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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown -- Four fighters from different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in their midst.
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  (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
John McCarthy ... Himself (as 'Big' John McCarthy)

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

Lauren Alexandra ... Frat Party Girl (uncredited)

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

Trace Cheramie ... Cop (uncredited)
Alex Froman ... College Student (uncredited)
Langdon Herrick ... Crowd Member (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)

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 Beth Weinfeld  (as 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
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
Keegan Stokley .... rigging best boy
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
Location Management
Alan Crawford .... assistant locations manager
D.J. Phillips .... location intern
Jason Pickering .... locations manager
Music Department
Zoë 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
Hope Demling .... assistant production coordinator
John Fasano .... comic book art
John Cody Fasano .... comic book art
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... key medic
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... set medic (as Steve Finnerty)
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
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
Abby Taylor .... production assistant
Kelli Welch .... production secretary
Dorit Yosha .... controller
Eddie Ziv .... production consultant
Jason Kay .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and nudity
Argentina:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Cameo: [Lyoto Machida]Former UFC light heavyweight champion, .See more »
Errors in geography: Before they talk about going to Thailand they are dropped off by a Thai Taxi after the club at their hotel.See more »
Max Cooperman:Dudes, chill. Okay, I can't just put any Tom's hairy dick in the cage.See more »
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References King Kong (1933)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Standard drama stuff, but Michael Jai White impresses in his directorial debut, 1 October 2011
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

I never saw NEVER BACK DOWN, but this sequel features Michael Jai White so it was a must see for me. Four kids from varied backgrounds get training advice from down-on-his-luck former MMA star and now ex-con Case Walker (White). You have Tim (former UFC fighter Todd Duffee), a college student trying to help make ends meet for his single mom; Zack (Alex Meraz), a former boxer who just had a humiliating loss that resulted in a career ending eye injury; Justin (Scottie Epstein), the comic book geek looking to get revenge on the guys who beat him up; and Mike (Dean Geyer), a college freshman wrestler who falls for Zack's girl and is dealing with the fact that his father left his mom for another man (really!). Can you guess which character ends up going rogue and using his violent tools for bad? They all learn how to enhance their previous skills (boxing, wrestling) in order to become well-rounded mixed martial artists for the upcoming Beatdown show produced by Max (Evan Peters, apparently the only connection to the first film).

Heading direct-to-video, this sequel apparently hits all the same notes as the first film. The drama, for the most part, is very standard stuff, although I did find Case's personal history to be well down. In addition to the lead role as the trainer, Jai White also made his directorial debut here. The man definitely knows his martial arts and should be commended for not only the (mostly) realistic action and training, but also imparting some wisdom in terms of the discipline's mental aspects (watch for a funny bit where he quotes Bruce Lee). He seems to have learned a lot from directors like Isaac Florentine and doesn't cheat during the brawls. It also helps that he had Epstein, who is a black belt in jiu-jitsu, and Eddie Bravo, former UFC commentator and inventor of the rubber guard at 10th Planet, serving as technical consultants for the fights. Of course, you have to take the good with the bad and there are also some more "cinematic" fights. White also has a bizarre love for montages featuring the blandest of generic white boy rock. The acting is pretty good all-around, with surprisingly strong performances from martial artists Epstein and Duffee. I say that after nearly two decades of watching MMA fighters embarrass themselves on film. Look for current UFC light heavyweight Lyoto Machida in a small role as himself.

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