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Rough Riders (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | History  -  20 July 1997 (USA)
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Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War.

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Henry Nash
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Edith Roosevelt
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Eli
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William Tiffany
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Wadsworth, Sr.
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In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry regiment. The regiment, later known as the Rough Riders, brings together volunteers from all corners of the nation and all walks of life. When Roosevelt and his men finally land on Cuba, they face ambush, intense enemy fire, and a desperate, outnumbered charge up a defended hill. Written by Anonymous

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Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri is named for Col. Leonard Wood. The actor playing Wood is in fact a retired US Marine Captain. See more »

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Roosevelt is shown in Cuba using a custom nickel-plated and engraved 1873 Peacemaker .44/40 revolver with ivory grips. In fact, Roosevelt carried a much smaller blued-steel .38 caliber Colt revolver, presented to him before departing the united states, by his brother-in-law, a navy officer. The revolver was salvaged from the sunken wreckage of the U.S.S.Maine, the battleship that blew up in Havana harbor under mysterious circumstances and propelled the Untied Staes into the war with Spain. This revolver was on display in Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt's estate in Long Island, until being stolen in the late 1980s. See more »

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Henry Nash: I miss you, boys. Been more that twenty years. My God, we were young. Well, it was a young country then, full of promise and hope. Anything was possible then if you were an American.
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Performed at the train departure of the Rough Riders
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Milius is back...
20 August 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Love him or hate him, you have to admit that John Milius has returned in force to make this wonderfully epic movie. He only made two other films (barely) worthy of note: the underrated Flight Of The Intruder and the equally under-rated Farewell To The King. Though directed for television, Rough Riders has all the qualities of a great war epic from the sixties.

What helps Milius is his love of the subject matter. With The Wind And The Lion, Rough Riders feels as though Milius has a deep and abiding love for Theodore Roosevelt. Every frame of this movie gives you the feeling that Milius is working from the heart. His passion and respect for his subject matter illicited the greatest performance of Tom Berenger's career.

If you liked this, do see The Wind And The Lion.


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