Tim Burton’s Batman often gets praised for its dark aesthetic and dynamic approach to the Dark Knight, but one area that often gets overlooked is the dialogue. The film’s screenplay, by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren, is loaded with great lines and should not been skipped over.
Throughout the film’s two-hour runtime, the screenplay serves up some fantastic dialogue. And while the Joker gets many of the great lines, there is still plenty of killer quotes to go around.
But what is the best dialogue from Batman ‘89? In this post, I am taking a look at 15 of the best lines from Batman ‘89 – presenting them for your consideration.
The best quotes from Batman ‘89
Why so serious…?
Vicki Vale: “What do you want?”
Joker: “My face on the one dollar bill.”
Vicki Vale: “You must be joking.”
Joker: “Do I look like I’m joking?”
Knowing where to shop…
Joker: “Where does he get those wonderful toys?”
There are certain things that are frowned upon…
Joker: “Never rub another man’s rhubarb.”
I’m not jealous – you are…
Joker: “Batman… Batman… Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a *bat* gets all of my press?”
Denial, thy name is Bruce…
Vicki Vale: “A lot of people think you’re as dangerous as the Joker.”
Batman: “He’s psychotic”
Vicki Vale: “Some people say the same thing about you.”
Batman: “What people?”
Taking the gloves off…
Bruce Wayne: “You wanna get nuts? Come on! Let’s get nuts.”
Always remember to put on a happy face…
Joker: “Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But, as my plastic surgeon always said: if you gotta go, go with a smile.”
Read all about it…
Joker: “”Winged freak terrorizes”? Wait till they get a load of me!”
It’s written in the stars…
Vicki Vale: “You’re insane!”
Joker: “I thought I was a Pisces!”
Locating the source of the problem…
Joker: “I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman.”
Knowing me, knowing you…
Joker: “Bruce… Wayne, n’est-ce pas?”
Bruce Wayne: “Most of the time.”
Just a small request…
Vicki Vale: “What can I do for you?”
Joker: “Oh, a little song, little dance. Batman’s head on a lance.”
Telling it like it is…
Jack Napier: “Decent people shouldn’t live here. They’d be happier someplace else.”
Knoxing it out of the park…
Alexander Knox: “Commissioner Gordon, is there a six foot bat operating in Gotham City, and is he on the police payroll, and if so… what’s he pulling down… after taxes?”
Says it all, really…
Batman: “I’m Batman.”
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