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The Defender (2004)

R | | Action | 18 October 2005 (USA)
Lance and his team are bodyguards for NSA's head, who is sent by the president to a secret meeting in an empty hotel outside Bucharest. During the meeting, the hotel is attacked. By whom and why?

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Dolph Lundgren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Lance Rockford
Jerry Springer ... President of the United States
Shakara Ledard ... Kaye
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... Stevenson
Caroline Lee-Johnson ... Mrs. Jones (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
Gerald Kyd ... Morgan
Ian Porter ... Newell
Howard Antony Howard Antony ... Parker
Geoffrey Burton ... Jamal
Iddo Goldberg ... Scripts
James Chalke ... Lee
Leigh Zimmerman ... Reporter
Steven Elder ... Tech 1
Radu Florescu Radu Florescu ... Aide
Ovidiu Niculescu ... Officer
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Today - the global war on terror rages on. The United States will not give an inch against terrorists, especially Mohamed Jamar, considered to be the worst of them all. Jamar has been missing for months, but his network continues its function. The President stands firm before the world, but behind the scenes his teams are working to find the final solution. Jamar represents a paradox: he can never be killed, because if found dead he would become an instant martyr. If caught he must be tried. If he is found guilty he would become a martyr and further inspiration to acts of terror. If acquitted, the policies of the entire western world would be destroyed. So he must remain invisible. Roberta Jones, the head of the National Security Agency, is working to ensure he remains invisible, forever. Under the guise of attending an Eastern European conference on Terror in Romania, she attends a secret meeting with Jamar at a secluded hotel outside Bucharest. No one knows about this meeting and ... Written by Bauer Martinez Studios

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Taglines:

Fighting The War On Terror.

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Bauer Martinez Studios

Country:

USA | UK | Germany | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sentinelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Dolph Lundgren. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

President of the United States: You messed with the wrong country and you fucked the wrong President!
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More than OK for a director debut...
9 October 2012 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

And the time has shown that the movies both directed and starred by Lundgren are usually better than those he just starred (with the exception of Rocky and The Expendables, however). The plots have more advised scenes are there are less stupid or unrealistic moments characteristic to all low-budget thrillers. And Lundgren just likes East, whether the Far one (South Asia), Middle one (Arab countries) or the closer one (so-called Eastern Europe)... Here, the action takes place mainly in Romania, with the strong links to the Arab peninsula. And several twists and turns - and definitely plenty of gunshots, explosions and dead bodies... And a political mess in the background.

Dolph Lundren is good as always, but it was a surprise to see Jerry Springer as the US president. And not bad at all! The other characters were not especially catchy.

Watch this 1'20" minutes creation if you like Lundgren, nothing to be ashamed about.


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