Codebreakers

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Overview

Produced for cable's ESPN network, Codebreakers dramatizes a real-life cheating scandal that rocked the foundations of West Point in 1951. Cadet Brian Nolan Zachery Ty Bryan is the roommate of varsity football players George Holbrook Jeff Roop and Bob Blaik Corey Sevier, the latter being the son of West Point's colorful football coach Earl "Red" Blaik Scott Glenn -- the man who, according to legend, coined the phrase "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" significantly, Blaik's assistant coach was Vince ...
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Overview

Produced for cable's ESPN network, Codebreakers dramatizes a real-life cheating scandal that rocked the foundations of West Point in 1951. Cadet Brian Nolan Zachery Ty Bryan is the roommate of varsity football players George Holbrook Jeff Roop and Bob Blaik Corey Sevier, the latter being the son of West Point's colorful football coach Earl "Red" Blaik Scott Glenn -- the man who, according to legend, coined the phrase "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" significantly, Blaik's assistant coach was Vince Lombardi. Through casual conversation, young Nolan discovers to his horror that several of Blaik's players have taken the coach's philosophy literally, to the extent of cheating on exams to keep up their required GPAs. Their assumption -- not borne out by fact, as it turns out -- is that the coach will never find out, and if he does, he won't care. The ensuing scandal plays right into the hands of West Point's hard-nosed Commandant Paul D Harkins Jude Ciccolelle, who, long resentful of the prominence of football at the academy, has eagerly awaited the opportunity to topple Coach Blaik from his throne. Ultimately, 83 cadets, including Bob Blaik, are implicated in the scandal -- and the penalty for breaking the Point's sacred Honor Code is a terrible one indeed. The most intriguing aspect of the film is the portrayal of whistleblower Brian Nolan, who though he has technically done the Right Thing is not a particularly likable person; indeed, certain viewers may well be swayed to the side of the disgraced football players as they make Nolan's life Hell on earth for telling what he knows. Filmed in Toronto, Codebreakers was first telecast on December 9, 2005.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Documentaries; On the set: Code Breakers; Brave old Army team: The history of Army football; The season (2001): Army vs. Navy; Seeds of victory; Audio commentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2006
  • UPC: 829567036228
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Arts Alliance Amer
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,774

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Scott Glenn Coach Earl "Red" Blaik, Red Blaik
Zachery Ty Bryan , Brian Nolan
Jake Busey , Straub
Jeff Roop George Holbrook,
Jude Ciccolella , Commandant Paul D. Harkins
Corey Sevier Bob Blaik,
Theo Rossi Desantis
Robin Dunne Trager
Adam Grimes Culpepper
Daniel Petronijevic Corely
Richard Zeppieri Asst. Coach Vince Lombardi
Shane Daly Doug Kenna,
Jonathan Walker Bellingham
C. David Johnson Mr. Nolan
Sarah Gadon Julia Nolan
Jeremy Akerman Gen. MacArthur
Technical Credits
Rod Holcomb Director
Orly Adelson Executive Producer
Michael Brown Editor
Anthony Marinelli Score Composer
James Newport Production Designer
G. Ross Parker Screenwriter
Thomas del Ruth Cinematographer
Frank Siracusa Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Code Breakers
1. A New Football Season [9:54]
2. Raising Grades [13:25]
3. Army vs. Navy [6:00]
4. Ready for Greatness [10:19]
5. Undercover [7:02]
6. Commitee Hearing [10:07]
7. Solitary Quarters [12:41]
8. Like Father Like Son [6:42]
9. Reporting as Ordered [8:07]
10. Epilogue [2:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Code Breakers
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   Chapters
   Bonus Material
      Deleted Scenes
      Documentaries: On the Set - Code Breakers
      Documentaries: Brave Old Army Team - The History of Army Football
      Documentaries: The Season (2001) - Army vs. Navy
      Documentaries: Seeds of Victory
      Audio Commentary
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very good

    For those of you that like military cadet dramas, this is a good one to pass an evening.

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