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5.0 out of 5 stars
A new star is born, 22 Jan 2002
George Tillman has made a classic. The quality of acting, and directing have combined to make a film which grips the audience from the moment the titles begin. Cuba Gooding Jr (Pearl Harbor) shows his quality in this film. He didn't play the part but became the part.
Robert De Niro stirs up great emotion in the viewer- displaying to us the institutional racism, which Gooding Jr is pitted against in his effort to fulfill his dream of becoming a master diver in the US Navy. That is, the first Black American US Navy Diver. This is a true story too- watch the special features afterward.
If you haven't seen this film- watch it. I thought it was great, and so did the two other people who saw it with me.