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Defendor (2009)

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Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as "Defendor", combs the city streets at night, in search of his archenemy, Captain Industry.

Director:

Peter Stebbings

Writer:

Peter Stebbings
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Arthur Poppington aka Defendor
Elias Koteas ... Chuck Dooney
Michael Kelly ... Paul Carter
Sandra Oh ... Dr. Ellen Park
Kat Dennings ... Kat Debrofkowitz
Clark Johnson ... Captain Roger Fairbanks
Lisa Ray ... Dominique Ball
A.C. Peterson ... Radovan Kristic
Kristin Booth ... Wendy Carter (as Kristen Booth)
Charlotte Sullivan ... Fay
Tony Nappo ... Biker Cliff
Ron White ... Judge Wilson
David Gardner David Gardner ... Grandpa Henry
Bryan Renfro ... Mr. Debrofkowitz
Max Dreesen Max Dreesen ... Young Arthur
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Storyline

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An unexpected hero will rise. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use and language throughout, violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | USA | UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

13 May 2010 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Defendor - A véderő See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,265, 21 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,462
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ellen Page was rumored to star at one point. She starred in the similar themed Super (2010). See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Dooney slaps Kat while standing in one place. In the next shot he is standing at least five feet from her, not nearly close enough to be able to reach her face without moving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Park: Arthur? Arthur.
Arthur Poppington: Yeah.
Dr. Park: Are you thinking about the question?
Arthur Poppington: Mmm... Are you Japanese?
Dr. Park: No.
Arthur Poppington: Mieko Tatsuri is Japanese.
Dr. Park: Oh. Who is Mieko Tatsuri?
Arthur Poppington: Mmm... She's the leader of Blowback. Her father is a ninja and her mother is an alien from the gamma sector.
Dr. Park: Okay well, I'm Korean from Earth.
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Connections

References Columbo (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Help I'm Alive
Written by Emily Haines and James Shaw
Performed by Metric
Courtesy of Metric Productions Inc. under exclusive license to Last Gang Records
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
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Brilliant
22 March 2010 | by nightcitySee all my reviews

One of the best movies I have seen this decade, funny, touching and clever. It would have totally passed me by if someone hadn't recommended it, which is a shame as it's an excellent film.

Acting, music score, writing all come together really well. Thank you Woody for another great movie.

I would really recommend this film to anyone even if the "superhero genre" is not your thing, since that is only tertiary to the theme anyway.

I look forward to seeing more from Peter Stebbings.

I can only hope that "Kick Ass" is half as good as Defendor.


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