History Trivia / BatmanReturns

17th Jul '16 12:10:48 AM JudasZala
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** Burgess Meredith (who played Penguin in the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series) was considered to play Penguin's father; however, he was unable to appear due to complications resulting from lung cancer.

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** Burgess Meredith (who played Penguin in the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series) was considered to play Penguin's father; however, he was unable to appear due to complications resulting from lung cancer.cancer.
* WorkingTitle: ''Batman Return'''s working title was "Dictel".
17th May '16 3:41:26 PM whateveryousay21
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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Kenner's tie-in toy line did have a number of odd gimmick figures and vehicles that weren't in the movie, which is par for many tie-in toy cash-ins. That's not the example here- no, when Kenner made their line, for some reason instead of making a new Penguin figure that looked like the character in the film, they simply used the old "Super Powers" comic-based Penguin tooling they'd made years before.
2nd Apr '16 9:04:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Max Schreck? Looks, acts, sounds a lot like [[Film/AViewToAKill Max Zorin...]]
** Vincent Schiavelli (that droopy-eyed guy [[Creator/MilosForman Miloš Forman]] cast in many of his films) plays the Organ Grinder, while [[Film/StreetFighter Zangief]] plays Chip Shreck. And [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Abe Sapien]] plays the "Thin Clown." Tucker and Esther Cobblepot are Pee-wee Herman and [[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure his short-lived admirer]], Simone, respectively.
** The Mayor of Gotham is recognizable to fans of Robert Altman and/or Garry Trudeau as the protagonist of ''Tanner '88''.
** [[HusbandsAndWives Shawn Grainger]] is the Ice Princess.
12th Feb '16 1:35:53 PM 10-13-2
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** The ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons'' episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts" has a plot that [[FridgeBrilliance (unintentionally)]] closely parallels this movie's, with a seemingly reformed criminal running for mayor and a visit to a Hall of Records (albeit by a sympathetic character [[note]] Lisa [[/note]] rather than a villain).

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** The ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons'' Simpsons]]'' episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts" has a plot that [[FridgeBrilliance (unintentionally)]] closely parallels this movie's, with a seemingly reformed criminal running for mayor and a visit to a Hall of Records (albeit by a sympathetic character [[note]] Lisa [[/note]] rather than a villain).
12th Feb '16 1:34:34 PM 10-13-2
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** [[HusbandsAndWives Shawn Grainger]] is the Ice Princess.



** The ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons'' episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts" has a plot that [[FridgeBrilliance (unintentionally)]] closely parallels this movie's, with a seemingly reformed criminal running for mayor and a visit to a Hall of Records (albeit by a sympathetic character rather than a villain).

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** The ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons'' episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts" has a plot that [[FridgeBrilliance (unintentionally)]] closely parallels this movie's, with a seemingly reformed criminal running for mayor and a visit to a Hall of Records (albeit by a sympathetic character [[note]] Lisa [[/note]] rather than a villain).
12th Feb '16 1:31:13 PM 10-13-2
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* ShoutOut / FountainOfMemes:
** The ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons'' episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts" has a plot that [[FridgeBrilliance (unintentionally)]] closely parallels this movie's, with a seemingly reformed criminal running for mayor and a visit to a Hall of Records (albeit by a sympathetic character rather than a villain).
** Sideshow Bob again in "Day of the Jackanapes", where he uses a spiraling design (in this case an archery target) to hypnotize and brainwash Bart.
** In her music video for "Since U Been Gone", Music/KellyClarkson systematically destroys some of the clothes in her closet while sporting a SlasherSmile. Sound familiar?



** The original script had many, many more members of the Red Triangle Gang. Notable members of the circus in the original script included a duo with razor sharp metal blades encrusted into their heads like mohawks, a teenage clown with a neon medallion that read [[XtremeKoolLetterz "CIRKUS"]] who was the original stun gun clown, and a group of clowns dressed like firefighters who operate a fire-engine that happed to shoot napalm (in a possible dark twist on the clown scene from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'').

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** The original script had many, many more members of the Red Triangle Gang. Notable members of the circus in the original script included a ringmaster with poison-tipped gauntlets, included a duo with razor sharp metal blades encrusted into their heads like mohawks, a teenage clown with a neon medallion that read [[XtremeKoolLetterz "CIRKUS"]] who was the original stun gun clown, and a group of clowns dressed like firefighters who operate a fire-engine that happed to shoot napalm (in a possible dark twist on the clown scene from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'').
4th Dec '15 4:22:28 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Burgess Meredith (who played Penguin in the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series) was considered to play Penguin's father; however, he was unable to appear due to complications resulting from lung cancer.
* YouLookFamiliar: PaulReubens reprises Penguin's father in ''Series/{{Gotham}}''.

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** Burgess Meredith (who played Penguin in the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series) was considered to play Penguin's father; however, he was unable to appear due to complications resulting from lung cancer.
* YouLookFamiliar: PaulReubens reprises Penguin's father in ''Series/{{Gotham}}''.
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29th Nov '15 8:57:24 AM BlackJAC
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** Burgess Meredith (who played Penguin in the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series) was considered to play Penguin's father; however, he was unable to appear due to complications resulting from lung cancer.

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** Burgess Meredith (who played Penguin in the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series) was considered to play Penguin's father; however, he was unable to appear due to complications resulting from lung cancer.cancer.
* YouLookFamiliar: PaulReubens reprises Penguin's father in ''Series/{{Gotham}}''.
3rd Oct '15 3:20:25 AM Mahboi
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** Max Schreck? Looks, acts, sounds a lot like [[Film/AViewToAKill Max Zorin...]]
26th Jan '15 8:38:17 PM WJTaylor4
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** Annette Bening was Burton's original choice to play Selina/Catwoman, but she turned it down due to her pregnancy at the time. Sean Young, still bitter over losing the role of Vicki Vale in 1989's ''Batman'', lobbied hard to secure the role as Catwoman, even going as far as to confront Burton at the Warner Bros. studios, wearing a homemade Catwoman costume.

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** Annette Bening of all people was Burton's original choice to play Selina/Catwoman, but she turned it down due to her pregnancy at the time. Sean Young, still bitter over losing the role of Vicki Vale in 1989's ''Batman'', lobbied hard to secure the role as Catwoman, even going as far as to confront Burton at the Warner Bros. studios, wearing a homemade Catwoman costume.costume... with disastrous results that permanently damaged her career.
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