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Still shot from the movie: Annapolis.


What looks like an underdog story about a young man (James Franco) pursuing his dream of attending Annapolis Naval Academy, turns into more of a boxing match when the cadet enters the military school's annual competition. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 26 Jan 2006
Video Release: 26 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky is the all-time champion of the boxing movie genre. An elite unit of the US Navy is the focus of the 1951 film, The Frogmen. Another film with a father who is reluctant to condone his son’s dreams is Rudy.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 27 June 2006

The DVD release of Annapolis bursts into the ring of home entertainment with a strong line-up of bonus extras. The featurette The Brigades allows you to take an in-depth look at the boxing sequences, training, choreography and camera techniques used in the film, while Plebe Year lets you look at the story behind Annapolis. Also, the filmmakers add a commentary on the movie and some deleted scenes. Presented in either wide or full screen, both versions provide an English audio track in Dolby Digital 5.1, with subtitles available in English, Spanish and French.

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