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One Man's Hero (1999)

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish, and other immigrants of the Catholic religion, who deserted to ... See full summary »

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"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish, and other immigrants of the Catholic religion, who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ethnic prejudice in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. The plot centers around the personal story of John Riley, an Irishman who had been a Sergeant in the American Army, who is commissioned as a Captain in the Mexican Army, and commands the battalion, as he leads his men in battle, and struggles with authorities on both sides of the border.

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One man's hero is another man's traitor.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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8 October 1999 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

A Coragem de um Homem  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$108,567 (USA) (26 September 1999)

Gross:

$229,311 (USA) (24 October 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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The final battle in the movie is the battle of Churubusco. Some facts are stretched about the battle, and there are some errors. See more »

Goofs

The type of noose used to hang the men was of 1880s design, intended to break the neck of the prisoner as opposed to strangling them, where a slip-knot was used. Since the execution did not drop them from enough height, the noose would not have worked, even if it had existed. See more »

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Berenger at his best in an engrossing war drama
27 September 2000 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

Someday, perhaps, when this film achieves the reputation as a classic that it deserves it will be widely re-released. A labor of love for Berenger, it features the acclaimed actor in possibly his greatest performance as an Irish sergeant who fights with his men on the side of the Mexicans during the Mexican war. Tom is incredible here, especially in the closing scenes, but everything is superb here, the music, photography, direction by Lance Hool, supporting performances, everything you could ask for in a spectacle like this.See this film.


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