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|“Comprehensive and engaging-just about anything and everything out there.”
-Adam West on Legions of Gotham
This new television movie reunites "Batman" series stars Adam West and Burt Ward in a comedy adventure where they stumble upon a diabolical plot to steal the original Batmobile from a charity benefit. While trying to unravel the details and find the Batmobile, West and Ward flashback to the tumultuous times of their 60s television series to reveal a bizarre behind-the-scenes story of the creation of a television classic, from their on-the-set explosions to their wild real-life encounters with fans.
Original series stars Frank Gorshin (The Riddler) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) also make special appearances.
Aired: Sunday, March 9, 2003 on CBS.
Read our exclusive interview with Adam West HERE >>
Adam West / Batman - Jack Brewer
Burt Ward / Robin - Jason Marsden
Adam West - Himself
Burt Ward - Himself
Frank Gorshin - Himself
Julie Newmar - Herself
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This made for TV movie takes you behind the scenes of the classic 60s television show!
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|*Adam West and Burt Ward had input on who was cast to play them as Batman and Robin in flashbacks in RETURN TO THE BATCAVE.
*Jack Brewer (Batman) and Jason Marsden (Robin) were the lucky winners. Adam and Burt helped the actors research the roles and worked with them on their mannerisms.
*The series' first Catwoman, Julie Newmar, appears in the movie. Ironically, Lee Meriwether's (Catwoman in the "Batman" feature film in 1966) daughter was Julie's stuntwoman in RETURN TO THE BATCAVE.
*Adam's daughter, Nina West, also appears in RETURN TO THE BATCAVE. Nina plays the actress who has a one-night stand with Burt and then tries to stab him!
*The desert scenes in RETURN TO THE BATCAVE were shot in Palmdale, California when it was 115 degrees!
*The rear flame on the Batmobile was CGI (computer-generated imagery).
*The oil slick that shoots from the Batmobile and covers the crowd was really chocolate sauce. 10 gallons of it was used to paint the extras!
*The scene where young Robin drives up to the gate and the car stalls was not scripted. Apparently, Jason Marsden didn't know how to drive a stickshift! It was so funny that the producers decided to leave it in the movie.
*The "New York" hotel scene with Adam was filmed at the abandoned Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where Robert F. Kennedy was killed and where many feature films have taken place. Adam's scene happened to have been shot in the same room that was used in the movie "Catch Me If You Can" when Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Garner's characters kissed
*Adam and Burt did a lot of their own stunts in the big bar brawl.
*Frank Gorshin, the Riddler, stirred up trouble again with fellow "Batman" villain Julie Newmar in RETURN TO THE BATCAVE. The movie was a reunion of sorts not only for the cast, but the crew as well. The Director of Photography for RETURN TO THE BATCAVE, Jim Glennon, was the assistant cameraman on the 1966 series. And Casey O Rohrs served as the Editor for the movie because his father edited the original series.
*Some scenes were filmed at Bronson Canyon Cave where the original series shot the Batmobile driving out of the cave. While filming inside of the cave, production was halted because of a real bat that was flying around
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