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Batman Forever (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 16 June 1995 (USA)
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Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

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Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Bob Kane (characters), Lee Batchler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Tommy Lee Jones ... Harvey Two-Face / Harvey Dent
Jim Carrey ... Riddler / Edward Nygma
Nicole Kidman ... Dr. Chase Meridian
Chris O'Donnell ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Michael Gough ... Alfred Pennyworth
Pat Hingle ... Commissioner Gordon
Drew Barrymore ... Sugar
Debi Mazar ... Spice
Elizabeth Sanders Elizabeth Sanders ... Gossip Gerty
Rene Auberjonois ... Dr. Burton
Joe Grifasi ... Bank Guard
Philip Moon ... Male Newscaster
Jessica Tuck ... Female Newscaster
Dennis Paladino Dennis Paladino ... Crime Boss Moroni
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Storyline

The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face incorrectly believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side; he has unleashed a reign of terror on the good people of Gotham. Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler he perfects a device for draining information from all the brains in Gotham, including Bruce Wayne's knowledge of his other identity. Batman/Wayne is/are the love focus of Dr. Chase Meridan. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin the Boy Wonder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Courage Now, Truth Always, Batman Forever! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong stylized action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Two-Face's logo was censored in the console game, with the bleeding side replaced with a scrawled line, like the ones on his famous coin. See more »

Goofs

(at around 53 mins) When The Riddler breaks into Two-Face's hideout, he only has his cane with him, but a few minutes later, when he demonstrates how "the box" works, the two green receivers that it uses are already there. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Wayne: You have a thing for bats?
Dr. Chase Meridian: Oh, that's a Rorschach, Mr. Wayne. An ink blot. People see what they want. I think the question would be do you have a thing for bats?
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Crazy Credits

The main title "Batman" never actually appears onscreen. It is instead represented by a bat logo with the rest of the title, "Forever," superimposed on top of it. See more »

Alternate Versions

Large sequences of the movie were deleted to trim the movie down to two hours. The red journal that was left by Bruce's father contained words that deepened his guilt ("Bruces insists we see a movie tonight...") and made him feel responsible for his parent's death. After Bruce is knocked unconscious during the attack on Wayne Manor, he loses his memory and does not recall ever being Batman, but is haunted by a terrible guilt. To face his fear, Bruce ventures into the heart of the cave where the journal is, and reads the end of the sentence that cleanses his guilt ("but Martha and I have our hearts set on Zorro, so Bruce's movie will have to wait for next week") The giant bat then appears, and Bruce stands eye to eye with it. After his memory returns, Bruce triggers a hidden button that reveals a second layer to the batcave, where the Batwing, Batboat, and the experimental sonar suit were kept (thus explaining why they escaped Riddler's wrath). See more »

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Soundtracks

Where Are You Now?
Written and Produced by Lenny Kravitz
Performed by Brandy Norwood (as Brandy)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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The beginning of the end
14 February 2006 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Batman forever fails to follow in the footsteps of the first 2 movies, after Tim Burton and Michael Keaton were replaced with with Joel Schumacher and Val Kilmer. Schumachers approach is too comical and Gotham has lost the sinister ora that Burton created, Val Kilmer is OK as the bat, and he certainly helps save the film from total disaster.

All the other characters are new, Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) brings sex appeal, but her character delivers little more. Chris O'Donnell is introduced as Robin, and his martial arts antics do add something to the film. Tommy Lee Jones plays Two-Face and as usual his performance is decent, but the star of the show is Jim Carrey as the Riddler; his performance is both camp and eccentric, and it hits the mark brilliantly.

The problem with the movie, although i did enjoy it, is the total change in style; the backdrop of Gotham city is no longer dark and Gothic and the series is moving away from Batmans comic roots.

This was the beginning of the end, and it was followed by Batman and Robin. Thank god for Batman Begins.

6/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,784,433, 18 June 1995

Gross USA:

$184,069,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$336,567,531
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1.85 : 1
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