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Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 14 March 2008 (USA)
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A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

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Jeff Wadlow

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Chris Hauty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Faris ... Jake Tyler
Amber Heard ... Baja Miller
Cam Gigandet ... Ryan McCarthy
Evan Peters ... Max Cooperman
Leslie Hope ... Margot Tyler
Djimon Hounsou ... Jean Roqua
Wyatt Smith ... Charlie Tyler
Affion Crockett ... Beatdown DJ
Neil Brown Jr. ... Aaron
Lauren Leech ... Jenny
Tilky Jones ... Eric
Steven Crowley ... Ben
Tom Nowicki ... Mr. Lloyd
Chele André Chele André ... Max's Girl
Chris Lindsay ... Beat Down Referee
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Storyline

At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

Win or Lose... Everyone Has Their Fight

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Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving intense sequences of fighting/violence, some sexuality, partying and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Some See more »

Filming Locations:

Clermont, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,603,195, 16 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,850,922, 5 June 2008
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A monthly membership at jean roaqua's gym would be 100 dollars a month. See more »

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When Jake fights Roqua at the Gym, the punch mitt on Roqua's left hand disappears and appears between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Jake Tyler: I'm gonna stop this guy, win, lose... it makes no difference, it ends tonight. This is my fight. Everyone's got one...
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Alternate Versions

PG-13 version is 110 Minutes while the unrated version is 113 Minutes. See more »

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Be Safe
Written by Gary John Jarman, Ross Anthony Jarman, Ryan Jarman (as Ryan James Jarman) and Lee Ranaldo
Performed by The Cribs
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. and Wichita Recordings
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Good movie
21 March 2008 | by borat_coSee all my reviews

I saw this movie a couple of days ago and i was really impressed! At first i thought that this would just be another brain-dead movie but it was so much more. Solid acting, good story and nice fighting scenes.

The thing i don't understand are the bad review about this movie. Sure, it isn't something new, it's basically a "Karate Kid" clone but made in the 21th century. It gives you a nice story and is a solid flick, not a prizewinner or something but considering that it gives you what it promises then it's a great movie. Don't expect Fightclub or anything like that, this is something more "simple".

The story is about Jake Tyler, a kid who just has moved to Florida. He start school but before he knows it he gets beaten silly by another kid in school who is a really skilled MMA fighter. Now Jake takes up training to fight back but realizes that revenge isn't everything and also makes new friends and a girlfriend. It's a classical story, nothing new but it still works. The plot is engaging and you really want to see Jake succeed with his training and his emotional travel. The acting is good, sometimes it can get a bit over the line but otherwise it's good. The fight in this movie are well executed. One thing that is really bad in this movie is when they show Jakes younger brother, a tennis star. He is so annoying with his "sweetness" and the fact that all the kid does is act smart by mumbling up numbers and facts about tennis.

I recommend you to see this move, it will be much better then you think!


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