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[[caption-width-right:300:Don't pronounce it without the "o". [[BerserkButton He'll get pissed.]]]]

A 2009 film starring Creator/WoodyHarrelson and Creator/KatDennings. Harrelson plays a well-meaning but mentally challenged man who creates the identity of Defendor, a [[NonPoweredCostumedHero costumed superhero]], to fight back against street crime and eventually hunt down "Captain Industry". Advertised as a comedy, but [[NeverTrustATrailer was largely a drama]].

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!! This film contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Kat's father used to beat her up.]]
* AndStarring: With Sandra Oh and Creator/KatDennings. Also has Special Appearance by Lisa Ray.
* ApatheticCitizens - Everybody except Arthur. Apathy is a theme in the film, and even during crazy and dangerous situations, the characters, including cops and criminals, seem relatively unfazed.
* ArchEnemy: "Captain Industry" for Defendor.
* BatterUp: Defendor's WeaponOfChoice.
* BeeBeeGun - Wasp Wasp Jar.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Defendor dies]], but the cartel he was pursuing is captured and brought to justice. Also, Kat finally starts getting her life on track.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst - The one well-dressed henchman [[spoiler: who was actually an undercover cop.]]
* CheapCostume - Complete with a D-insignia made out of [[DuctTapeForEverything Duct Tape]].
* CivvieSpandex: Defendor's costume is entirely made of black sweatshirts and pants, while the highlights, including the ''D'' ChestInsignia, are made from masking tapes.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - The elusive "Captain Industry".
* TheDanza: Subverted. Kat Dennings plays Kat Debrofkowitz, but Kat Dennings is Katherine Litwack, while the character's name is Katerina.
* DarkIsNotEvil: As Defendor, Arthur is clad primarily in black but is unquestionably TheHero of the story.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Defendor dies in kat's arms.]]
* DirtyCop: Dooney.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Because TheHero believes that guns are for cowards.
* DuctTapeForEverything - Defendor's costume involves [[http://gointothemovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/defendor_woodyharrelson2-500x267.jpg quite a bit of it.]]
* GroinAttack - Dooney, with a gun.
* HairofGoldHeartOfGold: Arthur. Also Paul's wife and son.
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]
* HeroicBastard: It's implied that Arthur is this.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - Arthur believes this of Kat, however much she tries to prove him wrong.
* HowWeGotHere - Most of the story is presented this way, with Arthur retelling his efforts to a psychiatrist.
* ImmuneToBullets - Subverted and then sadly, averted.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Arthur and Paul's son, Jack.
* MoodWhiplash - And how.
* NiceGuy: Paul and his family.
* NoMereWindmill: The protagonist appears to be a lunatic going up against an imaginary supervillain called "Captain Industry". Defendor may or may not actually believe this, but in either case the "Captains of Industry" is actually a metaphor for the very real threat of druglords - the very villains that Defendor has been fighting all along.
* NonHumanSidekick: Defendor's bees to some extent.
* ParentalAbandonment: Arthur's MissingMom died from overdose while it isn't mentioned what exactly happened to his DisappearedDad.
* ProtagonistTitle
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure - Captain Fairbanks, Dr. Park.
* ScaryBlackMan
* SuperZeroes
* TheDulcineaEffect - Essentially justified, given the way Arthur's mind works.
* TheMafiya
* ToBeLawfulOrGood - Or both.
* TrailersAlwaysLie - The trailers make it seem as if the movie is a super-hero comedy, when it's actually a drama.
* VigilanteMan: Averted. Defendor may try to beat up the bad guys and throw jars of wasps at them, he never actually tries to kill anyone.
* WindmillCrusader: Played with, and ''maybe'' [[NoMereWindmill averted]].
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: Part of Defendor's motivation, though it's probably just a delusion. [[spoiler: When he mentions his mother's name to the main antagonist, he actually ''does'' backtrack and gives it some thought, though he's quickly defeated before he can answer, so it's possible he did actually kill her]].