One Man's Hero (1999)
Movie: One Man's Hero
- Director: Lance Hool
- Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses, Stuart Graham, Gregg Fitzgerald, Don Wycherley, Wolf Muser, Luke Hayden, Ilia Volok, Patrick Bergin, James Gammon, Carlos Carrasco, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dermot Martin
- Release Date: October 08, 1999
- Run Time: 121 min
- Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
“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 faith 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.