Men of HonorDirector: George Tillman Jr.
This military drama is based on the true story of Carl Brashear, who was the first African-American to serve as a diver in the United States Navy. Brashear (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) was born to a poor farming family in the deep South, and joined the Navy in hopes of bettering himself. When Brashear applies for diving school, he first encounters Master Chief Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro), a gruff and tyrannical diving instructor who holds absolute sway over his charges. Sunday does little at first to encourage Brashear's ambitions, and the would-be diver discovers racism in the military is an ugly fact of life when his white comrades refuse to share barracks with him. But Brashear's courage and determination make an impression on Sunday, and the two men become allies as Brashear must fight prejudice, military bureaucracy, and even a crippling injury in order to realize his dreams. Originally announced under the title Navy Diver, Men of Honor also features Hal Holbrook, David Keith, Michael Rapaport, Charlize Theron, and Powers Boothe; Bill Cosby served as an executive producer for the project.
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- 20th Century Fox
Cast & Crew
|Robert De Niro||Master Chief Billy Sunday|
|Cuba Gooding||Carl Brashear|
|Hal Holbrook||Mr. Pappy|
|David Keith||Capt. Hartigan|
|Powers Boothe||Capt. Pullman|
|Glynn Turman||Chief Floyd|
|Lonette McKee||Ella, Carl's Mother|
|Carl Lumbly||Mac, Carl's Father|
|Dulé Hill||Red Tail|
|Bill Cosby||Executive Producer|
|Mick Cukurs||Set Decoration/Design|
|Leslie Dilley||Production Designer|
|Scott Herbertson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Lawrence Hubbs||Art Director|
|Mark Isham||Score Composer|
|Daniel Maltese||Set Decoration/Design|
|David Obermeyer||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Salvador Perez||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Stanley Robertson||Executive Producer|
|Scott Marshall Smith||Screenwriter|
|Barry Thomas||Asst. Director|
|Jim Wallis||Set Decoration/Design|
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THIS MOVIE HAS GOT TO BE BOUGHT AND WATCHED. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE ACTING SKILL. THE ENDING KEPT YOU AT THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT!
A real life movie that shows the courage and determination of a man who others were intent on stopping and putting down. It teaches us never to give up on something that we truly seek to have. This movie makes one feel strong and able to 'hang in there' when the going gets tough. What a great movie!
Honor, Loyalty and Discipline... the qualities of a man. Never-giving up and never accepting defeat, a spirit of life and strength. A movie that demonstrate "the only tradion I know: Honor".