Batman: The Movie

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Batman: The Movie elevates camp to an art form -- and has a blast doing it, every gloriously tongue-in-cheek inch of the way.



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Tongue-in-cheek humor prevails in Batman, a witty homage to the Dynamic Duo's exaggerated exploits. The Caped Crusaders (Adam West and Burt Ward) are called in as a last resort when the criminal masterminds of the millennium team up to conquer Gotham City by turning the U.N. Security Council into dehydrated dust; among the villains are the Joker (Cesar Romero), Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and the Penguin (Burgess Meredith). The entire cast is excellent, particularly West and Ward, who distinguish themselves among a standout list with hilariously straight-faced performances. The film includes some truly memorable scenes, highlighted by a particularly tenacious shark with a vertical leap that would put Spud Webb to shame and a bomb on the waterfront with no place to explode (nuns, infants and lovebirds beware!). ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

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Adam West
as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Burt Ward
as Dick Grayson/Robin
Lee Meriwether
as The Catwoman/Comrade Kitanya `Kitka' Irenya Tantanya Karensk
Burgess Meredith
as The Penguin
Cesar Romero
as The Joker
Frank Gorshin
as The Riddler
Neil Hamilton
as Commissioner Gordon
Madge Blake
as Aunt Harriet Cooper
Stafford Repp
as Chief O'Hara
Reginald Denny
as Cmdr. Schmidlapp
Milton Frome
as Vice Adm. Fangschliester
Gil Perkins
as Bluebeard
Wolfe Barzell
as Israeli Delegate
Albert Carrier
as French Delegate
George Cisar
as Rumpot in Window
Jack La Lanne
as Jack LaLanne
Maurice Dallimore
as United Kingdom Delegate
Harry De Vere
as White-Haired Policeman in Office
Gregory Gaye
as Soviet Delegate
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