Director: Peter Stebbings Year: 2009 Run Time: 101min
Defendor (2009)

By day, Arthur Poppington (Harrelson) works at a construction site; by night, he is the mighty Defendor, a costumed vigilante who keeps Hamilton safe from his arch nemesis, Captain Industry.

Outfitted in a homemade costume, Defendor may not have special powers, but he is nonetheless dedicated to protecting the streets and fighting crime. He battles a corrupt cop (Koteas), befriends the tough and streetwise Kat (Dennings) and schemes to bring down a local mob boss, all while a court-appointed psychiatrist (Oh) tries to get to the bottom of his conviction that he is, in fact, a superhero.

Turning the superhero genre on its head, Defendor is a bittersweet and emotionally affecting take on our comic book–obsessed culture.


Peter Stebbings


Peter Stebbings


Nicholas Tabarrok


Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh, Elias Koteas


Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama


English, Dubbed in French




Defendor is filmed and set in Ontario. Peter Stebbings is from British Columbia.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
PG British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon