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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)

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Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

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Michael Jai White

Writer:

Chris Hauty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jai White ... Case Walker
Dean Geyer ... Mike Stokes
Alex Meraz ... Zack Gomes
Todd Duffee Todd Duffee ... Tim Newhouse
Scottie Epstein 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 Eddie Bravo ... D.J. Bravo
Jude Cambise ... Referee
Grant Case Grant Case ... Zack's Friend
Laura Cayouette ... Vale Newhouse
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Storyline

Ex-boxer Zack (Alex Meraz), talented MMA fighter Tim (Todd Duffee), bullied record store clerk Justin (Scott Epstein) and wrestler Mike (Dean Geyer) come from various backgrounds, but they all share one thing in common: a passion for the "savage science" and quickly become loyal to their unorthodox trainer, Case (Michael Jai White), a brilliant ex-UFC Champion down on his own luck. Teaching them about much more than fighting, Case prepares the young men for a competition called the Beatdown, run by local college kid and fight impresario Max (Evan Peters). When their mentor gets set up by some bad cops, the young men band together to root out a traitor in their midst. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Evan Peters and Jeremy Palko are the only actors to return from the first film in 2008. Jeremy played the running back in the first film and Kurt the roommate in the second film. See more »

Goofs

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: You need to get a soul, little man.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Written by Joseph E. Jackson (as Joseph Jackson) and Terry Bryant (aka Skratch)
Performed by Joseph E. Jackson (as Joseph Jackson) and Terry Bryant (aka Skratch)
Courtesy of VereVerse Music Publishing
Master by Cutting Edge Music Holdings Ltd.
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More of a remake then a sequel. Many of the same ideas from first are in this, I mean a lot. Still good though. I say B
3 September 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"An angry mind is a narrow mind." Four teenagers who need an outlet begin to train with ex-UFC fighter Case (White). After one of them betrays the group it is up to the other three to get revenge at the "Beatdown." After liking the first one more then I thought I would I was looking forward to this one. While I did like this movie it was more of a remake then a sequel. Instead of the main characters dad dying he leaves his mom. Instead of the trainer getting in a fight with his brother and living alone he has a run in with the law...and lives alone. The main character liking a fellow fighters girl is in this one, along with a line about Kurt Cobain. There really is not much different in this movie, except the fighting is more professional. Saying all that though, I did like this movie. Overall, a near replica of the first one. If you liked that one you will like this one. I give it a B.

Would I watch again? - I don't know, maybe.

*Also try - Never Back Down


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