Touchstone Pictures Released 2006




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Justin Lin

Annapolis is a triumphant tale of the human will where a never-say-die attitude is all you need to fulfill your dreams. Jake Huard promises his ill mother that he will make it to Annapolis and realize her dream of him becoming a naval officer. Standing in Jake's way are his poor grades, but he pesters a Congressman into pulling some strings and getting him admitted into the Naval Academy. Jake quickly proves to be unworthy of his post and finds himself getting frustrated, and nearly quitting. An encounter with his unsupportive and critical father leads Jake to double his resolve and stick with the promise he made to his mother. After a rough start, can Jake find his way in the demanding world of the United States Naval Academy?

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Variety Brian Lowry

    James Franco and Tyrese Gibson scowl and strut and should make the hearts of teenage girls all atwitter, and that's about the only audience that won't see most of the punches teleg...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    Franco is a refreshingly offbeat screen presence and in lighter moments boasts an appealing smile. He may be someone to watch, but too bad there's little room for emotional spontan...

  • 30

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Annapolis has enough material for an exciting trailer. But that's all the movie really is: a trailer tricked out with protracted boxing sequences and an undernourished romantic sub...

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    • Production Budget - $26,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $17,127,992 (127th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $20,919,685

    • Other production companies:
      Mother B Productions
      Buena Vista Pictures (US distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

    • Taglines:
      1. Where Heroes Are Born And Legends Are Made.
      2. 50,000 Apply. 1,200 Are Accepted. Only The Best Survive.

    • Music:
      Nowhere Ride
      Written by Todd Youth, Christian Black and Tim Mosher
      Performed by The Chelsea Smiles
      When I'm Gone (Sadie)
      Written by Ben Lauren, Justin Long, Phil Moreton, Bill Donaldson and Randy Martin
      Performed by No Address
      How Could I?
      Written by Ben Lauren, Justin Long, Phil Moreton, Bill Donaldson and Randy Martin
      Performed by No Address
      Different Stars
      Written by Anna Lynne Williams
      Performed by Trespassers William
      Written by Henry Binns, Sia Furler and Sam Hardaker
      Performed by Zero 7
      Born Too Slow
      Written by Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland and Wes Borland
      Performed by The Crystal Method
      The Boxer
      Written by Paul Simon
      Performed by Robert Anthony Navarro


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Drama, Sports


Military & War, new york city new york, Boxing