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Daredevil (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  14 February 2003 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daredevil: A Daring New Vision  »

Box Office


$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,953,136 (UK) (14 February 2003)


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

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Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A subplot with a character played by rapper Coolio was removed, primarily to make the film shorter and get it a PG-13 rating. However, Coolio was featured in trailers for the film. See more »


At Quesada's trial, Matt and Froggy appear to be representing the rape victim. In the US, a rapist would be prosecuted by the district attorney (the victim would not have to hire her own lawyer). If this was meant to be a civil suit, if she was suing him for damages after he'd already been found not guilty in a criminal trial, the jury would not have found him "guilty" or "not guilty" - they would have found for the plaintiff or for the defendant. Matt and Froggy really have no reason to be at that particular type of trial. See more »


Kingpin: Is there anything else?
Bullseye: Yeah, I want a bloody costume.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Bullseye is in a hospital ward with a full-body cast, but is able to use a syringe to take out a fly. See more »


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


Bleed for Me
Written by Josey Scott, Chris D'Abaldo, Wayne Swinney, David Novotny, Paul Crosby and Bob Marlette
Performed by Saliva
Courtesy of Island Records
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User Reviews

Directors cut so much better.
23 January 2005 | by (Cleveland, England) – See all my reviews

When I heard about a directors cut to this movie I never imagined it would be so much better than the original release. Why must movie studios always feel they know better than the director. This film would have been much more successful had they left it alone, but by insisting on so many cuts and changes they shot themselves in the foot. All because they wanted a family friendly spider-man type film instead of the much more dark and violent world of daredevil. Every scene added to the film makes you wonder why they cut it in the first place. It isn't just about adding scenes though they have taken a couple out too. I can't imagine anyone who would miss the fireside love scene. I urge everyone who saw the theatrical cut to watch the directors cut. It isn't a perfect film but it's a more complete and enjoyable one. Also watch the documentary on the directors cut DVD and see one of the producers trying to defend the original release and then actually saying he thinks it is the better cut. I think he must be more blind than Matt Murdock!!!

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