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.



(as Dave Collard)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Macka Foley ...
Lt. Burton
Bill Huard
Billy Finnigan ...
Jimmy Lin ...
Midshipman Lin (as Jimmy Yi Fu Lin)
Supt. Carter
Twins (as Vicellous Shannon)


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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50,000 Apply. 1,200 Are Accepted. Only The Best Survive. See more »


Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annapolis - Ahol a hősök születnek  »

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Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The trailer shows a battleship exploding and people falling into a pool at what appears to be a party; neither of those things actually appear in the film. See more »


On I-Day every male plebe must shave his head and every female has to get a short hair cut. Yet, we see the plebes shown during what is supposed to be plebe summer with long hair cuts. See more »


[from trailer]
Cole: Why are you here?
Jake Huard: To serve my country, sir
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How Could I?
Written by Ben Lauren, Justin Long, Phil Moreton, Bill Donaldson and Randy Martin
Performed by No Address
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A fantasy, and a bad one
24 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a graduate of the US Naval Academy, this movie was disappointing. It depicts the academy in a manner far from reality. Read the comments of the USNA Superintendent posted on IMDb and come to your own conclusion. The Academy offered its support to help make a film true to the ideals and environment of USNA but was turned down by the film makers.

If you are looking for a realistic portrayal of the US service academies, their values and mission, this movie misses the mark in a big way. If you're just looking for a good yarn, it won't satisfy in that regard either.

An accurate and compelling story could have been told with sets and context true to Annapolis and might just have been a money maker for the production company as well as a positive message for the Navy.

Unfortunate, as these times call for strong leadership and excellence in the role our military occupies on the world stage, and that story deserves accuracy, not Hollywood fantasy.

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