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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:

A daring new vison (Director's cut) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek | Italian

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daredevil: A Daring New Vision See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,310,419, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$102,543,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,179,718
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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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Trivia

According to Gary Foster, Avi Arad, and Mark Steven Johnson, the Director's Cut DVD of this feature was in fact the originally intended theatrical release, until the last minute, when they decided to make the changes necessary to please 20th Century Fox, to get the film a PG-13 rating. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) When Elektra is practicing with her knives against the sandbags, she has a braid in her hair. When she slashes the last one and the scene is about to end, her braid is gone. See more »

Quotes

Daredevil: Wait. It wasn't me. Stop! It was a hit man named Bullseye. I didn't kill your father.
Elektra: Liar!
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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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Defending and underrated superhero action flick, One of my favorite films!
19 October 2015 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Daredevil (2003) Director's Cut is very underrated American Action superhero flick. I did saw the theatrical cut in in 2004/2005 and I loved it. I don't care if this film is terrible, for me it is good I love it. I think Ben Affleck did a perfect job at acting as Matt Murdock/Daredevil! This is always been my favorite superhero flick out there and it still is. Jennifer Garner as Elektra did a terrific job as the female hero and she was pretty good. Colin Farrell as Bullseye and Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin did all great on their performances on their characters. I love this film and I don't care how underrated it is I love it.

I am defending this film and I don't think is awful , bad or terrible it is great. It is kind of Entertaining and it is still a good film. People: It's not that bad. In fact, it's really good. Okay, it isn't a classic like are The Dark Knight Trilogy or other Marvel highly rated films. It is still a good, both of the versions are good but I just prefer the Director's Cut because the film explains much more than the theatrical cut douse and ends with a cliffhanger. Daredevil features another hero without super strength, just the ability to use what he has to maximum potential, making him a more accessible hero to the masses.

Ben Affleck (Pearl Harbor) portrays Matt Murdock, a man blinded since childhood after accidental exposure to hazardous materials. By day, Murdock is an honest attorney from Hell's Kitchen, New York. By night, he is Daredevil, a superhero relying on an incredibly attuned sense of hearing (a "radar sense," as he calls it) to fight criminals. Following the death of his father, Matt vows revenge on The Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan, The Scorpion King), who teams with the villainous Bullseye (Collin Farrell, Phone Booth) in a move against Daredevil, Matt must not only fight two super-criminals, but deal with a burgeoning relationship with the mysterious -- and deadly -- Elektra (Jennifer Garner, Juno).

The director's cut is way better than the theatrical version. There is more storyline to this version, more action, more humor! In this version there is an added storyline which makes the movie way easier to understand, it ties together loose strings in the movie. This is probably one of my favorite movies of all time.

The one thing I didn't like about this version is that they take out the confession scene in the beginning of the movie. I recommend it to any superhero fan out their. It is rated R. Mostly for more action/violence. Without question, THIS is the one that should have been released in theaters, not the other version. Underrated of the marvel comic movies For Daredevil, justice is blind, and for the guilty, there's hell to pay!

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner ignite dangerous sparks and nonstop thrills in this dazzling action-adventure about the newest breed of superhero. By day, blind attorney Matt Murdock (Affleck) toils for justice in Hell's Kitchen. By night, he's Daredevil, The Man Without Fear - a powerful, masked vigilante stalking the dark streets with an uncanny "radar sense" that allows him to "see" with superhuman capabilities. But when the love of his life, fiery Elektra Natchios (Garner), is targeted by New York City's ruthless Kingpin of crime (Michael Clarke Duncan) and his deadly assassin Bullseye (Colin Farrell), Daredevil may be about to meet his match Daredevil is a 2003 American superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film stars Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who fights for justice in the courtroom and out of the courtroom as the masked vigilante Daredevil. Jennifer Garner plays his love interest Elektra Natchios; Colin Farrell plays the merciless assassin Bullseye; David Keith plays Jack "The Devil" Murdock, a washed up fighter who is Matt's father; and Michael Clarke Duncan plays Wilson Fisk, also known as the crime lord Kingpin.

Why I love this film? Because Ben Affleck is one of my favorite actors and I just love what he does in this film. There's the right balance of action romance. There has been criticism about Ben Affleck acting. In his defense , Ben and Jennifer do have chemistry that works and goes somewhere.You can see he is taken with her. Even Ben and Jon Favreau friendship works for their characters Matt/Daredevil and Foggy. They are genuinely funny. I love this film. The rating I am giving is 7 because the film wasn't that good, but it wasn't that bad either.

7/10 Score: B Studio: Marvel Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Horseshoe Bay Productions Starring: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons Director: Mark Steven Johnson Producers: Avi Arad, Gary Foster, Arnon Milchan Screenplay: Mark Steven Johnson Rated: R Running Time: 2 Hrs. 13 Mins. Directors's Cut Based on Daredevil characters by Stan Lee Bill Everett Daredevil: The Man Without Fear by Frank Miller Budget: $78.000.000 Box Office: $431.881


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