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Batman 89

Batman 89

BATMAN 90'S FRANCHISE

Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton in the title role, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. In the film, Batman deals with the rise of a costumed criminal known as "The Joker".

PLOT:[]

The mayor of Gotham City orders District Attorney Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams) and Police Commissioner James Gordon (Pat Hingle) to increase police activity and combat crime in preparation for the city's bicentennial. Reporter Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl) and photojournalist Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) begin to investigate reports of a vigilante nicknamed "Batman", who is targeting the city's criminals.

Batman 89 batman & joker

Batman 89 batman & joker

Mob boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance), who has already been targeted by Dent, discovers his mistress (Jerry Hall) is involved with his second-in-command, Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson). With the help of corrupt policeman Max Eckhardt (William Hootkins), Grissom sets up Napier to be murdered during a raid at the Axis Chemicals plant. During the ensuing shootout, Napier kills Eckhardt, after which Batman suddenly appears. The two struggle, and Napier is accidentally knocked into a vat of chemical waste. Batman flees, and Napier is thought to be dead.

Batman is in actuality Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), a billionaire industrialist who, as a child, witnessed his parents' murder at the hands of a mugger. Bruce meets and falls for Vicki at a fundraiser, and the two begin a relationship. Meanwhile, Napier survives the accident, but is horribly disfigured with chalk-white skin, emerald-green hair and a permanent ruby-red grin. Driven insane by his reflection, he reinvents himself as "the Joker", kills Grissom and usurps his criminal empire.

The Joker begins to spread terror in the city, first by lacing hygiene products with a deadly chemical known as

Batman 89 batman

Batman 89 batman

"Smilex", which causes victims to laugh to death when used in certain combinations. The Joker then sets a trap at the Gotham Museum of Art for Vicki, and he and his henchmen vandalize the surrounding works of art. Batman arrives and rescues Vicki, and the pair escape in the Batmobile. Batman gives information about Smilex to Vicki so she can warn the city via Gotham newspapers about the poisoned products. Bruce meets with Vicki at her apartment, prepared to tell her that he is Batman. They are interrupted by the Joker, who asks Bruce, "Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?" before shooting him. Bruce, who was wearing body armor, escapes, and recollects that the man who killed his parents asked him the same question; he realizes that the Joker killed his parents. Vicki suddenly appears in the Batcave, having been let in by Bruce's butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Gough). After avouching himself to Vicki, Bruce—as Batman—leaves to destroy the

Batman 89 joker & bob

Batman 89 Joker & Bob

Axis Chemical plant. Meanwhile, the Joker lures the townspeople to a nighttime parade with a promise to give away $20 million in cash. When the citizens arrive, however, he attacks them with Smilex gas spewing it from his giant parade balloons. Batman arrives on the scene and saves Gotham City from the attack using the Batwing, but the Joker kidnaps Vicki and takes her to the top of a cathedral.

Batman pursues the two, and at the top of the dusty edifice, he and the Joker confront each other in single combat. When the Joker attempts an escape via a helicopter, Batman grapples the Joker's leg to a heavy stone sculpture, causing him to fall to his death. Commissioner Gordon unveils the Bat-Signal along with a note from Batman read by Harvey Dent, promising to defend Gotham whenever crime strikes again.

CAST:[]

WHO'S WHO:
BATMAN - BRUCE WAYNE
JOKER - JACK NAPIER
VICKI VALE
ALEXANDER KNOX
COMMISSIONER JAMES GORDON
HARVY DENT
ALFRED PENNYWORTH
CARL GRISSOM
ALICIA HUNT
BOB THE GOON
THE MAYOR
LT. ECKHARDT
GOON 1
GOON 2
GOON 3
GOON 4
GOON 5
GOON 6
ACCOUNTANT
ROTELLI
CRIMELORD 1
CRIMELORD 2
RICORSO
NIC
EDDIE
ANCHORWOMAN
ANCHORMAN
TV DIRECTOR
BECKY
TV TECHNICIAN
NAPIER HOOD 1
NAPIER HOOD 2
NAPIER HOOD 3
NAPIER HOOD 4
NAPIER HOOD 5
REPORTER 1
REPORTER 2
DOCTOR
PATROLMAN AT PARTY
WINE STEWARD
MAITRE D'
SCIENTIST
TOURIST MOM
TOURIST DAD
TOURIST SON JIMMY
DR. THOMAS WAYNE
MARTHA STEWART
OTHER MUGGER
MEDIAC
LAWYER
MAN IN CROWD
BOB THE CARTOONIST
ANOTHER REPORTER
COP
BEAUTIFUL HOSTAGE
GOON IN BELL-TOWER
COP AT AXIS CHEMICALS
PARTY GUEST AT WAYNE MANOR
CORPS
TAXI DRIVER - JOKER'S CAR OWNER
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