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Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 14 February 2003 (USA)
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)  »

Also Known As:

Daredevil: A Daring New Vision  »

Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,953,136 (UK) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$431,881 (USA) (18 March 2011)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the fight scene between Daredevil and Bullseye in the church, Daredevil Is sent crashing through the pipes of the church organ, and a number of bats fly out. Ben Affleck plays Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and planned sequels. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kingpin: It's a shame you came here wounded. I would've loved to fight you in your prime. They call you the Man Without Fear. If that's true, why are you afraid to show your face?
[pulls off Daredevil's mask]
Kingpin: [laughter] No, I don't believe this. No, no. The blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen?
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Crazy Credits

For the first time, a sound effect of pages turning is added to the Marvel logo (aptly for a blind superhero who works through a radar sense). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Plutonium Baby (2013) See more »

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Bring Me to Life
Written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges
Performed by Evanescence featuring Paul McCoy of 12 Stones
Courtesy of Wind-up Entertainment, Inc.
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Directer's Cut made it sooooo much better
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I titled this, I really enjoyed the movie since I am comic nerd, but I rated this as a 5 out of 10. I got the Directer's Cut for Christmas and OH MY GOD it made this movie so much better. The subplot with Coolio really rounds out the character's of Matt and Foggy and little scenes added back in here and there like Matt's rituals after patrol and in the morning, and the extended version of him and Elektra on the roof before the rain made part of the ending make more sense. One thing I really enjoyed was the additional time to developing the Kingpin and making him really seem like a bad guy helped a lot. All in all whoever made the call to cut all this stuff from the movie should be fired from the studio because the theatrical release was a butchery and a farce. I felt bad having to admit that I didn't like the movie too much at first, but now I can tell people how much it kicked a$$ (didn't know if curses were allowed).


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