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.
Sam Raimi was in contention to direct the film but was ultimately overlooked as he was not a big enough name. His name was again brought up as potential replacement for Tim Burton on Batman Forever (1995) but was again overlooked in favor of Joel Schumacher.
Tourist Dad: I'm sorry, this is my cab.
Tourist Dad: Listen, I was here first!
Tourist Dad: Oh, God! Oh, taxi? Taxi!
When the Bat-Signal is shone into the sky, the "sky" moves, revealing the sky to be a backdrop.
The opening credits run with a 3-D Batman symbol being explored by a flying camera in extreme close-up.
$40,489,746 (USA) (25 June 1989)
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