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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$17,127,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,496,992
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Franco and Tyrese Gibson reportedly did not get along during filming. In a 2007 interview with Playboy, Gibson said that he never wanted to work with Franco ever again, and claims that he feels the same way. Franco responded in an interview with Complex that he and Gibson had made up, or in his case, tried to make up with him after production wrapped, saying that he had nothing personal against Gibson, but guessed that there were a lot of misunderstandings. See more »

Goofs

The order of the eight count body builders is incorrect in the training sequences. See more »

Quotes

Cole: What is the latitude of Annapolis?
Whitaker: Who were the first three naval officers to hold the rank as admirals?
Cole: How long have you been in the Navy?
Jake Huard: Sir, the latitude of Annapolis is 38.58 degrees north. Sir, the first three admirals were Dewey, Porter and Farragut. Sir, I've been in the Navy all my bloomin' life, sir. My mother was a mermaid, my father was King Neptune. Every bone in my body is a spar. And when I spits, I spits tar. I's hard. I is, I am, I are.
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Connections

References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm Gone (Sadie)
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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Only half the movie that was promised
3 February 2006 | by senigamiSee all my reviews

I'm only giving it 5 stars because it only lived up to half of the expectations that the trailer gave it. Once you see it you will know what I mean. I just got out of the theater a half hour ago and I left disappointed because I was expecting to see what was promised in the trailer. I'm talking about the ships, submarines, jets, helicopters, being out to see, the ship explosion, and such. The only ship you see is the one that is being built and it never even leaves the harbor. I left feeling like they didn't have the budget to finish the movie so they just cut it short. There are no scenes where they are outside the grounds of Annapolis, unless you count the bar across the bay. It was a good movie as long as you know what you are expecting. Expect to see boxing scenes, as that is the new focus of the movie after they had to cut out all the stuff after they ran out of money. Oh, and also the line in the trailer, "Why are you so hard on him…" etc. yep, CUT!


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