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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Macka Foley ...
Lt. Burton
Bill Huard
Billy Finnigan ...
Jimmy Lin ...
Midshipman Lin (as Jimmy Yi Fu Lin)
Supt. Carter
Twins (as Vicellous Shannon)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When appearing on Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #15.156 (2008), James Franco called this movie "horrible". See more »


Despite the fact much of the action takes place after the Christmas break, it is almost always early autumn when the actors are outside. Given this is supposed to be in Maryland, the trees in the winter and early spring should be bare, not heavily covered with green and yellow leaves. See more »


Lt. Commander Burton: Couple kids decided last minute they'd rather have fun at college.
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Referenced in Dear Abby (2011) See more »


The Boxer
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Robert Anthony Navarro
Courtesy of Bang Hard Music
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An Insult to all Naval Academy Grads!!
30 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a graduate of the Naval Academy. I knew that the Academy, and the Navy, had withheld their support of the movie due to the script. The depictions of academy life are so unrealistic that they are almost funny. While I realize that sometimes Hollywood needs to "juice up" some things, in this case the result is so very, very far from reality that it becomes almost unrecognizable. I am proud to be an Academy graduate, and cherish what it stands for -- I only wish there was some way they could have prevented the makers from using the name "Annapolis" or any inferred link to the Naval Academy.

All that aside, the plot is awful, and the acting is barely passable for professionals.

Don't waste your time or money!!

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