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Men of Honor (2000)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  10 November 2000 (USA)
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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


History is made by those who break the rules.


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Navy Diver  »

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Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,339,465 (USA) (10 November 2000)


ESP 480,280,323 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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In 2009 the USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) was named in honor of Master Chief Boatswain's Mate (Master Diver) Carl M. Brashear (1931-2006), who joined the U.S. Navy in 1948. He was a pioneer in the Navy as one of the first African-Americans to graduate from the Navy Diving School and was designated a Navy salvage diver. He was the first African-American to qualify and serve as a master diver while on active duty and the first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee, the result of a leg injury he sustained during a salvage operation. After 31 years of service, Brashear officially retired from the U.S. Navy on April 1, 1979. See more »


In the scene where Sunday is found guilty of assaulting Hanks and is handed his sentence, the camera zooms into Sunday's face and Sunday blinks backward (in reverse - twice). The scene was possibly shot with a view of Sunday's eyes and the camera was supposed to zoom out to see him sitting in the chair, and edited to play in reverse for the final cut. See more »


Billy Sunday: The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If it's in the way, he moves it. If he's lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he'll ever get to being a hero.
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Men of Honor
6 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It is a definite inspirational movie. It fills you with pride. This movie is worth the rental or worth buying. It should be in everyones home. Best movie I have seen in a long time. It will make you mad because everyone is so mean to Carl Brashear, but in the end it gets better. It is a story of romance, drama, action, and plenty of funny lines to keep you tuned in. I love a lot of the quotes. I use them all the time. They help keep me on task of what I want to do. It shows that anyone can achieve their dreams, all they have to do is work for it. It is a long movie, but every time I watch it, I never notice that it is as long as it is. I get so engrossed in it, that it goes so quick. I love this movie. I watch it whenever I can.

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