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Batman (1989 movie)

1989 film by Tim Burton


Batman is a superhero movie directed by Tim Burton. It is based on the DC Comics Batman. Michael Keaton plays Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jack Nicholson plays The Joker and Kim Basinger plays Vicki Vale. The movie was released in 1989.

Batman
Directed byTim Burton
StarringMichael Keaton
Jack Nicholson
Music byDanny Elfman
Release date
June 23, 1989
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Many top stars were considered for the role of Batman, including Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, Charlie Sheen, Pierce Brosnan, Tom Selleck and Bill Murray. Tim Burton was pressured to cast an obvious action movie star. Producer Jon Peters favored Keaton, arguing he had the right "edgy, tormented quality." Having directed Keaton in Beetlejuice, Burton agreed.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States June 23, 1989
  United Kingdom August 11, 1989
  Ireland August 11, 1989
  Australia August 31, 1989
  Belgium September 13, 1989
  France September 13, 1989
  Denmark September 29, 1989
  Spain September 29, 1989
  Netherlands September 29, 1989
  Portugal September 29, 1989
  Turkey October 1989
  Norway October 5, 1989
  Taiwan October 7, 1989
  Finland October 20, 1989
  Italy October 20, 1989
  Sweden October 20, 1989
  Brazil October 26, 1989
  West Germany October 26, 1989
  Greece October 27, 1989
  Hong Kong November 2, 1989
  Yugoslavia November 21, 1989
  Colombia November 23, 1989
  Argentina December 14, 1989
  Hungary December 21, 1989
  Japan December 23, 1989
  Uruguay December 25, 1989
  Poland December 31, 1989
  India March 13, 1990
  South Korea July 7, 1990
  Czechoslovakia May 1, 1992

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