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One Man's Hero ()


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John Riley, an Irish immigrant soldier recruited in the American army during the Mexican-American War faces anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic bigotry from his fellow servicemen and defects to the Mexican army.

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John Riley
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Cortina
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Marta
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Col. Benton Lacy
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Corporal Kenneally
Gregg Fitzgerald ...
Paddy Noonan
Don Wycherley ...
Brian Athlone
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Cpl. Schultz
Luke Hayden ...
Seamus McDougherty
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Daniel Grzbalski
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General Winfield Scott
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General Zachary Taylor
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Dominguez
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Captain Gaine
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Seamus Fitzgerald
Jason Hool ...
Peter O'Neil
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Eammon Daly
Steve Leone ...
John Daly
Jorge Bosso ...
Col. Maximo Nexor
Luis Lorenzo ...
Padre Varga (as Luis Lorenzo)
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James Kelley
Mark Thomas ...
McFadden
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Flor
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Juno
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General Ampudia
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Col. Harney
James Polak ...
Brander
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Lasher
Brett Hool ...
Army Recruiter
Raúl Martínez ...
1st Guerilla
Fernando Elizondo ...
2nd Guerilla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alek Carrera ...
U.S. Batallion Frontman

Directed by

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Lance Hool

Written by

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Milton S. Gelman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Arturo Brito ... associate producer
Jaime Comas Gil ... associate producer: Spain (as Jaime Comas)
Julio Fernández ... associate producer
Kristine Harlan ... associate producer
Conrad Hool ... producer
Lance Hool ... producer
Joseph Brad Kluge ... associate producer (as Joseph Kluge)
William J. MacDonald ... producer
Paul L. Newman ... co-producer

Music by

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Ernest Troost

Cinematography by

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João Fernandes

Film Editing by

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Mark Conte

Editorial Department

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Edgar Pavon ... assistant editor
Chris Regan ... color timer
Frederick Wardell ... additional editor (as Fred Wardell)
Susie Wardell ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Bruce H. Newberg ... (as Bruce Newberg)
Mary Jo Slater

Production Design by

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Peter Wooley

Art Direction by

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Héctor Romero

Set Decoration by

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Enrique Estévez

Costume Design by

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Carol H. Beule
Matthew Jacobsen

Makeup Department

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Trish Alvaran ... hair stylist: Ms. Romo (as Trisha Alvaran-Berenger) / makeup artist: Ms. Romo (as Trisha Alvaran-Berenger)
Ramón de Diego ... additional makeup artist (as Ramon de Diego)
Sylvia Fernández ... additional hair stylist (as Silvia Fernandez)
Maria de Lourdes Flores ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Carlos Horcasitas ... barber
Francisco Jaramillo ... barber
Jori Jenae McGuire ... key hair stylist (as Jori Jenae Murray)
Vonda K. Morris ... key makeup artist (as Vonda Morris)
Julia Napoles ... hair stylist: Ms. Romo / makeup artist: Ms. Romo
Raúl Sarmiento ... additional makeup artist (as Raul Sarmiento)

Production Management

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Diego Gómez Sempere ... production manager: Spain (as Diego G. Sampere)
Conrad Hool ... unit production manager
James K. Jensen ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fernando Altschul ... first assistant director
Efren del Moral ... second assistant director
A. Hugo Gutierrez Cuellar ... first assistant director (as Hugo Gutierrez)
Kelly Kiernan ... second assistant director
Miguel Lima ... first assistant director
Harriet Spalding ... second assistant director (as Harriet Spaulding)

Art Department

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Benito Cano ... propmaker
Malcolm Davis ... storyboard artist
Kelly Farrah ... property master
Ron Greenwood ... production buyer
Martin Gutierrez ... property assistant
Antonio Gómez ... sculptor (as Antonio Gomez)
Eduardo Lopez ... assistant set dresser
Francisco López ... set dresser
Ismael Marin ... scaffolder
Ramiro Martinez Landeros ... property assistant (as Ramiro Martinez)
Antonio Mata ... property master
Andrés Morales ... propmaker
Manuel Ordaz López ... assistant set dresser (as Manuel Ordaz)
German Ramirez ... greensman
Raúl Ramírez ... assistant art director (as Raul Ramirez)
Hugo A. Reyes ... property assistant (as Hugo Reyes)
Oscar Rico ... assistant buyer
Jaime Rivas ... draftsman
Magdaleno Rodriguez ... assistant set dresser
Jack Steblinski ... property assistant (as Jack 'Ski' Steblinski)
Frederico Tellez ... camera painter (as Frederico 'Bigotes' Tellez)
Carlos Torres ... property assistant (as Carlos Torres)
Carlos Torres ... property assistant (as Carlos Torres)
Alfredo Villafanes ... greensman (as Alfredo Villafanes)
Gerardo Zuniga ... associate buyer

Sound Department

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Mark Allen ... sound effects editor
David W. Alstadter ... foley mixer
Neal J. Anderson ... sound effects editor
Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Antonio Betancourt ... sound mixer
Locky Butler ... adr facility manager: Ireland
Patricia Conaway Lamberti ... assistant sound editor (as Patricia Lamberti)
Michael P. Cook ... dialogue editor (as Mike Cook)
Rickley W. Dumm ... first assistant sound editor
Daniel García ... cable person (as Daniel Garcia)
Leslee F. Grizzell ... assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Chris Hogan ... supervising sound editor (as Christopher Hogan)
Trevor Jolly ... adr supervisor
Michael Keller ... re-recording mixer
Lee W. Lebaigue ... sound effects editor (as Lee W. LeBaigue)
David Long ... sound recordist
Kimaree Long ... adr editor
Julie Lucas ... foley recordist
Brian McPherson ... sound effects editor
Anthony Miceli ... supervising sound editor (as Anthony J. Miceli)
James Moriana ... foley artist
Rick Morris ... dialogue editor
Hugh Murphy ... assistant sound editor
Clodagh O'Donovan ... adr mixer: Ireland
Brian Pierson ... foley editor (as J. Brian Pierson)
Andy Potvin ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Scott Sanders ... sound effects editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann ... re-recording mixer (as Melissa S. Hoffman)
David Spybrook ... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Eduardo Valverde ... boom operator
Kim Waugh ... additional sound

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Antonio Cornejo ... special effects assistant
Francisco Cornejo ... special effects assistant
Jesus G. Duran ... special effects supervisor (as Jesus 'Chucho' Duran)
Adrián Durán ... special effects assistant (as Adrian Duran)
Alejandro Durán ... special effects assistant (as Alejandro Duran)
Fermín Durán ... special effects assistant (as Fermin Duran)
Sergio Gomez ... special effects assistant
Javier Martínez ... special effects assistant (as Javier Martinez)

Visual Effects by

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Ivy Agregan ... digital effects coordinator
Carole Cowley ... visual effects associate producer
Charles Darby ... digital matte painting supervisor
Brad Kuehn ... visual effects supervisor
Roger Kupelian ... digital matte artist
Vincent Lavares ... digital asset manager: Cinesite
Gregory D. Liegey ... visual effects composite supervisor (as Greg Liegey)
Anthony Mabin ... digital effects supervisor
Tom May ... visual effects production assistant

Stunts

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Fernando Celis ... stunts (as Fernando Cellis)
Jose Luis Corso ... stunts
Dale Gibson ... stunts
Alfredo Tarzan Gutiérrez ... stunts (as Alfredo Gutierrez)
Jim Hardy ... stunts
Ben Jensen ... stunt coordinator
Ethan Jensen ... stunts
C.L. Johnson ... stunts
Billy Judkins ... stunts
Javier Lambert ... stunts
Robyn Lundin ... stunts
Mauricio Martínez ... stunts (as Mauricio Martinez)
Raúl Martínez ... stunts (as Raul Martinez)
Marty Pistone ... stunts
Reuben Valdez ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pancho Alcaine ... additional cinematographer
Víctor Camacho ... video assistant (as Victor Camacho)
Joaquin Cervera ... additional assistant camera
Gustavo Covarrubias ... key grip
Jorge Covarrubias ... grip
Ricardo Covarrubias ... dolly grip
Fernando Díaz Torres ... assistant camera (as Fernando Diaz) / second assistant camera a
Ángel Goded ... additional cinematographer
Bob Good ... gaffer
Luis Lara Guerrero ... electrician (as Luis Lara)
Jose Gutierrez ... assistant camera
Heriberto Gutiérrez ... first assistant camera (as Heriberto Gutierrez)
Ricardo Hernandez B. ... grip (as Ricardo Hernandez)
Constantino Jiménez ... first assistant camera (as Constantion Jimenez)
Proctor Jones Jr. ... still photographer
Jesús Labastida ... grip (as Jesus LaBastida)
Miguel Lara ... electrician
José Lorrabaquio ... electrician
Leonardo Magdaleno ... electrician
Gerardo Manjarrez ... additional camera operator
Ivan Manjarrez ... still photographer
Maurice K. McGuire ... additional cinematographer (as Maurice McGuire)
Andrés Medina ... grip (as Andres Medina)
Héctor Medina ... additional assistant camera (as Hector Medina)
Rafael 'Pache' Mejía ... grip (as Rafael Mejia)
Hilda Mercado ... additional assistant camera
Noe Muñoz ... assistant camera
Eduardo Oviedo ... electrician
Ismael Parades ... grip (as Ismael Paredes)
Patricio Pereda ... grip
Regino Perez ... electrician
Guillermo Rosas ... camera operator
Luis David Sansans ... assistant camera (as Luis Sansans)
Cesar R. Solis ... additional assistant camera (as Cesar Solis)
Carlos Sánchez ... electrician (as Carlos Sanchez)
Enrique Sánchez ... head electrician (as Enrique Sanchez)
Humberto Sánchez ... grip (as Humberto Sanchez)
Luis M. Sánchez ... electrician
Miguel Urbina ... Steadicam operator
Juan J. Valencia ... electrician (as Juan Jose Valencia)
Checco Varese ... Steadicam operator (as Francesco Varese)
Antonio Vargas ... grip
Pedro Vazquez ... Steadicam assistant

Casting Department

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Edna Arriola ... extras casting (as Edna Arreola)
Claudia Becker ... casting: Mexico
Refugio González ... extras casting assistant
Jesús Guerrero ... extras casting coordinator (as Jesus Guerrero)
Jorge Guerrero ... extras casting assistant
Sandra León Becker ... casting associate: Mexico (as Sandra Leon)
Timothy Michals ... casting assistant: USA
Frank Moiselle ... casting: Ireland
Nuala Moiselle ... casting: Ireland (as Nualla Moiselle)
Anabel Quinonez ... extras casting assistant
Rogelio Rojas ... casting: Mexico

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nicholas Brown ... costumer: Los Angeles
Nickolaus Brown ... costumer
Eduardo Burciaga ... tailor
Javier Delgado ... wardrobe assistant
Heath Evan Hammond ... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles (as Heath Hammont)
Ismael Jardon ... wardrobe assistant
Ignacio Melo ... wardrobe assistant
Jose Luis Montero ... wardrobe assistant
Fernando Najera ... tailor
Chris Ramierz ... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles
Sarah Lea Reid ... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles
Luis Solís ... tailor
Enrique Villavicencio ... key costumer
Maurice Whitlock ... special costume assistant

Location Management

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G. Pekas Lozano ... location manager (as Gloria 'Pekas' Lozano)

Music Department

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Bob Beecher ... assistant music editor
Daniel DiPrima ... music editor: temp music (as Dan DiPrima)
Rick Giovinazzo ... orchestrator
Don Hahn ... music mixer / music recordist
Steve Juliani ... music preparation
Chris Ledesma ... music editor
Frank Macchia ... orchestrator
Ernest Troost ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Mariana Gironella ... script supervisor
Mary H. Patton ... script supervisor
Melisa Sánchez ... script supervisor (as Melisa Sanchez)

Transportation Department

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Arturo Curiel ... transportation coordinator
Jim Dicuffa ... driver: honeywagon (as JimDi Cuffa)
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. ... transportation captain (as Ricardo Gallarzo)
Bill Girard ... driver: production van
Hector Salomon ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Adriana Aimo ... assistant production coordinator
Eduardo Albaladejo ... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Thomas Alcantar ... wrangler
Tamara Allen ... travel coordinator (as Tammy Allen)
Jesús Almontes ... armorer (as Jesus Almontes)
Jonathan Ames-Cooley ... production intern
Bill Anderson ... wrangler
Gerardo Arellano ... paymaster
Joel Avitia ... wrangler
Ana Ballesteros ... caterer
Jose Manuel Ballesteros ... caterer
Jose Luis Barranco ... set doctor
Ezequiel Bernal ... production assistant
Juana Bocanegra ... delegate: A.N.D.A.
Alma Bulas ... construction medic (as Alma Delia Bulas)
Ciro Castellanos ... STPC assistant
Flavio Castillero ... assistant accountant
Roberto Celedon ... professional re-enactor
Dawna Chan ... production associate
Warren Cowan ... publicist
Loreto de la Garza ... production secretary
Fernando Elizondo ... stand-in
Alejandro Ferrer ... STPC chief: Mexico
Harlan Freedman ... development executive
Harlan M. Freedman ... development executive
Antonio Garcia ... scaffolder
Monica Greene ... assistant production coordinator
Armando Guerrero ... stand-in
Rosa María Gómez ... production accountant (as Rosa Maria Gomez)
Stephen Hejnal ... production assistant
Elsa Hermoso ... assistant accountant
Jose Maria Hernandez III ... wrangler
'Chema' Hernandez ... horses and carriages
'Chico' Hernandez ... head wrangler
Alfredo Hernandez ... wrangler
Guillermo Hernandez ... set production assistant
Javier Hernandez ... wrangler
Juan Jose Hernandez ... professional re-enactor
Samuel Hernández ... film courier
Michael Hogan ... historian
Brett Hool ... production assistant
Jason Hool ... electronic press kit
Antonio Islas ... construction medic
Zbigniew Kubak ... stand-in (as Zbiegniew Kuban)
Susana Loyo ... production secretary
Steve Manning ... head wrangler
Octavio Marin ... production associate
Pablo Martinez ... wrangler
Francisco Martínez ... wrangler
Ramón Martínez ... wrangler
Douglas W. McHenry ... post-production accountant
Juan Roman Medina ... professional re-enactor
Chase Mellen III ... legal advisor (as Chase Mellen)
Lillian Michelson ... research librarian
Raymond Moreno ... professional re-enactor
Boyd Morgan Jr. ... wrangler
Juan Carlos Navarro ... set production assistant
Miguel Nájera ... military advisor
Robert Ohlandt ... set production assistant
Claudia Orozco ... stand-in
Lazaro Paterson ... stand-in
Moises Pineda ... warehouse buyer
Marty Pistone ... military choreographer
Antonio Quinones ... set production assistant
John Reel ... wrangler
Roberto Reyna ... set doctor
Robert Rooney ... publicist (as Bob Rooney)
Ruben Rosas ... professional re-enactor
Juan Ramon San Martin ... liaison: Mexico City
Willie Schwenzfeier ... electronic press kit
Luis Serrano ... wrangler
Rick Stevenson ... advisor: artillery
Jason Tahara ... production intern
Jose Sanchez Toledo ... professional re-enactor
Nicolas Torres ... wrangler
Armando Uriegas ... production assistant
Belinda Uriegas ... production coordinator
Julian 'Chico' Valdez ... set production assistant
Hugo Vidaurreta ... set production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

"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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Taglines One man's hero is another man's traitor. See more »
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Also Known As
  • El batallón de San Patricio (Mexico)
  • Herois sense pàtria (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Héroes sin patria (Spain)
  • Rileys letzte Schlacht (Germany)
  • Герой-предатель (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Budget $11,350,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In John Riley's first scene as a San Patricio, he asks their names to other Irish soldiers. When he asks his name to James Kelly, Riley asks him if he has any experience, and Kelly answers that he has been in His Majesty Royal Artillery. Riley replies with, "Good experience, but there is no royalty here", to what Kelly answers, "Yes, sir". Kelly is played by Prince Albert of Monaco, a member of the Royal family of Monaco. See more »
Goofs 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 »

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