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In this first sequel to 1989's Batman, the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is up against the Penguin (Danny DeVito), the hideously deformed scion of a wealthy Gotham City family. The Penguin plots with evil businessman Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) to become mayor and then turn Gotham into a cathedral of crime. Upon overhearing these plans, Schreck's mousy secretary Selena Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) is tossed from a high-rise window by her boss. Rescued by a covey of kittens, Selena transforms into the leather-clad Catwoman. In this guise, she teams with the Penguin and Schreck to divvy up their ill-gotten gains and help discredit Batman-but she also has her own scores to settle. Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, Vincent Schiavelli and Jan Hooks play significant bits, while Pat Hingle and Michael Gough make returns as, respectively, Commissioner Gordon and Alfred the Butler. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 19, 1992


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Winston Best Makeup 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ve Neill Best Makeup 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Craig Barron Best Visual Effects 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dennis Skotak Best Visual Effects 1992 Nominee


Michael Keaton
as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Danny DeVito
as The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Catwoman/Selina Kyle
Christopher Walken
as Max Shreck
Michael Gough
as Alfred Pennyworth
Cristi Conaway
as Ice Princess
Michael Murphy
as The Mayor of Gotham
Pat Hingle
as Police Commissioner Gordon
Jan Hooks
as Jen
Andrew Bryniarski
as Chip Shreck
Paul Reubens
as Penguin's Father
Vincent Schiavelli
as Organ Grinder
Steve Witting
as Josh
Elizabeth Sanders
as Gothamite 4
Steven Brill
as Gothamite 1
Diane Salinger
as Penguin's Mother
Felix Silla
as Emperor Penguin
Marlon Wayans
Lisa Coles
as Volunteer Bimbo
Robert Gossett
as TV Anchorman
Branscombe Richmond
as 1st Terrifying Clown
Doug Jones
as Thin Clown
Joey de Pinto
as 1st Shreck Security Guard
Anna Katarina
as Poodle Lady
Stuart Lancaster
as Penguin's Doctor
Gregory Scott Cummins
as Acrobat Thug One
Erik Onate
as Aggressive Reporter
Joan Giammarco
as Female Victim
Sean Whalen
as Paperboy
Frank di Elsi
as Security 1
Margarita Fernandez
as Emperor Penguin
Ashley Tillman
as Gothamite 3
Travis McKenna
as Fat Clown
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Emperor Penguins
Neal Lerner
as Gothamite 2
Rick Zumwalt
as Tattooed Strongman
Biff Yeager
as Security 2
Henry Kingi
as Mugger


Tim Burton
Tim Burton
Denise Di Novi
Sam Hamm
Screen Story
Sam Hamm
Daniel Waters
Screen Story
Daniel Waters
Wesley Strick
Stefan Czapsky
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Rick Heinrichs
Art Director
Larry Franco
Ian Bryce
Associate Producer
Jon Peters
Executive Producer
Michael E. Uslan
Executive Producer
Peter Guber
Executive Producer
Benjamin Melniker
Executive Producer
Cheryl Carasik
Set Designer
Sally Thornton
Set Designer
Mary Vogt
Costume Designer
Bob Ringwood
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Skotak
Special Effects
Debby Porter
Marion Dougherty
Ian Bryce
Production Manager
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor
Brad Wilder
Craig Barron
Visual Effects Supervisor
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Stan Winston
Ve Neill