Adam West and Burt
Ward are taken on a crazy adventure when the Batmobile is
stolen from a car museum and they must track down the thief
and return it. After solving a puzzle, they realize that the
clues to finding the fiend who stole the Batmobile are hidden
in their past
Apart from West and Ward, a number of actors from the
original series also appeared in the film. This includes Frank
Gorshin, who played the Riddler, Julie Newmar, who played
Catwoman for the first two seasons of the show and Lee
Meriwether, who played Catwoman in the Batman theatrical film.
Gorshin and Newmar appear as themselves, while Meriwether
appears as a waitress. The most noticeable surviving cast member
not to appear in the movie is Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl
in the third season of the show. When asked by a fan at a
convention why she did not appear in it she replied that she did
not like the script and politely turned it down.
Due to licensing problems involving the original TV series, the
makers of this film were only allowed to use footage from the
1966 Batman feature film. As a result, Lee Meriwether's
rendition of Catwoman is the only one seen in archive footage in
this film (even during a musical sequence intended to pay
tribute to Newmar). Zambia-born actress Julia Rose plays the
young Julie Newmar and gets to briefly don the Catwoman costume.
Jason Marsden, who plays the young Burt Ward/Robin, has done a
few voice roles in recent DC/Warner Bros Cartoons such as Batman
Beyond and Justice League Unlimited.
Lyle Waggoner, who originally auditioned for the part of Batman,
and Betty White both have cameos in the movie. Some of
Waggoner's actual audition tape footage can be seen in the
movie. Waggoner ended landing a role into another DC Comics' TV
show, he played Steve Trevor alongside Lynda Carter in the 1970s
Wonder Woman TV show. Adam West's daughter, Nina West, also has
a cameo as a psychotic actress who tries to kill Burt Ward after
a one-night stand. This incident is mentioned in Ward's
autobiography, My Life in Tights. During the original series, of
the four main supervillains (Joker, Riddler, Penguin, and
Catwoman), only Riddler never entered the Batcave set; in the
movie the Riddler finally does enter the Batcave.
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