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.

Director:

Justin Lin

Writer:

David Collard (as Dave Collard)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Jake Huard
Macka Foley Macka Foley ... Ref
Jim Parrack ... AJ
Donnie Wahlberg ... Lt. Burton
Brian Goodman ... Bill Huard
Billy Finnigan Billy Finnigan ... Kevin
Jordana Brewster ... Ali
Katie Hein ... Risa
Jimmy Lin Jimmy Lin ... Midshipman Lin (as Jimmy Yi Fu Lin)
Charles Napier ... Supt. Carter
Heather Henderson ... Daniels
Vicellous Shannon ... Twins
Roger Fan ... Loo
McCaleb Burnett ... Whitaker
Wilmer Calderon ... Estrada
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

One of the focal points in the movie is the destroyer under construction in the shipyard across the river. The ship being built is a Spruance-class destroyer, most of which were actually built in the 1970s and are now being decommissioned as obsolete or being sunk as gunnery or missile targets. See more »

Quotes

Estrada: Help is like sex... Take it from whoever and whenever you can get it!
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Connections

Referenced in Dear Abby (2011) See more »

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Nowhere Ride
Written by Todd Youth, Christian Black and Tim Mosher
Performed by The Chelsea Smiles
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Predictable Collection of Clichés
25 November 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After insisting thirty-four times with his congressman, the shipyard welder and amateurish boxer Jake Huard (James Franco) joins the U.S. Naval Academy. Having difficulties in the classes and suffering prejudice in his relationship with his superior Cole (Tyrese Gibson), he has the support of his roommate and his superiors Ali (Jordana Brewster) and Lt. Commander Burton (Donnie Wahlberg). Jake studies hard and trains for an internal box competition, in an unfair environment.

"Annapolis" is one of those movies that the viewer can foresee the whole story. In this one, there is a combination of those "tough lives of rookies with their superiors" in a military facility with a box competition, in a predictable collection of clichés. Further, the film is miscast, with the sweet, mignon and gorgeous Jordana Brewster couching James Franco in box fight. You certainly have already seen at least twenty movies with one of these themes better than this one. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Annapolis"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annapolis See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,681,171, 29 January 2006

Gross USA:

$17,127,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,496,992
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1.85 : 1
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