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Men of Honor (2000)

The story of Carl Brashear, the first African-American, then also the first amputee, U.S. 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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Biography | Drama

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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:

$13,339,465 (USA) (12 November 2000)

Gross:

$48,818,921 (USA)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, and one Oscar nominee: Hal Holbrook. See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, young Carl's father plows a field. While insisting that young Carl go to school instead of helping him plow a field, Carl's father places the long leather rein that controls the mules over his head, with half the rein under his left arm. In the close-up shot, the rein appears around his neck, with no portion under his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Billy Sunday: Think you deserve to be here, don't ya? Fraternizing among navy men? Think you're as good as they are? How 'bout me, cookie? You better than me?
Carl Brashear: You're damn right I am!
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Will You Be There
Written and Performed by Gene Rodriguez
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Spectacular acting and fascinating diving scenes
19 March 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

"Men of honor" - true story about a proud and persistent black navy diver (fabulous Cuba Gooding Jr.) is definitely a great movie that both touches and entertains and it's part of the absolute cream of the new millennium cinema. Wonderful acting is the main reason to make this movie something truly special and pretty enjoyable, splendid experience. Charismatic Robert De Niro is marvelous as rough, fierce and pitiless chief Billy Sunday - role is practically written for him. This film alongside with fantastic "15 minutes" (2001) are two of the latest proofs that he's still one of the very finest actors of our time. On the other hand "Men of honor" includes a fine performance from Cuba Gooding Jr. who has been one of the most promising young black actors since "Boyz n the hood". "Men of honor" goes straight into the company of "Jerry Maguire", "As good as it gets" and "Instinct". Cuba Gooding Jr. is a skillful and fantastic actor and I'm prepared to get lots of more terrific movies from him. "Men of honor" has also quite an excellent story-line and probably the most exciting diving sequences of the movie history. This is a great, fascinating movie and I can only recommend it.


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