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22.04.07 : Rough Riders, released in 1997

Rough Riders was released in 1997.  A well-done account of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry in the Spanish-American War and the Battle of San Juan Hill.  While the story centers on Theodore Roosevelt, well-played by Tom Berenger, there is much Southern flavor.  Sam Elliott leads Southwestern volunteers and Gary Busey is great as former Confederate and now U.S. General Joe Wheeler in action once more against the Spanish, who he now and then miscalls “Yankees.”   


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