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Year: 2008
USA: Summit Entertainment
UK: Momentum Theatrical
Cast: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters, Leslie Hope, Wyatt Henry Smith, Affion Crockett, Neil Brown Jr, Lauren Leech, Tilky Jones, Steven Crowley, Tom Nowick, David Zelon
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Country: USA
USA: 110 mins
UK: 113 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving intense sequences of fighting/violence, some sexuality, partying and language - all involving teens
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence
USA Release Date: 14 March 2008
UK Release Date: 4 April 2008


Shortly after moving to a new town with his family, Jake Tyler (Sean Faris) finds himself face-to-face with local martial arts champion Ryan McCarty (Cam Gigandet) and suffers a humiliating beating.

After relentless taunts Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter (played by two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou) to train his mind and body for one final, no-holds-barred, elimination fight with his merciless nemesis.

NEVER BACK DOWN is a coming-of-age story that features adrenaline-pumping action and starring Sean Faris (YOURS, MINE, AND OURS, SMALLVILLE), Djimon Hounsou (BLOOD DIAMOND, GLADIATOR), Amber Heard (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) and Cam Gigandet (THE OC).

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