Rough Riders

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Rough Riders is a 1997 television miniseries directed and co-written by John Milius about future President Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment known as the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry; a.k.a. the Rough Riders. The series prominently shows the bravery of... read more

Rough Riders is a 1997 television miniseries directed and co-written by John Milius about future President Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment known as the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry; a.k.a. the Rough Riders. The series prominently shows the bravery of the volunteers at the Battle of San Juan Hill, part of the Spanish–American War of 1898. It was released on DVD in 2006. The series originally aired on TNT with a four-hour running time, including commercials, over two consecutive nights during July 1997.

Original Release

07/20/1997 on TNT

US Release

07/20/1997

Cast

Darin Heames Lt. William Wheeler
Geoffrey Lewis Eli
Titus Welliver B.F. Goodrich
Gary Busey Gen. Joseph Wheeler
George Hamilton William Randolph Hearst
Holt McCallany Sgt. Hamilton Fish
Dale Dye Col. Leonard Wood
Jim Morse Lt. James Parker
Larry Randolph Col. Swayles
R. Lee Ermey Secretary of State John Hay
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1
2 Episode #1.2

Directors

John Milius

Writers

John Milius, Hugh Wilson

Cast

Darin Heames Lt. William Wheeler
Geoffrey Lewis Eli
Titus Welliver B.F. Goodrich
Gary Busey Gen. Joseph Wheeler
George Hamilton William Randolph Hearst
Holt McCallany Sgt. Hamilton Fish
Dale Dye Col. Leonard Wood
Jim Morse Lt. James Parker
Larry Randolph Col. Swayles
R. Lee Ermey Secretary of State John Hay
William Katt Edward Marshall
Brian Keith President William McKinley
Brad Johnson Henry Nash
Damon Collazo Steward
Francesco Quinn Sgt. Rafael Castillo
Julie Wilson Mrs. Fish
Todd Royal Man
David Midthunder Indian Tom Isbell
Rodger Boyce Gen. Shafter
Stephen Bridgewater Sgt. Polk

Producers

Moctesuma Esparza Executive Producer
William J. MacDonald Executive Producer
Larry Levinson Executive Producer
Robert Katz Executive Producer
Frank Q. Dobbs Producer
Tom Berenger Producer
Kristine Harlan Producer
Allan A. Apone Producer

Editors

Sam Citron

1998EmmyOutstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
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