is a 1989
American superhero film directed by Tim Burton. Based on the DC Comics character
of the same
name, the film stars Michael
Keaton in the title role, as well as Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Michael
Gough, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, and Jack Palance. The film, in which Batman
deals with the rise of a costumed criminal known as "The Joker", was the first installment of Warner
Bros.' initial Batman
Batman (1989 film):
(Batman dangles a mugger over the side of a building)
Nic: Don't kill me! Don't kill me, man! Don't kill me! Don't kill me, man!
Batman: I'm not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.
Nic: What are you?
Batman: I'm Batman.
(Jack Napier is confronted with Batman for the first time)
Jack Napier: Nice outfit!
The Joker: I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman.
The Joker: Never
rub another man's rhubarb.
The Joker: Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
The Joker: I always
of all my prey. I just... like
the sound of it.
The Joker: Have you shipped a million of those things?
Scientist at Axis Chemicals: Yes sir!
The Joker: Ship 'em ALL! We're gonna take
'em out a WHOLE NEW DOOR!
The Joker: And now, folks, it's time for "Who do you trust!" Hubba, hubba, hubba! Money, money, money! Who do you trust? Me? I'm giving
away free money. And where is the Batman? HE'S AT HOME WASHING HIS TIGHTS!
(the Batwing is flying at The Joker)
The Joker: Come
on, you gruesome son of a bitch! Come
to me. Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Come
Batman: I'm going to kill you!
The Joker: You IDIOT! You made me. Remember? You dropped me into that
vat of chemicals. That
wasn't easy to get over, and don't think that
I didn't try.
Batman: I know you did.
(punches him again)