One Man's Hero
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A little known chapter from the Mexican-American War is brought to the screen in this historical drama based on fact. In 1846, shortly before the United States turned its aggressions against Mexico into armed conflict, John Riley (Tom Berenger) and a group of U.S. soldiers crossed the border into Mexico to attend Mass. Riley and his fellow soldiers were Irish nationals who had come to the United States to escape the economic devastation of their homeland, brought on by the Potato Famine. Like many other Irish immigrants, Riley was promised citizenship in exchange for serving a tour of duty in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Weighed down by the traditional Hollywood trappings."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"An interesting historical drama about a little-known incident that would have been much better had someone like John Milius directed it."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"An earnest, flawed film for thoughtful, critical viewing."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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