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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
In 1848, Jon Riley (Tom Berenger) heads a group of Irish-born Roman Catholic soldiers in the U.S. Army. The group faces religious prejudice in the predominantly Protestant military. In the midst of the war against Mexico, Riley and some of his fellow soldiers go to a Catholic church and are cruelly punished as a result. Because of this, they defect to the Mexican Army, where they meet guerrilla leader Cortina (Joaquim de Almeida), with whom they forge an unlikely bond.

Cast: Tom Berenger , Joaquim de Almeida , Daniela Romo , Mark Moses , Stuart Graham , James Gammon , Stephen Tobolowsky , Carlos Carrasco

Director: Lance Hool

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., Orion Pictures

One Man's Hero (1999)

Release Date: August 2nd, 1999|2 hr. 1 min.

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  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Has the stuff of a cavalry classic...but it lacks the vision and personality to attain such a level of artistry. show more

  • 30
    Henry Cabot Beck

    It has every element necessary to be a classic, and it never comes anywhere near achieving that potential. show more

  • 30
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Suffers greatly from both a visibly constrained budget and an extraordinarily dated feeling. show more

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