"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.
One man's hero is another man's traitor.
8 October 1999 (Mexico)
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Also Known As:
A Coragem de um Homem
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Opening Weekend USA: $108,567,
26 September 1999, Limited Release
Gross USA: $229,311, 24 October 1999
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
There are a number of geographical and historical errors in this film, including some scenes in the battle of Churubusco (the last battle in the movie). See more