After having witnessed his parents’ murder as a child, billionaire Bruce Wayne vows to fight the criminals of Gotham City as his alter ego, Batman. When a homicidal gangster falls into a vat of chemicals, giving him the appearance of an evil clown, he rises to power in the crime world as his new persona, Joker. See the Caped Crusader take on one of his classic foes in Tim Burton’s vision of Gotham, brought to life with Oscar-winning art direction.

DIRECTOR: Tim Burton. WRITTEN BY: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren. STORY BY: Sam Hamm. CAST: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance. 1989. 124 min. USA. Color. English. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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