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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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Chris Hauty was inspired to write the script after his then-teenage son showed him YouTube videos of fights taking place at his high school. 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 »

Quotes

Baja Miller: Walking away and giving up are not the same thing.
Jake Tyler: Good, 'cause I'm not doing either one.
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References Mad Max (1979) 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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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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