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Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)

R | | Action, Sport | Video 7 June 2016
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Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.

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Michael Jai White

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Chris Hauty (characters), Chris Hauty (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Jai White ... Case Walker
Josh Barnett ... Brody James
Gillian White ... Myca Cruz
Esai Morales ... Hugo Vega
Stephen Quadros ... Matty Ramos
Nathan Jones ... Caesar Braga
Amarin Cholvibul Amarin Cholvibul ... Taj Mahale
Dan Renalds ... Creech
JeeJa Yanin ... Jeeja - Gym Fighter Girl
Brahim Chab Brahim Chab ... Brody's Young Pro Fighter (as Brahim Achabbakhe)
Ron Smoorenburg ... Case's 1st Fight Opponent
Tony Jaa ... Tony Jaa
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson ... Rampage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Joe Kanarot
Aaron Brumfield ... Boris
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Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.

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Action | Sport

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality/graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Back Down 3 See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Filmed entirely in Thailand See more »

Goofs

When the footage showing Case Walker fighting the cops from the second movie is shown online and on the news, it's showing the point of view from the movie, not the video Max took from his car. See more »

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Follows Never Back Down (2008) See more »

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Jai White with Charisma To Spare..

1. Big fan of Michael Jai White, which I made clear in my other reviews, especially Blood and Bone, which is a must-see. Called him "the most under-utilized MMA asset in Hollywood."

2. Guess he got tired of waiting for a phone call, because MJW as "director" cast himself in Never Back Down 2 which, for a low budget effort, was a really tight little indie and seems to have given his career a well-deserved second (third?) wind.

3. At 48 years young, MJW is 15 years younger than Steven Seagal, who keeps cranking out Direct To Video productions that should more correctly be called Direct-to-Forget. Except that MJW looks ten years younger than he actually is, and SS looks ten years older than he actually is.

4. This film, NBD3, is unlike anything MJW has done before and even unlike NBD2. It can be considered MJW's personal version of Rocky. (And of course has virtually no connection to NBD1 other than the name.) The script is slow in spots but contains sly humor one does not usually find in these sorts of films. The fight scenes totally rock and there is a new "trope" that MJW (as director) seems to have invented that involves "forecasting" a fight just before it happens, using slo-mo shot in Black and White. Cool!

5. There are two very strange cameos by Tony Jaa and Rampage Jackson which I am still trying to figure out. Ditto for another walk-on by a female Thai martial artist who looked like she weighs 75 pounds soaking wet. And the "big finish" for the story is taken straight from the playbook in Red Belt, another great (and overlooked) MMA film.

RECOMMENDED (!) as both solid entertainment and something different and unexpected. And please remember to see Blood and Bone and NBD2 if you have not already. Also rec Bronson in 1975's HARD TIMES.


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