Corrected entry: When Commissioner Gordon takes the mega phone from Eckhardt during the Axis raid, there is a row of about 4 or 5 cops stood behind Gordon as Eckhardt sneaks off. Then it cuts to a closer shot of Gordon and you can still see one or two of the cops. When it cuts wide to show Gordon again the row of cops has disappeared.

Correction: The cops are behind and to the right of Gordon. In the first wide shot, the camera is in front of and to the left of Gordon so the cops appear in-shot behind him. It then cuts in closer and they are still seen behind him. It then cuts to a wide shot from behind and to the left of Gordon. The cops can no longer be seen because in order to be seen they'd have to be in front of and to the right of Gordon.

Corrected entry: The Joker publicly announces on television that he will be throwing a huge parade through the streets of the city. So this would be a great opportunity for the police department to apprehend the Joker and his henchmen. Instead, when the parade takes place there is not one police officer seen anywhere.


Correction: The joker doesn't announce where the parade was, and from the reactions of the police officers in the bar when he announces this suggests they'd be more interested in getting some money than stopping the Joker.

Corrected entry: In the parade scene, Batman grabs the Joker's balloons, and takes high above Gotham City. When he realises them, they're all together, but when he's flying away, they're all separated.

Correction: That is because they are all on separate ropes. When Batman grabs all the balloons we see him grab several different ropes so when they are released they they are right next to one another before they start to drift away.

Corrected entry: When Batman is fighting in the bell tower with the big guy, Batman hooks his feet around the guy's neck and pulls him over the edge, just as the scene is ending Batman lets go of the bar he's hanging from.

Correction: But this is a moot point, since the man flew forward into the space that goes between all of the stairs all the way to the bottom; Batman would land straight down onto stairs below him.

Corrected entry: When the female newscaster is dead on the floor she takes a slow, deep breath.

Correction: Because she's not dead yet, she's dy*ing*.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: During the Joker's parade the size of the balloons increases, instead of decreases, as the gas is released. Whether this is from the balloons or the canisters is irrelevant, the ballons still increase in size immediately and continue to do so until Batman captures them. They do not appear to increase in size as Batman takes them into the upper atmosphere so the size change has nothing to do with atmospheric pressure.

Correction: What's the mistake here? That the balloons increase in size? They're being inflated with the compressed gas from the canisters underneath, the gas expands as it's being released inside the balloon. That they no longer increase in size when Batman arrives? The gas in the canisters has been exhausted.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Back in the days before computer effects, giant painted backdrops were used, a few of these were used in the large scenes such as city hall and a few others.

Sol Parker

Correction: This was a very common and well-known filmmaking technique. This does not count as trivia.

Corrected entry: In the fight in the bell tower, when Joker is standing over Batman and Vicky dangling from the ledge, we get a shot of the back of the gargoyle statue. Notice that Joker's hat and jacket are there, but when the shot cuts to Joker, he is wearing his jacket.

Correction: This is because the jacket on the statue is Joker's overcoat, which he had taken off when he and Vicki got tot the top of the cathedral.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Napier is getting his bandages taken off, he face is supposed to be white. However, if you freeze-frame as he is running up the stairs, the light swings toward him and his face is flesh tone.

Correction: If a movie has to be freeze-framed to see a mistake, then it is not valid.

Corrected entry: When Batman and Vicky are falling from the cathedral and Batman shoots his grappling hook upwards, he and Vicky are falling with their backs to the ground, rotating in a counter clockwise manner. Two shots later, they are falling with their feet to the ground, not rotating at all.

Correction: It is possible to change your trajectory/position slightly as you fall if you have plenty of practice, much the same way that skydivers do. Since Batman is very used to "flying" through the air, it would have been no problem for him to achieve the change in position.


Corrected entry: Right after the Joker falls from the cathedral the shot slowly zooms to him lying dead on the ground below, with the laugh box giggling away. Watch his left eye closely and you can see it blink, despite his being "dead". (00:01:55)


Correction: Involuntary twitches are common in the recently dead, especially if the death was caused suddenly. The blinking eye could have been nothing more than a final twitch as the brain shuts down. For a cinematic reference, look at The Rock, when a body is twitching after being killed, freaking out Nic Cage. It's not often portrayed, but does happen.

Mad Ade

Corrected entry: When the Joker points the gun at Bob to shoot him, Bob jumps before the gun is fired.

Dr Wilson

Correction: He is probably startled because the Joker previously told Bob that he was "his number one guy", and now he is pointing a gun at him.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Joker is talking to the mob boss and takes out his handkerchief, he wipes some makeup off his head. Look at the white spot he allegedly is wet and you can tell it is placed on top of his skin. The white came from the handkerchief.

Correction: No, it didn't. The makeup department actually figured out a complicated way of allowing Joker to do this. They used a special 'non-stick' silicon based white layer that flesh tone would wipe off easily - that's why Joker looks shiny as he walks around the room: the flesh layer is not dry. Check out the documentary 'from Jack to the Joker' on the new special edition Batman DVD for more.


Corrected entry: After the Joker gets his face burned off by an acidic substance, you see him playing with the same cards he had before he fell in.

Correction: They were probably just the same brand of cards. I'm sure there are two decks out there that are identical.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Gangsters are at the City Hall and the mimes start to fire, Bruce Wayne's arm is shot, but he doesn't notice and there's no blood. Why? You can see his arm against the under-coat perfectly well.

Correction: The bullet goes through the fabric of his jacket, but not his arm.

Corrected entry: Near the end, in the scene where Joker's helicopter throws the rope ladder to him on the roof of the cathedral, there is a small segment that shows his hat falling off the building, even though his hat went missing long ago.

Correction: Throughout the scene where Batman is fighting the thugs while Joker dances with Vicki, Joker's hat and coat can be seen hung over a gargoyle in the background. They stay there until the shot shows them blowing off. Joker's hat does not 'disappear'.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Vicky Vale and Knox are looking into the mirror and wandering around Bruce Wayne's armour room, after Bruce leaves them it shows them being video-taped by a camera through the mirror, which is completely sound-proof. However, in the next scene, it shows the tape playing and you can very clearly hear their foot-steps as they walk around.

Correction: The camera room is sound-proofed, however, it is fairly obvious that the room itself must be bugged. It wouldn't have been that hard for a mega-millionaire to purchase and place a small microphone in each of the exhibits. Judging by the scene with Commissioner Gordan and the fact that he can be heard quite easily, one can assume that the entire mansion is wired for both video and sound.

Corrected entry: It would appear that the aiming mechanism on the Batplane could use a bit of fine tuning. During the scene where Batman is flying the plane towards The Joker, he gets Joker in his crosshairs and fires, however, the bullets simply hit the ground on both of Joker's sides in a very theatrical manner instead of hitting the man himself. While this was obviously done for the sake of getting a fantastic visual, there isn't much sense to it.

Correction: Actually, it makes quite a bit of sense - when setting up a multiple gun system, the guns will be fixed so that the bullet streams converge at a pre-selected range, passing through the crosshairs at that point. As such, in order to hit a target, the subject needs to not only be in the crosshairs, but must be at approximately the correct range. If the target is closer than that range, as the Joker apparently is in this case, the bullet streams will not have had time to converge, so they'll hit on either side of the target, exactly as shown.

Tailkinker Premium member

Correction: Batman missed on purpose. It is generally against his code to kill villains. Joker knows this.

Not in this version - he has no qualms with blowing up the factory which contains a lot of goons, and killing others. He attaches a bomb to a clown and drops him down a sewer in the sequel too.

Corrected entry: When Vicki wants to learn more about Bruce Wayne, she quickly leaves the office to follow him. If she was in such a hurry, why does she change both her dress and hairdo before going? (00:45:00 - 00:45:45)

Correction: Who says she was in a hurry to follow him? She gives the file to Knox and walks off in frustration, then it cuts to a later shot of Vicki waiting outside Bruce's house. Nowhere is it implied that Vicki is in a rush or pressed for time. She could have changed her clothes if she wanted.

Corrected entry: When the purple poison gas is being pumped into the art gallery, the waiter falls unconscious before he actually inhales the gas. He simply looks at it, and then faints before the gas actually reaches his mouth or nose.

Correction: It is possible that the poison is very concentrated, and only a bit needs to reach him to make him unconscious. We would not necessarily see the little bit, but just the big cloud.

Corrected entry: In the shot where Batman crashes in on Joker's dinner in the museum, you can see the wire he's hooked to (as he crashes through the skylight).

Correction: This is not a mistake. Batman can't fly on his own and needs a wire or rope to make it seem like he is flying. Sometimes the people around him would see the wire and sometime they wouldn't, but in either case it's not a mistake.


Corrected entry: Before the fight scene in the bell tower, the Joker sprays acid all over the bell and it falls all the way down to the first storey. However, the bell is up in the tower again when Batman is fighting the big guy. (01:01:05)

Correction: There was more than one bell in the bell tower.

Mark English

Corrected entry: When Batman steals Joker's balloons, one of the buttons on the control panel is labelled "volume." It is also visible when he arms the machine gun and the missiles to shoot at the Joker.

Dr Wilson

Correction: There are a number of reasons and uses for a volume button, even in a fancy superhero jet.

Corrected entry: When Vicki grabs the device off Batman's belt to be pulled up to the catwalk, she is barefoot, but when she climbs over the railing, she has white shoes on.

Correction: Vicki isn't wearing shoes when she's climbing the rail. If you zoom in you can see that she's still barefoot. The white on her feet is the light reflecting off of her foot.


Corrected entry: When the gangsters come out of the courthouse and Joker throws a feather into one of their necks, there are two policemen standing on the steps behind the dead man. Despite the fact that the crowd reacts to this blatant public assassination the two coppers do absolutely nothing. They don't attempt to apprehend the Joker or hold back the crowd. They don't even look surprised. They just stand there. I know Gotham's cops are ineffectual but come on.

Correction: The two police officers are not really officers because they work for the Joker. They are actually two of the Joker's goons pretending to be officers.

Corrected entry: When Batman is in his plane and stealing the Joker's balloons, he flicks 3 switches to close the claw around the cables. If you look closely, you can see that the red light next to these switches is labelled "volume" - not really anything to do with the claw; and more to do with his stereo.

David Mercier

Correction: The red light has no labeling anywhere near it that says 'Volume', nor do any of the switches that he hits.


Corrected entry: Right at the start of the film when the family are being mugged, you see the crook knock the father out with his gun but when he hits the man, he drops the gun and his hand goes out of shot. When he lifts his hand up to point it at the women the gun is back in his hand. This is much easier to see if you watch it in slow motion. (00:01:40)

Correction: The mugger never does drop the gun, he just awkwardly handles it on its way off screen, and he just pulls his arm up from behind his coat to threaten the mother.


Corrected entry: When Jack shoots at Batman in the factory, Batman deflects it into a glass gauge, which shatters into Jack's face cutting it down the entire side. But when Jack shows up to kill his boss, there's no damage of any sort to his face.

Correction: Several days pass between these two events, during which Jack undergoes extensive facial surgery. And there is damage to his face - the permanent smile.

Corrected entry: When Batman drops the small grenade in Axis Chemicals to blow up the building, the first place that explodes is about halfway up the length of the building.

Correction: Since we see the explosion from the outside this can't really classified as a mistake. There could have been a lot of explosive material at that part of the building. As we have seen earlier in the film, there are no separate floors in the building, just catwalks & such, so this is quite possible.

Corrected entry: A miniature of the Batwing and the city were used to shoot the wide shots of the Batwing flying through the city.

Sol Parker

Correction: We don't have the technology to build a full size, real life Batwing and fly it through a real life Gotham city. I doubt the movie would have the budget either. Not really trivia - how else were they supposed to make it?

Corrected entry: In the scene when Vicki is running up the stairs in the bell tower, at the beginning she has white high heels on. In a later shot, a distance up the stairs, she has flats on, then in the shots at the top of the bell tower, she has her high heels back on.

Correction: Vicki and the Joker pause at a landing where Vicki falls and loses a shoe. Joker kisses the shoe and throws it over the railing. When they reach the top of the bell tower, Vicki is in stocking feet for the rest of the sequence, not flats or heels.

Corrected entry: During Bruce & Vickie's first date, dinner at Wayne Manor, Bruce asks her if she had a hard time finding the house. Vickie had been at a party there a few evenings before with Knox and, in fact, had met Bruce for the first time that evening. Why would he ask her this as though she'd never been there before?

Correction: He was trying to break the ice, maybe even trying to be funny in a way. It's not really a mistake, just awkward conversation.

Corrected entry: Joker arranged a fake date with Vicky pretending to be Bruce but he isn't supposed to know about Bruce going out with Vicky until later in the film.

Correction: There's a previous scene where Bob the goon shows Vicky's photos to the Joker and tells him "She's dating with a guy named Wayne" or something like that. After that comes the thing about the fake date.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film, where Vicky and Alfred are talking by the car, you can clearly see the boom mike (it's orange) in the top of the screen, and it stays there throughout the whole scene.

Correction: Apparently not - it's an orange flag hanging off a building

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