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Batman
Directed by Tim Burton
Starring Michael Keaton
Jack Nicholson
Music by Danny Elfman
Release date(s) June 23, 1989
Country United States
Language English

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.

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 Dates

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

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