Soresi, Elliott Stein, Sam Douglas, Denis Lill, Paul Birchard, Paul Michael
2 h 06 min
Release Date
23 June 1989
Fantasy, Action
Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.

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