Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.
Movie Men of Honor
In the beginning of the movie, there are a few remarks made by the Master Chief to one of his subordinates about the subordinates wife.
Master Chief says, "Remember, one night stands only last one night, but syphilis lasts a lifetime."
In a version of the film, the two love interests make love and heavy breathing is heard with brief nudity present. Not in theatrical edit**.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
Several fist fights and Brashear is mistreated because of his race.
A metal bar flies at a man's leg at very high veolcity smashing it very graphically practically severing it.
About 16 F-Words throughout the whole film.
Several racial slurs.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Robert DeNiro's character is an alcoholic and drinks accordingly.
Other characters drink socially.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
While diving in the ocean, Brashear's air hose and support lines are caught by a passing submarine and he is dragged some distance, but he manages to get loose and is unharmed.
However, upon returning to the ship, there is a shipborn accident that seriously injures him in the foot and he insists on having his leg amputated to attempt to return to duty with a prosthetic.