One Man's Hero (1999)

R121 min.Action | Drama | History
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BUDGET
$11MM (estimated)
OPENING WKD
$109K Domestic (USA & Canada)
GROSS
$229K Domestic (USA & Canada)
AWARDS
3 nominations See all »
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.  Less

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