Gotham City is dark and dangerous and 'protected' only by a mostly corrupt ...
Gotham City is dark and dangerous and 'protected' only by a mostly corrupt police department. Despite the best efforts of D.A. Harvey Dent and police commissioner Jim Gordon, the city becomes increasingly unsafe...until a dark knight arises. This new knight disguises himself as a bat to strike terror in to the hearts of the city’s criminals. Enter Vicky Vale, a prize-winning photo journalist who wants to uncover the secret of the mysterious "bat-man". And enter Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly disfigured after a firefight in a chemical factory and who is now devoid of the last vestiges of sanity and goes on to seize control of Gotham's underworld as the psychotic, unpredictable Clown Prince of Crime...the Joker. Gotham's only hope, it seems, lies in this dark, brooding vigilante. And just how does billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne fit into all of this? The film won an Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration.