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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.

Director:

Justin Lin

Writer:

David Collard (as Dave Collard)

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Cast

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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Where Heroes Are Born And Legends Are Made. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annapolis - Ahol a hősök születnek 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,127,992, 13 April 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,496,992
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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

Lt. Commander Burton: Couple kids decided last minute they'd rather have fun at college.
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Connections

References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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I would say this movie is like 'Rocky' meets 'An Officer and a Gentleman'.
27 January 2006 | by Movieguy_blogs_comSee all my reviews

In 'Annapolis' James Franco (Spiderman and Tristan & Isolde) plays Jake Huard, a Maryland shipbuilder and amateur boxer who wants to attend the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He is not the ideal candidate, but he is determined to make it.

I would say this movie is like 'Rocky' meets 'An Officer and a Gentleman'. This is a good movie; however, there is nothing that special about it. It is very predictable. Two of the main characters really mimic their counterparts in the other movies. James Franco is to Richard Gere/Sylvester Stallone and Tyrese Gibson (Lt. Cole) is to Louis Gossett Jr./Carl Weathers.

In its defense, James Franco did a remarkable job in the picture. The bonds he forms with his fellow classmen are very believable. Better I think than in 'An Officer and a Gentleman'. But I do not think this movie is anything we have not already seen. I also think West Point is a much tougher academy.


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