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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.
Why Is Annapolis Rated PG-13?
Annapolis is rated PG-13 some violence, sexual content and language
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This PG-13 film features many scenes of boxing violence, with blood in some instances. Mild and moderate profanities are heard throughout. No sexual expletives are used, however sexual remarks are made on a few occasions, like when a man mistakenly assumes (thanks to his friends) that a woman is a prostitute. A couple of scenes show alcohol use in bars, including an instance when a man is drinking because he is depressed. One character attempts suicide due to stress. Depictions of betting on boxing matches are included. Many scenes have superior officers verbally intimidating “plebes” (freshmen).
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Annapolis.
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.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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.