- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 29, 2000
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
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Box Office - 11/01/1999
"...A rattling good movie....It tackles the subject with diligence but still manages to be wonderfully entertaining..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/24/1999
"...ONE MAN'S HERO is a deeply felt and engrossing period epic....This is a tale worth telling..."
The intriguing true story of the St. Patrick's Battalion, a group of Irish immigrants who fled to Mexico during the Mexican-American War after being persecuted, religiously as well as ethnically, by the United States Army. Promised American citizenship if they volunteered to fight for the U.S., they learned a powerful lesson upon realizing that this was a conscious fabrication. When they finally took it upon themselves to fight for the other side, the captured soldiers were brutally tortured and hung by the American army. Berenger portrays John Riley, the Irish General who led his group with a confused dignity that helped them to rise above the prejudice they encountered on both sides of the border.
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