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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jake Tyler
... Baja Miller
... Ryan McCarthy
... Max Cooperman
... Margot Tyler
... Jean Roqua
... Charlie Tyler
... Beatdown DJ
... Aaron
... Jenny
... Eric
... Ben
... Mr. Lloyd
Chele André ... Max's Girl
... 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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Win or Lose... Everyone Has Their Fight

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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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$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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After Sleepover (2004), this is the second film in which both Sean Faris and Evan Peters appear. See more »

Goofs

When Jake goes to the gym after sticking up for Baja in the parking lot, he throws a kick to Roqua's head while he trains him, in which Roqua has to duck. Later in the movie, when he's training, it shows that he cannot kick that high. See more »

Quotes

Baja Miller: I just came to apologize.
Charlie Tyler: Whatever she did... accept!
Jake Tyler: [suppressing a smile] Go away!
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Above and Below
Written by Sam Endicott
Performed by The Bravery
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good Flick!
25 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie at a screening in LA a few weeks back, and really liked it. I haven't really gotten into the whole UFC/mixed martial arts thing, but I thought the fighting in this movie was exciting. Very fast, very intense, and as movies go enjoyable. The editing and the stunts worked well. The story is cliché, but so what, as it never gets old. A coming of age fight movie has to have something going on between the fights, and Djimon Hounsou did an amazing job. The movie is definitely worth a look and Djimon is always clutch. The movie works for what it is a fun, action-packed and full of hot girls flick! I'd see it again.


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