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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

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

Eve: If I tell you I already have a boyfriend, you promise not to take it as some kind of big macho challenge and try to steal me away from him?
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Super Star
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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Underrated.
3 March 2012 | by stjtrojan8See all my reviews

I give this movie an 8 out of 10 because i love the story. It is a little like the last one one but hey, I loved the last one too. I think everybody is judging this movie on the fights and not the actually story. I think the actors did a great job getting you into the story, and Epstein did a good job at being the villain. If you filled out a pro's and con's list of this movie I think there would be far more pro's. The mixed martial arts is greatly displayed and the characters look like real fighters. I hope they make a Never Back Down 3 with possibly bringing back Jake Tyler to add some class into it but as far as this movie goes. I really enjoyed viewing it and if your an mixed martial arts guy or even a boxing guy.. I recommend this movie.


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