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Never Back Down (2008)

 -  Action | Drama | Sport  -  14 March 2008 (USA)
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At his new high school, a rebellious teen is lured into an underground fight club, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran.

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At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Win or Lose... Everyone Has Their Fight

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving intense sequences of fighting/violence, some sexuality, partying and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£845,530 (UK) (4 April 2008)

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$24,848,292 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Before the film's release, a raw recorded video from the set featuring a Capoeira fighter was leaked onto various video-sharing websites. See more »

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In the opening scene, the football commentator calls a third down, but the man holding the "stick" at the side of the pitch clearly shows a second down. See more »

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Max's Girl: [turns around] How well do you know Jake?
Max Cooperman: Ah, we're tight.
Max's Girl: Really...
Max Cooperman: Yeah, It's more of a professional relationship, though... I'm his trainer.
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References UFC 1: The Beginning (1993) See more »

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Above and Below
Written by Sam Endicott
Performed by The Bravery
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fight scenes are pretty accurate
22 August 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Lets not talk about the plot and acting beacouse the way I see it it's just an excuse for the fight scenes. (but hey , if you like that "looser beats the jock and gets the girl" ...) Fight scenes are pretty accurate : the moves are real and well executed, there is no stupid choreography or stuff like that , it's basically what you'll get in a real MMA match but more condensed. It's also the first movie I ever watched with realistic punch sound. From having been in a cage in several occasions, I can only appreciate the work done with the fight scenes and since it's the first MMA based movie I've ever watched , I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Give it a try if practice martial arts or fighting sports, otherwise you'll focus more on the dull plot and won't get the fights right.


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