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Defendor (2009)

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Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Chuck Dooney
Paul Carter
Capt. Roger Fairbanks
Dominique Ball
Radovan Kristic (as A.C. Peterson)
Wendy Carter (as Kristen Booth)
Biker Cliff
Ron White ...
Judge Wilson
David Gardner ...
Grandpa Henry
Mr. Debrofkowitz
Max Dreesen ...


A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 2010 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Defendor - A véderő  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,628 (USA) (26 February 2010)


$37,606 (USA) (26 February 2010)

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Apparent homage: The headline of a front page of a newspaper seen in the film reads, "HERO OR MENACE?". This is the same headline that appears in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" comic on the front page of The Daily Bugle newspaper. See more »


Near the end, Dooney slaps Kat while standing in one place. In the next shot he is standing at least five feet from her, not nearly close enough to be able to reach her face without moving. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Park: Arthur? Arthur.
Arthur Poppington: Yeah.
Dr. Park: Are you thinking about the question?
Arthur Poppington: Mmm... Are you Japanese?
Dr. Park: No.
Arthur Poppington: Mieko Tatsuri is Japanese.
Dr. Park: Oh. Who is Mieko Tatsuri?
Arthur Poppington: Mmm... She's the leader of Blowback. Her father is a ninja and her mother is an alien from the gamma sector.
Dr. Park: Okay well, I'm Korean from Earth.
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References The Rockford Files (1974) See more »


One Track Mind
Written by Classified (as Luke Boyd) and Joel Plaskett
Performed by Classified ft. Joel Plaskett
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
Published by Classified (as Luke Boyd) (SOCAN), Songs For The Gang Inc. (SOCAN)
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Surprise! This is a great movie!
21 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow, that was surprising.

I stumbled across this film by accident, I saw that Woody was in it so decided to give it a try. I wasn't expecting much because I had never heard of it. But I was very pleasantly surprised.

This movie is great! "Defendor" is very funny, yet has a real story, and will get you emotionally involved when your not laughing your butt off. You pretty much can't go wrong here. Most importantly it was all thrown together beautifully, hats off to the writers and director. Every actor did a great job as well, but Woody stole the show, he deserves an award for this - he nailed the roll and then some. 110%. Well done.

This movie is underrated!

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