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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
Beau Brasseaux ...
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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Did You Know?


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 »


Eve: If I tell you I already have a boyfriend, you promise not to take it as some kind of big macho challenge and try to steal me away from him?
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References King Kong (1933) See more »


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middle of the road....
30 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

hot chick or 2, fights were OK but not as good as the first film except for the fight where Michael Jai White is hand cuffed and fights off 4 or 5 police men showing his agility. there was some character development but not much, clumsy dialogue - not a lot of complete or realistic conversations, mildly entertaining though i wouldn't watch it twice like you can with some classic martial arts films. Some big plot holes like how a teenage boxer became a mix martial arts fighter with only a few weeks training....... hopefully kids out there don't think that's realistic! they all looked a bit young for MMA - kind of boyband MMA haha

the faults aside it was likable and i was entertained!

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