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Never Back Down (2008)

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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

Writer:

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Hauty was inspired to write the script after his then-teenage son showed him YouTube videos of fights taking place at his high school. See more »

Goofs

When Roqua says he hasn't seen his family in seven years he only holds up five fingers. See more »

Quotes

Max's Girl: [turns around] How well do you know Jake?
Max Cooperman: Ah, we're tight.
Max's Girl: Really...
Max Cooperman: Yeah, It's more of a professional relationship, though... I'm his trainer.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Mad Max (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are Mine
Written by Paul Meany
Performed by Mutemath
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Good Flick!
25 January 2008 | by joekammermanSee 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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