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Men of Honour

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Sleeping though the evening means you’re going to stay up the night, and today I watched “Men of Honour” , starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. It’s a great movie, about doing things because they say you can’t.

In a time when the U.S Navy is just de-segregated, ‘Men of Honour’ is the story of two men – De Niro is Master Chief Sundy , a Navy Diver having a problem with authourity, and consequently bearing the brunt of demotions and turning alcoholic; Gooding is Carl Brashear, a black farm-boy who dreams to be a Navy Man, and fights racism, red-tape , administration and eventually his own handicap to become a Navy Diver, because of his conviction to do what everyone says he cannot do. He even has to prove his competence in court lugging a 290 pound Navy diving suit on land for 12 steps.

It’s been days since I watched a good movie and this one was an enjoyable experience.

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Written by Nash

April 25, 2006 at 1:31 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. You’re right – that is a great movie – two great actors too.

    Tillerman

    April 25, 2006 at 1:34 am

  2. @tillerman : Yeah, it came out along with a spate of similar military movies – “A few good Men” etc.

    Nash

    April 25, 2006 at 1:38 am

  3. “I WANT THE TRUTH”….YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH”

    A few good men…a classic. Will watch this one too.

    Roodge

    April 25, 2006 at 7:57 am

  4. more reccos:
    munich
    syriana
    pirates of the caribbean
    kingdom of heaven
    a history of violence
    (phew !)

    KK

    April 25, 2006 at 12:56 pm


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