Batman Returns (1992)

35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1
Dolby Stereo, English

An American fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.

Plot Summary

Batman faces a new set of enemies in the shape of the Penguin, a madman who grew up with after being abandoned as a child by his parents, ruthless businessman Max Schreck who has manipulated the Penguin into standing for Mayor of Gotham, and Schreck's murdered secretary, Selina Kyle, reborn as the vengeful Catwoman.


Directed by: Tim Burton
© 1992 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Warner Bros. presents a Tim Burton film in association with Polygram Pictures. Distributed by Warner Bros. A Time Warner company
Executive Producers: Jon Peters and Peter Guber, Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan
Produced by: Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton
Co-Producer: Larry Franco
Associate Producer/Production Manager: Ian Bryce
Screenplay by: Daniel Waters
Story by: Daniel Waters and Sam Hamm
Based on Batman Characters Created by: Bob Kane
Based upon characters appearing in magazines published by Inc
Director of Photography: Stefan Czapsky
Film Editors: Chris Lebenzon, Bob Badami
Music by: Danny Elfman
Production Sound Mixer: Petur Hliddal
Costume Designers: Bob Ringwood, Mary Vogt
Make-Up Supervisor: Ve Neill
Hair Supervisor: Yolanda Toussieng
Special Penguin Makeup & Effects: Stan Winston
Visual and Technical Costume Effects Supervisor: Vin Burnham
Costume Effects: Ray Tricker, Paul James, Day Murch, Alli Eynon, DorothyBulac, Michael Bastings, Mary Mason, Paul Barrett-Brown
Special Effects Supervisor: Chuck Gaspar
Visual Effects Supervisor: Michael Fink
Visual Effects: 4-Ward Productions; Boss Film; Chandler Group; Matte World; Pacific Data Images; Stetson Visual Services Inc; Video Image
Production Designer: Bo Welch

Michael Keaton (Batman/Bruce Wayne)
Danny DeVito (The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Catwoman/Selina Kyle)
Christopher Walken (Max Shreck)
Michael Gough (Alfred Pennyworth)
Michael Murphy (Mayor)
Cristi Conaway (Ice Princess)
Andrew Bryniarski (Chip Shreck)
Pat Hingle (Commissioner Gordon)
Vincent Schiavelli (organ grinder)
Steve Witting (Josh)
Jan Hooks (Jen)
John Strong (sword swallower)
Rick Zumwalt (tattooed strongman)
Anna Katarina (Poodle Lady)
Gregory Scott Cummins (acrobat thug one)
Erika Andersch (knifethrower dame)
Travis McKenna (fat clown)
Doug Jones (thin clown)
Branscombe Richmond (terrifying clown 1)

Alternative Titles

Batman – il ritorno – Italian title
Batman – O Retorno – Brazilian title
Batman – paluu – Finnish title
Batman 2 – Återkomsten – Swedish title
Batman 2 – Le défi – French Belgian title
Batman Regressa
– Portugese title
Batman se vraca
– Slovenian title
Batman visszatér
– Hungarian title
Batman vuelve
– Argentine/Spanish title
Batman, le défi
– French title
Batmans Rückkehr
– Austrian/German title
Le Retour de Batman
– French Canadian title
Powrót Batmana
– Polish title

Sequel to
Batman (1989)

Batman Forever (1995)
Batman and Robin (1997)

Extracts included in
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996)


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes: An Illustrated Filmography, with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester pp.50-52 – credits, synopsis, review