PG-13 | | Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
According to a 2009 interview with MTV, Willem Dafoe said he had been in "very early" talks for the role of Bruce Wayne (Batman). Whether he or the studio passed is unknown. Dafoe later got a chance at starring in a live-action DC Comics film, playing Nuidis ... ...
Tourist Dad: I'm sorry, this is my cab.
Tourist Dad: Listen, I was here first!
Tourist Dad: Oh, God! Oh, taxi? Taxi!
The Bat Signal at the end of the film produces a nice, clean flat image against the sky. A lighted signal such as this, however, would need a backdrop to be cast against to be seen (clouds, for example.)
The opening credits appear as the camera goes through/around a giant Batman symbol.
$40,489,746 (USA) (25 June 1989)
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