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 library that Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) goes to study in is an original Carnegie Library built in Portland, Oregon. It now houses the Multnomah County Library Used Bookstore, The Title Wave. See more »
As Carl is listening to his radio in 1952, he hears a baseball score of the Milwaukee Braves one and Brooklyn Dodgers zero. However the Boston Braves did not move to Milwaukee until 1953. See more »
Boatswain's mate second class Carl Brashear. Nine hours, thirty one minutes, perfect assembly.
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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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