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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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When Jake arrives at Sean's gym on the first morning, there is daylight present. This would be at 5AM, since Sean told him to be there at 6AM and he shows up an hour early according to what Sean says. This is never possible for Orlando, Fl. See more »

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Jean Roqua: Never give up, never back down!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 15 March 2008 (2008) See more »

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Anthem For The Underdog
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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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