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The Defender
The Defender
Actors: Howard Antony, Geoffrey Burton, James Chalke, Steven Elder, Radu Florescu
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
R     2005     1hr 30min

The United States will not give an inch against terrorists, especially to Mohamed Jamar. Jamar represents a paradox: he can never be killed, because if found dead he would become an instant martyr. Roberta Jones, the head...  more »

     
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Actors: Howard Antony, Geoffrey Burton, James Chalke, Steven Elder, Radu Florescu
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Studio: Bauer
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/18/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Sinks under its own weight
Brian Libby | Faribault, MN USA | 11/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This film contains the action scenes we expect from such a vehicle, but the writers for some reason decided to tie these scenes to a plot so complex, and (for me) unlikely, that it comes to resemble a comedy of some kind. Layer upon layer of double-crossing and false identities are revealed between burts of automatic gunfire until the viewer, who has settled into his easy chair with his bag of popcorn, expecting to enjoy a typical Lundgren bloodbath, is badly confused and shaking his head. They tried to do far too much.

I think the complex plot also causes several large plotholes. For instance, just who are these innumerable masked attackers, and how did so many appear in Romania? And how could this massive gun battle rage for hours outside Bucharest without somebody (e.g., the police) noticing it? (The Romanian Army doesn't show up for ages)."
Mr. President, we have a winner
.....duh george | Mesa, AZ | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So how many movies has Dolph Lundgren been in? Quite a few, right? Well, I have to say, this has been one of his best works so far. Maybe it's because he also had the whole directing thing going on, I don't know. What I do know is that he did a great job with the movie in both aspects (directing and acting).

Solid movie that won't dissapoint."
Great Flik
Seckmea | 03/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have always had a weakness for action films, and though I usually avoid ones that promise to have a lot of suspense simply because I am actually easily scared I found that this movie is fantastic despite the few areas that are full of suspence are deftly handled and add to the plot of the story rather than being just there to scare you. the plot is well thought out and executed...I must say I was surprised at the ending! although in hindsight I should have seen it coming. Anyway, I love the way it was directed, the lighting was perfect in every shot...well thought out, you know, sometimes in movies something is supposed to happen at night but it seems really bright outside? well, that doesn't happen in this movie. death scenes are believable, blood strategic rather than over the top...not that there isn't a lot of it...and really, really well acted. There weren't very many awkward parts, where you didn't believe that the charecters really were who they thought that they were. And though I normally find that political stories are a bit dry, or totally paranoid I found this one to be really engaging and not the least bit boring. On the whole it you like action films, and slightly surprising plot twists, I suggest this movie wholeheartedly."
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
valhalla | oceanside, california | 11/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"again?...ok...BOOM!...if you want action with a side of twisted plot...then check out "The Defender"...it's our buddy, Dolph Lundgren's directorial first and he does a damn good job. It had been awhile since seeing anything with this guy in it and "The Defender" totally satisfied the absence....
an added bonus?....Jerry Spriner plays our nation's president!...how nuts is that!?"