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Annapolis (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 27 January 2006 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Macka Foley ...
Ref
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AJ
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Bill Huard
Billy Finnigan ...
Kevin
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Ali
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Risa
Jimmy Lin ...
Midshipman Lin (as Jimmy Yi Fu Lin)
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Supt. Carter
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Daniels
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Loo
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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 »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annapolis - Ahol a hősök születnek  »

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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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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

At the boxing tournament, none of the boxers wears headgear. While a lack of headgear makes it much easier to see the actors' faces, headgear is mandatory for any tournament at collegiate level, and especially an intramural one. See more »

Quotes

Jake Huard: He's right you know.
Twins: Can I borrow your starch?
Jake Huard: Look, I don't get it. Why are you still here?
Twins: You want to know why I stay in this room?
Jake Huard: Yeah.
Twins: Cause Jake, you're my Mississippi.
Jake Huard: I'm your what?
Twins: People who live in Arkansas, you know what their favorite state is?
Jake Huard: No.
Twins: Mississippi. Cause Mississippi's the only thing that keeps Arkansas from being the worst state in the whole country.
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Connections

Referenced in MovieBerto: El desafío: Annapolis (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Born Too Slow
Written by Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland and Wes Borland
Performed by The Crystal Method
Courtesy of V2 Records
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Predictable Collection of Clichés
25 November 2006 | by See 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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