Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Synopsis: Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
Director(s): Jay Oliva
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
76 min



Bruce. You're pushing the car

too hard. It's not meant to take it.

I'll coax it.

That's it,

I'm engaging computer override.


Don't think it's working.

You son of a bitch,

are you trying to kill yourself?




Spectacular finish

to the Neumann elimination.

Looked like a flaming coffin

for billionaire Bruce Wayne for sure.

Turns out Wayne bailed

at the last second...

...suffering only minor burns.

Hideous slaying of a group of nuns

last night...

...the latest in the brutal crime spree

attributed to the Mutant gang.

Crime is at a record high,

the city has gone to hell...

...and no one seems to be

doing anything about it.

Death threats have once again

been leveled by the Mutants...

...against soon-to-retire,

...who had this to say in response:

I've got one more month at this job,

and I'd love to spend it nailing the Mutants.

If they want to take me on, I'm delighted.

Come and get me.

Nearly coinciding

with Gordon's retirement...

...tonight also marks the 1 0th anniversary

of the last sighting of the Batman.

Most of our younger viewers

now think of him as a myth...

...many others still debate

whether his one-man war on crime...

...was right or wrong...

...but this reporter hopes that wherever he is,

he's enjoying a toast with good friends.

To 1 0 years and my finally joining you.


That was some stunt

you pulled at the racetrack.

Keeps the blood flowing.

So long as most of it stays inside you.

Worried about me?

Let's just say I'm glad

you survived Batman's retirement...

...and I was hoping you'd keep

it that way.

[OVERTV] Some officials have speculated

that Gordon's departure...

...may help de-escalate violence...

...from the Mutants, as the mysterious

Mutant Leader has repeatedly singled out...

...the commissioner as a target.

You're not worried about me, are you?

No more than I am the rest of the city.

People have given up, Jim.

They're hiding, turning a blind eye.

These are scary times. And the Mutants,

they're not like the usual street crooks.

A mugger, he's after a wallet.

It makes sense.

These kids, it's just random violence.

-There's no humanity in them at all.

-Sounds like someone l used to deal with.

Thank God he's keeping quiet.

Remember how you had us all going

back then?

You with that ginger ale of yours,

pretending it was champagne.

Made up for lost time on that since.

-Makes it easier.

-Makes what easier?

-Staying retired.

-Things are different now, Bruce.

The government, the public,

they wouldn't stand for you anymore.

-Talk to Dick lately?

-You know l haven't.

Shame you didn't keep up with him.

Could've been a shoulder to lean on,

after what happened with Jason.

Let's call it a night, Jim.


The day ofjudgment is coming, brother.




One, two, three, four

Come on, baby

Come alive



Aces. He sees us.

Don't go all billy. Go around, behind him.

Slice and dice.

Show him we nasty.

I don't know man, spud's awful big.

And look at him.

-Come on.

-Jeez, man, spud's into it.

-So, what? Slice and dice.

-Come on.


Can't do it when they into it.

Blow this, let's go to the arcade.




Wow, look at him go.

What are you gonna do

when you catch him, Bruce?






Master Bruce.

You set off the alarm, sir.

This somnambulism

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Robert Kane, known professionally as Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn ; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998), was an American comic book writer and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996. more…

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