One Man's Hero

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: September 24, 1999

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Cast: Tom Berenger, Daniela Roma, Patrick Bergin, James Gammon, Jorge Bosso, Luke Hayden

Synopsis

Based on the true story of the St. Patrick's Brigade, One Man's Hero is set during the Mexican-American War. Irish-American John Riley deserts his army unit after being denied permission to attend mass.

Swimming across the Rio Grande River into Mexico, Riley joins the Mexican army and leads a rogue unit of 200 men - largely men jailed by the U.S. Army for disobedience - into battle against the States.

Captured and court-martialed by the American military, Riley is horse-whipped and branded with a "D" on his face - forever marking him as a deserter.

Director: Lance Hool
Studio: MGM/UA
Producer(s): Lance Hool, Bill MacDonald
Screenplay: Milton S. Gelman

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