DVD cover


Batman and the Phantasm




the Phantasm


Bruce Wayne discovers the Batcave


the Phantasm


Andrea Beaumont

Batman : Mask of the Phantasm is a 1993 theatrical film based on Batman : The Animated Series.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 During a conference of crime bosses held in a Gotham City skyscraper, gangster Chuckie Sol is killed by a mysterious cloaked figure, the Phantasm, shortly after Batman bursts in on the meeting. Due to the Phantasm's resemblance to Batman, the Dark Knightis blamed for Sol's death. Councilman Arthur Reeves teels the media that Batman is a public menace (despite Commissioner Gordon's protests), then attends a party at the mansion of billionaire Bruce Wayne. Reeves teases Bruce about his bad luck with women and for having allowed an old girlfriend, Andrea Beaumont, to get away. In a flashback to ten years before, Bruce meets Andrea in a cemetery while visiting his parents grave. That night, in one of his first crime-fighting attempts, Bruce foils an armored car robbery while disguised in a black ski-mask and a leather jacket. Though he succeeds, he is discouraged that the criminals did not fear him. Around the same time, he begind a romance with Andrea. Eventually, Bruce decides to abandon his plan to become a criminal-fighting vigilante and proposes marriage to Andrea. Soon afterward, however, Andrea mysteriously leaves Gotham with her father, Carl Beaumont, ending her engagement to Bruce in a Dear John letter. Believing that he has lost his only chance of having a normal life, Bruce dons the mask of Batman for the first time. The Phantasm finds and murders another gangster, Buzz Bronski. Around the same time, Batman discovers that Andrea has returned to Gotham for the first time in ten years. Batman soon finds evidence linking Andrea's father with gangster Salvatore Valestra, for whom both Sol and Bronski once worked as enforcers. The Phantasm later targets Valestra, who turns to the Joker for help. The Phantasm arrives at Velestra's house, and finds the gangster already dead at Joker's hands, the house then explodes with the Phantasm barely escaping. Batman pursues the killer, but is interrupted by the police, who believes that Batman is responsible for the murders. Andrea rescues Batman in her car, and they spend the night together at Wayne Manor. Andrea explains to Bruce that she and her father had been hiding in Europe from the Velestra mob, to whom he owed a lot of money. Batman comes to suspect that Andrea's father may be the Phantasm, but later gets Reeves (who has been poisoned by the Joker) to confess that he told the Valestra mob where Beaumont was hiding in return for campaign contributions, and that the mob ordered Beaumont's death. The Phantasm tracks the Joker to his hideout - an abandoned world's fair amusement park - and removes its ominous Costume: the Phantasm is Andrea, intent on avenging her father's death at the hands of the Joker, who is revealed to be the last surviving member and professional hitman of the Valestra mob. Batman arrives and saves Andrea from the Joker, and begs Andrea to give up her quest for revenge. She refuses, stating that the mob ruined her life by taking away her future with him, she then tells Batman that he himself is driven by revenge before disappearing. Batman bettles with the Joker, a struggle that ends in stalemate. Moments later, Andrea returns and seizes the Joker, bidding Batman goodbye before vanishing with the maniacally laughing clown in a cloud of smoke as the entire amusement park erupts in a series of rigged explosions. Batman barely escapes by falling into a waterway and being swept away to safety by the current. Alfred later consoles a heartbroken Bruce, telling him that no one could have helped Andrea. Bruce finds a locket containing a picture of himself and Andrea left behind in the Batcave. Meanwhile, Andrea is shown standing alone on the deck of a departing ocean liner. In the final scene, Batman stands alone on the top of a Gotham building when the Bat-Signal appears in the sky, he swings off into the night to continue his war on crime.                                                                                                                                                        Supporting characters                                                                                                                                                                          Jonesy                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bambi

Batman fighting the Joker

Batman Mask of the Phantasm (1993) - Theatrical Trailer01:03

Batman Mask of the Phantasm (1993) - Theatrical Trailer

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