But as he works through diving training, the bitter and racist Master Chief Billy Sunday Robert De Niro sets out to make Carl's journey as difficult as possible. Carl Brashear, an enthusiastic dreamer and son of a hard-working and honest Kentucky share-cropper, decides to enlist in the recently desegregated U. The fact that this one happened to be true doesn't change the fact that the formula is the same. This is probably the best I've seen him. Carl Brashear is determined to be the first African American Navy Diver in a time where racism is rife. Brashear is much more complex and grounded, and the issues he faces are life crises, making the part far more challenging.
Pappy Hal Holbrook gets only one short scene by which we can judge him. Navy to become the world's first black master diver. With the same determination that gets him to this point in his life, Brashear decides that he still wants to achieve his life long dream and requests the use of an artificial limb. It is a pleasure watching him work. If a director is going to make a human-interest story, he needs to humanize the characters. Cuba Gooding Jr plays the part of an African-American navy man, who has hopes and aspirations of improving his standing in the Navy. The rest of his screen time shows him pacing around and ranting.
I'm a sucker for underdog stories and I have a fondness for stories where strength of character is the central theme. For instance, Brashear sees the scars on Sunday's palms and we are to assume that he worked a plow, but there is no follow-up on that point. After witnessing Master Chief Billy Sunday Robert De Niro attempt a rescue at sea, he decides that this is a field that he wants to get into. Thirsting to become the first African-American master diver, the ambitious and driven Carl will let nothing stand between him and his aspirations, not even the ever-present racism and his veteran trainer Master Chief Billy Sunday's intimidations. It seems every film I watch lately has Charlize Theron in it. As a strong swimmer and an enlisted man, this should not be a problem. An eccentric commanding officer if ever there is one, Mister Pappy watches as the determination of this young recruit begins to win over his colleagues.
When Brashear applies for diving school, he first encounters Master Chief Billy Sunday Robert De Niro , a gruff and tyrannical diving instructor who holds absolute sway over his charges. With nothing but determination and courage, Carl Brashear impresses Master Chief Billy Sunday that he has what it takes to do the job, unfortunately racism is still rampant and some superiors do not want to see a black man in such a high position. Synopsis This military drama is based on the true story of Carl Brashear, who was the first African-American to serve as a diver in the United States Navy. This film is particularly strong in both areas and brings us two memorable acting performances that compensate for some of the director's shortcomings. This was a minor role for Theron, but she carried it off well and managed to stay with DeNiro step for step. Brashear played by Cuba Gooding Jr. Leslie Sunday is his embittered trainer, determined to see him fail.
This is certainly not a fast paced action kind of movie, but what it lacks in explosions and adventure, it makes up for in drama and suspense. The story is actually quite inspirational and is probably the best human-interest story among those mentioned above. Written by Scott Marshall Smith and filmed entirely in the United States of America, it earns several nominations from various groups, including Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture from Image Awards. DeNiro isn't a bad comedian, he is just such a great dramatic actor that it seems like he shouldn't waste his time doing comedy. Unfortunately, director George Tillman has tunnel vision in presenting the characters and eschews character development of various characters other than Brashear in favor of showing Brashear in a constant state of adversity.
Fate, challenges and circumstances eventually draw these two men together in a tale of turbulence and ultimately triumph. Billy Sunday Robert De Niro is a central figure, and except for the initial scene, the fistfight and a couple of scenes with his wife, we don't know much about him. The diving school is under the guidance of Mister Pappy Hal Holbrook , and if Sunday has any plans of cutting him some slack, Mister Pappy does not. After everything is said and done, Brashear graduates from the school and heads off to perform his duties on the high seas, only to be shot down due to an accident which causes him to lose part of his lower leg. I enjoyed this film despite the hackneyed plot and the one-dimensional presentation. Carl Brashear Cuba Gooding Jr.
DeNiro endows Billy Sunday with a rock hard personality belying a tortured soul. Sunday does little at first to. Based primarily on the relationship that develops between Gooding and De Niro, this highly acclaimed powerful drama is directed by George Tillman Jr. Despite the entire Navy doubting his potential and sabotaging his training, the determined Carl proves that he can overcome the discrimination around him. Undereducated, yet determined to succeed despite the towering obstacles thrown in his way, eventually, Carl will undoubtedly prove his worth, as he finally reaches his goal. . This is a role and a character that is far more complete than any part he has played before, and he rises to the occasion.
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