One Man's Hero

One Man's Hero (1999)

One man's hero is another man's traitor.

  • Genre: Western, Action, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1999-08-02
  • User Rating: 9.3/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Televisa S.A. de C.V.
  • Production Country: United States of America, Mexico, Spain
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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

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  • Tom Berenger

    as Captain John Riley
  • Joaquim de Almeida

    as Cortina
  • Daniela Romo

    as Marta
  • Mark Moses

    as Col. Benton Lacy
  • Stuart Graham

    as Corporal Kenneally
  • Gregg Fitzgerald

    as Paddy Noonan
  • Don Wycherley

    as Brian Athlone
  • Wolf Muser

    as Cpl. Schultz
  • Luke Hayden

    as Seamus McDougherty
  • Ilia Volok

    as Daniel Grzbalski
  • Patrick Bergin

    as General Winfield Scott
  • James Gammon

    as General Zachary Taylor
  • Carlos Carrasco

    as Dominguez
  • Stephen Tobolowsky

    as Captain Gaine
  • Dermot Martin

    as Seamus Fitzgerald
Production Mary Jo Slater Casting
Production Jaime Comas Gil Associate Producer
Art Héctor Romero Art Direction
Art Enrique Estévez Set Decoration
Sound Ernest Troost Original Music Composer
Editing Mark Conte Editor
Production Conrad Hool Unit Production Manager
Directing Lance Hool Director
Camera João Fernandes Director of Photography
Production William J. MacDonald Producer
Art Peter Wooley Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Carol H. Beule Costume Design
Production Bruce H. Newberg Casting
Camera Pancho Alcaine Additional Photography
Production Joseph Brad Kluge Associate Producer
Production Paul L. Newman Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Matthew Jacobsen Costume Design
Writing Milton S. Gelman Writer