1966 Batman Movie (Adam West/Burt Ward)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Dan-P, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Dan-P

    Dan-P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just got the special edition of the 1966 Batman movie, the one starring Adam West and Burt Ward. At the 52:59 time mark of the movie, Frank Gorshin (playing the Riddler) is facing the camera, and Adam West (playing Bruce Wayne) has his back to the camera. I about fell out of my chair when I heard the dialog, and I do NOT remember this from the original. Gorshin says, "You think you're pretty clever, don't you Mr. Wayne?" West replied (again with his back to the camera, so you can't see his mouth) "Clever enough to outwit you, you stupid f*ck!" (I put in the "*" only because this is an all-ages board and I don't want to get banned).

    I checked the dialog in the subtitles, and the subtitles have the following for the dialog during that scene: Riddler-"You think you're clever don't you?" Wayne-"Clever enough to outwit you."

    My questions are 1) is this really what Adam West says? "Clever enough to outwit you, you stupid f*ck!"?? 2) If so, how the heck did that get in the movie? Was that a joke by somebody putting together the dvd, kind of like whoever put those subliminal porn shots in some Disney movie (probably an urban legend but I think it happened)?

    Thanks,
    Dan P.
     
  2. David (C)

    David (C) Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don’t own the DVD. Ironically I have been watching my VHS copy religiously before I go to sleep over the past two weeks. Now I will have to pay attention in no way that I ever thought before.
     
  3. Dan-P

    Dan-P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, please watch it and tell me if that bit of dialog is on the VHS version. I couldn't believe my ears, especially since this was always a very G-rated show [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  4. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2000
    Messages:
    9,070
    Likes Received:
    1
    Check the subtitles.
     
  5. Dan-P

    Dan-P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    I quoted the subtitles above in my original post. The subtitle just says, "Clever enough to outwit you." The actual dialog supposedly from Adam West (although with his back turned so his lips aren't seen) clearly says, "Clever enough to outwit you, you stupid f*ck".
     
  6. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    10
    I think that the line is actually "You stupid thug". I've seen this film around 100 times since I was a kid, so I'm pretty sure that's what West says.
     
  7. Jason Guardiano

    Jason Guardiano Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just checked--

    thug / "f__k"

    Guess they kinda sound the same, ehe
     
  8. Dan-P

    Dan-P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Thug" is an interesting possibility - however I played the scene for a friend of mine without telling him why I was doing so, I just said, "tell me what Batman says in this scene." He heard it and his eyes got real big, and he just humorously said, "wow, I thought Batman had more class than that." He heard the same thing I did, and it wasn't "thug"...

    Dan P
     
  9. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    10
    Dan, this movie has been around for close to forty years. Don't you think someone else would have noticed if Bruce Wayne called the Riddler a "stupid f**k" before now?
     
  10. Random Hero

    Random Hero Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    I might have to pick this up from the WalMart bin just to hear that part. [​IMG]
     
  11. Robert Anthony

    Robert Anthony Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Messages:
    3,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    someone should post an audio cap [​IMG]
     
  12. Shad R

    Shad R Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Agreed. I'd like to hear that.
     
  13. JoSAN

    JoSAN Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2004
    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's one of my favorite lines in the movie and it's actually "Clever enough to outwit you, you stupid thug."

    Sorry to all those of you who wanted an R-rated comic book super-hero movie.
     

Share This Page