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Defendor (2009)

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Defendor is a movie starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, and Sandra Oh. Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.

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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arthur Poppington aka Defendor
... Chuck Dooney
... Paul Carter
... Dr. Ellen Park
... Kat Debrofkowitz
... Captain Roger Fairbanks
... Dominique Ball
... Radovan Kristic
... Wendy Carter (as Kristen Booth)
... Fay
... Biker Cliff
... Judge Wilson
David Gardner ... Grandpa Henry
... Mr. Debrofkowitz
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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An unexpected hero will rise. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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13 May 2010 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Defendor - A véderő  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,265, 21 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,462
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2.35 : 1
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Canadian actor Peter Stebbings's screenwriting and directorial debut. 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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References The Rockford Files (1974) See more »

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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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C'mon, make like a rocket. Take off.
20 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Probably the best movie so far, this year. And it would have dodged my radar completely if my friend wouldn't have recommended it to me.

So here's me, recommending it to you.

It's a dark comedy, which will make you laugh, no doubt. But it's comedy saturated with a sad story about this great guy that escapes his ordinary life by turning into this Defendor character. Someone who's not afraid. Allegedly a thousand times better than the guy without the mask. And together they'll make you love this movie.

It actually reminded me a lot of "Reign Over Me" with Adam Sandler. Which is also very good.

If you're in the mood for a drama that'll captivate you, but won't rip your heart out, like Million Dollar Baby might have or most certainly will. This is what you're looking for.

Thank you, Woody!


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