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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.



(as Dave Collard)



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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 »


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


There is no time limit for the obstacle course. Twins would not be kicked out for failure to complete the course in the time limit. See more »


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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Written by Henry Binns, Sia and Sam Hardaker
Performed by Zero 7
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd./Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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