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Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most extraordinary Americans who lived, a larger-than-life legend whose story has to be seen to be believed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Bob Boyd ... Theodore Roosevelt
John Gable ... Photographer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Batty ... Ted
Lisette Clemens ... Alice
William Kapinski ... Father
Harold Mark Kingsley ... Young T.R. (Teddy Roosevelt)
Sean Lavin ... Kermit

Theodore Roosevelt V ... Quentin
Michael Roosevelt ... Archie
Philippa B. Roosevelt ... Edith
Pippi Roosevelt ... Ethel

Theodore Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)

George C. Scott ... Narrator (voice)
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Directed by
Harrison Engle 
 
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Theodore Strauss 

Produced by
Harrison Engle .... producer
Marilyn S. Engle .... co-producer
Sidney Kirkpatrick .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Tom Baer 
Robert Ipcar 
Jeri Sopanen 
 
Film Editing by
Harrison Engle 
 
Sound Department
Thelma Vickroy .... sound
 

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93 min (special edition 1998)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A very enjoyable biography on a truly remarkable man, 4 July 2001
Author: Marcel de Vries (m.c.de.vries@wanadoo.nl) from Den Haag, the Netherlands

I came into possession of the video of this biography by pure coincidence but now that I have seen it I am pleased that I did.

It shows Theodore Roosevelt from a young boy to a great man. I was pleased to see he, like his nephew Franklin, has dutch ancestory.

The death of his first wife, his battles against early political opponents, his rise to the presidency, his progressive party run against the conservatives and the special interests, the rough riders, his tours of Africa and Europe, it's all in there.

There is even some historical video/sound footage. Actor Bob Boyd does a good job on the parts that were acted.

The only minus point of this video I found to be the music. I didn't like it, it just kept going, they could have done with a little less of that.

And which political buff wouldn't have liked to see Teddy, who was almost certain of the 1920 Republican nomination when he died a year earlier, up against then Democratic vice-presidential candidate Franklin Roosevelt (who later became a 4 term president himself).

All things combined, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt is a worthy tribute to a fine man, a great president, and a beloved personality.

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