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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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Cast

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Lance Rockford
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President of the United States
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Kaye
Thomas Lockyer ...
Stevenson
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Mrs. Jones (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
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Morgan
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Newell
Howard Antony ...
Parker
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Jamal
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Lee
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Reporter
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Tech 1
Radu Florescu ...
Aide
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Officer
Cristina Teodorescu ...
Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florin Roata ...
Tough
Loredana Groza ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Dolph Lundgren

Written by

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Douglas W. Miller ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mohamed Ahmed ... associate producer
Karinne Behr ... executive producer
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Salman ... executive producer
Alastair Burlingham ... executive producer
Irina Chirita ... line producer: Romania
Célia Duval ... line producer (as Celia Z. Bargh)
Stefan Jonas ... co-producer
Al Khalifa ... executive producer
Alan Latham ... co-producer
Philippe Martinez ... producer
Douglas W. Miller ... producer
Claudine Strasser ... producer
Alistair Wilson-Gough ... associate producer

Music by

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Adam Nordén

Cinematography by

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Maxime Alexandre ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dedan Ouziel
Julian Rodd

Editorial Department

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Fiona Mackay ... post-production assistant
Ross McFall ... assistant editor (as Ross Mcfall)
Yan Miles ... first assistant editor
Mihai Mitici ... second assistant editor
Dan Mitre ... colorist
Des Murray ... on-line editor

Casting By

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Jeremy Zimmermann ... (as Jeremy Zimmerman)

Production Design by

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Matthew Button

Art Direction by

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Radu Corciova

Set Decoration by

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Ion Tudor ... (as Tudor Ion)

Costume Design by

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Till Fuhrmann

Makeup Department

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Domnica Bodogan ... assistant hair stylist (as Domnica Sava)
Alina Chiriac ... extra hair assistant
Gabi Cretan ... head makeup artist
Ioana Lita ... hair stylist
Doru Rita ... extra makeup assistant
Andrea Dardea Tesdall ... assistant makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)

Production Management

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Burdette Anderson ... post-production supervisor
Gisela Evert ... post-production manager
Iulian Pana ... production manager
Marian Pascale ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Irina Bryson ... third assistant director (as Irina Niculin)
Virgil Nicolaescu ... second assistant director
Patricia Radoi ... fourth assistant director
Anatol Reghintovschi ... second assistant director
Gerry Toomey ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Luca Dinulescu ... assistant production designer
Victoria Dragnea ... assistant production designer (as Tora Dragomir)
Raluca Ioanovici ... set dresser
Sabo Marian ... prop buyer
Francesca Mauri ... stand-by art director
Amy Padmore ... production buyer
Lumi Parnell ... art department coordinator (as Luminita Stanciu)
Marius Pogaceanu ... props assistant
Adrian Popa ... props master
Serban Rotariu ... storyboard artist
Marius Trandafir ... props assistant

Sound Department

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Alexander Buck ... sound effects editor
Florian Flossmann ... sound mixer
William Edouard Franck ... sound recordist: second unit (as William Franck)
Matt Grimes ... supervising dialogue editor
Nils Karlson ... foley editor
Stefan Korte ... re-recording mixer
Frank Kruse ... sound effects editor
Markus Münz ... adr recordist / foley recordist
Kai Schoormann ... sound effects editor
Wilmont Schulze ... foley artist
Kuen-Il Song ... sound editor
Markus Urchs ... boom operator
Hanse Warns ... sound effects editor
Guido Zettier ... sound designer / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Moise Constantin ... special effects assistant (as Constantin Moise)
Bob Keen ... special effects
Scott MacIntyre ... special effects supervisor (as Scott McIntyre)
Adrian Popescu ... special effects supervisor
Mark Starkey ... special effects technician
George Tudoran ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Joerg Bruemmer ... visual effects
Florian Decker ... visual effects
Philipp Eckel ... shake artist: das werk
Ute Engel ... visual effects
Ralf Wacker ... digital intermediate supervisor
Georg Wieland ... digital effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Florin Barcun ... stunt performer
Levan Doran ... stunts
Luminita Filimon ... stunt double
Alexander Mardan ... stunts
Razvan Puiu ... stunt coordinator (as Rasvan Puiu)
Andy Smart ... stunts (as Andy J. Smart)
Rocky Taylor ... stunt coordinator
Daniel Visan ... stunts
Vasile Albinet ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Ion Carangea ... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Pasleaga ... stunt actor (uncredited)
Florin Stancu ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cos Aelenei ... still photographer
Octavian Andreescu ... electrician
Lupsa Armand ... electrician
Daniel Balteanu ... electrician
Petre Bat ... second assistant camera
Mihai Burtan ... focus puller: "c" camera
Daniel Ciobanu ... generator operator
Grigore Ciobanu ... generator operator
Marian Ene ... key grip
Marius Florian ... second assistant camera (as Jerry Florian)
Titi Gavrila ... focus puller: "a" camera
Ilie Georgica ... focus puller: "b" camera (as Georgica Ilie)
Sarbu Gigi ... grip
Bebe Guta ... loader
Marian Iancu ... generator operator
Cristi Lupu ... generator operator
Ionut Lupulescu ... second assistant camera
Catalin Nicolae ... electrician (as Nicolae Catalin)
George Nicolae ... best boy
Florin Niculae ... gaffer (as Florin Nicolae)
Razvan Paslaru ... best boy grip
Violeta Rizea ... clapper loader
Adrian Serbanescu ... key man
Catalin Simioana ... Steadicam assistant
Octavian Sotir ... video assist
Bogdan Stanciu ... Steadicam operator
Catalin Stoica ... grip
Remus Tanase ... best boy grip
Nicolae Vasile ... electrician (as Vasile Nicolae)
Radu Marinescu ... grip (uncredited)
Bogdan Stanciu ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Tekin Cetinkaya ... casting coordinator
Domnica Circiumaru ... extras casting coordinator
Ramona Munteanu ... extras casting assistant (as Ramone Munteanu)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eli Calin ... costume supervisor
Charlotte Child ... assistant costume designer
Laurentiu Costea ... wardrobe assistant
Daniela Nicolae ... wardrobe assistant (as Daniela Niculae)
Ruxandra Nitulescu ... wardrobe assistant
Carmen Stefan ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Vasile Anghel ... assistant location manager
Raul Cosma ... assistant location manager
Mihai Mitrea ... location manager

Music Department

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Mats Berntoft ... musician: guitar
Arnold Hattingh ... assistant music supervisor
Adam Nordén ... music producer
Simon White ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Andra Barbuica ... script supervisor
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance

Transportation Department

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Viorel Costache ... production driver
Nicolae Enache ... driver: art department
Ionel Ilie ... driver: Maxime Alexandre (as Ilie Ionel)
Alexandra Margarit ... driver: camera crew (as Alexandru Margarit)
Adi Nita ... transportation coordinator
Dragos Popescu ... driver: Celia Z. Bargh & Gerry Toomey

Other crew

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Mark Andrews ... production executive
Matthias Benner ... production coordinator: Germany
Irina Bryson ... extras coordinator (as Irina Niculin)
Ioana Cernescu ... production secretary
Luminita Constantinescu ... cashier
James Cope ... assistant production accountant
Johanna Edholm ... assistant: Mr. Lundgren
Steven Edwicker ... production accountant
Barry Evans ... fight consultant
Walter Josten ... Bridge Lending
Thomas Mattinson ... head of production: UK
Craita Nanu ... production assistant
Mihaela Onega ... public relations assistant
Dragos Penciu ... assistant production accountant (as Dragos Peciu)
Cara Savage ... assistant production accountant (as Cara Manly)
Hugh Spurling ... studio executive
Doru Stan ... production assistant
Anamaria Telega ... production coordinator
James Weston ... armorer / supervising armourer
Mirela Pancu ... production accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Sidney J. Furie ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 her goal is to buy his invisibility. Her only companions are her security team of six headed by her personal bodyguard, Lance Rockford. They are the best of the best, former military special forces personnel capable of anything. When they arrive at the hotel for the secret meeting they are ambushed no one is supposed to know about the meeting, but someone wants it stopped. They have to fight for their lives against an unknown attacker. Lance, a man of highest integrity with an impressive record of service for his country, is forced into a situation which challenges his very beliefs... Written by Bauer Martinez Studios

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Taglines Fighting The War On Terror. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La sentinelle (France)
  • The Defender (El protector) (Spain)
  • Terrorcsapda (Hungary)
  • Защитник (Russia)
  • La sentinelle (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Making of 'The Defender' (2004). See more »
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Quotes President of the United States: You messed with the wrong country and you fucked the wrong President!
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