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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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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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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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Details

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

Sidney J. Furie was originally hired to direct this film, but left due to illness during the prep period. See more »

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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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Dolph Lundgren's debut as movie director is bad
18 October 2013 | by MaziunSee all my reviews

Two interesting facts – it's Lundgren's first movie as a director and Jerry Springer plays the president of United States. Dolph has to protect the president from the terrorists. That's all the plot . Well , not really , the movie makers do try to tell us some kind of story , but is just boring and predictable . The big twist ? Some people want to keep war going because it's a good business . Unless you're as intelligent as Forrest Gump that shouldn't be a surprise to you. Also Lundgren's back story seems to be made only to make the movie longer. It doesn't have any connection to the main plot whatsoever.

The movie is mostly one shootout after another in big castle. The characters have no personality . The acting aside Springer is non-existent. There is plenty of action but it's so empty because the meager plot that exists makes such little sense.

Only for die-hard Lundgren fans. I give it 1/10.


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