Defense Play

Defense Play is a 1988 American action-drama film directed by Monte Markham, and starring David Oliver, Susan Ursitti, Monte Markham, Eric Gilliom, Jamie McMurray, Jack Esformes, and William Frankfather. The film was released by Trans World Entertainment on September 9, 1988.[1][2][3]

Defense Play
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMonte Markham
Produced byJames Ruxin
Wolf Schmidt
Written byStan Krantman (story)
Wolf Schmidt (story)
Screenplay byAubrey Solomon
Steve Greenberg
StarringDavid Oliver
Susan Ursitti
Monte Markham
Eric Gilliom
Jamie McMurray
Jack Esformes
William Frankfather
Music byArthur B. Rubinstein
CinematographyTimothy Galfas
Edited byJames Ruxin
Kodiak Films
Distributed byTrans World Entertainment
Release date
  • September 9, 1988 (1988-09-09)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States



  • David Oliver as Scott Denton
  • Susan Ursitti as Karen Vandemeer
  • Monte Markham as Mark Denton
  • Eric Gilliom as Bill Starkey
  • Jamie McMurray as Norm Beltzer
  • Jack Esformes as Eddie Dietz
  • William Frankfather as General Phillips
  • Tom Rosqui as Chief Gill
  • Milos Kirek as Anton
  • Patch Mackenzie as Ann Denton
  • Terence Cooper as Professor Vandemeer
  • Susan Krebs as Margaret Fields
  • Jonathon Wise as Nick
  • Dah-ve Chodan as Audrey Denton
  • Ron Recasner as Mike Agee
  • J. Downing as Nicholai
  • Allan Kolman as Russian Radioman
  • Glenn Morshower as Bartender
  • Rutanya Alda as Victoria Vandemeer
  • Stacey Adams as Kelly
  • Jim Beaver as FBI Man
  • John Ingle as Senator
  • Elliot Jonathan Klein as Air Force Colonel (uncredited)
  • Tony Lima as (uncredited)
  • Stephen Tako as Inspector (uncredited)
  • Thadd Turner as Rancher (uncredited)


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  2. "Defense Play". AllMovie. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. "Defense Play". Retrieved 4 February 2018.
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