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Men of Honor (2000)

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The story of Carl Brashear, the first African-American U.S. Navy Diver, and the man who trained him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Master Chief Billy Sunday
... Chief Carl Brashear
... Gwen Sunday
... Jo
... 'Mr. Pappy'
... GM1 Snowhill
... Captain Pullman
... Captain Hartigan
... MM1 Dylan Rourke
... Lt. / Cmdr. / Capt. Hanks
... PO2 Timothy Douglas Isert
... Mac Brashear
... Ella Brashear
... Chief Floyd
Dennis Troutman ... Boots
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

10 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Navy Diver  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,339,465, 12 November 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,818,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,343,495
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Trivia

Master Chief Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro) was based on two people in Carl's career. See more »

Goofs

In several shots early in the film, sailors have striker marks for the rating of Missile Technician (MT), which did not exist in the early 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Carl Brashear: Why are you doing all this?
Billy Sunday: To piss people off.
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The woman in the detox center is listed as "Pinch-Faced Woman at Detox Center" See more »

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Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Cuba Gooding Jr. (2006) See more »

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Half a Mind
Written by Roger Miller
Performed by Ernest Tubb
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A great film from George Tillman Jr.
9 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

TIllman Jr.'s drama about the first African American Navy Master Diver (Gooding Jr.), who defies all odds and achieves his goals despite a strict embittered trainer. The screenplay is not bad, a bit extreme at times, but the direction and acting is first-rate, and this film is inspiring and achieves what its supposed to do. I liked DeNiro in the lead, although its not on par with his masterful works (taxi driver, godfather and all the others) it is as good as his other good performances such as in King of Comedy or Angel Heart. DeNiro is always convincing and believable here, very good performance, Gooding Jr. is not bad, definitely one of his better performances. --- IMDb Rating: 6.6, my rating: 9/10


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