New York Film Locations

Daredevil (2003)

Last Updated: Nov 2010

In the roughest part of New York City called "Hells Kitchen", there lives a boy named Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) and his father, who is a boxer. One day, Matt ran into a industrial accident and became blind after his eyes were exposed to a toxic chemical, but it also gave him other supernatural senses. Then, his father was killed by a mysterious figure. Matt, who is now a lawyer by day, he is also, Daredevil who hunts criminals by night. He then, met and fell in love with Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner), a daughter of a wealthy tycoon. But, what Matt does not know is that a wealthy executive going by the name "Kingpin". Has hired another super-enhanced human named "Bullseye", who always hits his target. To eliminate Daredevil and Elektra. Now, the 2 must stop Bullseye and the Kingpin.

Central Park West and West 70th Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The Grand Hotel interior was actually shot in Los Angeles at the Biltmore Hotel on Grand Avenue.

The Crown Building, 5th Avenue and West 57th Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The building that the evil the Kingpin owns is in fact a digital building and does not exist.

otsoNY Comments: 20th Century Fox wanted to start filming in Canada in order to save money. This plan was contended by Johnson, and the film's cinematographer, Ericson Core, after they found a preferred area for shooting around downtown Los Angeles' Arcade Building. Core noted that the appeal came from the "beautiful, old brick buildings and great rooftops," which they felt was perfect for a depiction of Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, in comparison to the studio's choice where the filming would be done in Montreal or Vancouver.


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