一直以来，黑人青年卡尔（小库珀·古丁 Cuba Gooding Jr. 饰）都将成为美国海军中的一员当做自己的毕生理想，然而，当他真的加入到了海军队伍中去之后，卡尔才发现，现实远不如想象中美好。在种族歧视之风盛行的军队里，卡尔理所当然的成为了众人伤害和排挤的对象，但个性坚韧的卡尔却并没有因此而退缩和气馁，正相反，他通过比别人多百倍的努力和出色的成绩证明了一个人的成功和失败与肤色无关。比尔（罗伯特·德尼罗 Robert De Niro 饰）的出现让卡尔坚定了想要进入潜水艇搜救队的信念，然而，这支秉性白人至上主义的团队中，还未曾有过黑人加入的先例。通过近两年的不懈努力，卡尔终于加入了潜艇队的训练计划之中并最终成为了其中的一员。同时，他和比尔之间的紧张关系也因为一次不幸的事故而产生了质的改变。
Ksyusha hardly remembers her father: he disappeared when she was still little. And now, 10 years later, his icy body is found in the mountains. Incredibly, he is showing signs of life, even though he is in a coma. In this state, he is brought home. Ksyusha's mother remarried a long time ago, and the return of the former owner destroys the quiet life of the family: inexplicable and terrible things that carry a mortal threat begin to happen in the house, and Ksyusha's mother is behaving more and more strangely ... The girl begins to suspect that together with her father in something supernatural, icy, lifeless has come to their home. And now Ksyusha and her stepfather have to protect the family from a demonic entity.