Batman | 1989

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Main Plot

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clownishly homicidal Joker.


  • Michael Keaton's character in Batman is Bruce Wayne, who is the billionaire playboy and vigilante superhero Batman.
  • Jack Nicholson played the character of the Joker in Batman, serving as the main antagonist and Batman's arch-nemesis.
  • Kim Basinger's character in Batman is Vicki Vale, a photojournalist and love interest of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Tim Burton's Batman, the Joker's reign of chaos comes to an end as Batman confronts him atop Gotham City's cathedral. After a fierce battle, Batman manages to save the city from the Joker's deadly plot and ultimately defeats him. The Joker falls to his death, while Batman escapes the cathedral before it explodes. As Gotham celebrates their hero's triumph, Batman disappears into the night, leaving behind a bat signal in the sky, symbolizing his eternal watch over the city.

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Tim Burton Michael Keaton Jack Nicholson Kim Basinger