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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.

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Risa
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Whitaker
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Estrada
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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 »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annapolis - Ahol a hősök születnek  »

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$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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At least one exterior scene taking place in Washington, DC was actually filmed on the grounds of Girard College in Philadelphia, founded in 1848. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ali: Any plans before you summer cruise?
Jake Huard: Uh, yeah. I think I might go over to Sir Frankie's and see if there are any escorts around.
Ali: Really?
Jake Huard: Yeah.
Ali: Save your money.
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Featured in The Sopranos: Walk Like a Man (2007) See more »

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How Could I?
Written by Ben Lauren, Justin Long, Phil Moreton, Bill Donaldson and Randy Martin
Performed by No Address
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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not original, boring script
13 December 2006 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

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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