Annapolis

  • 12
  • Justin Lin (2005)
  • US
  • 99 min
Annapolis
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

This is so mechanical that you half suspect that it must be the work of some new computer software that has the ability to process and reformat a number of different movie plots into one new one. In this amalgam of Top Gun and An Officer and a Gentleman, James Franco plays a working-class kid whose boxing skills land him a spot at the prestigious Annapolis Naval Academy. Tyrese Gibson plays Franco's sadistic drill sergeant - in other words, the Lou Gossett Jr character - while Jordana Brewster is a sympathetic officer he meets in a bar (that's Kelly McGillis in Top Gun covered). As a recruitment film for the US armed forces, this has some dubious merit, but otherwise it's a depressingly predictable affair.

Plot Summary

Boxing drama starring James Franco and Tyrese Gibson. A recruit at a US naval academy gets his chance of revenge against his brutal drill sergeant in a boxing tournament.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Justin Lin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains swearing.
Available on DVD
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Buena Vista
Categories
Drama

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