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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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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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Like other characters in the movie, the character of Craig Wadsworth is also based on a real person of the same name. However, he was not a polo player; he was a steeplechase rider. See more »

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In the final scene, Nash mentions not having visited his friends' graves since the "First World War". This term did not come into common usage until the Second World War. Before 1939, the 1914-1918 war was known as the Great War. 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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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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Bully Bully!
18 January 2005 | by (Tampa Florida) – See all my reviews

Tom Berenger was a great Teddy Roosevelt. It just shows his talents as an actor. The background research on the history was done and the locations were chosen wisely. Unfortunately this movie has not been put on DVD and was not receive wide publicity, so it was overlooked. In addition most of our youth today don't even remember the history beyond last week. I would have liked to see more of the relationship that Teddy had with his men. It's also a fact that many of his Rough Riders did not get to go to Cuba for lack of space on the ships. They wept at the thought of being left behind. At the mustering out - Teddy was presented gifts by his men and he said I'll never forget you. I think these items were overlooked in the movie.


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