In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry regiment. The regiment, later known as the Rough Riders, brings together volunteers from all corners of the nation and all walks of life. When Roosevelt and his men finally land on Cuba, they face ambush, intense enemy fire, and a desperate, outnumbered charge up a defended hill.
Tom Berenger ... Theodore Roosevelt
Sam Elliott ... Capt. Bucky O'Neil
Gary Busey ... Gen. Joseph 'Fighting Joe' Wheeler
Brad Johnson ... Henry Nash
Illeana Douglas ... Edith Roosevelt
Chris Noth ... Craig Wadsworth
Brian Keith ... President William McKinley
George Hamilton ... William Randolph Hearst
R. Lee Ermey ... Secretary of State John Hay
Nick Chinlund ... Frederick Remington
Dale Dye ... Col. Leonard Wood
Holt McCallany ... Hamilton Fish
Geoffrey Lewis ... Eli
James Parks ... William Tiffany
Dakin Matthews ... Wadsworth, Sr.