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
Brazilian diver Alberto José do Nascimento was the only one that supported Brashear since the beginning in the team, but was ignored in the movie and replaced by different characters along the film See more »
While Carl puts his wedding band with his tags, he takes off his ring, removes his tags from around his neck and puts them on his chest. Nothing is around his neck. In the next shot, the tag chain is around his neck. In the next shot, he puts the ring on the tags and puts the chain back around his neck. See more »
[in his flat, Sunday just walked in]
Did you know that ordinary house dust is composed primarily ofhuman skin ?
No sir, I didn't know that.
Makes you think twice about who you invite into your home.
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The woman in the detox center is listed as "Pinch-Faced Woman at Detox Center" See more »
DVD includes several deleted scenes cut from the final film:
Billy lies drunk on a beach and is caught by Military Police; the film then cuts to the opening scene showing just why he is in handcuffs.
Carl finds Pappy's dog and he makes a white officer wash the poor animal in lye because carl touched it.
an alternate ending showing just what exactly happened to Billy
Will You Be There
Written and Performed by Gene Rodriguez
Courtesy of Tuff City/Night Train International
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
A great film from George Tillman Jr.
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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