Questions tagged [batman-1989]

1989's american superhero film based on DC comic book character of the same name, directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.

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What age would Jack Napier (The Joker) be while fighting The Batman?

In the movie Batman (1989), Jack Napier/The Joker is shown to have killed Bruce Wayne's parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. Jack Napier looks like he would have been in his mid-20s or early 30s during ...
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What would Grissom need Axis Chemicals as a front for?

In the 1989 Batman film, DA Dent is investigating multiple companies believed to be fronts for Carl Grissom's criminal operations; at one point Grissom calls a meeting with his lieutenants to discuss ...
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How can this headline from Crisis on Infinite Earths be true?

This question was prompted by discussion here. In Supergirl S05E09, the first episode of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, there is a brief scene set in the universe of the Tim Burton Batman ...
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Why Gotham Globe became Gotham City Gazette in Crisis?

In Supergirl S05E09 aka Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One we see Batman (1989) universe with Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl). But the newspaper they show was Gotham City Gazette: Rather then famous ...
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Is the Batman armoury a homage to 1989's classic Batman film?

In Justice League, we see Batman has an armory ancient weapons and armour: But it reminded me about the 1989's classic Batman film, where Batman had something similar: Which I covered in my old ...
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Did Nolan deliberately do the Joker fall scene in reverse to Burton's version?

In The Dark Knight, Batman caused the Joker to fall from a building but he saved him from falling in the end. But in Tim Burton's Batman, Batman was the one solely responsible for Joker's fall. Both ...
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Why is the cathedral in such a mess?

In the beginning of the Cathedral scene in Batman (1989) we see the inside of the cathedral. It's a mess which suggests that it's not being used. Why was it displayed in such a mess?
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Where did the theory of Batman being a mob enforcer come from?

In Batman (1989) after Joker kills Ricorso at his announcement on taking over Grissom's operation one reporter asks Harvey Dent about a theory of Batman being a mob enforcer killing those people. ...
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What was Bruce Wayne's obsession with unusual looking statues?

In Tim Burton's Batman (1989), Bruce Wayne had a collection of unusual looking statues. We got a look at few of them more closely. He even bought the below mentioned left one from Japan: Two were ...
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Is Harley Quinn based on Alicia Hunt?

Is the character Harley Quinn, introduced in the 90s Batman cartoon, based on a slightly similar character Alicia Hunt from the '89 Batman movie? Both are blonde, masked paramour of the Joker, both "...
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Did the Joker kill Alicia Hunt?

Alicia Hunt was the mistress of Jack Napier before he became the Joker in Batman (1989). She was also the mistress of Carl Grissom, Gotham's underworld crime boss and Jack Napier's boss. Jack Napier'...
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Why did filmmakers choose to portray Jack Napier as the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents?

Tim Burton's version of Batman has Jack Napier as the shooter of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Jack Napier, of course becomes The Joker years later after an accident at Axis Chemicals (in the 1989 Tim ...
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What happened to the Joker's henchmen after he died?

In the 1989 movie of Batman with Jack Nicholson as Joker, what happened to his remaining henchmen after he fell to his death from the bell tower?
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How is this shot in Batman made?

In the 1989 movie Batman, the Joker is seen falling and the images make it seem like it was animated. How was this done? I am talking about the images of the Joker himself, which are not photographs ...
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How did the Joker's henchmen get up the cathedral?

In the 1989 movie Batman, the Joker goes up the cathedral with Vicki Vale, soon to be followed by Batman. Once Batman is up, some henchmen of the Joker are there to fight him. How did they get up ...
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Who designed the Batman balloons?

In the 1989 movie "Batman", who designed the balloons? They seem like something Tim Burton would have designed, and look a lot like his designs and drawings, but I couldn't find a confirmation of this ...
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Is this Jack Palance in the Smylex commercial?

In the film Batman (1989), the Joker directs a commercial to terrorise the population of Gotham City. It wouldn't make sense that it is Jack Palance, but the actor looks like him a lot and I didn't ...
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Harvey Dent black?

I was watching Tim Burton's Batman series and found out that Harvey Dent was played by a black man but he is played by a white guy in Nolan's series. What race is Harvey Dent portrayed as in the ...
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How did The Joker know who Batman's parents were?

In Batman (1989), when Batman tells The Joker that he killed his parents, The Joker responds with, "I was just a kid!" See this clip at the 0:52 mark: How did The ...
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Why did Tommy Lee Jones play Harvey Dent in Batman Forever?

How is it that Tommy Lee Jones plays Two-Face in Batman Forever, when Dent is black in Batman?
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