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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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Daredevil: A Daring New Vision  »

Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,133,038 (Europe) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$102,543,520 (USA) (13 July 2003)
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Trivia

Although Ben Affleck is a fan of the character, acting him out was such an unpleasant experience that, in November 2006, Affleck stated that he would never reprise the role, having felt "by playing a superhero in 'Daredevil', I have inoculated myself from ever playing another superhero. Wearing a costume was a source of humiliation for me, and something I wouldn't want to do again soon." It is believed that the Daredevil costume was very uncomfortable to wear. However, in 2013 Affleck accepted an agreement to play Batman, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). See more »

Goofs

In his opening scene in the Irish pub, Bullseye's neck and the top of his chest are peeling from sunburn, because Colin Farrell had just returned from a Mexican cruise while he was on holiday. A sunburn is rather unlikely for this character who prefers to live in shadows and darkness. See more »

Quotes

Ben Urich: Cool color.
Matt Murdock: I wouldn't know.
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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

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Terms of Endaredevil (2011) 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
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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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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