Robert De Niro as Master Chief Billy Sunday
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Chief Carl Brashear
Charlize Theron as Gwen Sunday
Aunjanue Ellis as Jo
Hal Holbrook as Mr. Pappy
The story ultimately revolves around two “men of honor”; their relationship, their individual and joint failures and triumphs. Carl Brashear is determined to be the first African American Navy Diver in a time where racism is rife. Leslie Sunday is his embittered trainer, determined to see him fail. Fate, challenges and circumstances eventually draw these two men together in a tale of turbulence and ultimately triumph.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writer: Scott Marshall Smith