MUMBAI: Directed by critically acclaimed director Justin Lin known for his film Better Luck Tomorrow, comes this comeback story of a courageous young sailor who discovers that some opportunities in life are worth fighting for. Annapolis is an inspirational tale of courage and honor and stars James Franco, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson. The film will be telecast this Friday on Star Movies at 9 pm.
When he won a coveted admission spot to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, local kid Jake Huard (James Franco) thought all his dreams had come true – but his battle to become the man he wants to be is only just the beginning.
Now, uncertain if a regular kid from a poor blue collar family can fit into the Academy’s pressure cooker atmosphere, and barely making the grade as a Freshman “plebe,” Jake has one last shot at proving he has what it takes to become an officer in an institution that boasts a venerable 137-year history of focused discipline and determined excellence.
With nothing left to lose, Jake decides to enter the notoriously fierce Navy boxing competition known as the Brigade Championships and face off against his arch-nemesis, Midshipman Lt. Cole (Tyrese Gibson). Everything Jake has ever hoped for stands in the balance: the chance to make his father proud, to validate his Lieutenant’s faith in him, to stand up for his fellow plebes, and most of all, to forge a different future.