BRUISED and beaten, arm in a sling, neck in a brace, Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson) sits in front of court-appointed psychologist Ellen Chum (Sandra Oh). After making her swear to secrecy, Poppington begins to tell the story of his secret life as “Defendor” yes, that's an “OR” spelling is not one of his super powers. By day, Poppington directs traffic around road construction sites, but at night he dons a pair of black tights, a black jersey with a crude “D” duct-taped to his chest, and trawls the streets as his alter ago. As Defendor, Poppington engages in what he believes is a super heroic fight against crime in an attempt to fulfull his unrealized dream of capturing his archrival, Captian Industry a gun trafficking crime lord who Poppington mistankenly believes is responsible for the death of his mother.
Defendor's problems with the law begin with his intervention in a trick gone bad. When coming to the aid of Katerina Debrofkowitz (Kat Dennigns), an underage prostitute, Defendor tangles with her pimp, Chuck Dooney (Elias Koteas) a crooked undercover cop. By doing so, Defendor bumbles his way into a criminal underwold, and the stage is set for a showdown with Captain Industry.
While Defendor may be deficient in super powers, he has a surplus of heart and sometimes that's all you need to make a difference.
Defendor is written and directed by Peter Stebbings, starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh, Elias Koteas, Michael Kelly, Lisa Ray and Charlotte Sullivan.
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