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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

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

The DJ in the 3rd act of the film was Eddie Bravo. Bravo is famous for devoloping a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu system used for MMA. 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

Justin Epstein: I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm not gonna hurt you. I just... I came here to thank you. I wanna thank you for turning me into the beast that I am today.
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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)
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Master by Cutting Edge Music Holdings Ltd.
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middle of the road....
30 August 2011 | by dangermousSee all my reviews

hot chick or 2, fights were OK but not as good as the first film except for the fight where Michael Jai White is hand cuffed and fights off 4 or 5 police men showing his agility. there was some character development but not much, clumsy dialogue - not a lot of complete or realistic conversations, mildly entertaining though i wouldn't watch it twice like you can with some classic martial arts films. Some big plot holes like how a teenage boxer became a mix martial arts fighter with only a few weeks training....... hopefully kids out there don't think that's realistic! they all looked a bit young for MMA - kind of boyband MMA haha

the faults aside it was likable and i was entertained!


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