General Information

Glossary: O
Released Year: 1999
Runtime: 121 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Directors: Lance Hool
Writers: Milton S. Gelman
Casts: Ilia Volok, Stuart Graham, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joaquim de Almeida, Carlos Carrasco, Tom Berenger, Mark Moses, James Gammon, Patrick Bergin, Don Wycherley, Luke Hayden, Daniela Romo, Gregg Fitzgerald, Wolf Muser, Dermot Martin
IMDB: One Man’s Hero (1999)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 6.2


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 - Henry Cabot Beck
It has every element necessary to be a classic, and it never comes anywhere near achieving that potential.
Variety - Robert Koehler
Suffers greatly from both a visibly constrained budget and an extraordinarily dated feeling.
L.A. Weekly - Unnamed
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