Never Back Down
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Never Back Down
Rating & Content Info
Why is Never Back Down rated PG-13? Never Back Down is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic material involving intense sequences of fighting/violence, some sexuality, partying and language -- all involving teens.
The violent portrayals of mixed martial arts in this teen film include kicking, repeated punches, pain-inflicting holds and choking. Bloody injuries and lacerations along with the indication of injured ribs are shown. Posting these brawls on the Internet for entertainment is also portrayed. While combat clubs enforce some discipline on their students, the street fights and displays of road rage are complete free-for-alls with victims being slammed against the ground, into car mirrors or viciously kicked in the head. While most adults are either absent or ineffective in this film, the sponsors of underground fight contests will likely benefit from the promotion of this teen violence. Barely-clad teen females become little more than set decoration or sexual diversions for the boys, as when two girls are shown passionately kissing in a hot tub at a weekend party. A brief homosexual comment is made and a heterosexual teen couple is seen kissing and rolling (clothed) on a bedroom floor. Teens drink at a house party and also in a club setting. Repeated moderate expletives and a term of Deity are used in the script. During training, two boys drink raw eggs.
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|British Columbia||14A||Frequent Violence.|
|Manitoba||14A||Not Recommeded for Young Children, Violence. Language May Offend.|
|Ontario||14A||Violence. Language May Offend.|
|Canadian Home Video||14A|
News About "Never Back Down"
Cast and Crew
Never Back Down is directed by and stars Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet..
The most recent home video release of Never Back Down movie is July 28, 2008. Here are some details…
DVD Release Date: 29 July 2008
Never Back Down releases to DVD with deleted and extended scenes and an audio commentary with the director and cast. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English), with subtitles in English (SDH) and Spanish.
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