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Plot, Details & Awards

Batman Returns

Rated PG-13 for brooding, dark violence.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/5/2003 , 126min.
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Plot & Details

In this first sequel to 1989's Batman, the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is up against the Penguin (Danny DeVito), the hideously deformed scion of a wealthy Gotham City family. The Penguin plots with evil businessman Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) to become mayor and then turn Gotham into a cathedral of crime. Upon overhearing these plans, Schreck's mousy secretary Selena Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) is tossed from a high-rise window by her boss. Rescued by a covey of kittens, Selena transforms into the leather-clad Catwoman. In this guise, she teams with the Penguin and Schreck to divvy up their ill-gotten gains and help discredit Batman-but she also has her own scores to settle. Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, Vincent Schiavelli and Jan Hooks play significant bits, while Pat Hingle and Michael Gough make returns as, respectively, Commissioner Gordon and Alfred the Butler.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Craig Barron Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Ve Neill Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Stan Winston Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Dennis Skotak Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Michael Fink Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects John Bruno Nominated

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