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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

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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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Trivia

Peter Stebbings' screenwriting and directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

Arthur makes a big deal about being called "DefenDOR", yet when he's talking with Kat, he calls himself "Defender". 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

Referenced in Real-Life Superhero (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

One Track Mind
Written by Classified (as Luke Boyd) and Joel Plaskett
Performed by Classified ft. Joel Plaskett
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
Published by Classified (as Luke Boyd) (SOCAN), Songs For The Gang Inc. (SOCAN)
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deserves to be seen
24 February 2016 | by tamrawillettSee all my reviews

Touching, funny, charming, heart-breaking, optimistic--and so little known. This film is on my special list--the one with the films and books that if folks like 'em, I know I'll like the folks. (Since you asked, another such movie is Australia's "The Castle." And, since you asked, one of the books is "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell) A wonderful example of a well-acted film.

Haven't written a review for a long time, and when I tried to post it learned the minimum length is 10 lines of text. More words do not indicate a better composition--I should know, I taught English Comp at university.

Okay--long enough now.


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