Defendor (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  13 May 2010 (Brazil)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ellen Page was rumored to star at one point. She later starred in the similar themed Super (2010). See more »


Arthur makes a big deal about being called "DefenDOR", yet when he's talking with Kat, he calls himself "Defender". 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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Defendor: Not what you're expecting
14 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While at first I thought it was a comedy, I was soon proved wrong. I like Woody Harrelson for his comedic value, this pushed his acting skills in a newer direction. While still maintaining a comedic overtone it settled into a serious note that is very seldom seen in most newer movies. It's not big on special effects or huge explosions, but the movie its self makes up for all that for being big on heart and able to touch feelings that haven't been touched in a while.All in all I'd say Woody Harrleson doesn't deserve an Oscar for his performance(while it was quite memorable), the movie does deserve an honorable mention at as many award shows as possible!

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