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.
George Tillman Jr. Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron, Aunjanue Ellis 13 Sep 2000 (USA) 11 nominations. tt0203019 , Diving, Us Navy