General Information

Glossary: O
Released Year: 1999
Runtime: minutes
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Directors: Lance Hool
Writers: Milton S. Gelman
Casts: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses, Stuart Graham, Gregg Fitzgerald, Don Wycherley, Wolf Muser, Luke Hayden, Ilia Volok, Patrick Bergin, James Gammon, Carlos Carrasco, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dermot Martin
IMDB: One Man’s Hero (1999) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.8

Reviews

50
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
Has the stuff of a cavalry classic...but it lacks the vision and personality to attain such a level of artistry.
30
Variety - Robert Koehler
Suffers greatly from both a visibly constrained budget and an extraordinarily dated feeling.
20
L.A. Weekly -
Basically a TNT Western with Tom Berenger in the lead.

One Man’s Hero (1999)


'One Man's Hero' tells the little-known story of the 'St. Patrick's Battalion' or 'San Patricios,' a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ethnic prejudice in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. The plot centers around the personal story of John Riley, an Irishman who had been a sergeant in the American Army who is commissioned as a captain in the Mexican army and commands the battalion, as he leads his men in battle and struggles with authorities on both sides of the border.