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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
Wendy Carter (as Kristen Booth)
Biker Cliff
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?


Canadian actor Peter Stebbings's screenwriting and directorial debut. See more »


When Katerina wants to take a look inside Defendor's cardboard box, it is clear the flaps aren't sealed even before she runs a knife between them. 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 Columbo (1971) 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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Great movie!
30 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A tragic action-adventure film about a mentally challenged man who works as a traffic sign holder by day, but who becomes Defendor by night. Armed with his club, marbles, firecrackers, and angry hornets, Defendor emerges from his secret hideout, helping others and stopping punks, in his effort to find Capitan Industry and bring him down. His exploits pique the interests of a girl, a family, and eventually a whole town. By his youthful wisdom, determined and fearless bravery, he gains many admirers who voice support for his cause.

If you're looking for a little adventure or a touching story, take the time to watch Defendor, A very enjoyable movie with great lessons. Don't pass it up!

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