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A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

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Storyline

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

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Justice is blind. So is he. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action/violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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14 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Daredevil: A Daring New Vision  »

Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$516,444 (Japan) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

$431,881 (USA) (18 March 2011)
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Stan Lee disliked the film, because he felt the film was "too tragic". See more »

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Wires lifting up Elektra during the rooftop battle. See more »

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Franklin "Foggy" Nelson: Your client, Mr. Lee, he made his first payment.
Matt Murdock: Oh, that's great, you should be very happy.
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson: Yeah, it's fantastic. He paid in fluke. Fluke is a fish, Matt. Did you know that? Because I sure as hell didn't.
Matt Murdock: Mr. Lee is a good man, and he... he doesn't have a lot of money, and he goes fishing on the weekends, so I guess that's...
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson: Yeah, well, I go salsa dancing on the weekends, but I don't shake my ass to pay my phone bill, you know what I'm sayin'?
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The opening credits are seen in a sequence of dark skyscrapers. There are lit windows in the skyscrapers, which turn into Braille letters which then become English letters spelling out the main cast - later on, the supporting cast and production crew are directly formed in English from the window. See more »

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Referenced in Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels (2002) See more »

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Written by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Gene Elliot Thornton
Performed by N.E.R.D. featuring Lee Harvey and Vita
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Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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One of the best Marvel movies to date
25 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Despite the low ratings this movie has gotten from the masses, I honestly can say that this is probably the best Marvel movie to come out in the recent barrage of comic based movies to hit the big screen. I'm guessing the reason for the lack of high ratings is that most people were looking for a super hero along the lines of Spiderman who saves people and is always doing "the right thing". Well this obviously isn't the case here, as one can clearly see from how Daredevil does away with the baddies. I personally think that the concept of an avenging lawyer who serves up street justice to those that manipulate the system is a great concept. I also think that everybody did a great job of playing their characters as they should be played, yes… I know, even Ben. The only person I thought did a mediocre job was Colin, who only helped to make the already stupid looking Bullseye look even dumber then the character deserves. As you can no doubt guess from reading this, I'm a huge fan of the series. What you probably wouldn't guess is that choosing Michael Clarke Duncan to play the Kingpin is by far the best "improvisational" casting choice I've ever seen. For those of you who don't know, the Kingpin is "supposed" to be a big white guy… we're talking sumo style big. While Michael isn't quite that big, his size and look are by far better then anybody else they could have ever gotten to play this role. So, in conclusion, if you like your hero's on the darker side, a la Batman, then this should be a good choice for you. The effects and story line are great; I can only hope that the only "acceptable" attendance at the theaters won't stop them from making a sequel to this movie… I know, don't hate me… but with Ben playing Daredevil again as well… don't worry, I hate myself too!!! And P.S. Elektra isn't a sequel… it's a separate plot line all together, although they try to link the two at some point in the movie, but that's another comment for another movie.


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