THE MERRY GENTLEMAN
2008, 110 min, USA, Dir: Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton directs and stars in this tale of a tormented hit man who finds a kindred spirit when he encounters an abused wife (Kelly Macdonald) hiding out from her cop husband (Bobby Cannavale). Roger Ebert called Keaton's directorial debut "original, absorbing, and curiously moving in ways that are far from expected."


PACIFIC HEIGHTS
1990, Morgan Creek, 102 min, USA, Dir: John Schlesinger

Young lovers Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine buy and restore a gorgeous Victorian house, but their dream home soon turns into a nightmare when they rent an apartment to the tenant from hell, played with chilling intensity by Michael Keaton.


BATMAN RETURNS
1992, Warner Bros., 126 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton

Abandoned mutant baby Danny DeVito grows up to be Gotham City's formidable villain The Penguin, one of several opponents Michael Keaton has to face in Tim Burton's second Batman movie. There's also Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman and Christopher Walken's Max Shreck, all of whom take on Batman in a rare sequel that is every bit as rich and compelling as the original.


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