Jean Roqua
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Jean Roqua (Character)
from Never Back Down (2008)

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Never Back Down (2008)
Jean Roqua: Never give up, never back down!

Jean Roqua: It's on you, always has been, always will be.

Jean Roqua: [Jake is considering going to the Beatdown] Do this and you can never come back in my gym again. I let you get away with it once, not twice.
Jake Tyler: Wait! You think this is what I want? To never train with you again? Just to give some asshole the show that he's looking for?
Jean Roqua: Then stop! Let it go.
Jake Tyler: The night my dad died, I just let him drive. I didn't even try to stop him. Doing nothing has consequences too.
Jean Roqua: You cannot live in the past, my friend.
Jake Tyler: Really? If you could go back, and stop the guy who shot your brother.
Jean Roqua: Don't push me.
Jake Tyler: I know you would've fought that guy. I know...
Jean Roqua: You know nothing! Seven years. Seven years, I've not seen my family. My friends. And every day, like the day before, I wake up, wash my face, look myself in the mirror, disgusted.
Jake Tyler: Why not go back?
Jean Roqua: And face my father? The last time he spoke to me, he said both of his sons died that night.
Jake Tyler: Well if that's what you believe, then he was right. You gave up. Sometimes fighting the fight means that you have to do the one thing you don't want to do. You have to fight for his forgiveness. You can't just hide here forever. At least I can't. I'm gonna stop this guy. Win, lose, it makes no difference. It ends tonight. This is my fight. Everyone's got one.
Jean Roqua: Jake, no matter what happens, control the outcome. It's on you.
Jake Tyler: Always has been.

Jake Tyler: I lied the first class. I had every intention to fight outside the gym.
Jean Roqua: Is this your apology?
Jake Tyler: I lied because I wanted to pound on the guy who was pounding on me. This guy, he's got the perfect life, the perfect car, the perfect girlfriend. You know, I lied because I'm pissed off. Because I'm angry all the time. I just, I just had to say no and I blew it. That's all I needed to do and I couldn't. My dad, he was, he was completely wasted. He was tanked. He wanted to drive and I let him. He uh, went off the road. Hit a tree. I made it, he didn't. I've just been letting my mom down and my brother down, getting in fights. I don't want to be angry anymore. The only time I'm not is when I'm in the gym, and I'm training with you.
Jean Roqua: Be at the gym at 7:00.
Jake Tyler: Thank you.
Jean Roqua: You won't be thanking me tomorrow.