After a young boy witnesses his parents' murder on the streets of Gotham City, he grows up to become the Batman - a mysterious figure in the eyes of Gotham's citizens - who takes crime-fighting into his own hands. He first emerges out of the shadows when the Joker appears - a horribly disfigured individual who is out for revenge on his former employer and generally likes to have a good time.
Jack Nicholson,Kim Basinger,Michael Keaton,Pat Hingle,Billy Dee Williams,Tracy Walter
Burton's dark vision of Gotham City combined with star performances made this a box office smash. Danny Elfman's music adds to the moody fun.