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Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime | 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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Mark Steven Johnson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Jennifer Garner ... Elektra Natchios
Colin Farrell ... Bullseye
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin
Jon Favreau ... Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson
Scott Terra ... Young Matt
Ellen Pompeo ... Karen Page
Joe Pantoliano ... Ben Urich
Leland Orser ... Wesley Owen Welch
Lennie Loftin ... Nick Manolis
Erick Avari ... Nikolas Natchios
Derrick O'Connor ... Father Everett
Paul Ben-Victor ... Jose Quesada
David Keith ... Jack Murdock
Frankie J. Allison Frankie J. Allison ... Abusive Father (as Frankie Jay Allison)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When justice is blind, it knows no fear. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek | Italian

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daredevil: A Daring New Vision See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,033,454, 16 February 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,543,520, 13 July 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,179,718, 6 June 2013
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The rat in the opening sequence is entirely CGI, the result of a real one not moving appropriately during filming. See more »

Goofs

During the battle in the church, Daredevil and Bullseye dangle from a horizontal organ pipe. Such an organ pipe is very carefully balanced in the vertical position secured by only one small hook mounted on a wall bracket. Should that hook come undone, the organ pipe would fall to the ground immediately. See more »

Quotes

Franklin "Foggy" Nelson: Your client, Mr. Lee - he made his first payment.
Matt Murdock: Oh, that's great. You should be very happy.
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson: Yeah, it's fantastic. He paid in fluke. Fluke is a fish, Matt. Did you know that? Because I sure as hell didn't.
Matt Murdock: Mr. Lee is a good man, and he... doesn't have a lot of money, and he goes fishing on the weekends, so I guess that's...
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson: Yeah, well, I go salsa dancing on the weekends, but I don't shake my ass to pay my phone bill, you know what I'm sayin'?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

During post-production, 20th Century Fox UK sought and was given advice about classification from the BBFC. After receiving that advice, the company chose to make cuts to the film for release in the UK and as a result the UK cinema version differs from the US cinema version. The changes occur in two scenes:
  • in the fight between Elektra and Bullseye the UK version lacks all sight of a dagger sticking through Elektra's hand and all sight of her removing the dagger from her hand.
  • Secondly, in the fight between Daredevil and Kingpin the UK version lacks a headbutt and has the sound of breaking bones partially obscured by a crack of thunder. For the home video release, 20th Century Fox submitted the uncut version and the BBFC passed it with no cuts. Therefore, home video/DVD releases in the UK are uncut.
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Connections

Referenced in The Salon (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Marcos Curiel (as Marcos), William Hughes, Vito Tisdale, Ron Clutch (as Ron Wilson),
Melvin Adams, Brian Scott
Programming by Timothy J. Trudeau
Performed by Nappy Roots featuring Marcos Curiel of P.O.D.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Directors cut so much better.
23 January 2005 | by p.greenwoodSee 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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