Following historical fact, the action unfolds on multiple stages—McKinley’s White House, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Cuba—culminating with TR’s self-described “crowded hour” as he leads his unlikely mix of cowboys and Eastern dandies up San Juan Hill. Though long, the 1997 film can be viewed in sections to give students a clear picture of the issues and personalities involved in the war. Also stars Sam Elliott and Gary Busey. Note: brief strong language.
7 and up