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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 faith who deserted to Mexico ... 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 faith 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. Written by Anonymous

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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)  »

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$11,350,000 (estimated)

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$108,567 (USA) (24 September 1999)

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$229,311 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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The film is rated as unacceptable by the American Humane Society. The films makers refused to produce evidence that no animals were harmed during production. The end titles disclaimer that no animals were harmed is not endorsed by the AHA. See more »

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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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