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Never Back Down

Rating:PG-13 (for mature thematic material involving intense sequences of fighting/violence, some sexuality, partying and language--all involving teens)
Genre:Action/Adventure
Release Date:March 14, 2008
Running time:106 minutes
Cast:Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Faris, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters
Director:Jeff Wadlow
Producer:Craig Baumgarten, David Zelon
Writer:Chris Hauty, Robert Munic
Distributor:Summit Entertainment

Description: Jake Tyler is a tough kid who leads with his fists, and often, with his heart. He is the new kid in town with a troubled past. He has recently moved to Orlando, Fla., with his family who has relocated to support his younger brother's shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team at home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler. Making an attempt to fit in, at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja, Jake goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully named Ryan McDonald. While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Marshall Arts (MMA). He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua,. It is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master. Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed. For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory. His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is.

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