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Annapolis (2006)

 -  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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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 »

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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)  »

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Annapolis - Ahol a hősök születnek  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$17,119,321 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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This picture was made without the support of the U.S. Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. See more »

Goofs

During the I-Day formation, Donnie Wahlberg (Lt Cmdr Burton) has a mustache as he sits on the stand. This was acknowledged by the director and producers in their commentary on the DVD, and they left it in because you can barely see it and they have several creative ways of explaining away its absence later. However, just the day before he was clean-shaven when he met with Jake at the shipyard. See more »

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Jake Huard: What are you looking at? Porn?
Twins: It's not porn.
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References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

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How Could I?
Written by Ben Lauren, Justin Long, Phil Moreton, Bill Donaldson and Randy Martin
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By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Predictable Collection of Clichés
25 November 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After insisting thirty-four times with his congressman, the shipyard welder and amateurish boxer Jake Huard (James Franco) joins the U.S. Naval Academy. Having difficulties in the classes and suffering prejudice in his relationship with his superior Cole (Tyrese Gibson), he has the support of his roommate and his superiors Ali (Jordana Brewster) and Lt. Commander Burton (Donnie Wahlberg). Jake studies hard and trains for an internal box competition, in an unfair environment.

"Annapolis" is one of those movies that the viewer can foresee the whole story. In this one, there is a combination of those "tough lives of rookies with their superiors" in a military facility with a box competition, in a predictable collection of clichés. Further, the film is miscast, with the sweet, mignon and gorgeous Jordana Brewster couching James Franco in box fight. You certainly have already seen at least twenty movies with one of these themes better than this one. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Annapolis"


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