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  (in credits order)

Dolph Lundgren ... Lance Rockford

Jerry Springer ... President of the United States

Shakara Ledard ... Kaye
Thomas Lockyer ... Stevenson
Caroline Lee-Johnson ... Mrs. Jones (as Caroline Lee Johnson)

Gerald Kyd ... Morgan

Ian Porter ... Newell
Howard Antony ... Parker
Geoffrey Burton ... Jamal

Iddo Goldberg ... Scripts

James Chalke ... Lee

Leigh Zimmerman ... Reporter

Steven Elder ... Tech 1
Radu Florescu ... Aide

Ovidiu Niculescu ... Officer
Cristina Teodorescu ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florin Roata ... Tough
Loredana Groza ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Dolph Lundgren 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Douglas W. Miller  written by

Produced by
Mohamed Ahmed .... associate producer
Celia Bargh .... line producer (as Celia Z. Bargh)
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Salman .... executive producer
Alastair Burlingham .... executive producer
Irina Chirita .... line producer: Romania
Stefan Jonas .... co-producer
Al Khalifa .... executive producer
Alan Latham .... co-producer
Philippe Martinez .... producer
Douglas W. Miller .... producer
Claudine Strasser .... producer
Alistair Wilson-Gough .... associate producer
Original Music by
Adam Nordén 
Cinematography by
Maxime Alexandre (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dedan Ouziel 
Julian Rodd 
Casting by
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Design by
Matthew Button 
Art Direction by
Radu Corciova 
Set Decoration by
Ion Tudor  (as Tudor Ion)
Costume Design by
Till Fuhrmann 
Makeup Department
Alina Chiriac .... extra hair assistant
Gabi Cretan .... head makeup artist
Ioana Lita .... hair stylist
Doru Rita .... extra makeup assistant
Domnica Sava .... assistant hair stylist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... assistant makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)
Production Management
Burdette Anderson .... post-production supervisor
Gisela Evert .... post-production manager
Iulian Pana .... production manager
Marian Pascale .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irina Bryson .... third assistant director (as Irina Niculin)
Virgil Nicolaescu .... second assistant director
Patricia Radoi .... fourth assistant director
Anatol Reghintovschi .... second assistant director
Gerry Toomey .... first assistant director
Art Department
Luca Dinulescu .... assistant production designer
Tora Dragomir .... assistant production designer
Raluca Ioanovici .... set dresser
Sabo Marian .... prop buyer
Francesca Mauri .... stand-by art director
Amy Padmore .... production buyer
Marius Pogaceanu .... props assistant
Adrian Popa .... props master
Serban Rotariu .... storyboard artist
Luminita Costinela Stanciu .... art department coordinator (as Luminita Stanciu)
Marius Trandafir .... props assistant
Sound Department
Alexander Buck .... sound effects editor
Florian Flossmann .... sound mixer
William Franck .... sound recordist: second unit
Matt Grimes .... supervising dialogue editor
Nils Karlson .... foley editor
Stefan Korte .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Kruse .... sound effects editor
Markus Münz .... adr recordist
Markus Münz .... foley recordist
Kai Schoormann .... sound effects editor
Wilmont Schulze .... foley artist
Kuen-Il Song .... sound editor
Markus Urchs .... boom operator
Hanse Warns .... sound effects editor
Guido Zettier .... sound designer
Guido Zettier .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Moise Constantin .... special effects assistant (as Constantin Moise)
Bob Keen .... special effects
Scott McIntyre .... special effects supervisor
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
Mark Starkey .... special effects technician
George Tudoran .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Joerg Bruemmer .... visual effects
Florian Decker .... visual effects
Philipp Eckel .... shake artist: das werk
Ute Engel .... visual effects
Ralf Wacker .... digital intermediate supervisor
Georg Wieland .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Florin Barcun .... stunt performer
Levan Doran .... stunts
Luminita Filimon .... stunt double
Alexander Mardan .... stunts
Rasvan Puiu .... stunt coordinator
Andy Smart .... stunts (as Andy J. Smart)
Rocky Taylor .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Visan .... stunts
Vasile Albinet .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Ion Carangea .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Florin Stancu .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Octavian Andreescu .... electrician
Lupsa Armand .... electrician
Daniel Balteanu .... electrician
Petre Bat .... second assistant camera
Mihai Burtan .... focus puller: "c" camera
Daniel Ciobanu .... generator operator
Grigore Ciobanu .... generator operator
Marian Ene .... key grip
Marius Florian .... second assistant camera (as Jerry Florian)
Titi Gavrila .... focus puller: "a" camera
Ilie Georgica .... focus puller: "b" camera (as Georgica Ilie)
Bebe Guta .... loader
Marian Iancu .... generator operator
Cristi Lupu .... generator operator
Ionut Lupulescu .... second assistant camera
Catalin Nicolae .... electrician (as Nicolae Catalin)
George Nicolae .... best boy
Florin Niculae .... gaffer (as Florin Nicolae)
Razvan Paslaru .... best boy grip
Violeta Rizea .... clapper loader
Adrian Serbanescu .... key man
Catalin Simioana .... Steadicam assistant
Octavian Sotir .... video assist
Bogdan Stanciu .... Steadicam operator
Catalin Stoica .... grip
Remus Tanase .... best boy grip
Nicolae Vasile .... electrician (as Vasile Nicolae)
Radu Marinescu .... grip (uncredited)
Bogdan Stanciu .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tekin Cetinkaya .... casting coordinator
Domnica Circiumaru .... extras casting coordinator
Ramona Munteanu .... extras casting assistant (as Ramone Munteanu)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eli Calin .... costume supervisor
Charlotte Child .... assistant costume designer
Laurentiu Costea .... wardrobe assistant
Daniela Nicolae .... wardrobe assistant (as Daniela Niculae)
Ruxandra Nitulescu .... wardrobe assistant
Carmen Stefan .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Fiona Mackay .... post-production assistant
Ross Mcfall .... assistant editor
Yan Miles .... first assistant editor
Mihai Mitici .... second assistant editor
Dan Mitre .... colorist
Des Murray .... on-line editor
Transportation Department
Viorel Costache .... production driver
Nicolae Enache .... driver: art department
Ionel Ilie .... driver: Maxime Alexandre (as Ilie Ionel)
Alexandra Margarit .... driver: camera crew (as Alexandru Margarit)
Adi Nita .... transportation coordinator
Dragos Popescu .... driver: Celia Z. Bargh & Gerry Toomey
Other crew
Mark Andrews .... production executive
Vasile Anghel .... assistant location manager
Andra Barbuica .... script supervisor
Matthias Benner .... production coordinator: Germany
Irina Bryson .... extras coordinator (as Irina Niculin)
Ioana Cernescu .... production secretary
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Luminita Constantinescu .... cashier
James Cope .... assistant production accountant
Raul Cosma .... assistant location manager
Johanna Edholm .... assistant: Mr. Lundgren
Steven Edwicker .... production accountant
Barry Evans .... fight consultant
Thomas Mattinson .... head of production: UK
Mihai Mitrea .... location manager
Craita Nanu .... production assistant
Mihaela Onega .... public relations assistant
Dragos Peciu .... assistant production accountant
Cara Savage .... assistant production accountant (as Cara Manly)
Hugh Spurling .... studio executive
Doru Stan .... production assistant
Anamaria Telega .... production coordinator
James Weston .... armorer
Mirela Pancu .... production accountant (uncredited)
Sidney J. Furie .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and language
90 min
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Sidney J. Furie was originally hired to direct this film, but left due to illness during the prep period.See more »
Errors in geography: The map used several times throughout the movie to represent Romania is of Western Canada (ranging from B.C. to Manitoba, focused on Alberta, with a huge red area on Saskatchewan).See more »
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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Defending the border..., 12 June 2006
Author: Frank Markland from United States

Dolph Lundgren stars as Lance Rockford, a secret service agent who protects a politician from a terrorist group called "The Patriots" who see the President's view on terror as underwhelming to say the least. So Dolph is thrown into a fight where nothing is ever as it seems. I generally review these type of movies when I see them on TV because I generally don't see straight to video movies. For instance I reviewed Bridge Of Dragons because I saw it on HBO some night awhile ago and I happened to have my notes. I actually rented The Defender because I saw that it had Jerry Springer in it and the thought of him as the President of the United States had me curious to say the least. I was expecting a movie of magnitude ineptitude and was indeed surprised to see that Lundgren was a competent director and that the action sequences were fairly well staged and suspenseful. The story was (As expected) stupid and full of plot holes but I for one found this to be far better than I expected it to be.

* *1/2 out of 4-(Pretty good)

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