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Director:
Writer:
Chris Hauty (written by)
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Plot:
Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Unspectacular but enjoyable mixed martial arts action movie See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Jai White ... Case Walker

Dean Geyer ... Mike Stokes

Alex Meraz ... Zack Gomes
Todd Duffee ... Tim Newhouse
Scottie Epstein ... Justin Epstein

Jillian Murray ... Eve

Evan Peters ... Max Cooperman
Stacey Asaro ... Receptionist

Gralen Bryant Banks ... Frankie

Rus Blackwell ... Caucasian Cop

Beau Brasseaux ... Fighter (as Beau Brasso)
Eddie Bravo ... D.J. Bravo

Jude Cambise ... Referee

Grant Case ... Zack's Friend

Laura Cayouette ... Vale Newhouse
Margo Nicole Clark ... Girl in Park that gets a kiss and gives her number

Gerardo Davila ... Hispanic Cop

Danny Epper ... Irate Big man

J.D. Evermore ... Mike's Dad
Emily D. Haley ... Woman at Fight

Thayr Harris ... Rogul

Jeanine Hill ... Lift Up Shirt Babe

Garrett Hines ... Wrestling Opponent
Bliss Kelley ... Hot Chick

Craig Leydecker ... Coach

Hans Marrero ... Martinez

J. Patrick McNamara ... Doctor
'Big' John McCarthy ... Himself

Sam Medina ... Thug

Tracy Miller ... Vince

Lance E. Nichols ... Official Agent

Jeremy Palko ... Kurt
Taylor Roppolo ... Young Woman

Aaron Saxton ... Fight Dude

Christopher Severio ... Bouncer 1
Gabrielle Shuff ... Stripper
Adam Sibley ... Fighter 1

Dean J. West ... Upperclassman

Mike Wilson ... Cop #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zach Hartman ... Wrestling Patron

Jon Bailey ... Annoucer (uncredited)
Preston Bishop ... UFC Official (uncredited)

Trace Cheramie ... Cop (uncredited)
Alex Froman ... College Student (uncredited)
Laura Muse Jackson ... Frat Party Girl (uncredited)

Lyoto Machida ... Himself (uncredited)

Austin Naulty ... Fighter (uncredited)

Blaire Noonan ... Dancer (uncredited)

Phillip Rao ... Club Patron (uncredited)

James Rawlings ... Amerature Fighter (uncredited)
Michael Patrick Rogers ... Locker Room Trainer (uncredited)

Tony Severio ... Beatdown Patron (uncredited)
Shamerick Simoneaux ... Waitress (uncredited)
James Lesley Taylor ... Beatdown Patron (uncredited)

Lauren Thomas ... Frat Party Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Jai White 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Hauty  written by

Produced by
Alan Amiel .... executive producer
Yoram Barzilai .... line producer
Craig Baumgarten .... producer
Lori Burchfield .... associate producer
Steven A. Frankel .... executive producer
Bobby Ranghelov .... executive producer
Nick Thurlow .... executive producer
Gregory M. Walker .... executive producer (as Greg Walker)
David Zelon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Justyna Kelley (music written and performed by)
David Wittman 
 
Cinematography by
Yaron Levy 
 
Film Editing by
Debra Weinfeld 
 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
 
Production Design by
Nate Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Michelle Jones 
 
Set Decoration by
Deanna Simmons 
 
Costume Design by
Kim Martínez 
 
Makeup Department
Samantha M. Capps .... key makeup artist
Daina Daigle .... key hair stylist
Marcos Gonzales .... key hair stylist
Jack Lazzaro .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Andy Steinman .... production manager
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bush .... second second assistant director
Farris Hopkins .... first assistant director
Carlos Reza .... second assistant director
Larnell Stovall .... second unit director
 
Art Department
John Brunot .... property master
Loren Candela .... carpenter
Jonathan Cappel .... on-set dresser
Kristin Cheramie .... art department coordinator
Charles Eubank .... carpenter
James Eubank .... construction coordinator
Matthew Brady Harris .... carpenter
John Kirkley .... carpenter
Michael F. LeBlanc Jr. .... swing boss
Ryan LeBlanc .... set dresser
Rose Leiker .... assistant props
Jessica Navran .... set designer
John Richoux .... leadman
Greg White .... set dresser
Tony Ziegler .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor
Ethan Beigel .... sound editor
Peggy Blum .... foley mixer
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Paul Hammond .... sound re-recordist
Ben Jacob .... sound mixer
Matthew Kallen .... director of sound services
Jesse Kees .... background sound effects editor
Jae Kim .... boom operator
Max Medenwald .... assistant adr mixer
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Raber .... adr mixer
Courtney Schade .... post-production sound coordinator
Randall Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Terhune .... sound editor
Jon Vogl .... sound supervisor & re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
David Henion .... visual effects artist
Jason Ripley .... visual effects artist
Dustin Seltzer .... visual effects artist
D.J. Shea .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Clayton J. Barber .... stunt performer
Tim Bell .... stunt performer
Chris Brewster .... utility stunts
Matt Brockman .... stunt double
Trace Cheramie .... stunts
George Crayton .... utility stunts
Yves Edwards .... stunt performer
Chris J. Fanguy .... stunts
Thayr Harris .... assistant stunt coordinator
Thayr Harris .... utility stunts
Raion Hill .... stunts: case fighter
Jacob Kabel .... stunt performer
Hans Marrero .... assistant fight choreographer
Hans Marrero .... stunts
Christopher Severio .... stunts
Adam Sibley .... stunt performer
Tim J. Smith .... stunt performer
Larnell Stovall .... fight choreographer
Larnell Stovall .... stunt coordinator
Ayhan Tongadur .... stunts
Joe Williams .... stunt performer
Mike Wilson .... stunt performer
Billy Tilk .... stunt performer: cop (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Maxwell Beard .... grip
Guy Broussard .... set lighting technician
Michael Chateauneuf .... best boy electric
Brandon Cunningham .... gaffer
Joe D'Alessandro .... camera operator "b" camera: main unit
Nicholas Davidoff .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nicholas Davidoff .... steadicam operator
Cody Gautreau .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Alicia Gbur .... still photographer
Drew Guillory .... epk cameraman
Gus Helgerson .... dimmer operator
Tom Hunt .... key grip
Yoshi Isomura .... best boy grip
Aeron McKeough .... second assistant camera
Nick Nicolay .... dolly grip
Rafael Ramirez .... rigging gaffer
James Allen Sheppard .... video playback
Zachary Sieffert .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Smart .... rigging grip
Andy Steinman .... director of photography: second unit
Brandon Swain .... electrician
Brandon Swain .... lighting technician
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Stephen Vicari .... loader
Michael Weeks .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Brent Caballero .... casting
Christina Conover .... casting assistant
Hank Langlois .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hannah Gates .... costume supervisor
Michelle Gotzon .... wardrobe intern
Melissa Naccari .... wardrobe intern
Katey Ravencraft .... key costumer
Dusty Wilson .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Gerri Sax Bove .... post-production assistant (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
Andrew Drazek .... dailies technician
Ryan Hymel .... post-production assistant
Avi Kleinberger .... post production supervisor
Richard Masamitsu .... first assistant editor
John Portnoy .... colorist
Juan Soto .... assistant on-line editor
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... assistant editor
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Zoe Alexandra .... music clearance
Rick Balentine .... composer: additional music
Joseph E. Jackson .... composer: additional music
Jeremy Pleasant .... music editor
Jeremy Pleasant .... music supervisor
David Wittman .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Monica W. Fuller .... driver (as Monica Williamson)
Reggie Louque .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Lamonte Bell .... payroll accountant
John Bellina .... production assistant
Kate Bowen .... first assistant accountant
Beau Brasseaux .... stand-in (as Beau Brasso)
David Bush .... key set production assistant
Jarred Coates .... electronic press kit
Alan Crawford .... assistant locations manager
Hope Demling .... assistant production coordinator
John Fasano .... comic book art
John Cody Fasano .... comic book art
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... key medic
Steve Finnerty .... set medic
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Kayla Gueho .... production assistant
Adrian Hammon .... assistant to Michael Jai White
Sara Hartman .... set production assistant
Zach Hartman .... production assistant
Tiaka Hurst .... unit publicist
Drew Langhart .... epk sound
Jordan Lightner .... production assistant
Willard Pennington .... production assistant
Willard Pennington .... set production assistant
D.J. Phillips .... location intern
Jason Pickering .... locations manager
James Rawlings .... utility stand-in
Amy Rodrigue .... production coordinator
Tyler Samardick .... key craft service
Robert Shambo .... production assistant
Ken Smith .... assistant accountant
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor
Kelli Welch .... production secretary
Dorit Yosha .... controller
Eddie Ziv .... production consultant
Jason Kay .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
Argentina:90 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Case Walker:Now remember - an angry mind is a narrow mind.See more »
Movie Connections:
References King Kong (1933)See more »
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Super StarSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Unspectacular but enjoyable mixed martial arts action movie, 21 February 2012
Author: Rosser94 from United Kingdom

I was a huge fan of the original "Never Back Down", therefore was looking forward to seeing this follow-up.

In terms of the plot, it is painfully similar to the original, however this is not necessarily a bad thing, as, surprisingly, the same, predictable story line is still entertaining second-time-round. In addition to this, the characters are very similar to those in the first film in many respects, just with a few fresh ideas being introduced.

The action itself is strong; combat is well-acted and every fight scene is relatively convincing, therefore the film succeeds in, arguably, its key area.

In addition to this, Jai White is brilliant and after being impressed by his performance in "Blood and Bone", I was pleasantly surprised to see that his ability has not halted. Furthermore, despite being unsure about his ability as a director, I was equally impressed.

Overall, fans of the original who desire a similar dose of mixed martial arts action, or those who want an enjoyable, solid, MMA-based drama and are not concerned about a lack of depth or originality, should probably give this movie a try, however I'd advise watching the original first, as it is undoubtedly superior.

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