This is another great true story about a US Navy master diver overcoming racism and tremendous challenges to prove himself capable of being an elite underwater rescue and salvage master. Cuba Gooding stars with Robert DeNiro as his chief and training officer.
This is such a powerful drama with some harrowing and exciting moments. Carl Brashear even returned to full active duty after a terrible accident rendered him an amputee. In real life, he served up to being the first Master Chief in the United States Navy (the highest ranking enlisted officer) until the 1980's. No kidding!
"I want my 12 steps!" There's some ironic double-meaning to that reference to Brashear walking in court in a 200+ pound brass diving suit, to his washed-up alcoholic training officer Chief Sunday (DeNiro's character).
This is a really powerful and inspirational story everyone should see.