James Franco
Director: Justin Lin Cast: James Franco
James Franco
, Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson
, Jordana Brewster
Jordana Brewster
Justin Lin

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A poor but ambitious young man strives to make good in one of the most competitive institutions on Earth in this military drama. Jake Huard (James Franco) is a young man from a small Maryland town who grew up in a blue-collar family with few opportunities. Wanting to make something of himself after completing high school, Jake set his sights on attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he narrowly makes the cut and becomes one of the 1,200 applicants selected for the freshman class. Jake finds that life as a "plebe" is intellectually challenging and physically punishing, and he soon develops a powerful adversary in Midshipman Lt. Cole (Tyrese Gibson), his training commander, who pushes Jake to the limit to see if he has what it takes. Standing on the razor's edge of failing as both a student and a soldier, Jake makes a brave but dangerous gesture toward proving himself by entering the Brigade Championships, a Naval boxing competition where he'll go into the ring against the best fighters in the Navy -- including Lt. Cole. Jake soon has one person on his side when he strikes up a friendship with Ali (Jordana Brewster), a pretty young officer who believes Jake has what it takes to go the distance. Annapolis also stars Donnie Wahlberg, Chi McBride, and Vicellous Shannon; the film was directed by Justin Lin, who debuted with the acclaimed independent feature Better Luck Tomorrow.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2006
UPC: 0786936293579
Original Release: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Source: Touchstone / Disney
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary ; "Plebe Year: The Story of Annapolis"- the making of the movie; "The Brigades" - an in-depth look at the boxing sequences, including training, choreography and camera techniques; Filmmaker audio commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Franco Jake Huard
Tyrese Gibson Cole
Jordana Brewster Ali
Donnie Wahlberg Lt. Cmdr. Burton
Vicellous Shannon Twins
Roger Fan Loo
McCaleb Burnett Whitaker
Wilmer Calderon Estrada
Chi McBride McNally
Brian Goodman Actor

Technical Credits
Justin Lin Director
Phil Abraham Cinematographer
Dave Collard Screenwriter
Gail Goldberg Casting
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
Gym Hinderer Co-producer
Vincent Lascoumes Asst. Director
Danny Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Donna Morong Casting
Steve Nicolaides Executive Producer
Patti Podesta Production Designer
Fred Raskin Editor
Marcia Ross Casting
Damien Saccani Producer
John Stifanich Special Effects Supervisor
Christopher Tandon Art Director
Brian Tyler Score Composer
Mark Vahradian Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Annapolis
1. Stay Away [3:21]
2. The Academy [7:35]
3. Naval Officer [2:33]
4. Lieutenant Cole [6:52]
5. Restricted Diet [7:12]
6. Persons of Intergrity [4:31]
7. Cheap Shot [4:55]
8. On Break [9:31]
9. Huard Present [5:27]
10. Training For Brigades [9:55]
11. The Brigades [5:29]
12. Semifinals [3:08]
13. Obstacle Course [:40]
14. Mississippi [6:19]
15. The Finals [4:26]
16. End Credits [15:22]
1. 1-Day [5:02]
1. Cell Phone Montage [:55]
1. Swimming Pool [1:31]
1. Penny Sweating/ Risa Thanks Jake [1:40]
1. Smoker At the Graveyard [1:02]
1. Contagious Sloppiness [:47]
1. Comatose Twins [:55]

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