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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 Leigh Zimmerman ... Reporter
Steven Elder ... Tech 1
Radu Florescu Radu Florescu ... Aide
Ovidiu Niculescu ... Officer
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Storyline

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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Fighting The War On Terror.

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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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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Referenced in Making of 'The Defender' (2004) See more »

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After All
Performed by Somnium
Written by Somnium
Published by Cutting Edge Music Holdings
Licensed Courtesy of Snappi Music
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I would have rated it higher, 5.5 stars, if not for the massive dose of hollywood's hatred of America, the military, and business.
31 October 2020 | by ccunning-73587See all my reviews

I would have rated it higher, 5.5 stars, if not for the massive dose of hollywood's hatred of America, the military, and business. Very disappointing that hollywood uses it position to promote such bias. ~ In a fast changing scenery of who's who and who's not Dolph does a lot less of the close quarter combat grunting noises and a little less violence in this attempt to present him as a little more cerebral. Dolph's role shows him as more of a 'good guy' than the usual 'good-bad guy'. Yes, the infinite ammo cheat pops up when needed and I always laugh that they fire hundreds of rounds that would have weighed fifty to seventy-five pounds. Several of the actors are much better in their parts than in most of Dolph's earlier movies, but Jerry Springer, how could anyone take any movie serious with Jerry Springer playing a serious part?!? Again, it would have been a decent movie if hollywood would keep out hatred of all things American.


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Bauer Martinez Studios

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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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