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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)

Gross:

$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 fight with the guys in the yellow hummer, he is thrown in front of a Silver car, and it looks as if he narrowly makes it out of the way. But when we see what is recorded on the camera, the car comes nowhere near him and he's already running back towards the other guys while the car is veering long before it would have even reached him See more »

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Jake Tyler: Hey, Ryan! You ain't got shit!
[Jake swings wildly but gets knocked out by Ryan]
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Referenced in Disaster Movie (2008) See more »

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Stronger
Written by Thomas Bangalter, Edwin Birdsong, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Kanye West
Performed by Kanye West
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains portions of "Harder Better Faster Stronger"
Performed by Daft Punk
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Performed by Edwin Birdsong
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A disappointment at best
14 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Picture the classic movie formula: Guy gets into a fight. Guy loses the fight and the girl. Guy goes to some karate master. Guy wins the fight. Add just enough innuendos so that the kids will believe they are watching actually watching an R rated movie. Then do some final editing for the critics, and you have Never Back Down.

I can see how preteen boys will like this movie for the fights. Or how teenage girls will come to see sweaty male models showing it all on screen. But the overall movie is below standards, and definitely not worth the time or the money. This production is a disappointment from director Jeff Wadlow.


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