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Batman '89 (196)

Jack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crimefighter. Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both men. And Batman is the movie, the all-out spectacular directed by Tim Burton, set to songs by Prince and a music score by Danny Elfman, and an Academy AwardO winner* for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young).

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Bob Kane (Batman characters), Sam Hamm (story)

Michael Keaton ... Batman / Bruce Wayne

Jack Nicholson ... Joker / Jack Napier

Kim Basinger ... Vicki Vale

Robert Wuhl ... Alexander Knox

Pat Hingle ... Commissioner Gordon

Billy Dee Williams ... Harvey Dent

Michael Gough ... Alfred

In honor of its 30th anniversary, we talk 1989’s Batman.

Does the movie hold up? Where does it rank against modern comic book movies? Is Michael Keaton your Batman?

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