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On Halloween, Johnny Viti, nephew of Gotham City mob boss Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, is murdered by a mysterious figure who leaves a jack-o'-lantern at the crime scene. Since Viti was about to turn the state's evidence against Falcone, Gotham City Police Department Captain James Gordon suspects th

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One is a 2021 animated movie released under the line DC Universe Animated Original Movies. It is the first of a two-part adaptation of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Batman: The Long Halloween.

Synopsis for "Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (Movie)"

On Halloween, Johnny Viti, nephew of Gotham City mob boss Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, is murdered by a mysterious figure who leaves a jack-o'-lantern at the crime scene. Since Viti was about to turn the state's evidence against Falcone, Gotham City Police Department Captain James Gordon suspects the Roman himself of being responsible. He summons District Attorney Harvey Dent and Batman to investigate the murder and bring down Falcone.

Catwoman leads Batman to Falcone's cash stockpile with Dent following. Based on a coin flip, Harvey decides to burn the money rather than move it legally and risk Falcone stopping them. In retaliation, Falcone hires triad member Mickey Chen to bomb Harvey's house. Both Harvey and his wife Gilda survive, but Harvey is hospitalized. Batman chases Chen down to the sewers, where he runs into Solomon Grundy. Batman convinces Grundy to spare Chen and takes him to the GCPD for questioning. Lacking evidence of his involvement in the bombing, Batman and Gordon are forced to release him. Gordon advises Batman to learn more about being a detective.

On Thanksgiving, Falcone's son Alberto sends Harvey a mocking "get well soon" card in his father's name, angering Falcone for presuming to speak for him. Falcone strangles his son and reminds him that he is too weak to inherit the family business. Harvey escapes from the hospital and meets Gordon, who gives him a gun for protection. That night, Chen and his associates are killed by Viti's murderer. On Christmas Eve, Gordon and Batman question Calendar Man in Arkham Asylum on the identity of the murderer who has now been nicknamed "Holiday". Calendar Man names Falcone, Sal Maroni, and Harvey as suspects and calls Batman's war on crime a "joke".

Batman then realizes that Joker has escaped from Arkham. Not wanting Holiday to replace him as Gotham's most notorious criminal, Joker confronts Harvey in his home and threatens to kill Gilda if he is proven to be Holiday. Batman visits Maroni, who was also attacked by Joker. Maroni advises Batman that if Joker is on Holiday, he will inevitably target Falcone himself. Joker harasses Falcone, warning him not to divulge any new information about Holiday to him. Falcone's bodyguard Milos Grappa chases Joker out of the building but is killed by Holiday. In the Batcave, Batman identifies Maroni, Falcone's sister Carla Viti, Joker, Falcone, and Harvey as suspects.

Bruce Wayne attends a New Year's Eve yacht party celebrating Gotham's children's clinic, hosted by Falcone, who calls out Bruce during his speech as the son he never had, angering Alberto. Bruce meets with Selina Kyle, who calls off their relationship due to their conflicting secret identities. Joker attempts to gas the New Year's Eve celebration in Gotham Square using a stolen plane, hoping that Holiday is among the crowd. Meanwhile, Selina meets with Alberto to learn about the Falcones. Alberto laments about never being respected by his father, who also rejected his fiancée from Oxford University. Batman foils Joker's scheme, and when Joker remarks that he "loves a good puzzle".

Batman deduces that Alberto, who would benefit the most from killing his father's enemies and is known for his love of puzzles, is the killer. Returning to the yacht, Batman accuses Alberto of being Holiday, targeting his father's associates to gain power within the family. Alberto angrily denies wanting control of the family business, citing he no longer wishes to be in his father's shadow. As the New Year hits, Alberto is shot dead by Holiday and falls into the water, where his body is cut to pieces by the yacht's propellers. Batman pursues Holiday, but they manage to escape via speedboat. As the ship is evacuated, Gordon and Harvey meet with Batman. Batman tells his allies to assign a protective detail to Falcone.

In a post-credits scene, Bruce attends Alberto's funeral. Falcone approaches him and requests Bruce's help in money laundering his money, but Bruce refuses. Bruce is then introduced to the woman accompanying Falcone, who shakes his hand. Vines emerge from under her sleeve to grip Bruce's arm, turning his eyes green, indicating that Poison Ivy has taken control of him.

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Trivia

  • The Long Halloween, Part One was originally planned as the first film set in the new animated continuity that began with Superman: Man of Tomorrow in 2020. However, because The Batman (2022) was going to adapt The Long Halloween early in its development, the animated film was delayed and Man of Tomorrow released first as a result.[1]

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