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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Robert Strane ...
 Sen. Hanna 2 episodes, 1997
Jack Watkins ...
 Harry Hefues 2 episodes, 1997
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 Capt. Max Luna 2 episodes, 1997
Paul Menzel ...
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In 1898, the U.S. 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.

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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

When training in San Antonio, Texas, the Rough Riders are shown drawing their equipment from the back of horse drawn wagons. In reality, their equipment was issued at The Quadrangle, a limestone structure that was the original army quartermaster depot in that city. The Quadrangle still stands on the post at Fort Sam Houston and serves as headquarters for the US Army North. Peacocks, rabbits and deer freely roam the grounds as they did in the 1800s. See more »

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[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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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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Highly recommended Berenger film with a great ensamble cast!
16 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Tom Berenger as Theodore Roosevelt! Is this guy an ACTOR or what?!? He's got Teddy's look & demeanor down pat. He certainly does his research!

Crux of the film - A volunteer rag-time bunch of men become soldiers trained by Buck O'Neil (the ever-outdoorsy M-A-N of the cowboy/war-type flicks, Sam Elliot). Goodrich & Tiffany are just some of the now famous names who went down in history fighting this war on San Juan Hill. Besides the rich & priviledged there were outlaws & everyday men. And who led them up that hill? Tom Berenger as Theodore Roosevelt himself. It's something how he can change his look in practically every film he's in. Just before this one, he was The Substitute. He looked older, grayish hair, wrinkles in his face. As Teddy, his skin is so smooth, his hair not gray at all & has a much younger stance. I know make-up & hair dye can do wonders (& Berenger's wife was the person on the set to do it here) but what a transformation!

Gary Busey is not one of my favorite actors but he's got the energy & craziness for his role as Joe Wheeler here, in command & in pursuit! Go buy this film & enjoy the thrill of acting!


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