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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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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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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:

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

Gross:

$431,881 (USA) (18 March 2011)
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Trivia

Ben Affleck was cast as Daredevil because Kevin Smith suggested him to the director, Mark Steven Johnson. See more »

Goofs

In the church fight between daredevil and bullseye, daredevil throws his cane/stick at bullseye, the camera then cuts back to daredevil who is running towards bullseye and his cane is back in his hand (the one he threw), then he picks his cane up from the floor, yet is seen only carrying the one he just picked up. See more »

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[During a playful, flirtatious fight]
Matt Murdock: You're holding back.
Elektra: Yes.
Matt Murdock: Don't.
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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 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) See more »

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Release the Dogs
Written by Nathan Gray, Chad Istvan, Josh Latshow, Matt Krupanski, Rob Avery
Performed by BOYSETSFIRE
Courtesy of Wind-Up Entertainment, Inc.
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A Great and Underrated Action Movie
12 October 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The story of the Daredevil, since when he was a boy, is the storyline of this movie. The plot presents how he became the lawyer Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) during the day and the blind hero in the night. The movie shows his accident with toxic waste, the incident with his father, his crush with the gorgeous Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner) and this fight against crime, mainly against Bullseye (Colin Farrell) and Kingpin (Michael Clark Duncan). This excellent movie is completely underrated: the story of this Gothic and dark hero is very well presented, even for those viewers like me, who is not familiarized this character. The effects, showing how Daredevil 'sees' being blind are great. The heavy soundtrack is marvelous. The storyline and the characters are very well developed. I am a great fan of Ben Affleck, but I have never paid attention to this wonderful actress Jennifer Garner in other movies. Colin Farrell is great like the caricatural villain and Michael Clark Duncan is 'great', as usual. I have loved this movie, and recommend it for those who like action and fantasy movie. An excellent entertainment. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "O Demolidor" ("The Demolisher")


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