Batman (1989) | reviewed by: Gerry Carey | August 30, 2011
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1989's Batman is the 1st comic book movie to feature true grit & darkness. Jack Nicholson's Joker is one of the best villains of all time.
genre Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
synopsis Gotham City: dark, dangerous, 'protected' only by a mostly corrupt police department. Despite the best efforts of D.A. Harvey Dent and police commissioner Jim Gordon, the city becomes increasingly unsafe...until a Dark Knight arises. Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly disfigured after a firefight in a chemical factory...who, devoid of the last vestiges of sanity, seizes control of Gotham's underworld as the psychotic, unpredictable Clown Prince of Crime...the Joker.
lead actors Michael Keaton | Jack Nicholson | Kim Basinger | Michael Gough | Pat Hingle | Billy Dee Williams | Jack Palance | Jerry Hall | Tracey Walter | Lee Wallace | William Hootkins | Edwin Craig | Robert Wuhl
director Tim Burton