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“The Man Without Fear”
EXT. NEW YORK CITY – ESTABLISHING
INT. LOCKER ROOM – NIGHT
JACK MURDOCK, 39, wearing a boxer’s robe and gloves taped
to his hands, shadow boxes in preparation for a fight. An
unidentified MAN enters.
MAN
Mr. Fixer says you’ll win this one.
The Man tosses an envelope packed with CASH across a table.
Jack merely nods and continues his warm-up as the Man exits
the room.
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL TRACK MEET – DAY
MATT MURDOCK, 17, sprints ahead of other competitors and
leaps over uniformly placed hurdles – crossing the finish
line in first place. Matt is greeted by jubilant, rejoicing
teammates.
Matt scans the stands in search of a familiar face among
the spectators, and is disappointed – he fakes a smile.
INT. MURDOCKS’ APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
Matt enters to sees his father, Jack, slumped in a chair.
On the floor next to Jack’s chair, an EMPTY BOTTLE OF
SCOTCH. On Jack’s lap, an ORNATE, SILVER PICTURE FRAME with
a photo of a much younger Jack alongside an angelic young
woman holding Matt as a toddler.
Jack is half-awake and squints to focus on Matt.
JACK
Matthew.
MATT