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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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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

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

Referenced in Making of 'The Defender' (2004) See more »

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Performed by Somnium
Written by Somnium
Published by Cutting Edge Music Holdings
Licensed Courtesy of Snappi Music
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Very Good!
4 May 2005 | by wibwobSee all my reviews

I don't like action movies all too much but I got this film and it was very good. I haven't seen many Dolph Lundgren movies except Rocky 4 and He-man but El Protector was a very good film. If all his films are like this I shall watch more.

The idea is quite good, involving terrorists and quite brave for todays current situations. The film has a strong plot which helps because it is almost all action. It never stops. Lot's of gunfights, punching and kicking and explosions. This is good fun.

Dolph Lundgren is quite a good actor for the genre he works in I must admit. He's still also in excellent shape considering Rocky 4 was 20 years ago.

I also must say I liked the music. I am a musician myself and would like to get into the movie industry through that, and the score in this film is interesting.

This is overall a good movie, worth your time.


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Official Sites:

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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