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Annapolis (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 27 January 2006 (USA)
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Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

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Macka Foley ...
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AJ
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Lt. Burton
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Bill Huard
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Kevin
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Ali
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Risa
Jimmy Lin ...
Midshipman Lin (as Jimmy Yi Fu Lin)
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Supt. Carter
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Daniels
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Loo
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Whitaker
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Estrada
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Storyline

Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'd make it to Annapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman he's selected, despite dubious grades. Once inside Jake soon proves sub-standard academically. Constantly challenged to his limits, repeatedly made the 'over-cocky' reason for the entire class to suffer, Jake nearly quits, but after facing his utterly unsupportive father's gloating returns just in time. Stubborn Jake finds support with mates as well as Ali, his lover-to-be, and a discipline he may excel in: the 'brigade' boxing tournament, open to all ranks. Written by KGF Vissers

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Where Heroes Are Born And Legends Are Made. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annapolis - Ahol a hősök születnek  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,681,171 (USA) (27 January 2006)

Gross:

$17,119,321 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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Trivia

This picture was made without the support of the U.S. Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. See more »

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Huard was eating 'contraband' as he walked up to weigh in. In real life this would be an integrity violation, resulting in an honor board, and possibly removal from the Academy. See more »

Quotes

Jake Huard: He's right you know.
Twins: Can I borrow your starch?
Jake Huard: Look, I don't get it. Why are you still here?
Twins: You want to know why I stay in this room?
Jake Huard: Yeah.
Twins: Cause Jake, you're my Mississippi.
Jake Huard: I'm your what?
Twins: People who live in Arkansas, you know what their favorite state is?
Jake Huard: No.
Twins: Mississippi. Cause Mississippi's the only thing that keeps Arkansas from being the worst state in the whole country.
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Connections

Featured in The Sopranos: Walk Like a Man (2007) See more »

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The Boxer
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Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Robert Anthony Navarro
Courtesy of Bang Hard Music
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Better than it's rep
18 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although a lot have people have been saying that it's a waste of time to go see this movie, I would disagree. James Franco is a very talented actor, and I thought he did well in this movie. Not only that, I found Annapolis in general to be an entertaining film. The boxing scenes were well shot and exciting enough. I know that it's similar to Topgun, but I wouldn't call it a rip off. It's got it's own flare, and I throughly enjoyed watching. A good soundtrack, great cinematography, and good acting really make this movie. This movie might not be for everyone, but I'm usually a pretty tough critic and I really liked it. So, if you're looking for a good watch one night, go check out Annapolis and decide for yourself.


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