Day of Defense

Day of Defense

102 mins | Drama | Oct. 10, 2003

The story begins as two missionaries are arrested for unlawful proselytizing. The law regarding such behavior has been set up by the Christian Town Council to oversee the religious and more importantly "non-Christian" influences within the town. The movie follows Thomas Bryant's inner struggle as he is ordered to defend the missionaries. As Thomas begins to empathize with the plight of the missionaries, he is confronted by his wife and forced into a confrontation with his friend-turned adversary, James Radner. Thomas becomes the center of animosity in the small town. His internal struggle becomes the catalyst of life and death-events portrayed in the story, bringing into question the topics of religion and acceptance. The intriguing court battle, together with a significant and surprising twist of fate for Thomas, lead to a strong critical ending that will leave the audience pondering what makes life memorable and truly important.

Day of Defense

102 mins | Drama | Oct. 10, 2003

Day of Defense
The story begins as two missionaries are arrested for unlawful proselytizing. The law regarding such behavior has been set up by the Christian Town Council to oversee the religious and more importantly "non-Christian" influences within the town. The movie follows Thomas Bryant's inner struggle as he is ordered to defend the missionaries. As Thomas begins to empathize with the plight of the missionaries, he is confronted by his wife and forced into a confrontation with his friend-turned adversary, James Radner. Thomas becomes the center of animosity in the small town. His internal struggle becomes the catalyst of life and death-events portrayed in the story, bringing into question the topics of religion and acceptance. The intriguing court battle, together with a significant and surprising twist of fate for Thomas, lead to a strong critical ending that will leave the audience pondering what makes life memorable and truly important.
Producers Viking Entertainment, NuWorlds Production, CDI
Original title Day of Defense
Directors Adam Lawson
Writers Jim Westwood, A. Melvin McDonald

Cast

Andrew Lenz

as Thomas Bryant

Michelle Wright

as Sharon Bryant

Camille Thomas

as Kelli Bryant

Brooks Utley

as James Radner

Salina Starr

as Jessica Radner

John Foss

as Elder Burke

Allan Groves

as Elder Davis

James Westwood

as Reverend Williams

Bryce Chamberlain

as Father Coleman

Joan Peterson

as Judge Nielson

Gary Neilson

as Sheriff Dobson

David Seaman

as Reverend Sanders

Lillith Fields

as Kimberly

Brittany Wells

as Jennifer

Steve Luna

as Billy

Tye Nelson

as Jeff

Mitch English

as Deputy Frank

Anson Clark

as Barber

Cameron Hopkin

as Elder Mitchell

Josh Romney

as Elder Reynolds

Jessica Welch

as Jogger

T.J. Bates

as Juror

Jason Butcher

as Juror

Linda Clark

as Juror

Becky Heiss

as Juror

Nate Herd

as Juror

Eric Jensen

as Juror

Michael Judd

as Juror

Arlin Lords

as Juror

Wendy Pyper

as Juror

Paula Rietbrock

as Juror

Darci Stilson

as Juror

Rick Dodgen

as Samuel

Kim Page

as Court Reporter

Cody Stone

as Young Man

Justin Utley

as Singer

B. Murphy

as Choir Conductor

Roger Hampel

as Choir Friend

Donavan Hunsaker

as Boy Radner

Justin Wright

as Church Friend

Nikelle Hunsaker

as Girl Radner

Evan Glassett

as Male Coworker

Clark Cooper

as Boyfriend

Kristi Labrum

as Female Coworker

Melissa Jackson

as Church Member

Wendy Bradshaw

as Angry Woman

Pamela Butters

as Passerby

Kimball Johnson

as Drunk