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Men of Honor (2000)

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The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him.

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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 Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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History is made by those who break the rules.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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10 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Navy Diver  »

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£453,448 (UK) (30 March 2001)

Gross:

ESP 480,280,323 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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In the hearing to determine if Senior Chief Brashear can remain a diver, his insignia is gold and Chief Sunday's is red. Chief Sunday has had a record of bad conduct. Gold chevrons are used if an enlisted man has a good conduct record of at least 12 years. See more »

Goofs

When Brashear is preparing for the final meeting to review his readiness to be reinstated, a US flag is visible in the background. It has 48 stars. In 1968, it should have 50. See more »

Quotes

Carl Brashear: Forgive me sir, but to me, the Navy isn't a business. It's an organization of people who represent the finest aspects of our nation. We have many traditions. In my career, I have encountered most of them. Some are good, some not so good. I would, however not be here today were it not for our greatest tradition of all.
Captain Hanks: And what would that be, Chief Brashear?"
Carl Brashear: " Honor, sir"
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Written by Joseph D. Miller
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Very good film!
16 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is a great one! Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding have teamed up to make a powerful and very influential film. This is the true story of the first black US Navy diver and the obstacles he faced in attaining his certification at the hands of a racist Master diver. Along the way, he must also face plain old bigotry from all of his classmates, none of whom want him in their class. They move out of the barracks when he arrives. Ultimately, he becomes certified and goes on to have a great career as a US Navy diver. Watch this one! It's a great tale of courage and honor. As the story unfolds, we get to watch racism slowly dissipate and everyone begins to respect men one at a time.


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