Day of Defense

Day of Defense (2003)

Small Town. Big Controversy.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2003-10-10
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: NuWorlds Production
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Adam Lawson



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.

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  • 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
  • Wendy Assay

    as Pastor Jacobs
  • 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
  • Stephanie Appleton

    as Lisa
  • T.J. Bates

    as Juror
  • Jason Butcher

    as Juror
  • Linda Clark

    as Juror
  • Tiffany Goodenough

    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
Production Gary Jackson Executive Producer
Camera Clark Cooper Director of Photography
Sound Rick Reeve Music
Art Tiffany Westwood Art Direction
Production Cory Lorenzen Production Designer
Editing Dean Stevens Editor
Directing Adam Lawson Director