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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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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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Real casualties of the Rough Riders was 40% and many died from malaria, after the battle because the US would not let them back into the country, finally TR was able to get them back to Montauk New York in a quarantine camp. On the Library of Congress American Memory website, there are early Edison movies of them at the Montauk quarantine camp. See more »

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John Hay was not in fact Secretary of State during the time of the Spanish-American War. William R. Day was in that position, Hay was the Ambassador to Great Britain and was appointed Secretary of State after the war had concluded. 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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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Lot's of fun for Teddy Roosevelt fans
27 August 2004 | by (SF, CA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie tremendously, but then again I'm a big Theodore Roosevelt fan. The movie does nothing to damage his reputation and is minimal in its application of modern sensibilities. There's lots of action, which closely mimics the historical accounts I've read. Believe it or not, by all reports TR was much as he is portrayed. Good performances abound with Tom Berringer topping the list.

I'll skip trying to tell you what was on these peoples mind when they went to war, however, TR had been de facto Secretary of the Navy and a politician for quite a while so I vote for less naivete than hinted at by another commentator. That said, true believers are reported to have been a far more common breed at the time.

A good rent, but I wish it were available on DVD. Talk to Ted Turner about that.


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