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
The film's working title was "Navy Diver". See more »
When Chief Carl Brashear arrives to the diving school, MM1 Dylan Rourke spits on Breashear's boot and trousers, clearly staining it. When Chief Carl Brashear enters the barracks, his feet and trousers are clean. See more »
[Student standing in underwear and banging on empty pot with spoon]
I stole a pie! I stole a pie! I stole a pie!
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The woman in the detox center is listed as "Pinch-Faced Woman at Detox Center" 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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