Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Mark Steven Johnson
Production: 20th Century Fox
  5 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Good God.




They say your whole life flashes before

your eyes when you die.

And it's true, even for a blind man.

I grew up in Hell's Kitchen.

The politicians and the real-estate

developers call it Clinton now.

But a neighborhood,

like everything else, has a soul.

And souls don 't change with a name.

Come on, hit me.

I'll give you a free shot.

- Hit him again.

- You fight like your dad.

Come on, hit me.

- My dad's gonna be champ.

- Your dad's a bum.

- Yeah, a bum.

- Come on. Hit me.

- Yeah, he's a punk, man.

- Can't fight.

- Sure can run though.

- Pathetic.

My father was a boxer.

A sportswriter once wrote

that he fought like the devil...

... and the name stuck.

Jack "The Devil" Murdock

was a contender.

But that was a long time ago.

Come on, Dad. Get up.

- Who won?

- Colan.


- I beat him, you know.

- I know, Dad. TKO.

And I beat Sharpman,

Robbers, Wagner.

- Hey, hey, what's that?

- Nothing.

I told you I didn't want you fighting.

They said that you work for Fallon.

That you're one of his guys now.

Get over here. Sit down. Come on.

Think I'd be pulling double overtime at

the docks if I was working for Fallon?

What are you, nuts?

You don't hit nothing but books.

Get me?

You be a doctor or a lawyer.

Not like me.

- Dad...

- Matt, you can do it.

You can do anything

if you're not afraid.

Now, you promise me.

I promise, Dad.

One day, I took a shortcut

home from school.

What I saw, I'll never forget...

... because it would be the last thing

I'd ever see.

- Jack, I don't want you to hurt me.

- I will.

Jack, come on.

I had other obligations.

- Dad?

- Okay, I got it.



I'm sorry, Matty.

I'm so sorry.

It's okay, Dad. It's okay.

We made each other a silent promise...

... to never give up.

To be fearless.

To stick up for the long shots like us.

We were two fighters

on the comeback trail.

I had lost my sight,

but I got something back in return.

My remaining four senses functioned

with superhuman sharpness.

But most amazing of all, my sense of

sound gave off a kind of radar sense.

High above the roar of the streets,

I trained my body and my senses.

An acute sense of touch

gave me both strength and balance...

... until the city itself

became my playground.

I was the boy without fear.


Hey, Murdock! Round two.

- What's up, freak?

- Look at him, man. Look at his eyes.

- Kick his ass.

- Go ahead, fight me. I dare you.

- Yeah, Murdock.

- I dare you.

Yeah, that's what I'm saying, man.

Kick his ass.

Come on, man, let's just go.


Jack, it's been a while.

- I don't work for you no more, Fallon.

- Jack, you never stopped.

Did you really think

you won those fights on your own?

You're 42 years old.

Miller, Mack, Bendis.

They're all my fighters.

Just like you.

And now it's your turn to take a fall.

Think about your boy, Jack.

I'm sure you'll do the right thing.

No, come on, Dad! Come on, Dad,

get up! You can do it, Dad. Come on!

Come on, Dad. Get up! Come on!

Let's go! Come on! Come on, Dad!

Get up!

Never give up.

Yeah, yeah! Come on, Dad. All right!


You all right? Murdock, you all right?

Okay, let's fight.

Down! He's out. Fight's over.

Ladies and gentlemen,

the winner, by way of knockout...

...Jack "The Devil" Murdock!

This one was for you, Matty.

I waited outside of the Olympic

for my father.

In some ways, I'm still waiting.

Finish him off.


I can't see you, Dad.

I can't see you.

No one cared much about the death

of a washed-up prizefighter.

Nobody but me.

I would keep my promise.

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Mark Steven Johnson

Mark Steven Johnson (born October 30, 1964) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. Johnson was born in Hastings, Minnesota and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. He has written and directed the two comic book based films Daredevil and Ghost Rider as well as the film Simon Birch. His early writing credits are for the film Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men. Most recently he directed the film Finding Steve McQueen. more…

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