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Never Surrender -- When an MMA world champion is lured into the illegal world of underground cage fighting by an elusive promoter, he quickly realizes that the only way out is to kill or to be killed.

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Director:
Writers:
David Storey (screenplay) and
Hector Echavarria (writer)
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Release Date:
3 October 2010 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One arena. No rules. All pain.
Plot:
From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Hector Echavarria ... Diego Carter

Patrick Kilpatrick ... Seifer

James Russo ... Jimmy

Silvia Koys ... Sandra

Anderson Silva ... Spider

Georges St-Pierre ... Georges
B.J. Penn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Flaviano Arroyo ... Bodyguard

Fileena Bahris ... Club Girl

Joanne Bahris ... Lady at bar

Will C. ... Body Guard
Carey A. Campbell ... Bookie

Lateef Crowder ... Marco
Eamon Glennon ... Richie

Heath Herring ... Stone

Fabiano Iha ... John

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

Sabrina Machado ... Monique
Teresa Noreen ... Dream Angel
Damian Perkins ... Diamond

Jesse Pruett ... Lead Singer in Band

Javier Rivas ... Rich man

Cristina N. Rose ... Marcela (as Cristina Rosas)

Gino Salvano ... Scarred Man
Gunter Schlierkamp ... Crusher
Jessica Simons ... Exotic Wealthy Woman
Brooke Stadler ... Diego's Fan
Cheryl Lynn Stallard ... Celesta
David Michael Toscano ... Waiter

Giulini Wever ... Dream Angel
Joe Willand ... Additional Voices (voice)
Dustin Zahursky ... Bill West

Jesse David Ing ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Directed by
Hector Echavarria 
 
Writing credits
David Storey (screenplay)

Hector Echavarria  writer

Produced by
Alejandro Arico .... associate producer
Ryan S. Black .... associate producer
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Alan B. Bursteen .... executive producer
Fuad C'Amanero .... associate producer
Brenda Doby .... executive producer
Hector Echavarria .... producer
Erick Geisler .... producer
Joel M. Gonzales .... associate producer
Patrick Kilpatrick .... producer
Damian Perkins .... associate producer
Curtis Petersen .... producer
Guadalupe Rosas .... associate producer
Ken Schwenker .... producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Evan Evans 
 
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen 
 
Film Editing by
Eamon Glennon 
 
Casting by
Guadalupe Rosas 
 
Production Design by
Chris Bell 
 
Costume Design by
Glenda Maddox 
 
Makeup Department
Ashley Cordova .... makeup artist
Bruna Nogueira .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Carey A. Campbell .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan Boardley .... second assistant director
Sarah Grant .... second second assistant director
Travis Huff .... first assistant director
Thomas Martin .... second unit director
Curtis Petersen .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Leandro Cassan .... sound editor
Patrick Dunnam .... sound effects editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
John Sanacore .... foley mixer
Henry Torbin .... sound mixer
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Alden Anderson .... visual effects
Andrew Curry .... visual effects supervisor
Enrique Torres .... visual effects
 
Stunts
George Crayton .... stunts
Hector Echavarria Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Dusty Hyland .... assistant stunt coordinator
Dusty Hyland .... stunt double
Philip J Silvera .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alden Anderson .... digital cinematographer
Jeff Carolan .... gaffer
Zakk Eginton .... camera operator
Arturo Elizondo .... rigging gaffer
Arturo Elizondo .... set lighting technician
Dave Jacobsen .... second assistant camera
Ben Kobbs .... first assistant camera
Thomas Martin .... camera operator
Thomas Martin .... director of photography: second unit
Tiffany Nathanson .... second assistant camera
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator
Matt Sanderson .... key film loader
Paul Summers .... dolly grip
Tom Whitehead .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Joe Guinan .... extras casting
Patrick Johnson .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fileena Bahris .... jewelry designer
J.D. Nielsen .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... colorist: dailies
Henry Torbin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dane Angotti .... pre-mastering engineer
Andrea Baxter .... composer: additional music
Theo Bishop .... music project manager
Spencer Blair .... composer: additional music
Mark Brisbane .... composer: additional music
Marina Brovak .... composer: additional music
Alan Brown .... music production administration
Michael Cacioppo .... composer: additional music
Wes Costello .... music production administration
Shaun Drew .... song supervisor
Evan Evans .... music supervisor
Evan Evans .... score supervisor
Will Forbes .... composer: additional music
Tom Fox .... composer: additional music
Matt Gates .... composer: additional music
Matt Gates .... music editor
Ed Kalnins .... music editor
Casey Kealoha .... music editor
Dave Klotz .... composer: additional music
Ben Kopec .... composer: additional music
Francois Letiec .... composer: additional music (as Francois Leteic)
Steven McClain .... composer: additional music
Lee Miller .... composer: additional music
Lee Miller .... music project manager
Joe Quaranto .... composer: additional music
R.J. Ronquillo .... composer: additional music
Tatu Rytkonen .... composer: additional music
Mehdi Safa .... composer: additional music
Joe Solo .... composer: additional music
Chris Spurgat .... composer: additional music
David Tkaczuk .... composer: additional music
Joseph Trapanese .... composer: additional music
Jonathan Vincent .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Carey A. Campbell .... location manager
Paul Edward Clark .... production assistant (as Paul Clark)
Michael Coulombe .... script supervisor
Anthony Eikner .... armorer
Nicole Flowers .... production accountant
Jesse David Ing .... director: making-of documentary (as Jesse Ing)
Efka Kvaraciejus .... assistant: director
Kami Norton .... production coordinator
Kera O'Bryon .... adr actor
Crispin Howard Sandford .... assistant production coordinator
Corbett Uzel .... financing
Daniel Worlock .... production assistant
 

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and some language
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USA:87 min (DVD)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Watching this, you'd consider giving up, 15 June 2010
Author: kosmasp

If you can watch the movie and try to be positive about it and see the fun of it (even and especially the unintentional fun of it, like in the bad acting), you might enjoy it. If this still doesn't work for you, take the title and try not to surrender before the end credits roll. You might like the music ... or the action ... or the women.

But all in all, as you can see by the rating, you will likely not like the movie. I only got interested into the movie, because I heard they released the movie in a cut version in Germany. I can't tell you exactly what they cut out, but it wasn't the "softcore action" of the movie. It must have been a bit of the fighting, that goes on.

And to be honest, if you like/love the 80s style US Martial Arts movies, you might more than enjoy this. And if it were shot in the 80s, van Damme would've been the first one to call for this! No offense to the writer/director/producer AND main actor of this, but he can would have been the better choice ... especially because he can act quite a bit more, than the guy on hand here.

What kinda bugs me though, is that the guys, that seem to be able to hold their own (acting wise), get shoved to minor roles. Especially the Georges St. Peter guy and the Rampage guy (I think that's what he's called). If they would've been longer in the movie, it would have helped immensely!

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