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.
The Joker calls Batman "junior birdman" in reference to the Junior Birdmen of America youth organization founded in 1934. The line "Into the air, junior birdman!" is taken from the lyrics of the group's song 'Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen', which featured memorably in Jesse Hibbs's 1955 film To Hell and Back (1955).
Tourist Dad: I'm sorry, this is my cab.
Tourist Dad: Listen, I was here first!
Tourist Dad: Oh, God! Oh, taxi? Taxi!
(at around 13 mins) The issue of Time Magazine with Vicki's photos misspells her name as "Vicky" Vale on the front cover.
The opening credits appear as the camera goes through/around a giant Batman symbol.
The original (non Special-Edition version) Region-1 DVD actually contains two different versions of the film. The fullscreen version is the theatrical version, the widescreen version has one brief shot replaced. It is a small scene near the end at 1:54:06 just before Batman fights the Joker in the Clocktower. In the fullscreen version Vicki Vale gets a disgusted look when she kisses the Jokers jacket and pulls a lint out of her mouth, however in the widescreen version she really seems to like it.
English, French, Spanish
$40,489,746 (USA) (25 June 1989)