A man who has lost his job and his marriage takes a walk through the troubled urban landscape of Los Angeles on a hot, destructive day, with a retiring police officer trying to anticipate the next stop. —Warner Home Video
Using his past experience as a window display artist and costume designer, director J l Schumacher developed into a purveyor of slickly produced film entertainment that was more often than not a triumph of style over substance. He was also one of the few directors with an uncanny knack for discovering and casting unknown actors who would later become stars, including Corey Haim, Colin Farrell, Gerard Butler and Matthew McConaughey to name a few. After helming such forgettable movies as “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” (1981) and “D.C. Cab” (1983), Schumacher scored his first financial hit with the Brat Pack-led “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985). But it was the lasting success of the iconic horror comedy “The Lost Boys” (1987), which made stars out of the “two Coreys” and Kiefer Sutherland while earning new generations of fans over time, that put him on the map for posterity. Following the underwhelming “Flatliners” (1990), Schumacher directed perhaps his most compelling movie, the vigilante… read more
Dark Comedy at great expertise here. Funny, dramatic, awesome, and tragic all in this wondeful film by Schumacher.
Seeing people thinking this movie celebrates what the character does really speaks about where they stand in many social and political issues. It couldn't be more clear that the movie is doing the opposite, this is no Fight Club, where there's a constant celebration of the violence on screen. DFENSE is a frustrated angry guy, there's no catharsis in his fury, he's a dinosaur, trapped in a bubble.