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Code Breakers (2005)

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In 1951, a cheating scandal rocks West Point academy, as eighty-three cadets -- including the son of the school's football coach (Scott Glenn) -- are implicated and ultimately dismissed.

Director:

Rod Holcomb

Writers:

G. Ross Parker (teleplay), Bill McWilliams (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachery Ty Bryan ... Brian Nolan (as Zachery Bryan)
Jeff Roop ... George Holbrook
Jake Busey ... Straub
Corey Sevier ... Bob Blaik
Theo Rossi ... Desantis
Robin Dunne ... Trager
Adam Grimes ... Culpepper
Jude Ciccolella ... Commandant Paul D. Harkins
Dan Petronijevic ... Corely
Richard Zeppieri ... Asst. Coach Vince Lombardi
Scott Glenn ... Coach Earl 'Red' Blaik
Jeremy Akerman ... General MacArthur
John Bourgeois ... Major General Frederick A. Irving
Jennifer Dale ... Mrs. Nolan
James Downing ... Colonel Collins
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In 1951, a cheating scandal rocks West Point academy, as eighty-three cadets -- including the son of the school's football coach (Scott Glenn) -- are implicated and ultimately dismissed.

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At West Point, Honor Is A Code That Must Never Be Broken

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Drama | Family | Sport

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The movie is based on a true story. See more »

Goofs

Early scene where Culpepper says he will shave his legs. Swimmers didn't start shaving legs until Jon Henricks in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Brian Nolan: I see. Tell the truth but not too loud, right dad?
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References Twelve O'Clock High (1949) See more »

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rules are rules
24 September 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Code Breakers is a film about football, honor, and the military. A large group of West Point cadets devise a way to cheat on their academic tests to help keep the football team together, breaking the academy honor code. One cadet has the guts to come forward and that starts the chain of events that disgraced Army football and West Point in 1951. It's a lesson in how anything can be rationalized as for the greater good. Something we should always strive to prevent if we are to stay true to the codes we accept and expect to live by. The whole point of the academy is to weed out those that can't make the grade. We tend to falsely think that effort is worth as much as achievement. While great effort that falls short should not be considered bad, it is grounds for being let go. While sports does teach team work and leadership, it should never be an end unto itself. It is, after all, only a game. Living in Wisconsin, I was surprised that coach Vince Lombardi was part of the film. A very well made film that draws you into the characters and the promise of a military training program that teaches the right stuff.


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Official Sites:

ESPN [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Ehrenkodex See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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