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
  • Director:
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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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  • 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