Men of Honor [Special Edition] [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 4130498
  • Release Date: 04/10/2001
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (51 out of 51)

Special Features


  • *12 Deleted scenes with optional director commentary with an introduction by George Tillman Jr.
  • *14-minute HBO featurette
  • *2 TV spots
  • *Animatic with optional commentary
  • *Brian Mcknight "Win" music video
  • *Commentary by director George Tillman Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., Scott Marshall Smith, and Robert Title
  • *Mini-documentary: "Master Chief: A Tribute to Carl Brashear"
  • *Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Men of Honor
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robert De Niro
    Robert De Niro - Master Chief Billy Sunday
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr.
    Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Carl Brashear
  • Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron - Gwen
  • Aunjanue Ellis
    Aunjanue Ellis - Jo
  • Hal Holbrook
    Hal Holbrook - Mr. Pappy



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie to watch

    Posted
    PYH

    It is a great drama and a beautiful story, where honor is what matters. Two men, bounded by honor, fighting against veiled racial prejudice and people who have lost sight of what honor means. Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr give an stupendous performance. A lesson to be learned and/or revisited in times like ours are nowadays, when values seem to be forgotten or set aside for the benefit of a few.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Film

    Posted
    Chris
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    I love the emotions conveyed through this film. it not only touches on the honor that comes from serving with your all in the United States Navy, but also about being true to yourself and growing beyond expectations. A wonderful film for anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie in many aspects

    Posted
    Brittany4890
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    Based on true events, we are reminded how many challenges Black Americans faced not only in the military but in so many aspects of life. An inspiring movie with terrific cast and acting. Cuba is one of my favorite actors and he did not let me down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Texan
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    Bargain Blu-ray. Be warned the digital copy was no longer valid when I bought it. Not a big deal to me but if you’re expecting to have a copy than obviously it could be disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie to watch!

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    JDHardisty
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    You have to watch the film to get an understanding on what was life for those who were treated poorly but managed to rise through it all. This would give the movie 42 a run for its money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Going deep

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    Comedylover
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    I actually went to the theatre to see this one. It is even better in Blu-Ray! Tough yet touching movie about drive for one persons pride and drive, all around awesome movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    Birdshot
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    Great true story of the Navys 1st African-American diver and the hardships he had to endure from Racial tension to a tragic accident that threaten to end his Career.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    Stitches1974
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    Great actors delivering a great performance. It gives a look into the life and accomplishments of a great man, who never backed down from anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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