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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

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)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Carl listens to his radio in 1952, he hears a baseball score "Milwaukee Braves 1, Brooklyn Dodgers 0." The Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Billy Sunday: Nine! The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. Ten! 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. Eleven! 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. Hell, I don't know why anybody would want to be a Navy Diver. Now you report to this line, Cookie!
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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 According to Jim: A Crying Shame (2005) See more »

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Men of Honor
6 September 2006 | by 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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