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26 Summer Street
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Into the West (TV miniseries)
Josie and the Pussycats (comics)
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She's All That
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Tangled (2001 film)
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The Baby-Sitters Club (film)
The Baby-sitters Club
The Big Empty
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
The Final Season
The Hairy Bird
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Rachael Leigh Cook
Rachael Leigh Cook Rachael Leigh Cook
Cook at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival Born
Rachael Leigh Cook October 4, 1979 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Years active 1995–present Spouse(s)
Daniel Gillies (August 14, 2004–present)
Rachael Leigh Cook (born October 4, 1979) is an American actress, model, voice artist and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She's All That (1999), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), and the television series Into the West and Perception, as well as being the voice behind various characters in Robot Chicken and Tifa Lockhart in the English version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Early life Cook was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of JoAnn, a cooking instructor and weaver, and Thomas H. Cook, a social worker and former stand-up comedian. She has Italian ancestry. Cook first appeared in a public service announcement for foster care at seven years of age, and began working as a child print model at the age of 10, most notably in nationwide advertisements for Target and appearing on the boxes of Milk-Bone dog biscuits. She attended Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School, and Minneapolis South High School.
Career Cook began auditioning for acting work at the age of 14. She made her debut as an actress in the 1995 film The Baby-Sitters Club, based on Ann M. Martin's book series of the same name. Her second movie role was in Tom and Huck, in which she portrayed Rebecca "Becky" Thatcher. In 1996, her modeling agency sent her to read for a short film, 26 Summer Street. In 1997, Cook appeared in a leading role in the film Country Justice as a 15-year-old rape victim who is impregnated by her rapist. She gained national attention in 1998, when she was featured in the famous This Is Your Brain on Drugs PSA television advertisement, in which she proceeds to destroy a kitchen with a frying pan as she lists the important things in life that heroin harms. In 1999, Cook starred her breakout role in the sleeper hit film She's All That, a romantic comedy that adapted George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and so far the most financially successful film in her career. In 2000 she starred opposite Elijah Wood in the well-received The Bumblebee Flies Anyway. She took the lead role in 2001's Josie and the Pussycats, which turned out to be a box office failure. After that Cook mainly focused her work in independent films, resulting in some nicknaming her the next "Indie Queen" after Parker Posey. She also appeared as a main cast
Rachael Leigh Cook in the 2005 television miniseries Into the West produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks. In 2000, she was the cover girl for the premiere US issue of FHM, the March/April issue. She also starred in the music video for New Found Glory's 2000 single "Dressed to Kill" and singer Daniel Powter's "Love You Lately". In 2002, she was ranked #26 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". Cook provided the voice for Chelsea Cunningham on the Kids' WB animated series Batman Beyond in the episode "Last Resort" and in the animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Cook voiced Tifa Lockhart in the video games Kingdom Hearts II, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, as well as the CG movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children. Cook's latest voice-over role is for the video game Yakuza in which she voices the role of Reina. Cook owns her own production company, Ben's Sister Productions (in reference to her younger brother Ben Cook, an aspiring filmmaker). Cook eventually stepped away from the spotlight to focus on spending time with friends and family. She later returned to mainstream films when she signed on to a new casting agency. Cook was cast in a role in the big screen adaptation of Nancy Drew, the female lead in the independent sports drama The Final Season, and playing a small supporting lead in Blonde Ambition starring Jessica Simpson and Luke Wilson. She has appeared in numerous episodes of the Seth Green comedies Titan Maximum and Robot Chicken. On the latter she parodied the "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" role she made famous, by destroying everything she encounters with her frying pan. In 2008, she guest-starred in an episode of the USA Network series Psych as Abigail Lytar, an old flame of Shawn Spencer. She returned in the season finale in which Abigail and Shawn start dating and appeared in many more episodes the following season. In February 2010, Cook signed on as the female lead in Fox TV's comedy pilot Nirvana. She will star in the Western horror film Vampire, which is the English-language feature debut of Japanese director Iwai Shunji. In 2011, she voiced the character of Jaesa Willsaam in the MMO game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. In 2012, Cook signed on as the female lead role in the TNT crime drama series Perception opposite Eric McCormack. She starred in the independent film Broken Kingdom, which was directed by her husband Daniel Gillies and premier on October 2, 2012. She also appeared in a Funny or Die sketch with Chad Michael Murray.
Public service In 2011, she was selected by the Obama administration as a Champion of Change for Arts Education. In June 2012, she began to award a small scholarship to those between ages fourteen and nineteen,. The scholarship helps pay for career classes, mentoring programs, and other school fees.
Personal life Cook has been married to actor Daniel Gillies since 2004. Cook, a vegetarian, lives mostly in Los Angeles with their three dogs, but frequently goes back to visit her family in Minnesota. Cook stated she is strongly considering adopting a child from a developing country.
Rachael Leigh Cook
Filmography Film Year
1995 The Baby-Sitters Club
Mary Anne Spier
1995 Tom and Huck
1996 26 Summer Street
1997 The House of Yes
1998 The Eighteenth Angel
1998 The Hairy Bird
Abigail "Abby" Sawyer
1998 The Naked Man
1998 Living Out Loud
1999 She's All That
1999 The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
2000 Get Carter
AKA All I Wanna Do, AKA Strike!
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Chelsea Cunningham (voice) Video 2001 Antitrust
2001 Blow Dry
2001 Josie and the Pussycats
2001 Texas Rangers
2002 29 Palms
2003 The Big Empty
2004 American Crime
Jesse St. Claire
2005 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Tifa Lockhart (voice)
2006 My First Wedding
2007 Nancy Drew
2007 Matters of Life and Death
2007 The Final Season
2007 Blonde Ambition
Rachael Leigh Cook
2008 Fairy Tale Police
2009 The Lodger
2009 Bob Funk
2009 Falling Up
2011 The Family Tree
2012 First Kiss
2012 Queen of Etsy
2012 Broken Kingdom
Also executive producer
2013 Red Sky ????
Young Georgia Lawshe
The Defenders: Payback
The Outer Limits
Episodes: "His Leading Lady", "Psychic Friends", "A Perfect Wedding"
Episodes: "The Last Resort", "Plague"
Into the West
Recurring role (five episodes)
2005–2012 Robot Chicken
Episode: "Big Chills"
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode
Recurring role (six episodes)
Lt. Jodi Yanarella (voice)
Recurring role (nine episodes)
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
Beru Lars / Gary's Wife (voice)
Lead role (10 episodes to date)
Left to Die
Rachael Leigh Cook
Video games Year
2005 Kingdom Hearts II
Tifa Lockhart (voice)
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Tifa Lockhart (voice) 2007 Kingdom Hearts II
Tifa Lockhart (voice)
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
Tifa Lockhart (voice)
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic
Jaesa Willsaam (voice)
References  http:/ / www. glamour. com/ entertainment/ blogs/ obsessed/ 2012/ 07/ spend-five-minutes-with-rachae. html  "Rachael Leigh Cook Lands Lead in Fox's Nirvana" (http:/ / www. tvguide. com/ News/ Rachael-Leigh-Cook-1015301. aspx). TVGuide.com. .  "Western Actors to Meet Eastern Filmmaking Sensibilities in Vampire" (http:/ / www. dreadcentral. com/ news/ 37522/ western-actors-meet-eastern-filmmaking-sensibilities-vampire). Dread Central. .  "WhiteHouse.gov: Champions of Change: Arts Education" (http:/ / www. whitehouse. gov/ champions/ arts-education). .  "'Saving Hope' star Daniel Gillies on wife Rachael Leigh Cook: 'We're like beauty and the beast'" (http:/ / www. celebuzz. com/ 2012/ 06/ 28/ saving-hope-star-daniel-gillies-on-wife-rachael-leigh-cook-were-like-beauty-and-the-beast-exclusive/ ). June 28, 2012. . Retrieved January 10, 2013.  Fandango Summer Movies – Movie Tickets and Theatre Showtimes (http:/ / summermovies. fandango. com/ roadtripmyfav. php?fid=10)  "Cook eyes adoption" (http:/ / www. contactmusic. com/ news. nsf/ article/ cook eyes adoption_1033371). . Retrieved 1 August 2009.
External links • Rachael Leigh Cook (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000337/) at the Internet Movie Database • Rachael Leigh Cook (http://www.allrovi.com/name/p199005) at AllRovi • Rachael Leigh Cook (http://tcmdb.com/participant/participant.jsp?participantId=38460) at the TCM Movie Database • Rachael Leigh Cook (https://twitter.com/RachaelLCook) on Twitter
26 Summer Street
26 Summer Street 26 Summer Street Directed by
Steve Erik Larson
Peter Syvertsen Rachael Leigh Cook
Cinematography Gregory R. Winter Editing by
June 1, 1996
26 Summer Street is a 1996 short film directed by Steve Larson, conceived and written by Peter Syvertsen, starring Syvertsen and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is based upon the short story The Girl with a Pimply Face by William Carlos Williams.
Plot A doctor is called to treat an ailing infant in an apartment in 26 Summer Street, which is in a poorer area of the town. He is welcomed by the infant's elder sister who tells him right at the door that it looks to her like the infant will die soon. Her mother is not home. While he examines the baby, he notices that the girl scratches her legs. He gives her advice on what to do to help with her legs and cure her acne. The doctor diapers the baby and gives her back to her sister. She asks if the baby is going to die. He says no and leaves with the excuse that he has to visit other patients in the neighborhood and instructs the girl to tell her mother that he will be back at 6 pm. She wants to come with him, but he passes over the offer with a joke. Before he goes she asks him why he is lying to her—he doesn't have another place around the neighborhood to go to. He just smiles and leaves. He sits down on the stairs in front of the house and writes down his thoughts about the girl (under the title "The Girl with the Pimpy Face"): "Boy, she was tough and no kidding but I fell for her immediately. There was that hard, straight thing about her that in itself gives an impression of excellence." The girl comes down the stairs with the infant in her arms and asks if he plans to sit there till six. She gives him her sister. After holding her for a while, he is surprised and uses his stethoscope on her. He looks worried. He gives the baby back and leaves to buy soap for the girl. His thoughts reveal that he knows that the baby has maybe 6 months to live because she has a bad heart.
26 Summer Street
Cast • • • • • •
Peter Syvertsen as Dr. Williams Rachael Leigh Cook as The Girl Marybeth Fisher as Flossie Bill Caulfield as Man in Hallway Julie Tehven as Woman in Dream Liam Caulfield and Heather Wilson as Baby
Showings • 1997 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival • 1997 Midwest Film and Video Showcase
External links • 26 Summer Street  at the Internet Movie Database
References  http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0109013/
Antitrust (film) Antitrust film poster Directed by
David Hoberman Ashok Amritraj C.O. Erickson  Julia Chasman
Ryan Phillippe Tim Robbins Rachael Leigh Cook Claire Forlani
Cub Two Productions Industry Entertainment  Hyde Park Entertainment
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release date(s) January 12, 2001 
Antitrust (also titled Conspiracy.com and Startup) is a 2001 thriller film written by Howard Franklin and directed by Peter Howitt. Antitrust portrays young idealistic programmers and a large corporation (NURV) that offers significant money, a low-keyed working environment, and creative opportunities for those talented programmers willing to work for them. The charismatic CEO of NURV (Robbins) seems to be good natured, but recent employee and protagonist Milo Hoffman (Phillippe) begins to unravel the terrible hidden truth of NURV's operation. The films stars Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Claire Forlani. Antitrust opened in the United States on January 12, 2001, to a poor reception; it was generally panned by critics.
Plot Working with his three friends at their new software development company Skullbocks, Stanford graduate Milo Hoffman (Phillippe) is contacted by CEO Gary Winston (Robbins) of NURV (Never Underestimate Radical Vision) for a very attractive programming position: a fat paycheck, an almost-unrestrained working environment, and extensive creative control over his work. Accepting Winston's offer, Hoffman and his girlfriend, Alice Poulson (Forlani), move to NURV headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Antitrust (film) Despite development of the flagship product (Synapse, a worldwide media distribution network) being well on schedule, Hoffman soon becomes suspicious of the excellent source code Winston personally provides to him, seemingly when needed most, while refusing to divulge the code's origin. After his best friend, Teddy Chin (Yee Jee Tso), is murdered, Hoffman discovers that NURV is stealing the code they need from programmers around the world—including Chin—and then killing them to cover their tracks. Hoffman learns that not only does NURV employ an extensive surveillance system to observe and steal code, the company has infiltrated the Justice Department and most of the mainstream media. Even his girlfriend is a plant, an ex-con hired by the company to manipulate him. While searching through a secret NURV database containing surveillance dossiers on employees, he finds that the company has information of a very personal nature about a friend and co-worker, Lisa Calighan (Cook). When he reveals to her that the company has this information, she agrees to help him expose NURV's crimes to the world. Coordinating with one of Hoffman's friends (Dushku) from his old startup, they plan to use a local public-access television station to hijack Synapse and broadcast their charges against NURV to the world. However, Calighan turns out to be a double agent, foils Hoffman's plan, and turns him over to Winston. Hoffman had already confronted Poulson and convinced her to side with him against Winston and NURV. When it became clear that Hoffman had not succeeded, a backup plan is put into motion by Poulson, the fourth member of Skullbocks (Tygh Runyan), and the incorruptible internal security firm hired by NURV. As Winston prepares to kill Hoffman, the second team successfully usurps one of NURV's own work centers—"Building 21"—and transmits the incriminating evidence as well as the Synapse code. Winston and his entourage are publicly arrested for their crimes. After parting ways with the redeemed Poulson, Hoffman rejoins Skullbocks.
Roger Ebert found Gary Winston to be a thinly disguised pastiche of Bill Gates; so much so that he was "surprised [the writers] didn't protect against libel by having the villain wear a name tag saying, 'Hi! I'm not Bill!'" Similarly, Ebert felt NURV "seems a whole lot like Microsoft". Ebert wasn't alone making these observations; parallels between the fictional and real-world software giants were also drawn by Lisa Bowman of ZDNet UK, James Berardinelli of ReelViews, and Rita Kempley of the The Washington Post. Microsoft spokesman Jim Cullinan said, "From the trailers, we couldn't tell if the movie was about [America Online] or Oracle."
Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Ryan Phillippe as Milo Hoffman Rachael Leigh Cook as Lisa Calighan Claire Forlani as Alice Poulson Tim Robbins as Gary Winston Douglas McFerran as Bob Shrot Richard Roundtree as Lyle Barton Tygh Runyan as Larry Banks Yee Jee Tso as Teddy Chin Nate Dushku as Brian Bissel Ned Bellamy as Phil Grimes Tyler Labine as Redmond Schmeichel Scott Bellis as Randy Sheringham David Lovgren as Danny Solskjær Zahf Paroo as Desi Jonathon Young as Stinky Peter Howitt as Homeless Man
Production Locations Principal photography for Antitrust took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, and California. Stanley Park in Vancouver served as the grounds for Gary Winston's house, although the gate house at its entrance was faux. The exterior of Winston's house itself was wholly computer-generated; only the paved walkway and body of water in the background are physically present in the park. For later shots of Winston and Hoffman walking along a beach near the house, the CG house was placed in the background of Bowen Island, the shooting location. Catherine Hardwicke designed the interior sets for Winston's house, which featured several different units, or "pods", e.g., personal, work, and recreation units. No scenes take place in any of the personal areas, however; only public areas made it to the screen. While the digital paintings in Winston's home were created with green screen technology, the concept was based on technology that was already available in the real world. The characters even refer to Bill Gates' house which, in real life, had such art. The paintings which appeared for Hoffman were of a cartoon character, "Alien Kitty", developed by Floyd Hughes specifically for the film. Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus stood in for external shots of NURV headquarters.
Simon Fraser University served as an outdoor shooting location for NURV headquarters.
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) was used for several internal locations. The centre's foyer area became the NURV canteen; the set decoration for which was inspired by Apple's canteen, which the producers saw during a visit to their corporate headquarters. The inside of the Chan—used for concerts—served as the shape for "The Egg", or "The NURV Center", where Hoffman's cubicle is located. Described as "a big surfboard freak" by Director Peter Howitt, Production Designer Catherine Hardwicke surrounded "The Egg" set with surfboards mounted to the walls; "The idea was to make NURV a very cool looking place." Both sets for NURV's Building 21 were also on UBC's campus. The internal set was an art gallery on campus, while the exterior was built for the film on the university's grounds. According to Howitt, UBC students kept attempting to steal the Building 21 set pieces. UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Hoffman and Poulson's new home—a real house in Vancouver—was a served as an indoor shooting location and inspiration for NURV headquarters' "The Egg". "very tight" shooting location and a very rigorous first week for shooting because, as opposed to a set, the crew could not move the  The painting in the living room is the product of a young Vancouver artist, and was purchased by Howitt walls. as his first piece of art. The new Skullbocks office was a real loft, also in Vancouver, on Beatty Street.
Open source Antitrust's pro–open source story excited industry leaders and professionals with the prospects of expanding the public's awareness and knowledge level of the availability of open-source software. The film heavily features Linux and its community, using screenshots of the Gnome desktop, consulting Linux professionals, as well as cameos by Miguel de Icaza and Scott McNealy (the latter appearing in the film's trailers). Jon Hall, executive director of Linux International and consultant on the film said "[Antitrust] is a way of bringing the concept of open source and the fact that there is an alternative to the general public, who often don't even know that there is one." Despite the film's message about open source computing, MGM did not follow through with their marketing: the official website for Antitrust featured some videotaped interviews which were only available in Apple's proprietary QuickTime format.
Reception Review aggregate websites Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic reported generally poor reception: based on 102 reviews, only 25% of critics gave the film positive write-ups, with a calculated metascore of 31 (out of 100). Professional critic Roger Ebert only gave the film two stars (out of four). Linux.com appreciated the film's open-source message but felt the film overall was lackluster, saying "'AntiTrust' is probably worth a $7.50 ticket on a night when you've got nothing else planned." James Keith La Croix of Detroit's Metro Times gave the film four stars, impressed that "Antitrust is a thriller that actually thrills." The film won both the "Golden Goblet" and "Best Director" for Howitt at the 2001 Shanghai International Film Festival.
Video releases Antitrust was released as a "Special Edition" DVD on May 15, 2001 and on VHS on December 26, 2001. The DVD features audio commentary by the director and editor, an exclusive documentary, deleted scenes and alternative opening and closing sequences with director's commentary, the music video for "When It All Goes Wrong Again" by Everclear, and the original theatrical trailer. The DVD was re-released August 1, 2006.
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Antitrust (http://www.antitrustthemovie.com) Antitrust (http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v231024) at AllRovi Antitrust (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218817/) at the Internet Movie Database Antitrust (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/antitrust/) at Rotten Tomatoes Antitrust (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=antitrust.htm) at Box Office Mojo
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Film poster Directed by
Alan Burnett Paul Dini Glen Murakami Bruce Timm Benjamin Melniker Michael Uslan
Screenplay by Paul Dini Story by
Paul Dini Glen Murakami Bruce Timm
Characters by Bob Kane
Will Friedle Kevin Conroy Mark Hamill Angie Harmon Dean Stockwell Teri Garr Arleen Sorkin Tara Strong Mathew Valencia Melissa Joan Hart
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Distributed by Warner Home Video Release date(s) •
December 12, 2000
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
14 Running time
77 minutes (Uncut)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (also known as Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker in Europe and Australia) is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman and his archenemy, the Joker. It is set in the continuity of the animated series Batman Beyond, in which Bruce Wayne has retired from crimefighting and given the mantle of Batman to high school student Terry McGinnis. As in the TV series, Will Friedle and Kevin Conroy star as Terry McGinnis and Bruce Wayne, respectively. Mark Hamill, who played the Joker opposite Conroy in Batman: The Animated Series, returns in the title role and reprised his role. Before its release, the movie was heavily edited to remove scenes of extreme violence, and some dialogue was altered, thus creating the "Not-Rated" version of the movie. The original version was subsequently released on DVD following an online petition to have the original version released. It received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA for violence, the first animated Batman film and from Warner Bros. Family Entertainment to do so. Mephisto Odyssey and Static-X contributed the song "Crash (The Humble Brothers Remix)" on the film's soundtrack, along with a music video directed by Len Wiseman featured on the DVD.
Plot In the Neo-Gotham City, the Joker resurfaces after having disappeared 40 years earlier. He has taken over a faction of the Jokerz, and on his orders, they steal high-tech communications equipment. One heist happens to coincide with Bruce Wayne's formal announcement of his return to active leadership of Wayne Enterprises, revealing the Joker to the world. Despite Terry McGinnis' intervention, the Joker escapes. Bruce insists that it must be an impostor, as he claims to have witnessed the Joker's death decades before, yet all evidence suggests otherwise. Bruce, unwilling to let Terry face the Joker, impostor or not, demands that he return the Batsuit, to which Terry reluctantly complies. Later on, Terry is attacked by the Jokerz at a nightclub he is at with his girlfriend, Dana. At the same time, the Joker ambushes and attacks Bruce in the Batcave, leaving him for dead. Terry defeats the Jokerz, and Dana is taken to the hospital for her injuries. Terry rushes to Wayne Manor, and finds Bruce near-dead from Joker venom. Terry quickly administers an antidote, and tends to Bruce with the help of Barbara Gordon. After Terry insists on being let in on what really happened to the Joker, Barbara reluctantly tells him that many years back after Nightwing (Dick Grayson) moved to a new city to fight crime on his own, the Joker and Harley Quinn kidnapped Tim Drake, the second Robin, and disfigured him to look like the Joker, and tortured him to the point of insanity. In the process, Tim revealed Batman's secret identity—and the secret of what drives him to be Batman. When Batman and the Joker fought their final battle, the Joker got the upper hand and subdued Batman. The Joker then tried to get Tim to kill Batman, but the boy instead turned on the Joker and kills him, to which Tim suffers a mental breakdown and starts crying as young Barbara Gordon (then known as Batgirl) comforts him. Batman and Barbara buried the Joker's body beneath Arkham Asylum, while Harley fell into a pit after she was fighting Batgirl and was never found but she is presumed dead. Following the incident, Tim was rehabilitated, but Bruce forbade him from being Robin again. Barbara retired as Batgirl to become police commissioner, and Tim eventually settled down with a wife and family, and a career as a communications engineer. Terry decides to question Tim, who denies any involvement and bitterly says he had grown sick of his past life as Robin. Terry then suspects Jordan Price, who would have taken control of the company were it not for Bruce's return. Jordan Price, thinking he will become CEO, plans to hold a private party on his yacht with his girlfriend Amy. However he finds Dee-Dee in her place, Amy having been tied to a pole and gagged at the port. Terry finds the Jokerz on Price's yacht, who reveal that Price had hired them and given them access codes. However, the Joker has
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker sent them to kill Price, as he is no longer needed. Terry rescues Price before a satellite laser destroys the boat, and then turns him in to the police with a recording of the conversation. Back in the Batcave, Terry deduces that Tim must be working with the Joker when he discovers that the high-tech equipment the Jokerz have been stealing can be combined to form a machine that takes control of any satellite, thus explaining what happened on the yacht—and it can only be built by an engineer of Tim's caliber. Bruce is skeptical, but nonetheless sends Terry to question Tim again. Terry tries to confront Tim, but is lured into a trap by the Joker, who confirms that he and Tim are indeed working together. Escaping in the Batmobile, he is then chased through Gotham by the laser-armed satellite. Terry tracks the Joker to the abandoned Jolly Jack candy factory. After fighting off the Jokerz, he finds Tim, who transforms into the Joker before his eyes. The Joker explains that when he kidnapped Tim, he implanted a microchip in the boy that carries the Joker's consciousness and personality, allowing him to physically and mentally transform Tim into a clone of himself. The Joker prepares to fire the satellite again to kill Dana, Terry's family and Bruce, but before he can, Terry sets Bruce's dog, Ace, on him. Terry knocks the Joker's joy buzzer into the controls, destroying the beam's guidance system, causing it to head to the factory. The Joker attempts to escape, but Terry seals the factory. A fight ensues between the two, but the Joker is easily able to overcome Terry since he knows all of the original Batman's moves and tricks. Terry then decides to improvise by using his expertise in dirty street fighting moves and mocking his obsession with Batman. An agitated Joker throws a handful of grenades at Terry, sending him crashing to the floor. The Joker then pins him to the ground and begins to strangle him. Terry, having covertly retrieved the Joker's joy buzzer, delivers a shock to the Joker's neck, destroying the chip, reverting Tim to his old self, and destroying the Joker forever. Terry escapes with Tim and Ace before the satellite destroys the factory. The satellite gets deactivated and floats into outer space. In the city jail, two of the female Jokerz, Deidre and Delia Dennis, are bailed out by their grandmother, an elderly Harley Quinn, who laments what disappointments they are. Meanwhile, Terry and Barbara meet Tim in the hospital. Bruce arrives just as Terry leaves, telling him that it is not being Batman that makes him a worthwhile person, but the other way around. Bruce then joins Barbara and Tim in the hospital room. The film ends with Terry donning the Batsuit and flying off into the heart of the city.
Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Will Friedle as Terry McGinnis / Future Batman Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne / Original Batman (young) Mark Hamill as The Joker and Jordan Price Angie Harmon as Commissioner Barbara Gordon Dean Stockwell as Tim Drake Teri Garr as Mary McGinnis Arleen Sorkin as Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn and Amy Price Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (young) Mathew Valencia as Tim Drake / Robin (young) Melissa Joan Hart as Delia & Deidre Dennis / Dee-Dee Don Harvey as Charles Buntz / Chucko Michael Rosenbaum as Stewart Carter Winthrop III / Ghoul Frank Welker as Woof the Hyena-Man, Ace the Bat-Hound Henry Rollins as Benjamin Knox / Bonk Rachael Leigh Cook as Chelsea Cunningham Lauren Tom as Dana Tan Vernee Watson-Johnson as Ms. Joyce Carr Mary Scheer as Mrs. Drake
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker • Jason Stanford as Gangster
Behind the scenes • Both Jordan Pryce and the Joker were played by Mark Hamill. This furthered the idea of Pryce being a red-herring, as the character not only resembled the Joker, but shared his voice actor. The same idea was done in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. • Ghoul was played by voice-actor Michael Rosenbaum, who did several voice-acting characters for the Batman Beyond TV series as well as playing the Flash in Justice League and playing Lex Luthor on Smallville. While in the recording studio, he would often do a Christopher Walken impression; when they were commissioned to create this film, they modeled the character on Rosenbaum's Walken impression. • Although Harley Quinn was originally set to be killed in the flashback sequence, a short scene near the end of the movie just after the climax features an older woman who resembles Harley releasing her twin granddaughters, Delia and Deidre Dennis. When the old woman scolds the two twins, one of them replies: "Shut up, Nana Harley!" Dini included this scene in the script because of his displeasure at being asked to kill off what he felt was one of his biggest contributions to the Batman mythos; Timm chose to retain it because he felt it provided some necessary comic relief. • Upon being shot, Bonk's corpse was set to be seen throughout the rest of the scene in the background twitching, but the producers were asked to leave it out early in the film's development. • In the "Our Family Memories" video, Joker's apron was originally going to say "Kill the Cook", rather than the final's "Kiss the Cook". • Also in the "Our Family Memories" video, the table was supposed to have surgical tools rather than the final's bagels, plungers, and cream cheese. • Paul Dini makes a cameo during the first few minutes of the movie. • Joker's hideout, the Jolly Jack Candy Factory, is reference to Jack Kirby, who during his early Marvel Comics days was known as 'Jolly' Jack Kirby.
Connections to the television series • The Joker's remains have appeared in the Batman Beyond episode "Joyride" which the Jokerz used for their initiation ritual. A deleted scene in the movie would have involved Bruce Wayne checking on these remains to ascertain whether or not the original Joker was really dead. Wayne finds the body suspended over the Arkham Operating Theatre with a note pinned to the chest reading "I know". • Enhanced versions of the Jokerz seen in Return of the Joker later appear in the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Once and Future Thing: Part II—Time Warped" thanks to the actions of supervillain Chronos. In this episode, Terry is killed by the Jokerz but Green Lantern and the original Batman manage to subdue Chronos and put things right, therefore restoring Terry and returning the Jokerz to normal. • Continuity-wise, Return of the Joker appears to be set after the Batman Beyond episode "King's Ransom" where Paxton Powers is arrested, therefore leaving Wayne-Powers up for grabs. But it would be fair to assume the film takes place after the entire series as none of the plot elements get followed up as no mention is made of the Joker or Tim Drake during the third season until the Static Shock episode "Future Shock" and the Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue". Producer Bruce Timm has reportedly stated that the events in said flashback take place at the end of the current DCAU timeline which is after the Justice League Unlimited series finale "Destroyer" but before the Batman Beyond series premiere "Rebirth" but Batman, Batgirl, Robin and Harley Quinn retain their The New Batman Adventures designs while the Joker appears in his Static Shock and Justice League design. However, this is most likely because this movie was released and the Joker's design was first created before it was used for Static Shock and the Justice League series later on.
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• In the Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue", it was revealed that the genetics technology used by the Joker had been stolen from Project Cadmus.
Re-editing "That's not funny..." The Joker's death in the uncut version (PG-13). The Joker's death in the edited version of the film (Not-Rated).
The movie was initially released amid the backlash against violence in movies and video games aimed at children that followed the Columbine High School massacre of 1999; as a result, the movie was substantially re-edited shortly before release to tone down the violence. Many of the changes were controversial, particularly those made to a key scene in which the Joker is killed. The original unedited version has been released as "The Original Uncut Version." The following are scenes that were changed in the edited-for-content (Unrated) version: • In general, references to death and killing are removed from character dialogue, leaving most of it implied instead of apparent. • The opening fight sequence is trimmed, cutting, among other things, a second Dee-Dee kick and a taser attack which explains Batman's subsequent vision malfunction. There is a 360-degree fight sequence which is also removed, where Batman fends off the Jokerz one by one. • White flashes have been added to the action sequences where previously there were none. Additionally, repeated punches have been mostly trimmed down to one punch. • After the opening credits, Bruce Wayne throws a batarang that beheads a wax statue of Two-Face in the Batcave. This scene is cut and only shows the batarang return to Bruce. • After Bonk yells at the Joker that his time is over and that he is a fake, the Joker replies "Ah, brave new world. That has such putzes in it." "Putzes" was changed to "Yutzes" in the edited version since "putz" is a Jewish word that also means "dick" as well as "fool". • Bonk is not shot with Joker's flag-spear gun, but instead given a dose of Joker laughing gas, taking his implied death off-screen and adding a number of visual and audio edits to account for the fact. Because of this, the following loyalty oath sequence is cut. • Blood was removed in the edited version. • The scene where Joker cuts Batman with a knife and then stabs him in the leg was in the uncut version, which explains how Bruce got his limp and why he needed his cane for support, although he walks normally, without the  limp prior to retiring as Batman in the episode "Rebirth". In the edited version, Joker instead punches Batman, though the knife can still be seen in the Joker's hand and the hole it made in Batman's costume is still visible. • After the Joker attacked Bruce in the Batcave, when Terry returns to the cave, he found "Ha! Ha! Ha!" painted on the ground. In the uncut version, it had a blood red color. In the edited version, it had a dark purple color. • In the uncut version, there is a scene where Batman throws a knife he used to cut himself free from the red strings at the Joker. In the edited version, the knife was removed, but the sound of the knife cutting through the strings can still be heard and the hole it made in the curtain can still be seen. • The Joker's death scene was heavily edited. In the original, Tim fired the Joker's 'BANG!' flag/spear gun at the Joker and the projectile pierced his heart, killing him almost instantly. In the edited version, the gun was full of Joker gas and Tim does not use it. Instead he pushes the Joker into a room with hanging electrical wires and two tanks of water. The Joker crashes into one, and the wires slip down. The Joker then runs forward to get him, but instead slips and turns on the wires, electrocuting himself. Not only that, but the setup lines were changed. In the original uncut version, Joker tells Tim to "make daddy proud, deliver the punch line". After the edit and the changing of the gun from a spear gun to a Joker gas gun, the line became "make him one of us".
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• During the scene where Batman and Batgirl go searching for Robin, the uncut version shows Batgirl questioning two women as to Robin's whereabouts. In the edited version it was a man and a woman. This scene may have been edited because the women were implied to be prostitutes. • When the Jokerz visit Pryce on the Wayne Enterprises Yacht, a suggestive scene in which one of the Dee Dee sisters lays on a bed was cut from the Unrated version. • When Terry visits Ace (Bruce's dog) after the Joker's attack on Wayne Manor, Ace is watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon called Hare Ribbin'. A character in the cartoon repeatedly shouts "I wish I were dead!" This audio was cut from the censored version. • In the "Our Family Memories" segment of the film, the uncut version depicts the Joker pulling out electrical cables to torture Robin. This brief sequence is cut from the censored version. • In the Uncut version Joker's line "I'll begin with how I peeled back the layers of the boy's mind." is changed to "I'll begin with how I affected young Robin's makeover." in the edited version. • As Joker is about to destroy Wayne Manor with the satellite beam, he asks Terry "any last words for the old Batfart?" "Batfart" was changed to "Batcoot" in the non-rated version.
Soundtrack Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Soundtrack Soundtrack album by various artists Released
October 17, 2000
Released on October 17, 2000, the soundtrack to Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker contains music composed by Kristopher Carter as well as two tracks of music featured in the direct-to-video film. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
"Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (Main Title)" "Industrial Heist" "Meet the Joker" "Joker Crashes Bruce's Party" "Terry Relieved of Duty" "Nightclub Fight / Terry Rescues Bruce" "A Trap for Tim" "Joker Family Portrait"
9. "Arkham Mayhem" 10. "Batman Defeats the Jokerz" 11. "Joker Meets His End (Again)" 12. "Healing Old Wounds" 13. "Crash (The Humble Brothers Remix)" by Mephisto Odyssey (feat. Static-X) 14. "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (End Title)" by Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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Critical reception Return of the Joker has received mostly positive reviews from critics. It currently holds an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.7/10 on IMDB, the sixth highest for any Batman movie. Nisha Gopalan of Entertainment Weekly praised the uncut version of the film, in particular how it "sheds light on the dark, obsessive relationship between the villain and his vigilante counterpart." Gerry Shamray of Sun Newspapers said that Return of the Joker "would have made a great live-action Batman movie." Ryan Cracknell of Apollo Guide called the film "an animated masterpiece." Peter Canavese of Groucho Reviews called it an "energetic and unsettling Batman adventure," adding that it "provides a memorable showcase for Hamill's celebrated take on the Joker, and allows both McGinnis and Wayne to see action and face emotional challenges." Michael Stailey of DVD Verdict gave the uncut version a score of 92 out of 100, calling it "a taut, high-impact film" and "a must-buy to Bat-fans and animation lovers alike." Garth Franklin of Dark Horizons had a mixed response when reviewing the uncut version, saying that "the script is pretty solid, the animation superb, and the voice performances all work well," but added that "the Terry character's personal scenes aren't anywhere near as engaging [as the scenes featuring the Joker or Bruce Wayne], and the investigative subplot doesn't work as well as it should."
Comic adaptation While the comic based on the movie was largely uncensored, the page depicting the Joker's death had to be redone to match the movie. The rest of the comic, however, was not altered. As a result, the rest of the story refers to the Joker being shot as opposed to electrocuted and killed. • ROTJ Page Comparison  The comic includes several scenes that did not make it to either versions of the film, such as: • Bruce's visit to the remains of Arkham Asylum to find clues on the Joker's return. He is unknowingly followed by Terry. The Joker body is hanging from the ceiling written on his body saying "I Know". Storyboard drawings, however, do appear as deleted scenes, which were present on both versions of the DVD as part of the special features. • Batman's interrogation of the Penguin in the flashback. Both were part of the script that got cut out of the movie due to time and pacing concerns, as confirmed in the commentary.
References  Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: The Official Screenplay by Paul Dini. Page 91.  http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=9AsCsGNClUw  http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=Cux_R_DQsoY  "Batman Beyond - Return of the Joker" (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes. com/ m/ batman_beyond_return_of_the_joker/ ). Rotten Tomatoes. Archived (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20091022162149/ http:/ / www. rottentomatoes. com/ m/ batman_beyond_return_of_the_joker/ ) from the original on 22 October 2009. . Retrieved 2009-10-23.  Review (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,235606,00. html), Nisha Gopalan, Entertainment Weekly, May 07, 2002  Review by Gerry Shamray, Sun Newspapers of Cleveland, 7 February 2003  Review (http:/ / www. apolloguide. com/ mov_fullrev. asp?CID=2566), Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide, 24 July 2001  Review (http:/ / www. grouchoreviews. com/ reviews/ 2132), Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews, 15 February 2005  Review (http:/ / www. dvdverdict. com/ reviews/ batmanrotj. php), Michael Stailey, DVD Verdict, May 27th, 2002  Review (http:/ / www. darkhorizons. com/ reviews/ batmanbeyondthereturnofthejoker. php), Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons, December 12th 2000  http:/ / www. worldsfinestonline. com/ WF/ beyond/ backstage/ comic/ rotj/
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External links • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233298/) at the Internet Movie Database • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v201883) at AllRovi • Batman NOT Beyond The Censor's Reach (http://www.fanzing.com/mag/fanzing32/feature5. shtml)—detailed analysis of the last-minute changes • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Edit List (http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/beyond/backstage/ rotjedits/)— The World's Finest (http://wf.toonzone.net/)'s list of cuts and edits, includes screencaps from both versions. • Official website (http://web.archive.org/web/20010410200426/http://batmanbeyond.com/FLASH/index. html) • Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker @ BYTB: Batman Yesterday, Today and Beyond (http://www. batmanytb.com/movies/rotj/index.php)