Taglines: Justice is always Darkest before the Dawn.
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Gotham City. Crime boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance) effectively runs the town but there’s a new crime fighter in town – Batman (Michael Keaton). Grissom’s right-hand man is Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson), a brutal man who is not entirely sane… After falling out between the two Grissom has Napier set up with the Police and Napier falls to his apparent death in a vat of chemicals. However, he soon reappears as The Joker and starts a reign of terror in Gotham City. Meanwhile, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) is in the city to do an article on Batman. She soon starts a relationship with Batman’s everyday persona, billionaire Bruce Wayne.
Creators: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren
Director: Tim Burton
Star Cast: 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
Producer (s): Peter Guber, Jon Peters
Cinematographer: Roger Pratt
Production House: Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Music: Danny Elfman
Original network / Official Sites: Warner Bros., Roadshow Films, Falcon, BBC One, HBO Max,
Release Year: 23 June 1989 (USA)
Runtime: 126 min
Genres: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Language: English, French, Spanish