The Rough Riders: USA, 1997. The movie stars Tom Berenger (Platoon, Major League) as Col. Teddy Roosevelt and chronicles the beginnings of the Spanish-American War, the formation of the Rough Riders from an eclectic bunch of Ivy-League graduates and frontier cowboys, and culminates in their charges up Kettle and San Juan Hill.
Cast: Teddy Roosevelt Tom Berenger
Bucky O’Neal Sam Elliott
William McKinley Brian Keith
William R. Hearst George Hamilton
Craig Wadsworth Chris Noth
John Hay R. Lee Ermey
“Fighting Joe” Wheeler Gary Busey
Col. Leonard Wood Dale Dye
Theodore Roosevelt: An American Lion. History Channel, 2003. This documentary is contained on two DVDs and chronicles Roosevelt’s life. It is a worth buy and usually sells for around $30. It is narrated by Richard Dreyfuss of Jaws/Close Encounters fame, and includes some commentary by Bill Clinton. Several prominent Roosevelt biographers are quoted.