Factual error: When they are entering the base in Bayonne, NJ you see mountains in the background. There are no mountains in Bayonne, and across from Bayonne is Staten Island, NY where there definitely aren't mountains.
Factual error: As it says at the very end of the movie, the year is 1969. In the near ending when Carl is in his room getting ready to go to the court hearing, which re-inlists him into the navy, if you look out his bedroom window there's a flag with 48 stars. In 1969 the flag was already 50 stars.
Mr. Pappy: Two tablespoons of machine oil can contaminate an entire ship's fresh water supply.
Billy Sunday: Think you deserve to be here, don't ya? Fraternizing among navy men? Think you're as good as they are? How 'bout me, cookie? You better than me?
Carl Brashear: You're damn right I am.
Mac Brashear: You get in there and fight, Carl. Don't take promises. Bust their rules if you have to. And when it gets hard, and it will, don't quit on me, ever.
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