7- Men of Honor
Tagline: History is made by those who break rules.
Based on the life story of Carl Brashear, this film follows an uneducated sharecropper's son, Carl Brashear, Cuba Gooding Jr. as he braves 1950s-era racial discrimination for the right to risk his life in one of the most dangerous occupations in the armed services. At the Navy's elite salvage school in New Jersey, master diver Billy Sunday, Robert De Niro gives Brashear the "Officer and a Gentleman" treatment, singling him out for special punishment at the request of the base's insane racist commander Mr. Pappy, Hal Holbrook.
This Drama is rated R for language.
Aside from De Niro, Gooding Jr. and Holbrook, the ensemble cast includes Charlize Theron, Michael Rapaport, David Keith and Aunjuanue Ellis.
The film was directed by George Tillman Jr., Produced by Robert Teitel and Bill Badalato and written by Scott B. Smith. It was released by Fox.
It’s running time is 2 hours and 9 minutes.
In its 4th week out, this movie made $4,187,000, giving it a running total of $41,222,000.
Official Website: http://www.menofhonor.com/intro.htm. - Albawaba.com.
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