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Never Back Down (2008)
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Summary: At his new high school, a rebellious teen (Faris) is lured into an underground fight club, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran (Hounsou). (imdb)
Genres: Drama, Action, Sport
Country: USA
Directed By: Jeff Wadlow
Written By: Chris Hauty
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na sagarchester
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na chaq
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na ArmondWhite
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Maybe it's just a genre picture, but scene after scene in Never Back Down displays vitality and wit. This is the year's first good-looking and fully enjoyable American movie.
na Berk Ulusoy
82
T5
na czyz
50
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na threecolours
50
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na Xanthus
73
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na Sefa Koca
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na shocking1981
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na Pharley
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70
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na bgrother
76
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na Vassago
75
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na Liz
48
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na tovi
60
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na CitizenX
30
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oh my ... get a baseball bat and beat him up ...
na Metehan
68
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na julijan
91
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na Povilas
64
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na Elekoise
11
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na abhijit
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na omar hadi
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na djemba
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na Bjurs
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na olaf
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na Palitow
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20
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59
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na Alwyn
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20
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na The Pirate
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60
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na capitalist
30
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na Aliens
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na matpower
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na SlantMag
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"The ethical nitwittery of "fight so you don't have to fight again" and invocations of The Iliad in this context brazenly transform a dumb bone-cruncher into a putridly dissembling one." - Bill Weber
na andymalafaya
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na al pacino
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na vdevig
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na TV+Film-Hub
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na brickwall
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na sushant29
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na ngebe
37
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na SneakyArab
90
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na OmegaDoom84
70
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na subscape
50
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na robe
15
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Never watch again.
na bmcguire
40
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na prowler
17
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the nigger is cool
na Zabby91
1
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na astrakhan
80
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You can say what you like about this being a Karate Kid rip-off (and it would all be true), but you can't deny that this is a well-made, well-acted, stylish ass-kicking beatdown of a film. The young actors are hot, look the part, and have great chemistry together. The fight scenes are adrenaline-packed and bone-crunching. You get your training montages, your family scenes, menacing baddie, girlfriend... it's textbook stuff, but rarely is it executed so well. To be enjoyed, with popcorn aplenty.
na Ross
55
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Another cliché filled sports flick. Everything is seen before, but it does look really good. Technically it is great and there is some solid acting as well. And then there is Cam Gigandet. In yet another attempt to be accepted as the world's worst actor he imitates Brad Pitt from Fight Club down to every detail and then turns the insanity up by 500 %. He sucks as usual but he is very entertaining and has an impressively low body fat percentage.
na rean
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na marcos987
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na oagorduk
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na ARUCARD
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na seeb4manu
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na dckaraca
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na Ekin
60
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na killjoyperks
55
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na Skerringer
52
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na yashmehta_92
91
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na iwalke
55
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na StatoStoker
75
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na Hylian
25
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60
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na luc
55
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na tilzonja
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na Amadeus
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na daredeviltr
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na yasirb
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na Michael Dias
40
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na bench635
76
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na LmanofMGS3
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na Tavarezz
20
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na Beelz
55
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na mrturk182
0
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na filmaholic
65
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na arzinger
50
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na martinez
58
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na krevitz
69
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na welleserific
2
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na Nickk
74
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na jakncoke
87
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na Rebekah Hall
50
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I only watched this movie to see really hot, shirtless guys. I hate the violence.
na schnofel
59
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na Adre7
58
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na Kalmah7
45
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na V1ncent
83
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Whilst talking about fight-movies as such, there is only ONE movie worth mentioning above all.... and that movie is Kara-te Kid. The first one, not the 2 sequels and exceptionally NOT the 4th in the franchise. Revenge, action and purpose has always been 3 strong things in film but in this one it has a purpose. They kept it from the ring, above the law, withing the limits of human strength. And they brought the "new" art of MMA into movies wich I myself found very interesting. Especially Djimon H
na Launch
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na Selcuk9
60
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na TarantinOle
19
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na lordbartuc
99
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na Phate
64
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na Erminius
84
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na NhanLa
60
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na LazyNinja
45
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na Wiche
71
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na ILoveAsh09
2
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na NELLY
40
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na jmejay
80
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na TheRealJ-Ro
65
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This is the payoff for the fact that MMA has exploded in mainstream culture. When I saw it with Obby, the first thing that came to mind was "Dawson's Creek meets mixed-martial arts", and my opinion of it hasn't really improved. Hounsou plays a compelling character, though.
na Mattam
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na adidawha
42
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na Mawazh
50
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na aapap
70
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na Luna6ix
68
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after about 20 minutes i realized i've seen this movie before, only it used to be called the karate kid. i only got two things out of this movie 1. i felt my testosterone levels rising turning me into a primal ape after which i ran outside and found the nearest man walking with a woman and beat the crap out of him to show that i had a bigger penis. 2. i just hate to rate a movie with Djimon Hounsou badly because i love that guy.
na kimia
52
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na Slayer_13
40
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na purity
1
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na JDHowell3
50
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na Sohnshine_17
75
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na roonay3k
67
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na remembery21
70
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na MrGoogle
80
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na Reese
70
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That kid looks like the love child of Tom Cruise and Ralph Macchio. Pretty typical high school fair.
na frg
1
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na LumH
20
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50
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na eyupfc
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na Only_Sony
88
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na Mikado
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na switch
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na Aspire
80
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na jpb33
50
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na systemaster
85
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na SpartacusXII
69
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na bullet06
71
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na envy
50
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na eric-jan
65
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Amusing
na dst7175
64
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na MJVmovieMan
68
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It beats around the classic bushes of "The Karate Kid" and a bit of "Rocky" with none of what makes those films classics. To compare them would be like comparing a fantastic marinaded steak to a McDonalds hamburger - but who doesn't want that mushed patty once in a while? Actually, "NBD" works for the same audience that likes "You Got Served" and "Stomp the Yard." The acting isn't terrible, the fight sequences are decent, and it's overall entertaining, but it's not any good. It's junk food.
na lonetraceur
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na SYasirgenc
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na !nsomn!a
40
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15
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na phracture
60
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na Scotsman
0
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na robertdowney
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na synweap
30
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na taka61
60
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na bartekfm
29
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One big cliche.
na bbates2
1
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na Sweekoden
18
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Karate Kid, this is not. From the clinically insane mother and the alcoholic father to the protagonist's loser friend and loose love interest, just about every character is intensely unlikeable. They stuffed in some of the worst music imaginable, too, including a rapper raping Daft Punk. Also, considering how the fights are based on realism, everyone having an endless gas tank is dumb. There are definitely worse put together movies out there, though.
na k92tina
80
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na I'm prowler
60
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na trunksio
30
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na boobs
17
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na priyam
80
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na avcavin
75
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na lotr23
60
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na Quezacotl
65
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na pjzansky
85
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na maciekbenz
70
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na u7mit
77
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na RUIMJO
50
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na bakcheia
2
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na domv
62
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na motzok
37
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na eksero
86
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na Snazz
60
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If you like MMA...
na flonke
44
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na ugur madik
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na JackRyan2014
45
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na smoore_lfc
0
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na Kaptajnen
20
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na CianM
60
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na Koorosh
2
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na EmrEmrE
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na Sadeceali
45
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na crizco
75
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na BaardPiraat
76
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Dialogues between him and his "girlfriend" are bad, only thing that bothered me.
na radyokafa
50
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na edizliv
70
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na Paradigma
40
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na Randoom
40
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na Travisbickle
75
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na aferreira
78
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na SirJacKaSS
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na miep
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na laniegirl
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na HKi
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na d2038
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na lionesque
10
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na TheBluemoon
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na Stuart05
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na filmaffinity
55
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na captawesome
62
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na Amra
30
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na SweetD
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na menos_grande
75
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na mfkaraca
34
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na Momed
50
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na jerilyas
68
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na daria.wrazen
60
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na dencarl
69
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na babyoneeye
2
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na mkiller55
78
T5
na soarom
40
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A computer made this movie, and it didn't even try. I saw it on a bad movies night with a friend, and it wasn't even good enough for that setting.
na AtoX
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na psch1234
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na Rubens
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na Cornholio
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na Cronos
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na afguy205
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na onur_b
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