The Defender

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German title The Defender
Original title The Defender
Country of production United States ,
United Kingdom ,
original language English
Publishing year 2004
length 90 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Dolph Lundgren
script Douglas W. Miller
production Philippe Martinez ,
Claudine Strasser ,
Douglas W. Miller
music Adam Nordén
camera Maxime Alexandre
cut Dedan Ouziel ,
Julian Rodd

The Defender is an American action film released in 2004 . The main role is played by Dolph Lundgren , who also directed this work .


Lance Rockfort is an elite mercenary. His job is to protect the US President's security advisor, Roberta Jones, at a meeting with Jamar, the world's most wanted terrorist. However, neither he nor his crew know with whom Jones is meeting there in Bucharest. During the meeting, the group is attacked by strangers. In the course of the rescue operation, Rockfort finds out with whom the security advisor met. As the film progresses, a conspiracy against the United States is uncovered, which could only be cleared up in this way.


  • The Defender is Dolph Lundgren's directorial debut.
  • The film was released directly on DVD in Germany.
  • For this international co-production, the German Till Fuhrmann designed the costume design and accompanied the film during the preparation in London (England) and during the shooting in Romania.


"One-dimensional action spectacle with and by Dolph Lundgren as an aged hero who flexes his muscles again and frees the world from evil."

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Individual evidence

  1. The Defender. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used