History Film / MenOfHonor

2nd Jul '16 10:35:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Sunday, after Brashear earns his respect.
1st Jun '16 8:09:56 PM lorgskyegon
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* GoodOldWays: What Carl invokes to impress the hearing board. The admirals certainly agree.
** Captain Hanks hates this trope, believing in a new Navy. His statement of such draws a murmur from the crowd and makes the admirals on the board [[FatherNeptune (and who have likely been in the Navy longer than any of the main characters)]] visibly uncomfortable.


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** His mere presence at the hearing is a taunt to Captain Hanks, especially after the admirals say he can stay.
12th Apr '16 8:52:08 AM FuzzyBoots
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A military drama movie starring {{Robert DeNiro}} and Cuba Gooding. It is a BasedOnATrueStory movie about Carl Brashear, the very first African-American Master Diver of the US Navy.

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A military drama movie starring {{Robert DeNiro}} Creator/RobertDeNiro and Cuba Gooding. Creator/CubaGooding. It is a BasedOnATrueStory movie about Carl Brashear, the very first African-American Master Diver of the US Navy.

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Navy. Brashear faces significant obstacles, including racial discrimination, his lack of education having quit school in the 7th grade to work on the family farm, and an antagonist head instructor, Master Chief Petty Officer Leslie William "Billy" Sunday (De Niro), also the man whose bravery inspired Brashear to become a diver.

Ultimately, Brashear overcomes his obstacles to become a Navy Diver, including becoming a national hero for his acts in retrieving the lost atomic bomb in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_Palomares_B-52_crash 1966 Palomares B-52 crash]], but his leg is mangled in the bomb retrieval. He has the leg amputated and then embarks on attempting to return to full active duty despite no Navy man having returned to full active duty with a prosthetic. With the help of Sunday, now a brooding alcoholic of low rank, but knowledgeable in the ways of bureaucracy, he not only returns to full active duty, but eventually becomes the first African-American Master Diver of the US Navy.



* TheDrunkenSailor: Sunday, whose MadnessMantra takes the form of the [=CPO=] Rules:
-->'''Chief Sunday''': A chief petty officer shall not drink; however, if he should drink, he shall not get drunk. If he should get drunk, he shall not stagger. And if he staggers, he shall not fall. If he should fall down, he shall fall in such a manner as to cover up his rate so that passers-by will think he is an officer.



* TheDrunkenSailor: Sunday, whose MadnessMantra takes the form of the [=CPO=] Rules:
-->'''Chief Sunday''': A chief petty officer shall not drink; however, if he should drink, he shall not get drunk. If he should get drunk, he shall not stagger. And if he staggers, he shall not fall. If he should fall down, he shall fall in such a manner as to cover up his rate so that passers-by will think he is an officer.
19th Jan '16 3:55:53 PM mephistos
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3rd Jan '16 1:39:56 AM morane
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* {{Determinator}}: Carl. He stay underwater for over 9 hours to finish his final test at Dive School. He also didn't let having one of his legs amputated get in the way of his military career.
* Also Chief Sunday, who in the end fights his alcoholism and regains his rank.

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* {{Determinator}}: Carl. He stay underwater for over 9 hours to finish his final test at Dive School. He also didn't let having one of his legs amputated get in the way of his military career.
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career. Also Chief William Sunday, who in the end fights his alcoholism and regains his rank.
3rd Jan '16 1:38:16 AM morane
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* Also Chief Sunday, who in the end fights his alcoholism and regains his rank.


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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: CAPT Hanks.
13th Dec '15 7:02:51 PM Spotts1701
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Master Chief Sunday's various demotions. For Navy personnel E-7 and above, it takes a fill court martial to demote such a person, not simply captain's mast. And even then, such an individual will be '''strongly''' encouraged to retire before it comes to that. The movie is correct in that a chief that has gone through the process of demotion will be more or less stiluck in a dead end when it comes to future career advancement until he retires.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Master Chief Sunday's various demotions. For Navy personnel E-7 and above, it takes a fill court martial to demote such a person, not simply captain's mast. And even then, such an individual will be '''strongly''' encouraged to retire before it comes to that. The movie is correct in that a chief that has gone through the process of demotion will be more or less stiluck stuck in a dead end when it comes to future career advancement until he retires.



* IShallTauntYou: When Carl struggles to continue walking in the heavy suit, Sunday insults him in order for Carl to be motivated by his anger.
--> '''Sunday:''' God damn it, Cookie. Move your ass, I want my twelve!



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Each sentence of the Diver's Creed at the end is punctuated by Carl taking a step in the suit.



* {{Socialite}}: Several officers at a
31st May '15 4:31:19 PM Clendy82
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Master Chief Sunday's various demotions. For Navy personnel E-7 and above, it takes a fill court martial to demote such a person, not simply captain's mast. And even then, such an individual will be '''strongly''' encouraged to retire before it comes to that. The movie is correct in that a chief that has gone through the process of demotion will be more or less stiluck in a dead end when it comes to future career advancement until he retires.
16th Apr '15 6:25:08 AM PaladinPhoenix
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* MovingTheGoalposts: Though it was done long before the event in question. After getting his prosthetic leg, Carl wants to be reinstated as a Navy Diver again, but the military says no. He makes it a legal challenge, and is told that he has to basically qualify again by making 12 steps unaided in a full diving suit, which weighs well over 400 pounds. When he prepares to do so, with the help of Chief Sunday, Sunday tells the Navy men to help Carl stand up, only to be informed that under new rules, a Navy Diver must stand ''unaided''. The struggle for Carl to get to his feet takes ''minutes''.


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Overlapping with DeliberateValuesDissonance. After specifically sabotaging Carl's diving qualification exam, Sunday is ordered by the racist admiral in charge of the diving school to let Carl ''die'' underwater instead of letting him pass. Sunday deliberately refuses to do so, and is promptly demoted/reassigned after certifying Carl as a Navy Diver.
23rd Mar '14 12:28:46 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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* AppealToForce: Sunday intimidates a Marine standing watch outside the courtroom. The Marine lets Sunday by, even though keeping him out of the courtroom was his only reason for being there.

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* AppealToForce: Sunday intimidates a Marine standing watch outside the courtroom. The Marine lets Sunday by, even though keeping him out of the courtroom was his only reason for being there.



* JackieRobinsonStory: He was ''not'' the first African-American Navy diver, but he ''was'' the Navy's first African-American master diver. He later became the first [[spoiler: one-legged African-American diver]].

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* JackieRobinsonStory: He was ''not'' the first African-American Navy diver, but he ''was'' the Navy's first African-American master diver. He later became the the Navy's first [[spoiler: one-legged African-American diver]].



* TheDrunkenSailor: Sunday, whose MadnessMontra takes the form of the [=CPO=] Rules:

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* TheDrunkenSailor: Sunday, whose MadnessMontra MadnessMantra takes the form of the [=CPO=] Rules:



* TheMentor: Sunday to Brashear. Carl wouldn't have made master chief without him.

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* TheMentor: Sunday to Brashear. Carl wouldn't have made master chief without him. him.
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