Men of Honor (Blu-ray)

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr. & Robert De Niro Director: George Tillman, Jr.  Rated: R: Restricted
History is made by those who break the rules.
Men of Honor (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary
    • Trailers:
      1. High Definition Theatrical Trailers
      2. Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Pop Ups - Trivia Track

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by
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Director of Photography: &

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"If [the navy divers]'s lucky, he dies young two hundred feet beneath the waves. Because that's the closest he will ever get to becoming a hero."
  - Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro) to diving trainees
"Some things just don't mix, do they'"
  - Mister Pappy (Hal Holbrook) to Billy Sunday
"Why do you want this so badly'"--Jo (Aunjanue Ellis)
"Because they said I couldn't have it."
  - Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
"Since when does deserving mean anything'"
  - Billy Sunday to Carl Brashear

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 11/10/2000
"...Cuba Gooding Jr. [gets to] flex both physical and acting muscles for once....De Niro cagily crafts Sunday, a composite character, into a memorable and complex creation..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 12/01/2000
"...Gooding conveys fierce dignity and simmering power..."
Box Office - 11/01/2000
"...Gooding's solid performance is one of the most powerful aspects of MEN OF HONOR....[He] creates a credible depiction of Brashear's phenomenal strength of character..."
Total Film - 04/01/2001
"...Gooding Jr. is effortlessly appealing as Brashear and you'll root for him to succeed....Very noble..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/10/2000
"...Gooding and De Niro have the talent to pull it off, and the film emerges as a dynamic entertainment with the punch of an especially spectacular sports event..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/10/2000
"...[Cuba Gooding Jr.] delivers a strong, convincing performance....The movie sells itself..."

Plot Keywords:

African Americans | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: November 10, 2000.
  • MEN OF HONOR was shot in Washington and Oregon. A naval base set was built from scratch on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.
  • Estimated budget: $32 million.
  • Cuba Gooding Jr., producer Robert Teitel, director George Tillman Jr., and the actors playing the diving trainees all dove once at a navy facility so that they could get a real sense of the task's danger and difficulty.
  • The MEN OF HONOR script was sent to the U.S. Department of Defense in the preproduction stage in order to ensure the navy's cooperation.
  • Though the script was based on Carl Brashear's true story, the character played by Robert De Niro--Billy Sunday--was invented by the screenwriter.
  • Carl Brashear advised the special effects crew throughout filming.
  • MEN OF HONOR was originally titled NAVY DIVER but was changed in July 2000.

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