Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Peter Stebbings
Production: Alliance
  1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min




Are you thinking about the question?

Are you Japanese?


Mieko Tatsuri is Japanese.

Who is Mieko Tatsuri?

She's the leader of Blowback.

Her father is a ninja and her mother

is an alien from the gamma sector.

Okay. Well, I'm Korean.

From Earth.

Is that going to be on the test?

No. There's no test.

Well, I thought...

I thought I was being tested.

No. This is an evaluation, Arthur.

It's different than a test.

Can we get back to the question?

Okay. Why did you assault

Mr. Debrofkowitz?


Debrofkowitz. Debrofkowitz?

You smashed up

his dry cleaning business.

Top secret.

Look out, termites.

It's squishing time.

There's a couple of options here.

1, the cops in this town

are incompetent.

2, they're underfunded,

and that's a real possibility.

And 3, they're crooked.

How do you think this city got

its nickname, "Hammertown"?

How about some fricking music?

F*** you.

I like this guy.

I'm sure you do.

He's a dink.

Are you going to work for it or

are you going to pay for it?

What's this?

It's like a present.

You have to wrap it.

No, no. That's not going

to work for me, honey.

Yeah, well, using nothing's

not going to work for me. So...

Who the f*** do you

think you're talking to?

What was that?

What was that?

Wait. Hey, where you going?

Garbage days.

Remember the garbage days.

Stop! You're hurting my arm.

Well, that's just an occupational

hazard, honey.

Stop, Dooney!

Chill the f*** out! Come on.

Come on. Let's just do this slow.

We can make it last.

Yeah. That's what I want.

Okay, relax!

That's what I want.


Do it slow. That's it.

Make it last. That's it.

Hey, there's been

a misunderstanding.

Step out of the car, please.

Hey, buddy, that's my line.

Chuck Dooney, Drug Squad.

Who the f*** are

you supposed to be?

Your worst nightmare.

Go on. Make like a rocket.

Take off.

You messed up.

I want Captain Industry.


Listen, fuckhead!

I don't know who you talking about.

Wrong answer.

There you go, hon.

Just taking a break.

Then I'm going to get back to work.

To all officers. White male, 6 feet tall,

dressed in black tights

with silver trim.

Wanted on a 245A.

There you go. Assaulting an officer

with a deadly weapon.

Thank you.

Apprehend with caution.

Hey, partner?

Cream and sugar, Mikey.

Cream and sugar.

Get your f***ing hands up right now!

Put that coffee down...

Let's f***ing go.

Behind your head, come on! Let's go!

Is that the camera?

Yeah, which feeds into this VCR.

That business with Dooney.

Is he pressing charges?

No, no. He says he wants it

done the old-fashioned way.

Course he does.

Stupid dumb cops.

Dumb stupid cops.


No, he stonewalled me.

Captain, this guy is pretty funny.

He says he wants to call a truce.

A vigilante?

No. No, he's a superhero.

He calls himself Defendor.

And that's with an O-R, Captain.

It's not an E-R. Defendor.

And he flips out if you get that wrong.

It's very bizarre.

Commissioner, this is outrageous.

Yeah. Yeah, sure it is.

Why don't you calm

down and have a seat?

My grandfather fought in

the trenches in the Great War.

I remember him showing me

one of these.

Was your grandfather

an infantryman?

Yes, he was.

Probably passed on to his

reward now, hasn't he?

It's 20...

I wonder if your grandfather

and my grandfather

bumped into each other up there.

What did you say his name was?

Henry Poppington.

Wouldn't surprise me.

Pretty sturdy

weapon you got here.

It has the blood

of a thousand Germans on it.

Does it have the blood of an

undercover policeman on it?

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Peter Stebbings

Peter Stebbings (born February 28, 1971) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, perhaps best known for portraying Kevin Sharp in the drama series Madison, Paul Deeds in the series Traders, and for writing and directing Defendor. He portrayed Alvin Klein on the science fiction drama series The Listener. more…

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