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Defiance (2002)

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A man sacrifices everything when a bounty is put on his brother's head.



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Credited cast:
Brandon Bollig ...
Will Cross age 12
John Blade
Walker Deibel
Kenn Drescher ...
Ned's wife
John Gerbin ...
Joe Hanrahan ...
Charles Heuvelman ...
Mary Schnitzler ...
Woman In Will's House
Poker player
Craig Thrasher ...
Unnamed outlaw
David Wassilak ...
Rodney (as Dave Wassilak)


When a boy's father is brutally murdered by the town's most powerful citizen because he's not willing to knuckle under, the boy devotes his life to avenging his father's death. Years later, he becomes swept up in a vicious cycle of revenge and must sacrifice everything he has to protect himself and his family. Written by bdimag

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »




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Tony Twist wasn't the only NHL player to take a part in this movie. Brandon Bollig, while not an NHLer during filming, as of March 29th 2012, is a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Like Twist, Bollig is also considered an enforcer in the league. See more »

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...a movie that makes Fistful of Dollars look like an epic...
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not sure what the movie Defiance is all about, not sure if it is a western, a post Civil War era story or a comedy....but one thing is for sure, the makers of Defiance didn't know either.....the movie is a compilation of scenes that are spun into a plot that continuously creates a sense of "where is this going?" In essence the movie has scene after scene that does nothing but emphasize and embellish hate over and over....someone gets out of line...BANG...someone spits the wrong way.....BANG.....someone talks out of line....BANG...then the end of the movie comes and guess what???? BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG...a bar room shoot 'em up that looks like it was filmed one time without editing..... Some of the saving graces of the film are some of the scenery where the movie was shot, details to the guns for the era, costumes that appear to mirror the times and Ric Dark's performance as Owen...the reckless gun for hire that looks like a cross between Ulysess S . Grant and Clint Eastwood....very powerful and someone to keep your eye on in future films. Craig Hawksley brings comic relief to the film when everyone is about to be massacred in the films final shoot 'em up scene. Thumbs up for a cult classic, thumbs down if you are wanting anything else....

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