The Junior Defenders

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The Junior Defenders
Directed by Keith Spiegel
Produced by Keith Spiegel
Brooke Ciardelli
Written by Keith Spiegel
Starring Ally Sheedy
Brian O'Halloran
Justin Henry
Jason David Frank
Fred Hazelton
Narrated by John Waters
Cinematography Mark Sasahara
Edited by Keith Spiegel
Rick Giachino
Stephen Beattie
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date
  • October 23, 2007 (2007-10-23)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $172,000

The Junior Defenders is a 2007 direct-to-video comedy-fantasy film from Warner Bros. starring Ally Sheedy, Brian O'Halloran, Justin Henry, and Jason David Frank.


With a fanbase that rivaled Star Trek's, The Junior Defenders was one of the top TV hits of the late '70s. 25 years following the show's sudden cancellation, a crazed fan named Norman is still obsessed with the show. In his mania, Norman treks across the country in a stolen Winnebago, kidnapping the four washed-up former child stars, Jill, Mitch, Jimmy, and Tommy, from his beloved childhood program. The kidnappings spark a national media frenzy. Once in Hollywood, Norman takes over a soundstage and forces the cast at gunpoint to act in his brand-new episode of The Junior Defenders.


The film features cameo appearances by Pauly Shore, Florence Henderson, Peter Tork, Michael Dukakis, and Kevin Smith.


Originally titled Groupies, the film's principal photography occurred in February–March 1997.[1]


  1. ^ "Interview with Brian O'Halloran". View Askew. February 2, 1998. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 

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