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Never Back Down -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Chris Hauty (written by)
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Release Date:
14 March 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Win or Lose... Everyone Has Their Fight
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Sean Faris ... Jake Tyler

Amber Heard ... Baja Miller

Cam Gigandet ... Ryan McCarthy

Evan Peters ... Max Cooperman

Leslie Hope ... Margot Tyler

Djimon Hounsou ... Jean Roqua

Wyatt Smith ... Charlie Tyler

Affion Crockett ... Beatdown DJ

Neil Brown Jr. ... Aaron

Lauren Leech ... Jenny

Tilky Jones ... Eric

Steven Crowley ... Ben

Tom Nowicki ... Mr. Lloyd
Chele André ... Max's Girl
Chris Lindsay ... Beat Down Referee
David Zelon ... Ryan's Dad

Kyle Sabihy ... Jake's Teammate

Patric Knutsson ... Vocabulary Guy

Cameron Francis ... ER Doctor

Jeremy Palko ... Running Back (as Jeremy Palkowetz)
Antony Matos ... Yellow Hummer Crew (as Anthony Matos)

Daniel Hernandez ... Yellow Hummer Crew (as Danny Hernandez)

Justin A. Williams ... Yellow Hummer Crew
Jon McIntosh ... Beat Down Computer Kid
David J. Perez ... Miles Dupree
Jocelyn Binder ... Hot Tub Chick
Deon Stein ... Hot Tub Chick

Steve Zurk ... Jake's Dad
Reed Baumgarten ... Mansion Fighter
Devin Higgins ... Mansion Fighter
Jennifer L. Miller ... Female Mansion Fighter (as Jennifer Miller)
Delphine French ... Female Mansion Fighter
Joe Williams ... Latino Mansion Fighter
Angel Hernandez ... African American Fighter

Rachael Thompson ... Ex-Girlfriend Mansion Fighter
Ryan Frank Rayonec ... Ex-Boyfriend Mansion Fighter

Ryan Watson ... Mintz

Joop Katana ... Camin
Frank Santore III ... Taylor
Joseph Cortez ... Lopez
Craig Raboteau ... Nyah
Daniel Lovette ... Himoff
Tony Fuh ... Stackwell
Jonathan Eusebio ... Dak Ho
Peter Allende ... Villa
Remington Reed ... Kline

Josh Mueller ... Last Year's Opponent (as Joshua Mueller)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Adler ... Combat Club Fighter (uncredited)
Robie Alan ... Cup Boy (uncredited)

Shawn Banks ... Beefy Door Guy (uncredited)

Steven Blincoe ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Colin Bowman ... Loading Dock Worker (uncredited)
Michael Brzeski ... Student with Backpack (uncredited)

Jasmine Burke ... Student (uncredited)
Chris Byrne ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Marc Carasello ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Chris Cavallaro ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Ricky Dunlop ... Student (uncredited)
Sam Finkle ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Rod Grant ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Jen Halbert ... Spectator (uncredited)

David How ... Dockworker (uncredited)

Leonard Iacono ... Football Spectator (uncredited)
Bjorn Jiskoot Jr. ... Student (uncredited)

Elissa Kapneck ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joyce Kirkconnell ... Sexy Girl (uncredited)
Jesse Kozel ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Randi Krasny ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Paige Lehnert ... Beatdown Spectator (uncredited)
Kei Leong ... Beatdown Spectator (uncredited)
Nathena Lewis ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Douglas Lopez ... Student / Fight Spectaor (uncredited)

John Archer Lundgren ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Tiffany Marshall ... School Teacher (uncredited)

Kristin Mellian ... Points Keeper (uncredited)
Eric Mentis ... Guy at Party / Guy at Coffee Shop (uncredited)
Levon Mergian ... Crowd (uncredited)

Freddie T. Mitchell ... Fight Club Spectator (uncredited)
Nancy Molimis ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Sean Molnar ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Tony Morales ... Market Patron (uncredited)
Jennifer Paige Moralez ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Craig Myers ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Tom Myers ... Loading Dock Worker (uncredited)
Kristin Popelka ... Girl in Crowd (uncredited)
Aaron Pushkar ... Fight Club Instigator (uncredited)
Summer Raine ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Regina Ramirez ... Student (uncredited)

Danny Rawley ... Tennis Player (uncredited)

Christian Roberts ... Ryan's Friend (uncredited)

David W. Scott ... Loading Dock Worker (uncredited)

Milissa Sears ... Baja's Friend (uncredited)
AJ Semiday ... High School Kid / Beer Chugger (uncredited)

Mason Sharrow ... Wake Boarder (uncredited)
Joanne Spracklen ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Chris Tharp ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Kara Turner ... Girl at Coffee Shop (uncredited)
Andy Ussach ... Man at Coffee Shop (uncredited)

Aries Marvin Uzzle ... Student / Athletic Guy (uncredited)

Marnie Van der Burgt ... Tennis Spectator (uncredited)
Bradley Walkowiak ... Fighter Fan (uncredited)

Wolfgang Weber ... Club Fighter (uncredited)
Stacy Westbrook ... Bikini Babe (uncredited)

Roy Williams Jr. ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Steven Winfree ... Football Player (uncredited)
Ilya Jonathan Zaydenberg ... Guy with Wakeboard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jeff Wadlow 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chris Hauty (written by)

Produced by
Bill Bannerman .... co-producer
Craig Baumgarten .... producer
David Zelon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher 
 
Cinematography by
Lukas Ettlin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Victor Du Bois  (as Victor Dubois)
Debra Weinfeld 
 
Casting by
Sarah Finn  (as Sarah Halley Finn)
Randi Hiller 
 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew White 
 
Set Decoration by
Scott Jacobson 
 
Costume Design by
Judy L. Ruskin  (as Judy Ruskin Howell)
 
Makeup Department
Nancy Cummings .... makeup artist
Lee Grimes .... makeup artist
Jane Hassinger .... key hair stylist
Diane Maurno .... key makeup artist
Matthew Petty .... hair stylist (as Matthew Perry)
Deborah Brozovich .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Linda Schonning .... additional hair stylist: crowd (uncredited)
Christine Wostak .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bill Bannerman .... unit production manager
Suzanne Lore .... production supervisor
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor
Karen Jarnecke .... production supervisor: re-shoots (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Meaghan F. McLaughlin .... second second assistant director
Barbara M. Ravis .... second assistant director (as Barbara Ravis)
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director (as John Woodward)
 
Art Department
John Balling .... charge scenic
Joan Bernier .... scenic artist (as Joan T. Bernier)
Rex Christensen .... on-set dresser
Norman Delaney .... set dresser
Gary Dunham .... set dresser
Rod England .... leadperson
James Harris .... construction coordinator
Jeffrey Harris .... propmaker
Tom Ivanjack .... stand-by painter
Richard E. Kruder .... key set dresser
Brian Latimer .... graphic designer
Shawn W. Logue .... assistant property master
Jon McIntosh .... computer graphics
Greyson Miller .... set dresser
Deborah Palmer .... set designer
Jack Reeves .... lead scenic artist
Nicholas J. Romanac .... property master
Kevin Weber .... set dresser
Aaron J. Martin .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Thomas E. Allen .... sound mixer (as Thomas E. Allen Sr.)
Tommy Allen .... cable puller (as Tom Allen Jr.)
Robert Althoff .... sound re-recordist
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Paul Aronoff .... adr mixer (as Paul Aranoff)
Christopher Assells .... sound editor (as Chris Assels)
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Gray Bender .... teen voice consultant
Lon Bender .... sound designer
Lon Bender .... sound supervisor
Onnalee Blank .... sound editor
John Cannon .... assistant sound editor
Julio Carmona .... adr recordist
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Glynna Grimala .... adr supervisor
Laura R. Harris .... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris Atkinson)
Dan Hegeman .... sound editor
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley supervisor (as Craig Jaeger)
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Anna MacKenzie .... adr editor
Jane McKeever .... additional audio
James Moriana .... foley artist (as Jimmy Moriana)
Nancy Nugent .... adr editor
Mark Ormandy .... additional audio
Michelle Pazer .... dialogue editor
Ann Scibelli .... sound editor
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue editor (as Fred Stahly)
Peter Staubli .... sound editor
Jon Title .... sound editor
Gayle Wesley .... first assistant sound editor
Dan Whiting .... boom operator
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
James Wright .... sound consultant: dolby (as Jim Wright)
 
Special Effects by
Thomas Kittle .... special effects foreperson
Bruce E. Merlin .... special effects foreperson (as Bruce Merlin)
James L. Roberts .... special effects supervisor (as Jim Roberts)
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jared Merlin .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alexandre Cancado .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Daniel Craemer .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
A. Michael Dobbs .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures (as Michael Dobbs)
Chad Dombrova .... technical director: lead light & pipeline: Luma Pictures
Jenn Epstein .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Mike Gaines .... visual effects artist: Gaines Images
H Haden Hammond .... sequence supervisor: Luma Pictures
John R. Hazzard .... animator: Luma Pictures (as John Hazzard)
Brent Hensarling .... senior systems administrator: Luma Pictures
Giseon Kim .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Erik LaPlant .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures (as Erick LaPlant)
Vincent Lavares .... data manager: Laser Pacific
Jason Locke .... 3D tracker: Luma Pictures
Jessica Madsen .... digital artist
Jessica Madsen .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Artin Matousian .... systems administrator: Luma Pictures
Artin Matousian .... technical director: Luma Pictures
Juan Melendez .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
Glenn Morris .... visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
Dawrath Phoue .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Brett Reyenger .... 3D tracker: Luma Pictures
John Riggs .... technical director: character: Luma Pictures
Marcos Romero .... animator: Luma Pictures
Payam Shohadai .... executive visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Joey Sila .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Jared Simeth .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
James Waterson .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Jimmy Wu .... matte painter: Luma Pictures
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Efilm (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Reed Baumgarten .... stunt double: Evan Peters
David Anthony Buglione .... stunt performer (as David A. Buglione)
Damon Caro .... fight choreographer
Damon Caro .... stunt coordinator
Alan D'Antoni .... stunt performer
Benjamin Eslahpazir .... stunt performer (as Benjamin A. Eslahpazir)
Jonathan Eusebio .... fight choreographer
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunt coordinator
Mikey Gomez .... stunt performer
Daniel Hernandez .... fight choreographer: trainer (as Danny Hernandez)
Devin Higgins .... stunt performer
Jennifer L. Miller .... stunt performer
Steven Ritzi .... stunt performer
Joe Williams .... stunt performer
Justin A. Williams .... fight choreographer: trainer
Jeremy Palko .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bardin .... best boy grip
Jason Bing .... grip
Frank Boone .... dolly grip
Bill Byers .... video assist (as Billy Byers)
Gordon Cheatum .... rigging grip
Brown Cooper .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dan Cornwall .... chief lighting technician
Ryan Patrick Dean .... additional camera loader
Shiloh Eck .... grip
Eddie Evans .... key grip
Richard Falk Jr. .... rigging electric (as Richard Falk)
Andrew Fisher .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ben Fisher .... set lighting technician
Chris Fisher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean Fisher .... grip
Dale Fowler .... assistant chief lighting technician
Sean P. Gilbert .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (as Sean Gilbert)
Marvin Haven .... grip
Bruce Hazen .... set lighting technician
Joe Humphreys .... set lighting technician (as Joseph Humphreys)
Gordy Jorian .... grip
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator: "a" camera
Stephen Kaczmarski Jr. .... video assistant
Billy Kidd .... set lighting technician (as Billy Kid)
Nicholas Lazo .... digital video operator
Mike Licata .... set lighting technician
Hector Lopez .... technician: Iconix
Danny Mallory .... dolly grip
Erica Mckee .... camera production assistant
Patrick K. Meng .... key rigging grip (as Patrick Meng)
Ryan Meng .... rigging grip
John Muliler .... rigging electrician (as John E. Mulier)
Todd M. Murphy .... rigging grip
Christian Murray .... set lighting technician (as Chris Murray)
Gabe Napolitan .... additional second assistant camera
Craig Nix .... technocrane operator
John Oliveri .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gene Page .... still photographer
Ken Palladino .... rigging electric
Peter Perez .... grip
Richard Rammee .... set lighting technician (as Richard Ramee)
Humberto Recio .... set lighting technician (as Hemberto Recio)
Bob Scott .... camera operator: "c" camera
Louis Smith .... additional second assistant camera
Dave Sonnenberg .... set lighting technician (as David Sonnenberg)
Scott Stuart .... best boy rigging electric (as Scotty Stuart)
Shawn Torge .... set lighting technician
Danny Vanzura .... loader (as Daniel Vanzura)
Robert Veliky .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Marc Wostak .... rigging gaffer
Robert Beverlin .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Kyle Photo Bucher .... camera operator (uncredited)
Scott Toler Collins .... camera operator (uncredited)
Erik Curtis .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ricky Dunlop .... mini camera operator (uncredited)
Megan Morris .... additional film loader (uncredited)
Patrick Redmond .... crane operator: Super Technocrane (uncredited)
Matt Staker .... film loader (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Pimentel A. Raphael .... animation supervisor (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Conrader .... background casting: Background Entertainment
Lucia Davidson .... background casting assistant
Leigh French .... voice casting
Tamara Hunter .... casting associate
Katye Kalivoda .... casting associate
Melanie Moreno .... background casting: Background Entertainment
Kimberly Mullen .... casting: Orlando
Mark Mullen .... casting: Orlando
Angela Sorenson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Combee .... costumer
Brittney Fei .... costume production assistant
Risa Garcia .... set costumer
Mariasoleoad McGrory .... seamstress
Stephanie Polo .... key costumer
Candace Rice .... costumer (as Candice Rice)
Julie S. Siegmund .... costumer (as Julia Siegmund)
Barnaby Smith .... costume supervisor
Taylor Smith .... costume production assistant
Jeanie Sturgeon .... additional costumer
 
Editorial Department
Andrea Berberian .... post-production assistant
Steve Bowen .... digital intermediate colorist
Beth Dewey .... digital intermediate project manager (as Elizabeth Dewey)
Robert Fredericks .... post-production production assistant: Orlando
Julie Hansen .... post-production accountant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Chris Jensen .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Howard Leder .... assistant editor
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Robert E. Phillips .... assistant digital intermediate producer (as Robert Phillips)
Mathieu Reid .... color timer (as Matt Reid)
Jesse Wagler .... editor: opticals
Matthew Evan Walsh .... post-production coordinator (as Matthew Walsh)
Craig Wood .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Christian Almiron .... temp music editor
Susie Bench .... orchestra conductor (as Susie Benchasil)
Susie Bench .... orchestrator (as Susie Benchasil)
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor
Braden Kimball .... assistant score mixer
Micha Liberman .... music editor
Samantha Maloney .... live drums
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Andrew Richards .... music coordinator
Greg Vines .... assistant score mixer
Michael Wandmacher .... orchestrator
Michael Wandmacher .... score producer
Richard Ziegler .... temp music editor
 
Transportation Department
Tony Abbruzzese .... driver (as Anthony Abbruzzese)
Richard Andresen .... driver
Ralph Astarita .... driver (as Ralph J. Astarita)
Joseph Bedami .... driver (as Joseph C. Bedami)
Jackie Lee Belcher .... driver
Stephen R. Buff .... driver
Robert E. Byrd .... driver
Larry Craig .... driver
Richard F. Diez .... driver (as Rick 'Chi Chi' Diez)
Daniel Dusch .... driver
Ralph P. Fernandez .... driver
Robert T. Glover .... driver
David Hamilton .... driver
Craig M. Hofstrand .... driver
William 'Mac' Maquez .... driver
Everett McClellan .... driver (as Evert 'Jack' M'Clellan)
Michael Messina .... driver (as Michael A. Messina)
Keith Morris .... driver
Cecilia Palomino .... driver
Jay Palomino .... transportation coordinator
Ron Parsell .... transportation captain
Arthur P. Pendereast .... driver
Russell D. Reynolds .... driver
Vickie Raynor Robison .... cast & crew driver
Cara Sachse .... driver
Donald Smith .... driver (as Donald J. Smith)
Timothy Stephens .... honeywagon operator
Steve Valdez .... driver
William Randy Warbritton .... transportation co-captain (as Randy Warbritton)
Ron Wilson .... driver
John Wiser .... picture car consultant
Dave Zydorski .... driver (as David Zydorski)
 
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... legal services
Wesley Alley .... production assistant
Adam Arnali .... set production assistant
Bill Bannerman .... aerial unit coordinator
William Batsel .... set production assistant (as William 'Trey' Batsel)
Ernest Britt Jr. .... set medic intern
Lori Burchfield .... assistant: Mr. Bannerman
Rick Callan .... location manager
Chelsey Cary .... office production assistant
Emily Cramer .... adr actor
Paul Damien .... assistant craft service
Lida Davidians .... insurance
Christine DeMartin .... assistant: Mr. Baumgarten
Joan Devilla .... payroll accountant (as Joan De Villa)
Steven Eddy .... physical production executive
Erik Feig .... production executive
Kristen Francisco .... post-production accounting assistant
Carlos Garcia .... head chef
Jeffery Garcia .... assistant chef
Laura Gleason .... clearance
Michael J. Graham .... set production assistant (as Michael Graham)
Carol Green .... unit publicist
John A. Hamby .... insurance (as John Hamby)
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Devin Higgins .... office production assistant
Polly Hobson .... assistant: Mr. Hounsou
Karen Jarnecke .... production coordinator
Brenna Kelly .... production secretary
Leigh Kilton .... acting coach (as Leigh Kilton Smith)
Nicholas Lazo .... assistant: Mr. Wadlow
Chris Lee .... assistant: Mr. Wadlow (as Christopher Lee)
Karl List .... trainer: strength & weight
Robert Loring Jr. .... assistant craft service (as Robert Loring)
Karen Manuel .... set production assistant
Nathan McMahan .... assistant location manager
Norris McMahan .... location assistant
Ellen J. Morris .... assistant production coordinator
Fred Moyse .... set medic
Israel Najera .... assistant chef
Kerry Newberry .... first assistant accountant (as Kerry Yancheski)
Erik Paulson .... technical advisor: MMA
Amir Perets .... technical advisor
Orion Prout .... assistant: Mr. Zelon
Tito Raymond .... trainer: strength & weight
Benjamin R. Reder .... legal services (as Benjamin Reder)
Russ Riggins .... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Lucy Kim Robertson .... second assistant accountant
M. Ross-Michaels .... production accountant (as Ross Michaels)
Bruce Schluter .... title designer
Tara A. Senior .... legal services (as Tara Senior)
Dominica Sliwa .... accounting clerk
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... craft service (as Robert 'Smitty' Smith)
Todd Steiner .... production financing
Adam C. Stone .... assistant: Mr. Zelon (as Adam Stone)
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor
Thor Trammell .... office production assistant
B. Logan Walden .... location assistant (as Bryan Logan Walden)
Matt Watson .... location assistant
Justin Brown .... stand-in (uncredited)
Andrew Campbell .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Kenneth Gay .... location scout (uncredited)
Larissa Grudt .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Patty Harrigan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brent Kunze .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Krystian Lagowski .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Tammy Middleton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cassie Richardson .... location scout (uncredited)
Noah Schnacky .... photo double: Charlie Tyler-Tennis (uncredited)
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... key craft service (uncredited)
Kristin Starns .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Wilson .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Beau Bauman .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving intense sequences of fighting/violence, some sexuality, partying and language - all involving teens
Runtime:
110 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-15 | France:U (with warning) | Germany:18 | Iceland:14 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Ireland:15A | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:PG (edited version) | South Korea:12 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44164)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Jake Tyler:[Jake's mom sees him getting ready to leave for the Beatdown] I don't want to lie about this.
Margot Tyler:I'm not going to ask you to.
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Movie Connections:
References "Kung Fu" (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
Above and BelowSee more »

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19 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good, 14 August 2009
Author: guynaba

This movie is quite predictable. The story of a boy that gets into trouble in school and starts fighting because of that isn't original, but between all the predictable movies with this theme, certainly this is the best.

Your attention is caught in every single scene. I think the best merit of Never Back Down is that it mixes a lot of types of movie. At the beginning, it's like one of that silly teenager's movie, showing the school, party and girls. Then the atmosphere gets darker and the world of fighting is showed, as well as family's problems, turning everything into a drama. And then... I won't tell the whole story, but I assure that you won't get bored.

The acting was very well done too, especially Cam Gigandet. He definitely knew how to be the typical bad guy; not like those annoying bad actors in teenagers movie, but a darker, more "serious" one.

Even with all these qualities that makes Never Back Down stands out, I don't think that older people will enjoy watching it... although the movie brings out a moral that fits in everyone.

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