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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 Theodore Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Capt. Bucky O'Neil (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Gen. Joseph Wheeler (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Henry Nash (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Edith Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Col. Leonard Wood (2 episodes, 1997)
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 President William McKinley (2 episodes, 1997)
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 William Randolph Hearst (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Secretary of State John Hay (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Frederick Remington (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Craig Wadsworth (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Sgt. Hamilton Fish (2 episodes, 1997)
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 William Tiffany (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Wadsworth, Sr. (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Lt. Woodbury Kane (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Edward Marshall (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Sgt. Rafael Castillo (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Stephen Crane, writer (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Eli (2 episodes, 1997)
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 B.F. Goodrich (2 episodes, 1997)
Diana Jorge ...
 Mademoiselle Adler (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Sgt. Henry Bardshar (2 episodes, 1997)
Angee Hughes ...
 Sara Bardshar (2 episodes, 1997)
Hunter Bentley ...
 Boyo (GT station) (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Brodie (2 episodes, 1997)
Troy Curvey Jr. ...
 Sgt. Buck (2 episodes, 1997)
Randy Stripling ...
 Buffalo Soldier (2 episodes, 1997)
Willie Dirden ...
 Butler (2 episodes, 1997)
Jared Chandler ...
 Capt. Allyn Capron (2 episodes, 1997)
Rusty Cox ...
 Captain (Shafter's staff) (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Captain (trench) (2 episodes, 1997)
Art Tamez ...
 Castillo Sr. (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Colonel, 71st NY (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Colonel (Shafter's staff) (2 episodes, 1997)
Carlos Compean ...
 Cuban rebel (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Delchaney (Apache) (2 episodes, 1997)
Julie Wilson ...
 Mrs. Fish (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Frederick Funston (2 episodes, 1997)
Greg Krutilek ...
 Admiral (at the White House) (2 episodes, 1997)
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 General (Shafter's staff) (2 episodes, 1997)
Brian Schmeck ...
 Capt. Grimes (2 episodes, 1997)
Robert Strane ...
 Sen. Hanna (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Harry Hefues (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Indian Bob (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Indian Tom Isbell (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Kid at rail siding (2 episodes, 1997)
Lonnie Rodriguez ...
 Capt. Max Luna (2 episodes, 1997)
Paul Menzel ...
 Major (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Man #1 (delivers news to Hearst) (2 episodes, 1997)
Rutherford Cravens ...
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Ted J. Crum ...
 Old codger (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Man at San Antonio station (2 episodes, 1997)
Todd Royal ...
 Man (2 episodes, 1997)
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 George Neville (2 episodes, 1997)
Billy Driver ...
 New Mexico man (2 episodes, 1997)
Charles Sanders ...
 Newsman (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael A. Stephens ...
 Opposing man (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Orderly (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Other New Mexico man (2 episodes, 1997)
Jim Morse ...
 Lt. James Parker (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Black Jack Pershing (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Sgt. Polk (2 episodes, 1997)
Curtis Akin ...
 Quartermaster (2 episodes, 1997)
John Barnett ...
 Rough Rider (in jungle) (2 episodes, 1997)
Tom Williams ...
 Sergeant (Exhibition Hall) (2 episodes, 1997)
Patrick Falci ...
 Rough Rider (at campfire) (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Gen. Shafter (2 episodes, 1997)
Louis Gusemano ...
 Spaniard (2 episodes, 1997)
Damon Collazo ...
 Steward (2 episodes, 1997)
Larry Randolph ...
 Col. Swayles (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Lt. William Wheeler (2 episodes, 1997)
Tiani Warden ...
 Woman in stagecoach (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Gen. Young (2 episodes, 1997)
Timberlake Lewis ...
 British observer (2 episodes, 1997)
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 French observer (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Gen. Toral (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Gen. Toral's interpreter (2 episodes, 1997)
Richard Reyes ...
 Insurrectionist officer (2 episodes, 1997)
Jake Cavelle ...
 Other insurgent (2 episodes, 1997)
Whit Edwards ...
 Sergeant, 71st NY (2 episodes, 1997)
Jamy Myatt ...
 Fish's girl (2 episodes, 1997)
Kristi Fleming ...
 Wadsworth's girl (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Kane's girl (2 episodes, 1997)
Richard Nance ...
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Peter Harrell Jr. ...
 Buffalo sergeant (2 episodes, 1997)
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Oriana Huron ...
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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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Trivia

Besides being a feared and well-respected lawman, Bucky O'Neill had also been an Indian scout and the Mayor of Prescott, Arizona, as well as a self-educated, very well-read and multi-lingual man (speaking French, Spanish and several Indian languages). He and Roosevelt became fast friends and spent much of their time in the campaign discussing military history, Indian customs and classic European literature. See more »

Goofs

John Hay, McKinley's aide in the movie, was the Ambassador to London at the start of the Spanish-American War, and could not be in Washington advising the President. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Version of Rough Riders (1928) See more »

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An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
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Music by Johann Strauss (1866)
Played by band at Tampa hotel
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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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