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.
Peter Stebbings - Actor
David Greene - Director of Photography, RHINOCEROUS EYES (2004)
John Rowley - Music supervisor, WEIRDSVILLE
Woody Harrelson - Woody of TV's "Cheers"
Elias Koteas - Actor
Clark Johnson - Actor/"Final Round"
Sandra Oh - Canadian film and TV actress
Kristin Booth - Actress, JEWEL (2001)
Kat Dennings - Actor, CHARLIE BARTLETT
Lisa Ray - Actor, BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD (2003)
Tatiana Maslany - Actress
Michael Kelly - Editor/"Mulan"
Mike Kelly - Editor/"Mulan"
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 Box Office
"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 Hollywood Reporter
"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 A.V. Club
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t brews its own unique vibe. It's also rather touching." - 11/01/2010 Total Film