Batman Returns

Batman Returns (1992)

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Corrected entry: Catwoman clearly hits Batman in the centre of his chest with her hand, yet later we see the claw marks are on the right side of his stomach.


Hamster Premium member

Correction: A similar mistake was already submitted and corrected. She doesn't hit him in the center, it's always to his right side. In fact, in the scene she made it a point to attack him there since she knows his chest is protected.


Corrected entry: The crib changes buoyancy throughout the opening credits; for example in one shot the crib slides down a chute and sinks very low in the water. In the next shot the crib is out much higher.


Hamster Premium member

Correction: The speed of going down the chute is what caused the carriage to sink lower in the water. After that it raises back up.


Corrected entry: Right after Catwoman shocks Schreck with the taser at the end, you can see the two of them walk off the set.

Correction: Looks more like the transformer just falls down and pushes them into the smoke and behind the machinery next to them.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: McDonalds planned to make Happy-Meal toys for this movie, but they pulled the plug because the movie was too violent.


Correction: Actually McDonald's did go through with the toy line for this movie as well as a line of promotional drinking cups, due to having already produced a fair amount of stock and spent millions on an advertising campaign before it was released. The toys can be seen at the following link and the commercial at They actually defended their choice to NOT pull the plug on the premiums by stating the tie in was meant to refer to the Batman character itself rather than the questionable content of the movie (

Corrected entry: When Catwoman kills Max with the taser kiss, the large metal electric capacitor behind falls over about three times.


Hamster Premium member

Correction: It is the same shot, but viewed at different angles, which is a common filmmaking technique to heighten the suspense.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Penguin takes control of the Batmobile with Batman in it, Batman finds the remote by punching through the floor of the car. How are we supposed to believe that this mass of armour and weapons would have a floor weak enough to punch through?


Correction: If anyone would know what the Batmobile's weak points are, it's Batman. It could be an access panel.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Batman and Penguin converse for the first time in front of the department store you can see below them a Catwoman figure kneeling while another Catwoman is flipping from the distance.

Correction: Is this in the improperly-framed fullscreen version? Because in the widescreen version you only see her flipping between the two of them.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The Ice Princess falls face down from the skyscraper, but lands face up on the lighting button, without enough time to turn around.


Hamster Premium member

Correction: The Ice Princess is facing Batman at the top of the building -- in other words, her back is to the ground. She falls backwards. The closeup shots of her falling, she is face-up. And she lands face-up. She was never face-down.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: If Cobblepot is called the Penguin, then why does he spit and drool ink? He's not a squid!

Correction: It's not ink. The guy's obviously got some things physically wrong with him, right down to his spit and drool.

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: If Batman's little Bat-Gadget had enough force to knock out three henchmen, then how come it doesn't harm the poodle which jumps up to retrieve it?


Hamster Premium member

Correction: Much the same way that if you threw a frisbee really hard at someone it would hurt quite a bit, but dogs can catch them with great ease when properly trained.


Corrected entry: When Bruce meets Selina in the streets of Gotham and enquires about the relighting of the Christmas tree, she says "It's going to be a hot time in the cold town tonight".this is a nod to the previous film - in that film it is the Joker who says this.

Correction: Observations in films are not trivia worthy. Additionally obvious observations such as the same line being used in a sequel is nothing new, just look at Terminator.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Catwoman breaks into the department store she beheads mannequins by snapping her whip at them. Unfortunately, her whip never even touches the mannequins - if you freeze frame the DVD you can even see that she misses by a couple feet.

Correction: Not true, Michelle Pfeiffer actually did this stunt - all four heads in the first take. There is behind the scenes footage of her performing it on the new special edition DVD. The reason it doesn't looks that way on your DVD is that the tip of the whip is travelling much too fast for the film frames to pick it up (parts of the whip can exceed the speed of sound. See True Cause of Whip's Crack Uncovered for details).


Corrected entry: In both scenes with the 'helicopter' umbrella, it shows simply the small spokes attached to the handle. Now, even if there were a motor small enough to drive the 'blades', its not spinning near fast enough, the 'blades' are nearly big enough to move any air, and the absence of a tail rotor would mean that anyone standing on the handle would be rotating the opposite direction as the blades.

Correction: At a certain point there must be a suspension of disbelief, when it comes to particular 'gadgets' in this movie and others like it. To actually put forth an explanation, as to why an umbrella-copter would not have the ability to fly is both silly and unremarkable.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: At one point, one of the Penguin's clowns kidnaps the mayor's baby, and drops into a sewer to hand the baby to The Penguin. As we peer into the sewer, we see that it's a narrow stone shaft. The Penguin then slowly emerges from the manhole from one of the ducks he keeps in the sewer. He would not have been able to emerge as far as he did even if he stood on the duck's head.

Correction: There are many possibilities with the gadgets the Penguin has. What if the seat rose up or there was a ladder.

Corrected entry: Selina Kyle is chauffeured to Wayne Manor for her date with Bruce, but then leaves in her own car.

Correction: They never actually show Selena leaving in her car..they show her in "a" car sometime after she left the mansion. There is no telling who's car it is or the time frame.

Corrected entry: When Bruce Wayne is playing the compact disc of The Penguin's slanders during his mayoral speech, it's not spinning as compact discs usually do when they play.

Correction: The disc is spinning, but since it's blank and has no markings it's very difficult to see.

Corrected entry: When Max Shreck is throwing wrapped gifts out into the crowd, he picks up a rectangular-shaped gift and throws it towards the crowd. But when it reaches the crowd the gift has become two smaller wrapped gifts.


Correction: If you watch carefully, he actually picks up 3 gifts, not 1. You can tell because a.) there are 3 distinct bows and b.) the outside 2 presents are wrapped in red and the middle in green.

Corrected entry: On Wednesday, Selena completely destroys Shreck's department store and by Saturday night they have a grand Christmas masquerade ball in the same store.

Correction: There may be more than one Shreck department store.

Corrected entry: The Penguin takes over control of the Batmobile, and goes on a spree. He also says some unkind things about Gotham City, which Batman takes the precaution of recording onto a compact disc. However, when he plays the slandering again, it's different from when The Penguin said it the first time.

Correction: Batman could have quite possibly edited the tape/cd.

Corrected entry: When Selina returns home from work she takes milk out of the fridge and pours her cat some, leaving the carton on the bench. She then realises she forgot something and returns to the office. After being pushed out of the window, Selina returns home in a daze and gets the milk from the fridge to pour some for her cat. The milk was never put back in the fridge when she left her house the first time.

Correction: It's reasonable to assume that Selina might have more than one carton of milk at a time, to ensure that her cat has a constant source of milk. Being dazed, she might not remember that she's already taken one out of the fridge.

Corrected entry: When Batman first encounters the Fatman, Batman has a bomb in his hand which he took from one of the Penguins goons. The Fatman punches Batman and then tells Batman to hit him back. When Batman punches him you can see from the angle of the shot that the bomb is not on the Fatman. When Batman smiles and looks down, the shot changes to the Fatman looking down and the bomb is now there.

Correction: This is not a mistake, the fact that you can not see Batman place the bomb on the fat dude is supposed to be demonstrating Batmans uncanny ability to win battles even over huge enemies. I agree the timing isn't possible, but the shot sequence is necessary to add to Batmans mystique.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, the newsboy is yelling that the paper costs 50 cents. Later in the scene, he says it's 25 cents.

Correction: This is not a mistake. If nobody wants to buy the paper he has to lower the price.

Corrected entry: Referring to the stun gun, the electrical sparks DO NOT arc between the contact posts as they should - Instead, weird-looking sparks shoot up from the unit itself. Electricity can never do this, it will always find the nearest path to ground which is one of the contact posts. This occurs near the beginning when Selena acquires the stun gun and near the end when she uses it on Max and herself.

Correction: This is not a mistake. The clown that Selena takes the stun gun from has altered it to make it more dangerous.

Corrected entry: When Batman shakes the CD of the Penguin, he gets an effect as if it was a vinyl record - not possible with CDs.

Correction: We all know it's not possible, but that was the point. . .it's called taking artistic license, or humor as some of us know it. . .

Corrected entry: In the scene where Selina Kyle is taking the interview to Max Schreck, she drops her glasses. A few minutes later, when she puts on her glasses to look at the stun gun, we see they are broken. Later, right before Max Schrek pushes her out the window, her glasses are fine.

Correction: She probably has another pair of glasses to wear.

Corrected entry: When Catwoman and Batman have their first fight, Catwoman stabs Batman with her "claws" in the middle of his stomach. But when Batman is in the Batcave and is pulling one of Catwoman's "claws" out, the stab marks are now to the right (his right) of his stomach.


Correction: She claws him in his right side. Besides, the claws wouldn't penetrate his stomach since it's covered with bulletproof armor.

Corrected entry: When the ice-queen falls to her death, it's a straight fall. When Batman is shot by the police only seconds later he falls from the same spot, yet he falls onto a ledge and slides down, where catwoman is waiting for him.

Correction: Batman does not fall from the same ledge as the Ice princess does. If you look closely (when the Ice princess is being attacked by the bats) you can see behind her, the top of Town Square (I think) and to HER left, a building with almost every room lit. And when Batman falls down the ledge, you can see he is on the lodge with the building that has almost every room lit behind him.

Corrected entry: So much for the Caped Crusader's legendary (and well-established) code against killing: during the fight scene with the Red Triangle Gang, Batman callously hands off a parcel of high explosives to one of the gang members - only for said criminal to be blown to smithereens a second or two later, with nary a flinch from Batman afterwards.

Correction: This isn't a plot hole. He killed someone in the first movie, as well. It's within the movie universe continuity that he kills, just not the comic book continuity.


Corrected entry: What are penguins doing in the sewer of a big city anyway? Isn't it a bit warm for them?

Correction: Firstly, penguins live all over the Southern hemisphere, from tropical islands (Galapagos penguins) to Antartica (Emperor penguins). Secondly, penguins are very successfully kept in zoos and aquaria all over the world, so it does not seem unreasonable that they could survive in a sewer system of a big city, as long as there was plenty of water, a source of food and few predators. I assume in this movie we are meant to assume that they escaped from a zoo or other captivity.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Selina comes back from the dead, she enters a room to start making her Catwoman costume. As she enters, she smashes the letters "O" and "T" on the neon "Hello There" sign so that it reads "Hell Here". Trouble is, neon signs are made from a continuous hollow glass tube filled with argon gas. If you break just one of those letters, the circuit is broken and the whole sign will go out.

Correction: One problem - the sign is actually smashed, and individual letters actually stay lit. While that was doubtless specially done for the film, it does prove that those signs can be constructed in such a way for the letters to be separate from each other.

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