Batman script
Batman (1989)
Synopsis: Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film stars Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, alongside Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. In the film, Batman is widely believed to be an urban legend until he actively goes to war with a rising criminal mastermind known as "the Joker".

By now the TOURISTS are halfway across the street.

Mercifully, the DERELICT doesn't seem to be following.

They pick up their pace. They don't see the SHADOWY FIGURE

in the alleyway. They don't see the GUN until a gloved hand

brings it down, butt-first, across the back of DAD's neck.

DAD crumples. MOM grabs JIMMY and backs up against a brick

wall, too terrified to scream. The DERELICT races across

the street to join his confederate, the STREET PUNK, who's

already searching for DAD's wallet.

MOM's mouth opens in panic. They can see she's about to

snap -- so the STREET PUNK, still in a crouch, trains his

gun on JIMMY.


Do the kid a favor, lady. Don't


The poor woman is utterly horrified. TEARS stream down her

face. But she keeps her wits about her, stifles the urge to

shriek, and hustles JIMMY off down the street.

The two PUNKS watch them break into a run -- then chuckle,

slap hands, race off in the opposite direction.


Six stories up. The PUNKS -- NICK and EDDIE -- hunker down

on the tar-and-gravel roof, sizing up their take.


(emptying the wallet)

All right. The Gold Card.

(tossing the credit card

in EDDIE's face)

Don't leave home without it.

A chill wind whips across the roof as NICK extracts the

cash and begins to count it. There's a distant, indistinct

metal on metal. EDDIE hears it and tenses up.

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Sam Hamm

Sam Hamm (born November 19, 1955) is an American screenwriter. Hamm is perhaps best known for writing the screenplay for Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns. As a result of his work, he was invited to write for Detective Comics. The result was Batman: Blind Justice, which introduced Bruce Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard, who later appeared in Batman Begins. Hamm's other screen credits include Never Cry Wolf and Monkeybone. He also wrote unused drafts for Planet of the Apes and Watchmen adaptations. more…

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