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Batman (1989)

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Batman Poster.JPG
Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Tim Burton
Release Date 1989
Language English
Studio Warner Brothers
Distributor Warner Brothers
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bruce Wayne / Batman Michael Keaton
Jack Napier / The Joker Jack Nicholson
Vicki Vale Kim Basinger
Commissioner Gordon Pat Hingle
Alexander Knox Robert Wuhl
Harvey Dent Billy Dee Williams
Alfred Pennyworth Michael Gough
Carl Grissom Jack Palance

Batman is the 1989 feature film adaptation of the DC Comics character. Directed by Tim Burton (Planet of the Apes), Michael Keaton stars as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, who matches wits with the Joker (Jack Nicholson). This cycle of Batman films would span 4 films (including Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin) before Christopher Nolan's "reboot" of the franchise in 2005 with Batman Begins.

The following weapons were used in the film Batman:




Bob (Tracey Walter) uses a M1911A1 throughout the movie on several occasions. A random goon also uses one later in the movie.

Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Bob draws his Colt M1911A1 on Lt. Eckhardt.
Bob holding his Colt M1911A1 on Commissioner James Gordon (Pat Hingle).
Bob (Tracey Walter) aims his M1911A1 at Bruce Wayne.
A goon shooting at the Batmobile with an M1911A1.
A goon (Carl Chase) wields what appears to be a M1911A1 pistol on Batman.
Another shot of the goon's Colt M1911A1.

Colt New Service

Jack Napier/The Joker (Jack Nicholson) uses a Colt New Service throughout most of the film including the BANG flag gun at the film's climax and flashback, where young Napier (Hugo E. Blick) is seen using the revolver in an alley. The only exception is one small edit when he pulls back the hammer in the Axis Chemical plant. A different revolver was used for this one shot.

Colt New Service - 455 Webley
Young Jack Napier (Hugo E. Blick) with the revolver in a flashback.
A close up of Young Jack Napier's Colt New Service.
Jack Napier holding his New Service while on the catwalk.
Jack's New Service laying on the catwalk after Batman knocks it out of his hands.
Jack (Jack Nicholson) holds his New Service after retrieving it.
Jack wields his New Service revolver.
"Bob? Gun!"
The Joker holds the New Service. The revolver firing in this scene is a sound effect added post-production since firing blanks in such close proximity can potentially injure or kill the actor in front of the barrel.
The Joker gives his New Service to one of his goons (Carl Chase).
The Joker shoots himself with this Colt New Service, only to reveal it was a fake "BANG" flag gun.

Smith & Wesson Model 14

In a brief shot during the factory gunfight, Napier's Colt New Service changes to a Smith & Wesson Model 14, then changes back.

Smith & Wesson Model 14 'Target Masterpiece' - .38 Special
Jack Napier cocking the revolver, which is a Smith & Wesson Model 14 due to a continuity error.

Smith & Wesson Model 15-3

The Joker (Jack Nicholson) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 with a custom 21 inch barrel to shoot down the Batwing. We later see that the gun has a telescoping barrel when the Joker collapses it. In reality, it's highly unlikely that a single .38 Special round could have done any damage to the Batwing. This was, however, a holdover from a previous version of the script in which the Joker had a tank hidden inside one of his floats and it was instead the tank that shot the Batwing down. This version of the shoot-down could not be filmed for budgetary reasons.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 'Combat Masterpiece' - .38 Special
The Joker's Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 in his waistband.
The Joker holding his 21 inch barrel Smith & Wesson Model 15-3.
The Joker aiming his Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 at the Batwing.
The Joker aiming his Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 at Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger).

Smith & Wesson Model 1

The Joker (Jack Nicholson) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 1 during a confrontation with Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton).

Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue - .22 Short
"Tell me something my friend, you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?" The Joker aims his Smith and Wesson Model 1 at Bruce Wayne.
The Joker holds his Smith & Wesson Model 1 after shooting Bruce.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolvers appear frequently throughout the film, notably in the hands of Nick (Christopher Fairbank), a mugger, at the beginning of the film. Another Model 19 is seen carried by Lieutenant Eckhardt (William Hootkins).

Smith & Wesson Model 19 'Combat Magnum' with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
A mugger (Christopher Fairbank) at the beginning of the movie holds a Model 19 on a woman.
The same thug holding his Model 19.
Lieutenant Eckhardt (William Hootkins) draws his Smith & Wesson Model 19 on Jack Napier.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Gotham City Police Officers are seen with standard Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
A police officer with his Model 10.
Police officers with their revolvers at the ready.

Smith & Wesson M1917 Revolver

Carl Grissom (Jack Palance) tries to reach for what appears to be a Smith & Wesson M1917 revolver when confronted by the Joker.

Smith & Wesson M1917 Revolver (Military issue with lanyard ring) - .45 ACP. Note the ejector-rod socket, common of a Smith revolver. Also note the S&W style cylinder release latch and half-moon front sight. These are the only easily distinguishable external differences between the Colt and S&W versions.
Carl Grissom trying to go for his Smith and Wesson to shoot Jack Napier.

Webley Mk IV

Some of Joker's goons are armed with what appear to be Webley Mk IV revolvers in some scenes.

Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
One of the Joker's goons (Richard Strange) wields a Webley revolver when dressed as a mime.
The same goon shoots at the Batmobile with Webley Mk IVs.
Batman kicks the Webley out of a goon's (Mac McDonald) hand.
The goon (Richard Strange) holding his revolver.
Goon on the right with his Webley during Batman's assault on the Ace chemical plant.

Submachine Guns

M1928 Thompson

The Joker's goons use M1928 Thompson Submachine Guns multiple times throughout the movie.

M1928 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Goons holding their M1928 Thompsons on the mob.
Another shot of a goon's M1928 Thompson.
Yet another shot of a goon's M1928 Thompson.
From left to right, 4 mime goons prepare to fire their M1928 Thompson SMGs.
A close-up of the muzzle flash coming from the Cutts compensator.
One of the mime goons with the M1928 Thompson.
Lawrence (George Lane Cooper), one of the Joker's goons, with his M1928 Thompson as Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) looks on.
Vicki Vale spots a goon (Philip Tan) dancing with his M1928 Thompson with her camera.
A goon (Richard Strange) with his M1928 Thompson near the end of the movie.
A goon on the right fires his Thompson M1928 to clear people off Joker's float.
Colt M1921AC Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP. The M1928 looks similar, but this photo shows the SMG with a stick magazine.
A goon in the helicopter (Mac McDonald) appears to have a M1928 Thompson with a 30-round stick magazine.
A goon with a Thompson SMG with a stick magazine.

Beretta M38A (Villar Perosa M1915 mockup)

One of the submachine guns used by the Joker's mime goons appears to be a Villar Perosa M1915 SMG. This is the exact same mock-up that was previously used in the 1987 film The Sicilian (because both films had the same armorers - Bapty & Co.). The gun is made of two stripped, upside down, Beretta M38A SMG's with a pistol grip from a German MG42 mounted on it and what appears to be a Bren Gun carry handle used as vertical foregrip. The Beretta was stripped of its wooden housing, triggers (dual on the Beretta), barrel shroud and muzzle brake.

Fake Villar Perosa from The Sicilian.jpg
Unmodified Beretta Model 38A. Note the dual triggers, the front shoots single fire and the rear automatic fire.
For reference: Villar Perosa M1915, fitted with wooden stock for off-hand use - 9 mm Glisenti
The goon second from the left holds the double barreled SMG.
What looks like a double barrel SMG at the bottom right corner of the screen.
The double barreled SMG's muzzle flash is seen.
At the bottom, the goon second from the right holds the double-barreled SMG.


The double-barreled SMG in a behind the scenes clip.
The MG42. Note the identical pistol grip.


On Jack Napier's desk at his hideout, one of the photographs in a CIA file shows a dead soldier holding an IMI Uzi with an unfolded stock, having been killed by a nerve gas that the Joker would eventually modify as his Smilex gas.

IMI Uzi with stock extended - 9x19mm
The photograph on the bottom right shows a dead soldier with a Uzi.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919

The guns that pop out of the Batmobile's fenders are two Browning M1919s. Seen toward the end of the movie as the Batmobile is entering the chemical plant.

Browning M1919 on M2 tripod - .30-06
One of the Browning M1919s mounted on the Batmobile.
The Batmobile fires its dual Browning M1919s.

GE M134 Minigun

Batman (Michael Keaton) has a mocked-up GE M134 Minigun on the Batwing, and uses it to shoot at The Joker near the end of the movie.

General Electric M134 with first pattern spade grip mount and crosshair sights. Note the lack of flash suppressor and three disked barrel cluster.
The mocked-up GE M134 Minigun mounted on the Batwing. This shot was most likely taken on one of the miniature Batwings Derek Meddings created for use in the Motion-Control bluescreen effect shots.



A fictional flamethrower is on display in the armor room in Wayne Manor.

The flamethrower displayed behind Alexander Knox.
The flamethrower on display over Knox's right shoulder.

Krieghoff Model L flare pistol

The Joker uses a Krieghoff Model L flare pistol to shoot his TV, then proceeds to hand it to Bob. The film's novelization refers to the flare gun as a sawed-off shotgun.

Krieghoff Model L
The Joker shooting his TV.
The Joker handing the gun to Bob.

Muzzleloader Pistols

Several muzzle-loaded pistols can be seen on display in the armor room in Wayne Manor.

The pistols on display behind Vicki Vale.

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