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Batman Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

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character created by Bob Kane. Mask of the Phantasm was nominated for an Annie Award in the category of Best Animated Feature.

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Bruce Wayne, hansome and mysterious billionaire who at night becomes Batman
Bruce Wayne, hansome and mysterious billionaire who at night becomes Batman
(Kevin Conroy) "Jujitsu is no joke. It takes years to master."
  Andrea Beaumont, a beautiful woman who Bruce meets in the early years
Andrea Beaumont, a beautiful woman who Bruce meets in the early years
(Dana Delany) "I like the cape. I'm not sure about the mask though."
  Batman, Gotham City's secret vigilante protector
Batman, Gotham City's secret vigilante protector
(Kevin Conroy) "You think you know everything about me, don't you?"
  The Phantasm, looks more like the Ghost of Christmas Future
The Phantasm, looks more like the Ghost of Christmas Future
(Stacy Keach) "Your Angel of Death awaits"
Alfred Pennyworth, trusted butler and closest confidante of Bruce Wayne
Alfred Pennyworth, trusted butler and closest confidante of Bruce Wayne
(Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) "If I may make so bold, Master Bruce, I'd say quite the reverse."
  Carl Beaumont, Andrea's father who was secretly in business with the Valestra gang
Carl Beaumont, Andrea's father who was secretly in business with the Valestra gang
(Stacy Keach) "money means little without loved ones to share it with"
  Joker, Batman's malefic nemesis was before Valestra's personal hitman
Joker, Batman's malefic nemesis was before Valestra's personal hitman
(Mark Hamill) "The plane of the future is going to make you history"
  Arthur Reeves, the corrupt City Councilman who was once one of the hot Young Turks from Carl Beaumont's legal department
Arthur Reeves, corrupt City Councilman who was once one of the hot Young Turks from Carl Beaumont's legal department
(Hart Bochner) "I was broke"
Chuckie Sol, a gangster boss and the Phantasm's first victim
Chuckie Sol, a gangster boss and the Phantasm's first victim
(Dick Miller) "we'll have the money or I'll have your heart in my hand"
  James Gordon, the police commissioner of Gotham City and Batman's closest ally
James Gordon, the police commissioner of Gotham City and Batman's closest ally
(Bob Hastings) "You want him, you get him. I'll have no part of it."
  Salvatore Valestra, a powerful mob boss in business with Carl Beaumont
Salvatore Valestra, a powerful mob boss in business with Carl Beaumont
(Abe Vigoda) "That's what I like about your pop, kiddo. He knows his priorities."
The Doctor of Gotham City Mental Hospital
The Doctor of Gotham City Mental Hospital
"That should relax you enough for the toxin to run its course"
  Buzz Bronski, a mobster in partnership with Chuckie Sol and Valestra
Buzz Bronski, a mobster in partnership with Chuckie Sol and Valestra
(John P. Ryan) "You're gonna pay one way or another"
  Detective Harvey Bullock, assigned to hunt down the Dark Knight
Detective Harvey Bullock, assigned to hunt down the Dark Knight
(Robert Costanzo) "He's usually here by now"
 
FULL QUOTES PART 1 CHUCKIE SOL: This has been a long time coming, fellas. Three years on the plates alone. But you'll find the product worth the wait. Go ahead. Take a good look, boys. JAKE: Jeez, Mr. Sol, I can't tell the difference. CHUCKIE SOL: You'd need a neutron microscope. Identical, to Ben Franklin's stubble. I want half a mil a week laundered in the casino. Three-quarter mil by March. Anybody got a problem with that? ALL: The Bat! CHUCKIE SOL: Get him! BATMAN: Chuckie Sol. CHUCKIE SOL: Batman, how'd you get here?Batman, how'd you get here? THE PHANTASM: Your Angel of Death awaits. CHUCKIE SOL: You ain't the Bat! Who are you? What do you want? THE PHANTASM: I want you, Chuckie-boyTHE PHANTASM: I want you, Chuckie-boy. CHUCKIE SOL: This time I got you, you lousy, stinking... What? MAN 1: Look! MAN 2: Good Lord! MAN 1: What happened? MAN 2: Hey, look! It's Batman! ARTHUR REEVES: I'm telling you, it's vigilantism at its deadliest. How many times are we gonna let Batman cross the line? JAMES GORDON: Councilman, you can't blame Batman for what happened to Chuckie Sol. ARTHUR REEVES: Why not? He's a loose cannon, commissioner. It's not just my opinion. A lot of people, including the police think Batman's as unstable as the crooks. What kind of city are we running when we depend on the support of a potential madman? ALFRED PENNYWORTH: Such rot, sir. Why, you're the very model of sanity. By the way, I pressed your tights and put away your exploding gas balls. BRUCE WAYNE: Thank you, Alfred. ALFRED PENNYWORTH: Might one inquire what this is? BATMAN: A piece of windshield from Chuckie Sol's car. There's a chemical residue on it. A dense, long-chain macromolecular polymer. Adaptogenic, of course. ALFRED PENNYWORTH: Of course. ANDREA BEAUMONT: I should be landing any minute. It'll be good to see you againIt'll be good to see you again. ARTHUR REEVES: You too and don't worry about a thing. We'll clear up these old family finances. Don't forget, you've got a bigtime councilman on your side. ANDREA BEAUMONT: I can't believe it's been 10 years. ARTHUR REEVES: Thinking of looking up some old friends? ANDREA BEAUMONT: Arthur, don't start that again. He's ancient history. ARTHUR REEVES: That's encouraging. I'll see you soon. WOMAN 1: Oh, come on, Bruce! All alone in this big mansion. Haven't you ever thought about marriage, even once? WOMAN 2: Never say the "M" word in front of Bruce. It makes him nervous. WOMAN 3: What about the "I" word? BRUCE WAYNE: The "I" word? WOMAN 3: "Ingagement." WOMAN 4: I'd watch out for Brucie if I were you, girls. He makes you think you're the only woman he's ever been interested in. And just when you're wondering where to register the China he forgets your phone number. That's Bruce Wayne's style. WOMAN 1: Bruce? BRUCE WAYNE: Excuse me. ARTHUR REEVES: Friend in need? BRUCE WAYNE: Councilman. So how goes the Bat bashing?So how goes the Bat bashing? ARTHUR REEVES: Better than your love life. You seem to pick them knowing there's no chance for a serious relationship. Since that one girl. What was her name? Anne? Andi? Andrea? Yes, Andrea Beaumont! There was a sweet number. How'd you let her get loose?
BRUCE WAYNE: Thanks for the handkerchief, Arthur. You know where you can stick it. Andrea... ANDREA BEAUMONT: If Daddy gets any more protective, he'll build a moat around my bedroom. Times like this I wish you were around to...
BRUCE WAYNE: Excuse me. I thought you were saying something. To me, I mean.
ANDREA BEAUMONT: No.
BRUCE WAYNE: OK.
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Production

Directed by Eric Radomski, Bruce W. Timm; produced by Alan Burnett, Michael Uslan, Benjamin Melniker, Bruce Timm; screenplay by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko, Michael Reaves; story by Alan Burnett; music by Shirley Walker; film editing by Al Breitenbach;

Movie review

"Overall, the film is stylishly dark in the manner of the Tim Burton "Batman" films and the graphic novels of the late '80s. Even the story line here seems more adult-oriented than the animated series's action-plots. "Mask of the Phantasm" is a love story, of sorts, tracing Bruce Wayne/Batman's relationship to Andrea Beaumont, who comes into his life at a time of self-doubt about the self-imposed burden of justice and vengeance. The voices are good too, from Gary Conway's brooding Batman and Mark Hamill's insane Joker, to Dana Delany's troubled Andrea. As usual, it's the colorful and loquacious Joker who is most riveting. Shirley Walker's orchestral score is also quite powerful." (By Richard Harrington, Washington Post Staff Writer, December 27, 1993)

Trivia

One scene depicts Bruce Wayne at his parents' tombstone saying "I didn't count on being happy." According to writer Michael Reaves, this scene was to be a pivotal moment in Bruce's tragic life, as he denies himself the opportunity to live a normal life. "When Bruce puts on the mask for the first time, and Alfred says 'My God!' he's reacting in horror, because he's watching this man he's helped raise from childhood, this man who has let the desire for vengeance and retribution consume his life, at last embrace the unspeakable."

Watch other parts of movie
Batman Mask of the Phantasm part 1
Batman Mask of the Phantasm part 1
  2 must say are you sure
2 must say are you sure
  3 just you know the future
3 just you know the future
  4 it to be different now
4 it to be different now
 
5 you can take him down
5 you can take him down
  6 he had enough to pay
6 he had enough to pay
  7 guy like you could find
7 guy like you could find
  8 what will vengeance solve
8 what will vengeance solve