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Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)

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Batman and Robin of the 1960s live action series are back in action to take down their fiendish foes united once more against them.

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Rick Morales

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Michael Jelenic (screenplay by), James Tucker (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adam West ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Burt Ward ... Dick Grayson / Robin (voice)
Julie Newmar ... Catwoman (voice)
Jeff Bergman ... Announcer / The Joker (voice)
Sirena Irwin ... Miranda Monroe (voice)
Thomas Lennon ... Chief O'Hara / Prison Warden (voice)
William Salyers ... The Penguin (voice)
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Aunt Harriet (voice)
Jim Ward ... Commissioner Gordon (voice)
Steven Weber ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Wally Wingert ... The Riddler (voice)
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Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. This time, the four super villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo really have their hands full.

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Rated PG for action, suggestive material and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman '66 See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,711
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

One of the fight scene onomatopoeia that comes up on screen in the first fight is "SPRANG!" This is a reference to comic book artist Dick Sprang who helped redesign the Batman, co-created the Riddler (with writer Bill Finger), & was one of the top artists on Batman comics in the Golden Age of Comics. See more »

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Then end credit sequence features Batman doing the "Batusi", which he did in the pilot episode for the 1966 TV series. Catwoman also does her own "Catusi". The dance names are references to a popular dance of the 1960s, "The Watusi". The format of the sequence is also similar to the end sequences of many of the 60s beach movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, although the dances were performed by Buster Keaton and his go-go girlfriend, Bunny. See more »

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A Highly Recommended Fun And Campy Treat For Batman Fans
10 October 2016 | by rprice01See all my reviews

I went to a special theater viewing of this movie and found it to be a real treat. I enjoyed it from the very beginning, It did not disappoint. The special effects were quite nice and the music with its jazzy horn sounds and sixties beats had me moving in my seat through some parts of it as well. Adam West as Batman and Julie Newmar as Catwoman were enjoyable to watch. The producers featuring their original voices in the film gave it a special uniqueness that could not be replaced.

I often laughed out loud at certain scenes and also enjoyed the storyline. It had me often wondering what would happen next. I also liked the villains. Classic Joker, Penguin, Riddler, and Catwoman each had their own unique flair that seemed to captivate each scene. Riddler was great with his genius schemes and his trickery. The classic Joker was hilarious with his flamboyant laugh and his menacing actions. Penguin was crafty in his own way with his powerful gadgets, style and swagger. Catwoman was also quite captivating with her tempting seductress demeanor and deadly charms.

I also enjoyed Batman, Robin, and Alfred's characters in this film. The director has a great style of mixing humor with edginess that make the heroes and villains interesting and fun to watch. I laughed out loud at much of Batman and Robin's hilarious dialogue and chemistry. Robin really had me laughing out loud with his hysterical phrases such as "Holy Hydrogen", "Holy Shrapnel" and "Holy Hussy". I did not get bored with the heroes at all in this film and was quite excited to see this version of the characters. The fight scenes even had me laughing out loud; especially when they used the classic sixties phrases such as "Boom!", "Pow!" "Zone!"etc. while the heroes fought the villains. These scenes were funny and did not bore me even for a moment.

This movie was quite amazing and an refreshing escape from the dark undertones of the recent Batman projects. It shows that Batman is a character that can be expressed in a wide array of styles and still be entertaining. I definitely recommend DC Comic fans and Batman fans to try this film out. I am so moved by it that I plan to purchase a DVD copy of this movie and probably even the original 60's Batman show too. I also will try to read some of the Batman 66 comics to get more of this type of entertainment. I hope that the directors may even consider doing a sequel of this real soon. I definitely look forward to seeing more.


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