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Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 14 March 2008 (USA)
A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new highschool to discover an underground fightclub and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

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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)

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$8,603,195 (USA) (14 March 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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During Charlie's tennis match we see him lose a point and the announcer calls Deuce. The next point passes and the announcer calls 40-30. You then hear deuce called again moments later. We then see Charlie win a point and the announcer once again calls deuce. It is then announced on the next point that Charlie wins the game without advantage ever being called. See more »

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Ryan McCarthy: Look, we all saw the footage, dude - and you can bang.
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References Kung Fu (1972) See more »

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Orange Marmalade
Written by Jonathan Bates (as Jonathan Forrest Bates)
Performed by Mellowdrone
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Three… Reasons to watch this movie
17 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never Back Down reminds me of a Disney Channel Movie back in days of Brink and Johnny Tsunami. It has simple characters and doesn't really have too many surprises. That being said the movie is well written and has a classic plot. Plain and simple, it's just light hearted good watch.

Jake Tyler (Sean Faris) is a kid troubled by the death of his father. After moving to a new town the local tough guy (Cam Gigandet) picks him to be his latest person to beat up on. The thing to do in this town is being into UFC/MMA and participating in the low key fight club.

If you're looking for some time to kill or your looking for a simple yet enjoyable movie check this out. The three reasons to are: entertaining story, decent acting for a small movie (with a small part from Dijon Hounsou), and a good motivational message.


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