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Encyclopedia > Batman Forever
Batman Forever
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Produced by Tim Burton
Peter MacGregor-Scott
Written by Screenplay:
Lee Batchler
Janet Scott Batchler
Akiva Goldsman
Characters:
Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Starring Val Kilmer
Tommy Lee Jones
Jim Carrey
Nicole Kidman
Chris O'Donnell
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) June 16, 1995
Running time 122 min.
Language English
Budget $100,000,000
Preceded by Batman Returns
Followed by Batman & Robin
IMDb profile

Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. It is the third of the Batman film series which began with Tim Burton's 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from its predecessor Batman Returns. With dramatic changes to characteristics as the cast, design, and Danny Elfman's theme, which was scrapped completely. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (510x755, 69 KB)movie poster source:www. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Akiva Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor in the motion picture industry. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Australian [1] actress. ... Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Stephen Goldblatt is an Oscar nominated cinematographer. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... DVD front cover for The Adventures of Captain Marvel film serial. ... The Batman film series currently consists of five/six superhero films based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985s Pee-wees Big Adventure. ...


The film starred Val Kilmer replacing Michael Keaton as Batman, in his first and only appearance as the Dark Knight, and marked the series debut of Robin (played by Chris O'Donnell). Tommy Lee Jones played Harvey Dent / Two-Face (previously portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in Batman) while Jim Carrey played The Riddler with Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian. The film was a financial success and garnered the sequel Batman & Robin, which would ultimately stop further film installments being produced until Batman Begins. Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Michael John Douglas (Better known by the stage name Michael Keaton) (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and for his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films in the... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... Billy Dee Williams (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor who for a period in the 1970s rivaled Sidney Poitier as the most popular black actor in American film. ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Australian [1] actress. ... Dr. Chase Meridian is a fictional character played by Nicole Kidman and appears in the 1995 film Batman Forever. ... For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... For the novel based on the film, see Batman Begins (novelization). ...

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Plot

The movie opens as Two-Face, the alter ego of former District Attorney Harvey Dent (Tommy Lee Jones), is holding hostages in a bank vault. Batman (Val Kilmer) arrives at the scene and consults with clinical psychiatrist Dr. Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman). Batman then rescues the hostages and foils the robbery but is unable to apprehend Two-Face. Edward Nygma (Jim Carrey), a lowly worker at Wayne Enterprises has been doing unauthorised research at work into a brain-manipulating device, ostensibly as an entertainment medium, following his perceived rejection as a business partner by Bruce Wayne, whom he idolises to the point of obsession. He is discovered at work late by a senior worker, Fred Stickley, who finds himself tested on the project and at Nygma's mercy. The device seems to affect Nygma's brain as an unexpected side effect. Stickley promptly tries to fire him, but Nygma murders him, doctors security tapes to make it look as if the man committed suicide and resigns from Wayne Enterprises. Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... For other uses, see Psychiatrist (disambiguation). ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Australian [1] actress. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ...


A while later, Bruce Wayne invites Chase Meridian to accompany him to a Charity Circus, though ironically she is attracted to Batman rather than him. Two-Face and his thugs arrive at the event, firing guns and terrorising the audience. They also bring a bomb that Two-Face will detonate if Batman does not appear. (Two-Face blames Batman for failing to thwart the criminal who threw acid into his face, disfiguring him and causing "left-brain damage" – an event re-shown in a TV program Wayne has been watching.) The Flying Graysons, the circus acrobats, work to remove the bomb through an opening in the top of the big top. The youngest member, Dick (Chris O'Donnell), manages to push Two-Face's bomb out of the circus and into the water surrounding it by going ahead of his family. When he returns, he finds that Two-Face has killed the other Graysons by shooting out the wires that they were climbing on, sending them plunging to their deaths. Feeling sorry for Dick's loss and responsible for Batman's failure to show at the circus (though he had tried to make himself heard above the panic), Bruce takes a reluctant Dick in as a foster son. Dick wants to kill Two-Face for murdering his parents. Later on, Dick discovers the Batcave and so knows that Bruce is Batman. Dick asks to become his partner so that he can play a part in killing Two-face. Bruce at first resists, insisting that such a quest for revenge goes on forever, as he knows only too well. Dick will not give in, however, naming himself 'Robin' partly at Alfred's suggestion (it was Dick's mother's nickname for him). Salvatore Vincent The Boss Maroni is a fictional character, owned by DC Comics, who exists in that companys DC Universe. ... Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... Look up robin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Meanwhile, Edward Nygma, who has been stalking Bruce Wayne and leaving riddles for him, is inspired and delighted by watching Two-Face's raid at the circus on live TV – and decides to become his partner in the form of the flamboyant and devious Riddler, master of puzzles and quizzes (he has been unhinged at Wayne's insistence that his research "raises too many questions".) He proceeds to show Two-Face his perfected device, which hypnotises TV viewers and beams signals directly into/out of the human brain, allowing people to feel as though they are 'inside' TV shows – but as a side effect, allows Nygma to read their minds and, he claims, augment his own intelligence. The two villains make a deal: if Two-Face helps him steal enough priceless goods and money to fund his project into mass production, the Riddler will use his 'Box' device to learn Batman's true identity. Their deal sealed with a flip of the former's decision-making coin, Two-Face and the Riddler start their rampage. The Riddler, (Edward E. Nigma, also spelled Nygma by some writers), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ...


After a launch event for the Box, where Nygma readopts his regular identity – albeit more based on his idol, Wayne, than ever (complete with a fake facial mole!) – Batman's identity is indeed deduced. Two-Face unsuccessfully attempts to kill his enemy yet again, Robin aiding in foiling this. But, armed with the revelation about Batman, the villains attack Wayne Manor and the Riddler – at pains to prevent his partner in crime from killing his idol – blows up the Batcave and leaves a fourth and final riddle, while Two-Face kidnaps Robin and Chase. Soon, having solved the linking riddle and so located the Riddler's lair at NygmaTech's plant (on Claw Island), Batman is forced by the Riddler to make a choice between Robin and Chase, but ends up successfully saving both and destroying Riddler's central Box device. The Riddler and Two-Face are defeated: the former is overwhelmed by the exploding Box's brainwave overload; the latter falls to his death when Batman thwarts his final attempt to kill him, Robin and Chase, by launching a handful of coins when Two-Face makes one last flip. The brain-damaged Riddler is committed to Arkham Asylum, where (in his delusional state of mind) he proclaims himself rather than Bruce Wayne as Batman to a visiting Chase in the epilogue. The movie ends with Batman and Robin as a crime-fighting partnership, 'forever'. The Batcave. ...


Cast

  • Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne / Batman: After coming across the journal of his father, he starts questioning his act of vengeance. As such, he struggles with duality and his dual identity as a crime fighter. He comes to matches with Dr. Chase Meridian, though decides to return upon "The Flying Graysons Massacre."
  • Tommy Lee Jones as Harvey Dent / Two-Face: Formerly the good District Attorney of Gotham City, he is scarred with half of his face during the conviction of a mob boss. As such, this leads to events that showcase him as Batman's newest enemy Two-Face.
  • Jim Carrey as Edward Nygma / The Riddler: A former employee at Wayne Enterprises, he's fired by his boss thinking that his newest invention is too dangerous. He eventually kills his boss, though this leads to an obsession with Bruce Wayne, the head of Wayne Enterprises. In a secret identity he becomes the villainous Riddler, leaving riddles and puzzles at scenes of crime.
  • Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian: A psychologist and love interest of Bruce Wayne, who's more obsessed with Batman.
  • Chris O'Donnell as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin: Once a circus acrobat, he is adopted by Bruce after Two Face murders his parents and brother at a circus event. Bruce is reminded when his parents were murdered upon seeing the same in Dick. Dick eventually discovers the Bat-cave and learns Bruce's secret identity. In his wake, he becomes his crime-fighting sidekick, Robin.
  • Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth: The faithful butler of Bruce and Dick.
  • Pat Hingle as Commissioner James Gordon: The police commissioner of Gotham City.
  • Drew Barrymore as Sugar: Two-Face's mistress who represents the "good side."
  • Debi Mazar as Spice: Two-Face's mistress who represents the "bad side."

In July 1994, Michael Keaton decided not to return for a sequel after Batman Returns. Speculations arose to Keaton wanting a higher salary, while his publicist stated it was due to screen time and the new direction Joel Schumacher and Warner Brothers was aiming for. Schumacher supported Keaton's reason, saying "some people don't want to play superheroes the rest of their life. Even Sean Connery left James Bond." William Baldwin was reported to be a top contender, though just days after Keaton dropped out, Val Kilmer was cast.[1] Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... The Riddler, (Edward E. Nigma, also spelled Nygma by some writers), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Australian [1] actress. ... Dr. Chase Meridian is a fictional character played by Nicole Kidman and appears in the 1995 film Batman Forever. ... Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Michael Gough (born November 23, 1914) is an English character actor who has appeared in over 100 films. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ... Pat Hingle (born July 19, 1924) is an American actor. ... James Jim Worthington Gordon is a supporting character in DC Comics Batman series. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ... Debi Mazar, on cover of Deborah Mazar (born August 15, 1964 in Queens, New York), better known as Debi Mazar, is an American actress, best known for her trademark Jersey Girl-type appearances, and as edgy, sharp-tongued women in independent films. ... Michael John Douglas (Better known by the stage name Michael Keaton) (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and for his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films in the... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Warner Bros. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... 007 redirects here. ... William Billy Baldwin (born February 21, 1963 in Massapequa, New York) is an American actor best known for his early starring roles in such films as Backdraft (1991) and Flatliners (1990). ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ...


Billy Dee Williams portrayed Harvey Dent in Batman, though his contract was bought out for Batman Forever.[2] Tommy Lee Jones was always Schumacher's first choice for the role of Two-Face, after working with him on The Client. Jones was sent the script and was very cautious to accept, though it wasn't until his son Austin's enthusiasm that Jones decided to take the role.[3] Billy Dee Williams (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor who for a period in the 1970s rivaled Sidney Poitier as the most popular black actor in American film. ... Two-Face, from Batman #234, August 1971. ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Client (1994) is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set mostly in Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


It was in December 1993 when Robin Williams stated he was in talks for the role of the Riddler, and commented on his enthusiasm.[4] Williams had previously expressed interest for the role of the Joker in Batman, though lost out to Jack Nicholson.[5] Ultimately in June 1994, Jim Carrey was cast after Williams had turned down the role.[6] Schumacher had known Carrey since the mid 1980s, roughly ten years before he became commercially famous. After his role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the studio then brought up the idea to cast Jim Carrey.[3] Michael Jackson had previously opted hard to land the role but was ignored.[7] For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... The Joker redirects here. ... Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Ace Ventura, Pet Detective is a 1994 wacky comedy movie, directed by Tom Shadyac. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...


Rene Russo was originally cast in the role of Dr. Chase Meridian when Michael Keaton was still set to play Batman, though was let go after the filmmakers thought of her to be "too old" for Kilmer.[1] Robin Wright turned down the role while Jeanne Tripplehorn and Linda Hamilton were both considered.[6] Schumacher had wanted to work with Nicole Kidman since viewing her performance in Dead Calm, and felt her to be perfect for the role of Dr. Chase Meridian.[3] Rene Russo Rene Russo (born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American film actress and model. ... Dr. Chase Meridian is a fictional character played by Nicole Kidman and appears in the 1995 film Batman Forever. ... Robin Virginia Wright-Penn (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress who first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara. ... Tripplehorn 1990s Jeanne Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American film actress. ... Linda Carroll Hamilton (born September 26, 1956) is an American movie actress born in Salisbury, Maryland. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Australian [1] actress. ... Dead Calm is a 1989 thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. ...


Daniel Waters and Tim Burton convinced Warner Brothers to keep Robin out of Batman Returns and save him for the third installment.[8] Marlon Wayans was originally cast in the role before being dropped out, though was indeed signed and paid for the sequel. Ultimately the decision was made to cast someone else, with Wayans being paid without any acting what-so-ever.[9] The casting of Robin required a nation-wide search, as well as a casting call notice in London. Schumacher claims he met with actors Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Alan Cumming, and Toby Stevens. Chris O'Donnell, a fan of the Batman TV series as a child was cast.[3] Daniel Waters is an American screenwriter. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Warner Bros. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in Im Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated English actor. ... Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish actor best known for his film roles of Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United and on the stage with his Tony Award-winning performance as the Emcee in the highly successful revival of Cabaret. ... Toby Stephens (born April 21, 1969) is an English stage, television and film actor, best known for playing supervillain Gustav Graves in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002) and Edward Fairfax Rochester in the BBC television adaptation of Jane Eyre (2006). ... Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ...


Production

"I always hated those titles like Batman Forever. That sounds like a tattoo that somebody would get when they're on drugs or something. Or something some kid would write in the yearbook to somebody else. I have high problems with some of those titles."
— Tim Burton on the title of Batman Forever[10]

Warner Brothers always felt for the third installment of the Batman film series to have a completely new look than Batman Returns. Even though Batman Returns was a box office success, the studio felt it didn't make enough money as they thought it would. As such, due to complaints on how the film was "too dark," the studio decided to center the third installment towards kids. Batman co-creator Bob Kane even supported the decision. Producer Peter McGregor-Scott cited the film as "Saturday Night Fever on acid".[3] Warner Bros. ... The Batman film series currently consists of five/six superhero films based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... LSD redirects here. ...


Tim Burton claimed he had one meeting that lasted for half an hour with Warner Brothers regarding a sequel. He told them basic ideas he had in mind, though they both peacefully agreed for Burton to serve as producer, as Burton himself felt he had enough with two films.[8] The studio sought after Joel Schumacher as their first choice to be Burton's replacement as director. Schumacher took the role after he felt he needed approval from Burton, a fellow friend of his.[11] Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ...


Schumacher originally had in mind to do an adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One. The studio rejected the idea as they wanted a sequel, not a prequel, though Schumacher was able to include very brief events in Batman's past. Lee and Janet Scott-Batchler were hired to write the script which introduced a psychotic Riddler as the only villain, with a pet rat accompanying him. Schumacher still liked the script, though felt it could be "lighted down." He hired Akiva Goldsman, whom he previously had worked for on The Client to write the second draft.[3] This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... The Riddler, (Edward E. Nigma, also spelled Nygma by some writers), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... Akiva Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor in the motion picture industry. ... The Client (1994) is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set mostly in Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


When it came to the production design, Schumacher hired Barbara Ling, claiming that the film needed a "force" and felt Ling could "advance on it." Schumacher wanted a design that was not to be any way connected to Batman and Batman Returns, and instead was to be inspired by the images from the Batman comic books seen in the 1940s/early 1950s and taken from that of New York City architecture in the 1930s, with a combination of modern Tokyo.[12] Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Schumacher told Ling he literally wanted a "city with personality," with more statues, as well as various amounts of neon. The Batmobile was also given a makeover in comparison to that seen in Batman and Batman Returns. The design team spent six weeks on five different concepts before coming up with Schumacher's choice. Two cars were constructed, one for stunt purposes and one for close ups with both showcasing a V8 engine. The Batcave introduced new technology seen in the previous two films that included what Schumacher calls, "a more suitable atmosphere." This included a turntable for the Batmobile and a moat surrounding the cave.[12] For other uses, see Neon (disambiguation). ... The Batmobile is the fictional personal automobile of comic book superhero Batman. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration, although modern automotive versions use a 90 degree block angle. ... The Batcave. ...


For the costume design, producer Peter MacGregor-Scott claimed that 146 workers were at one point working together. Batman's costume received a new design as well. The filmmakers claimed that Schumacher wanted to bring somewhere along the lines of a more "MTV organic, and edgier feel" to the film. Various suits were designed for specific purposes, such as one where as Val Kilmer sits in the Batmobile and various others for stunts and close ups. Ventilation was placed in the suit and according to the costume design team, Kilmer had "a more stature feel than Michael Keaton" which served as a minor problem.[13] This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Michael John Douglas (Better known by the stage name Michael Keaton) (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and for his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films in the...


According to Ve Neill, Schumacher wanted Chris O'Donnell to be a heartthrob to teenage girls, thus the reason why his ears were pierced. Jim Carrey went through over 50 different spandex outfits and over 100 different props for his cane. He stated while practicing, he would continuously damage walls, ceilings, and cabinets.[13] Elliot Goldenthal was hired to compose the film score even before the first draft of the script was written. He stated he was told by Schumacher as not to listen to Danny Elfman's previous score, and instead compose a different orchestral piece.[14] Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Example of spandex Spandex or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity (stretchability). ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985s Pee-wees Big Adventure. ...


Release

Box office performance

Batman Forever opened on June 16, 1995 in the United States in 2,893 theaters, accumulating $52,784,433 over its opening weekend. The film went on to gross $336,531,112 worldwide.[15] It is the third highest grossing Batman film to date, behind Tim Burton's Batman and Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, though it did have a higher opening weekend than Batman Begins. The film was a box office success and naturally beat out it's $100 million budget. The opening weekend gross was a record at the time and the studio beat their goal of making more money than Batman Returns. Batman Forever was the second highest grossing film of 1995, only losing to Toy Story.[16] is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer. ... For the novel based on the film, see Batman Begins (novelization). ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Toy Story is an Academy-award-winning CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and Australia on December 7, 1995, as well as in the United Kingdom on 22 March...


Home video

The film was first released on VHS and Laserdisc in October 1995.[17] Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


The film's first release on DVD was in late 1997[18], shortly after that format debuted. It was a single-disc release that showcased no special features. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...

The Batman Motion Picture Anthology: an 8-disc box set containing all four films

To coincide with the release of Batman Begins on DVD, Warner Brothers released Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin with new DVD treatments. The two disc special edition of the four films were created with newly restored audio/video, a remastered Dolby Digital audio track, and a second disk of bonus material. Each title is available both individually and as part of The Batman Motion Picture Anthology. Batman Forever contained 14 minutes of deleted footage.[19] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the novel based on the film, see Batman Begins (novelization). ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... The correct title of this article is Batman & Robin (1997 film). ... Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ... Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology is an 8-disc box set of Batman films, released on October 18, 2005 by Warner Bros. ...


Reaction

Roger Ebert depicted the film as highly entertaining, though felt that the definitive Batman film had yet to be made.[20] Brian Lowry of Variety cited the film as a poor attempt to "save" the Batman film series.[21] Peter Travers from Rolling Stone called the film a "sour taste," and mocked the formation of how it transfered back to the campy Batman TV series.[22] Overall, the film holds a 44% rating at Rotten Tomatoes which gives it a certified "rotten."[23] The filmmakers were indeed aware that Jim Carrey had "stole the show." When asked about the nipples on the Batman and Robin suits, (as well as Dick Grayson sporting an earing and the enlarged codpieces), Joel Schumacher stated that he never knew that it would lead to such a big controversy.[3] Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... The Batman film series currently consists of five/six superhero films based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Peter Travers is the film critic for Rolling Stone magazine. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Look up robin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ...


Batman Forever was nominated for three Academy Awards, the most out of any Batman film to date. Though not winning any, the awards included Best Cinematography, Best Effects/Sound Effects Editing (losing to Braveheart on both nominations), and Best Sound (losing to Apollo 13).[24] The song "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2 saw itself being nominated for "Best Original Song Written for a Motion Picture" at the Golden Globe awards as well as the MTV Movie Awards and as "Worst Original Song" at the Razzie Awards. Other nominations for the MTV Movie Awards included: "Best Villain" (Both Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones), "Most Desirable Female" (Nicole Kidman), "Most Desirable Male" (Val Kilmer) and Seal was nominated as well for their song "Kiss From a Rose." Elliot Goldenthal was given a Grammy Award nomination for his work.[25] Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For the moshing term Braveheart, see Wall of death (moshing). ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970. ... Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me was a song by U2 released on the Batman Forever soundtrack album. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ... The Golden Raspberries or Razzies were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to complement the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Australian [1] actress. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London) is an English soul singer and songwriter. ... 1995 re-release Kiss from a Rose is a song from Seals second eponymous album Seal, subsequently featured on the Batman Forever (1995) film soundtrack. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


References

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  2. ^ (2005). Heroes Profile: Harvey Dent (DVD). Warner Brothers.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g (2005). Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight-Reinventing a Hero (DVD). Warner Brothers.
  4. ^ "Flashes: No Joker", Entertainment Weekly, 1993-12-17. Retrieved on 2007-10-14. 
  5. ^ (2005). Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight (DVD). Warner Brothers.
  6. ^ a b Judy Brennan. "Batman Battles New Bat Villains", Entertainment Weekly, 1994-06-03. Retrieved on 2007-10-14. 
  7. ^ Billy "Jett" Ramey. "Joel Schumacher talks BATMAN!", Batman-on-Film, 2003-03-31. Retrieved on 2007-11-08. 
  8. ^ a b (2005). Shadows Of The Bat: The Cinematic Saga Of The Dark Knight-The Dark Side Of The Night (DVD). Warner Brothers.
  9. ^ Nathan Rabin. "Wayans World", The AV Club, 1998-02-25. Retrieved on 2007-10-21. 
  10. ^ Mark Salisbury and Tim Burton (2000). Burton on Burton: Revised Edition. Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-57120-507-0. 
  11. ^ "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kilmer", Empire, 1995-08-01. Retrieved on 2007-11-08. 
  12. ^ a b (2005). Out of the Shadows: The Production Design of Batman Forever (DVD). Warner Brothers.
  13. ^ a b (2005). The Many Faces of Gotham City (DVD). Warner Brothers.
  14. ^ (2005). Scoring Forever: The Music of Batman Forever (DVD). Warner Brothers.
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  16. ^ The 50 Top Grossing Films of 1995. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  17. ^ Batman Forever (1995) VHS details at Amazon
  18. ^ Batman Forever (1995) DVD details at IMDB
  19. ^ Batman The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 DVD site
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  21. ^ Brian Lowry. "Batman Forever Review", Variety, 1995-06-14. Retrieved on 2007-11-10. 
  22. ^ Peter Travers. "Batman Forever Review", Rolling Stone, 2000-12-08. Retrieved on 2007-11-10. 
  23. ^ Batman Forever (1995) at Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2007-11-10.
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