The story ultimately revolves around two "men of honor"; their relationship, their individual and joint failures and triumphs. Carl Brashear is determined to be the first African American Navy Diver in a time where racism is rife. Leslie Sunday is his embittered trainer, determined to see him fail. Fate, challenges and circumstances eventually draw these two men together in a tale of turbulence and ultimately triumph. Written by
In Russian the title of this movie is, "Military Diver". See more »
When Carl Brashear is in his hospital bed, ostensibly in 1968, both Admiral French and Captain Hanks are shown wearing the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. This ribbon was not established until May 1980, and made retroactive only to August 1974. See more »
This well-acted story of the end of segregation in the military is told through the true experiences of Carl Brashear. Ultimately it is a story of human honor and dignity triumphing over smallmindedness, bureaucracy, and prejudice. Some of the scenes are deliberate attempts at crowd-pleasing, but they are nevertheless effective.
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