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
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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 »
He's right you know.
Can I borrow your starch?
Look, I don't get it. Why are you still here?
You want to know why I stay in this room?
Cause Jake, you're my Mississippi.
I'm your what?
People who live in Arkansas, you know what their favorite state is?
Mississippi. Cause Mississippi's the only thing that keeps Arkansas from being the worst state in the whole country.
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When I'm Gone (Sadie)
Written by Ben Lauren, Justin Long, Phil Moreton, Bill Donaldson and Randy Martin
Performed by No Address
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Frankly, I'm appalled that so many people on here have given this movie such a poor rating. This movie is excellent! It is NOT a documentary, therefore it IS fiction. Many of these negative reviews are written by people who are affiliated with the armed forces and are criticizing this movie because of its lack of a factual depiction of life at training facilities. Uhm....hello, it's a MOVIE! This is not meant to act as a recruiting film. People who are considering going into the armed forces don't sit there and say to themselves......."Hmmm, I really don't know if I'm cut out for this, maybe I should rent Annapolis and see what it's 'really' like." Geesh people! It's a fictional film meant to entertain and it definitely delivers. Movies are meant to be a form of escapism. Great movies fully engage you in their world and keep your attention so that you get emotionally involved in the plot and feel as though you are getting to know the characters. This movie does exactly that. A great movie forces you to forget about your own world for approximately 2 hours. During the time I was watching this film, I was so fully engrossed in it that not a single thought unrelated to the movie entered my mind. Now that's what I would deem a great movie! Others are most certainly entitled to their own opinion, but I would hate for this movie not to receive its due acclaim because others are hung up on the fact that it is not a documentary film depicting what life is like training to become an officer in the armed forces. I am not claiming to know anything about that world, but I think in this particular case it helps me to better appreciate this movie for what it is at face value - a fictional film meant to entertain. I was definitely entertained and taken to another world whilst watching this movie. I highly recommend this film!
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