In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with ... See full summary »
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
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 »
Cole describes himself as a "soldier". A Marine or former Marine would NEVER describe himself or herself as a "soldier", because a "soldier" refers to someone in the Army. A Marine would describe himself or herself as a "Marine". See more »
Sir. What do you think would have happened if that fight went another round?
You really want to find out? Come join me in the Marines.
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The main problem with this film is the story behind it wasn't very good. Plus, it's nothing original. Boy from the wrong side of the tracks over comes obstacles to reach final goal. He must win against a bully, fall for a girl whom is really off limits, and gain the respect of all classmates. Plus, he must help the weakest student over come his obstacle. The weakest student is overweight and can't make the cut on the physical course. It is not realistic that a guy like that would get in because you have to pass a really hard physical test to even get into the naval academy.
Also, the film is more about boxing than anything else. Jake wants to show everyone he is really a good boxer and wants to get back at his officer, Cole, who has been tough on him and other classmates.
FINAL VERDICT: Not worth watching. Too long and too boring.
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