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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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When the streets have gone to Hell - have faith in the Devil. 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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Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin was originally a Spider-Man villain who first appeared in the 50th issue of the Amazing Spider-Man series in 1967. It wasn't until Issue 170 of the Daredevil series in 1981 that he became an official enemy of Daredevil during the Frank Miller run, and since then he became a major part of the Daredevil comics. See more »

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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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Daredevil: Hey, how ya doing?
Jose Quesada: [being strangled] Didn't you hear? I was acquitted.
Daredevil: Not by me.
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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 »

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Featured in Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil' (2003) See more »

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Lapdance
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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director's cut- do yourself a favor. See it
16 January 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

First of all, i was never a reader of the comics, and didn't know much about daredevil before venturing into the cinemas to see the original when it was released. At the time, there wasn't much action out and i like most of Ben Affleck's movies, so though i would give it a go. Although i liked the theatrical release ( but didn't love it) i still bought it when it came to DVD...and to be honest, when i watched it the 2nd time on DVD, i didn't think as much of it, as when i left the cinema.

So when i heard the directors cut was out, and people who hated the first release, but liked the 2nd one, i thought wow, i didn't mind the first, perhaps i will really like the new version. and guess what? I did ! Its absolutely fantastic. After the characters were fleshed out more, the storyline was more involved and filled in the plots- you actually cared about what happened and got more into the feel of being apart of what was going on in hell's kitchen.

If you watch the "featurette" : giving the devil his dues, you will understand that Mark Johnson the director, absolutely loves this material, loved the comic, and was disappointed himself with the theatrical release. He understood why the critics & fans alike didn't support it, and really wanted to fix the problems with this DVD. When will Hollywood studios & executives learn, a 100 minute movie, does not mean a better movie - and when will they learn that audiences DO want more than just action - we can think, you morons! And can hold our attention for more than 100 minutes. Here's a simple plan for your money making schemes - and this goes to Gary Foster ( producer who still says the theatrical version of daredevil is better) If you make a GOOD MOVIE, that gets good reviews, and that fans & critics enjoy, then more people will see it, more people will see it a 2nd time, more people will recommend it to friends, and that means a bigger audience, a repeat audience and bigger dollars for your pockets ! So while the first was a quick paced movie that made quick bucks, a longer - more thought-out MOVIE, would have garnered longer life at the box office.

in a word - RECOMMENDED !


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