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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 »


Case Walker: Now remember - an angry mind is a narrow mind.
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References Godzilla (1954) See more »


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Teenage Karate Tiger 2
27 August 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The first "Never Back Down" was a MTV inspired version of "Karate Tiger meets Beverly Hills 90210" with a lot of good looking kids (Amber Heard being one of them), some nice fight and training sequences and tons of bad acting and a cheesy script. Never Back Down 2 offers more of the same. Instead of suffering trough the "emotional journey" of one character, the focus is on 4 of them, everyone's motivations and storyline being a thin as the piece of paper, that one characters is hitting for 80 minutes (don't ask, watch it and you'll know). However the fights and training montages are great (especially the sequences with MJW, moving impressively fluid for a guy of his size, and the rad capoeira dances of Meraz) and MJW is as charismatic as ever in this underwritten role as a mentor with a troubled past. Overall the movie is enjoyable if you're not expecting too much and are a fan of MMA-related movies or of cheesy, "so bad that it's fun" 80's karate flicks.

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