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Men of Honor (14-Sep-2000)

Director: George Tillman, Jr.

Writer: Scott Marshall Smith

Music by: Mark Isham

Producers: Robert Teitel; Bob Badalato

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Biopic dramatizes the life and career of Carl Brashear, the United States Navy's first black and amputee diver.

Carl Brashear is a black American suffering through a time of great racial turmoil and prejudice, aspiring to become his country's Navy's first black diver. Men of Honor follows Carl as he breaks down long-standing racial barriers and resentment towards achieving his ultimate goal, doing so even as trainer and commander Billy Sunday appears dead set on preventing him from graduating from the Navy's training academy.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alimi Ballard
17-Oct-1977   David Sinclair on Numb3rs
Powers Boothe
1-Jun-1949   Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones
David Conrad
17-Aug-1967   Jim Clancy on Ghost Whisperer
Robert De Niro
17-Aug-1943   The Godfather: Part II
Aunjanue Ellis
21-Feb-1969   Madeleine Hightower on The Mentalist
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
2-Jan-1968   Show him the money already
Dulé Hill
3-May-1975   Charlie on The West Wing
Hal Holbrook
17-Feb-1925   Mark Twain Tonight
David Keith
8-May-1954   Firestarter
Joshua Leonard
17-Jun-1975   The Blair Witch Project
Carl Lumbly
14-Aug-1952   Marcus Dixon on Alias
Lonette McKee
22-Jul-1954   Maggie Davis on Third Watch
Michael Rapaport
20-Mar-1970   Zebrahead
Richard Sanders
23-Aug-1940   Les Nessman on WKRP
Charlize Theron
7-Aug-1975   Monster
Glynn Turman
31-Jan-1946   Col. Taylor on A Different World


Robert De Niro   ...   Billy Sunday
Cuba Gooding, Jr.   ...   Carl Brashear
Aunjanue Ellis   ...   Jo
Hal Holbrook   ...   Mr. Pappy
David Keith   ...   Capt. Hartigan
Michael Rapaport   ...   Snowhill
Powers Boothe   ...   Capt. Pullman
Joshua Leonard   ...   Isert
David Conrad   ...   Hanks
Glynn Turman   ...   Chief Floyd
Holt McCallany   ...   Rourke
Lonette McKee   ...   Ella -- Carl's Mother
Carl Lumbly   ...   Mac -- Carl's Father
Charlize Theron   ...   Gwen
Dennis Troutman   ...   Boots
Joshua Feinman   ...   DuBoyce
Theo Pagones   ...   Mellegrano
Ryan Honey   ...   Yarmouth
Chris Warren, Jr.   ...   Young Carl
Lester B. Hanson   ...   Adm. Yon
Jack Frazier   ...   Rear Adm. French
David Richard Heath   ...   Medical Officer
Demene E. Hall   ...   Mrs. Biddle
Alimi Ballard   ...   Coke
Shawn Michael Howard   ...   Junie
Troy Lund   ...   Blonde Gate SP
Henry Harris   ...   Rescued Pilot
Matt Dotson   ...   Marine Guard
David Meyers   ...   Dr. Cudahy
Richard Perry Turner   ...   Dr. Dinkins
George "Chick" Rankins   ...   Cab Driver
Richard Sanders   ...   Bartender
Nasir Najieb   ...   Black Inductee
Dennis Bateman   ...   Navy Instructor
Eric Newsome   ...   Naked Grunt
Steven Clark Pachosa   ...   Navy Recruiter
Marilyn Faith Hickey   ...   Pinch-Faced Woman
Bruce Burkhartsmeier   ...   Presiding Officer
Michael Tyrone Williamson   ...   Waiter
Michelle Guthrie   ...   Therapist
Michael Patrick Egan   ...   Sailor
Scott Kraft   ...   Ropeleski
Tim Monsion   ...   News Reporter
Dulé Hill   ...   Red Tail
Timothy McCuen Piggee   ...   School Master
John J. Polce   ...   Hospital Security
The Count   ...   Band Leader
Allen Gerbino   ...   Aerial Coordinator / Pilot #1
Art Gotisar   ...   Pilot #2
Robert Blanche   ...   Shore Patrolman
Ivory L. Dilley   ...   Frantic Girl
Chad W. Smathers   ...   Drowning Boy
Wayne Morse   ...   Navy Orderly
Rachel Jahn   ...   Candy Striper
Jon Du Clos   ...   Sunday's Assistant
Leon Russom   ...   Decker
Richard Radecki   ...   Fan Tail Chief
Randy Flagler   ...   Bomb Chief
Jeremy Taylor   ...   Deckhand
Jason Bailey   ...   Sonar Man


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