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Sam Hamm (born November 19, 1955) is an American screenwriter and comic book writer.[1] Hamm is known for co-writing the screenplay for Tim Burton's Batman and the story for Batman Returns. As a result of his work, he was invited to write for Detective Comics.[2] The result was Batman: Blind Justice, which introduced Bruce Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard, who later appeared in Batman Begins. Hamm's other screen credits include Never Cry Wolf[3] and Monkeybone. Hamm also wrote unused drafts for Planet of the Apes and Watchmen adaptations.[citation needed]

Sam Hamm
Born (1955-11-19) November 19, 1955 (age 63)
OccupationScreenwriter, television producer

Hamm is also credited for writing R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse (based on story by R.L. Stine), a 23-minute 4D film released in various parks across the United States.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Writer Executive producer
1983 Never Cry Wolf Yes
1989 Batman Yes
1992 Batman Returns Yes
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Yes Yes
2001 Monkeybone Yes Yes
2005 Masters of Horror Yes


  1. ^ "Sam Hamm". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Greenberger, Robert; Manning, Matthew K. (2009). The Batman Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the Batcave. Running Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-7624-3663-8. In the pages of Detective Comics, Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm took advantage of that year's ongoing writers' strike to write a three-issue story entitled "Blind Justice", which culminated in that title's 600th issue.
  3. ^ Holloway, Ronald (1983-08-31). "Never Cry Wolf". Variety.

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