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Director: George Tillman     Starring: Robert De Niro Cuba Gooding
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 203388007
UPC: 024543414322
UPC 14: 00024543414322
Category Keywords: African Americans  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Inspired by a True Story.
MEN OF HONOR (BLU-RAY DISC)

"Inspirational biographical movie that really works.  Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Riveting! A must see movie.  New York Post
"A film that will knock your socks off!  USA Today

Editor's Note
An heroic life gets a suitably dramatic retelling in George Tillman, Jr.'s docudrama MEN OF HONOR, based on the true story of Carl Brashear, the first African American to become a United States Navy master diver. The film employs the conventional yet pleasurable against-all-odds narrative. Carl Brashear (played with noble grace by Cuba Gooding Jr.) is the son of a degraded Southern sharecropper. Determined to succeed in the vocation he believes he was born for, Brashear enlists in the navy. Once there, however, the determined young man finds his dream inaccessible--thwarted by the forces of institutional and personal racism. When, after a long and difficult struggle, he is finally allowed into diving school, he finds himself under the authority of Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro), a former master diver whose injured lung has left him permanently above water. Sunday becomes simultaneously Brashear's most vicious adversary and most loyal supporter, motivating him to succeed. The story that follows is a highly emotional wave of ups and downs: Brashear overcomes one barrier only to be met by the next, even larger one. MEN OF HONOR is at times heartbreaking and painful to watch, but the triumphant ending makes for a deeply satisfying payoff.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, French, Spanish, Dubbed, Subtitled
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/6/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 125 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2241432
Video UPC UPC: 00024543414322
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Aunjanue Ellis
Video Cast Info Carl Lumbly
Video Cast Info Charlize Theron
Video Cast Info Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Video Cast Info Hal Holbrook
Video Cast Info Michael Rapaport
Video Cast Info Powers Boothe
Video Cast Info Robert De Niro
Video Cast Info Anthony B. Richmond - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Bill Cosby - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Dirk Westervelt - Editor
Video Cast Info George Tillman, Jr. - Director
Video Cast Info John Carter - Editor
Video Cast Info Mark Isham - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Robert Teitel - Producer
Video Cast Info Scott Marshall Smith - Screenplay

Awards


Nominee (2002)
   Video Award Name Grammy, Mark Isham, Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
   Video Award Name Grammy, Brandon Barnes, Brian McKnight, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Nominee (2001)
   Video Award Name Image Award, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, Men of Honor, Outstanding Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, Aunjanue Ellis, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Memorable Quotes

"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

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...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..." 11/10/2000 p.8E

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...Gooding conveys fierce dignity and simmering power..." 12/01/2000 p.39

Box Office
"...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..." 11/01/2000 p.161

Total Film
"...Gooding Jr. is effortlessly appealing as Brashear and you'll root for him to succeed....Very noble..." 04/01/2001 p.95

Los Angeles Times
"...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..." 11/10/2000 p.C2

Chicago Sun-Times
"...[Cuba Gooding Jr.] delivers a strong, convincing performance....The movie sells itself..." 11/10/2000 p.33

ReelViews 8 of 10
Men Of Honor tackles military racism during the '50s and '60s in a straightforward manner. Some scenes are probably overplayed, but the technique is effective at underlining the kind of opposition encountered... the acting by Gooding Jr. and DeNiro is of a high enough caliber... - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
Carl Brashear was quite a guy. A black sharecropper's son without a high school education, he signed up for the Navy right after World War II. Harry Truman had integrated the services, but the Navy was slow to change, and blacks were guided toward two job choices: They could become cooks or officers' valets. Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) wanted to be a diver. "Men of Honor" tells the story of how he became one despite everything, and then how he insisted on returning to active duty after losing a part of a lower leg in an onboard accident...Cuba Gooding Jr. is the kind of actor who bubbles even when he's idling. That kind of energy wouldn't be appropriate here, and he dials down and delivers a strong, convincing performance. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   De Niro,Robert
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   Blu-ray DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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