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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  8 April 2011 (USA)
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Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Case Walker
Zack Gomes
Todd Duffee ...
Tim Newhouse
Justin Epstein
Caucasian Cop
Fighter (as Beau Brasso)
Eddie Bravo ...
D.J. Bravo
Zack's Friend
Vale Newhouse


Ex-boxer Zack (Alex Meraz), talented MMA fighter Tim (Todd Duffee), bullied record store clerk Justin (Scott Epstein), and wrestler Mike (Dean Geyer) come from various backgrounds, but they all share one thing in common: a passion for the "savage science" and quickly become loyal to their unorthodox trainer, Case (Michael Jai White), a brilliant ex-UFC Champion down on his own luck. Teaching them about much more than fighting, Case prepares the young men for a competition called the Beatdown, run by local college kid and fight impresario Max (Evan Peters). When their mentor gets set-up by some bad cops, the young men band together to root out a traitor in their midst. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Actor Evan Peters a.k.a 'Max Cooperman' and actor Jeremy Palko are the only Character's to return from the First Film in 2008. Jeremy played the running back in the first film, and Kurt the roommate in the second. See more »


At eleven minutes, Zack is knocked out. As he lands, his arms are over his head. When the shot shifts to a different camera, his arms are at his sides. See more »


Case Walker: You need to get a soul, little man.
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Follows Never Back Down (2008) See more »


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3 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give this movie an 8 out of 10 because i love the story. It is a little like the last one one but hey, I loved the last one too. I think everybody is judging this movie on the fights and not the actually story. I think the actors did a great job getting you into the story, and Epstein did a good job at being the villain. If you filled out a pro's and con's list of this movie I think there would be far more pro's. The mixed martial arts is greatly displayed and the characters look like real fighters. I hope they make a Never Back Down 3 with possibly bringing back Jake Tyler to add some class into it but as far as this movie goes. I really enjoyed viewing it and if your an mixed martial arts guy or even a boxing guy.. I recommend this movie.

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