History Film / MenOfHonor

26th Sep '16 4:18:37 AM bjshipley1
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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 stuck 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 full 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 stuck in a dead end when it comes to future career advancement until he retires.
3rd Aug '16 7:54:25 AM MacedonianKing
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Who knew taking 12 steps forward could be so dramatic?

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Who knew taking 12 steps forward could be so dramatic?dramatic? [[spoiler: Although a one legged person taking 12 steps in a 400 pound diving suit is hardly mundane, in universe.]]
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.
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