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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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Twins (as Vicellous Shannon)
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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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50,000 Apply. 1,200 Are Accepted. Only The Best Survive. 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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Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annapolis - Ahol a hősök születnek  »

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Box Office

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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James Franco and Tyrese Gibson reportedly did not get along during filming. In a 2007 interview with Playboy, Gibson said that he would never wanted to work with Franco ever again, and claims that he feels the same way. Franco responded in an interview with Complex that he and Gibson had made up, or in his case, tried to make up with him after production wrapped, saying that he had nothing personal against Gibson, but guessed that there were a lot of misunderstandings. See more »

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A boom mic is visible when they're reviewing the troops after Christmas. 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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References Dr. Phil (2002) 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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I couldn't tell if the dog passed gas or it was this movie.
2 September 2007 | by (St Simons Island, GA) – See all my reviews

Besides CONGO this has to be one of THE worst films I've ever seen. That includes all the crappy ones I watched as a kid. You know the ones I'm talking about...the ones where the jungle wenches have unbelievably perky breasts under their "animal skin" dresses or the "creatures" whose heads are obviously made out of Styrofoam, foam rubber and glittery paint.

This was FLASHDANCE meets AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN. It was so similar to the latter I was waiting for Debra Winger, Richard Gere or Lou Gossett Jr to make a cameo. Given David Keith's recent box office jewels i.e. PATH OF DESTRUCTION, I would have expected him more than anyone else.

820+ people voted this a "10". Were there that many people in the cast, crew and production team? Second question, were the writers nabbed for plagiarism?


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