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Product Overview

Arthur poppington doesn't need superpowers or fancy toys to fight crime. Armed with only a childlike sense of wonder and his quirky arsenal of cheap, homemade gadgets, he becomes 'defendor'!


Studio Sony
SKU 214109229
UPC 043396342941
UPC 14 00043396342941
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Mental Illness
Editors Note
Note Woody Harrelson is construction worker by day, self-made superhero by night in DEFENDOR, a comedy that takes aim at society's infatuation with comic-book mythologies. While the city is awake, Arthur Poppington (Harrelson) holds traffic signs, and is nearly invisible to all who pass; after hours, he assumes his secret identity (complete with homemade costume) and prowls the streets in search of his arch nemesis, "Captain Industry." Along the way, he saves a young prostitute (Kat Dennings) from an abusive undercover cop (Elias Koteas), a move that proves his commitment to fighting for the weak, but also turns him into a real live fugitive from the law.
Box Office 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tension between silly comedy and poignant drama could have been dicey, but Stebbings and Harrelson maintain just the right balance between the two." 02/15/2010
Hollywood Reporter "Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn." 02/25/2010
A.V. Club "HARRELSON ventures outside his usual range in DEFENDOR....Harrelson strikes a perfect balance between pathetic buffoon and likable do-gooder." -- Grade: B 04/14/2010
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t brews its own unique vibe. It's also rather touching." 11/01/2010
Woody Harrelson
Elias Koteas
Sandra Oh
Kat Dennings
Cast & Crew
Woody Harrelson - Star
Elias Koteas - Star
Sandra Oh - Star
Kat Dennings - Star
Michael Kelly - Star
A.C. Peterson - Co-Star
Dakota Goyo - Co-Star
Lisa Ray - Co-Star
Tatiana Maslany - Co-Star
Kristin Booth - Co-Star
Clark Johnson - Co-Star
Peter Stebbings - Screenwriter
Greg Chapman - Sound
David Greene - Director of Photography
John Rowley - Composer
Peter Stebbings - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00043396342941
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 101 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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