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General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos
Pamela Tiffin ...
Paula Whitland
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Sergeant Valdez
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General Lacomber
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Chief of Police Sylvester
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Hattie
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Dr. Sam Gillison
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Edna Miller
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Desmond Miller
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Contreras
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Gomez
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Romero
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Moreno
Don Diamond ...
Hernandez
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When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The most magnificent mistake of them all! See more »

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The Alamo gates were filmed very quickly - one or two takes at most. However, the March through San Antonio was organized and roads were blocked off two blocks away once filming began. The actual scene that stopped filming was when a single shot rang out in the Alamo during the ending sequence of the film. This angered some locals, who claimed that the site is a shrine and that no gunfire had been fired there since the original battle. See more »

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Max tells the border agent he and his men are headed to Laredo. Max would know Laredo is just 300 feet from the Mexico-Texas border, and can be accessed from the Laredo Convent Avenue Port of Entry. However, the border crossing Max leads his men to is in the middle of nowhere. See more »

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General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos: A friend of mine, a woman, she told me the men do not respect me. She said they would not follow me even into a whorehouse!
Sergeant Valdez: She is wrong, senor. The men would follow you into a whorehouse.
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"All persons mentioned in this story are completely fictitious except for: Davy Crockett Col. William B. Travis James Bowie John Wayne and Richard Widmark" is the first credit to appear. See more »

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Referenced in American Sexual Revolution (1971) See more »

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Politically Correctness Takes a Well Deserved Beating
7 February 2001 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

If you love Jonathan Winters, Harry Morgan and Peter Ustinov you shouldn't miss this send up to nationalism and its short comings. However, if you find jokes about KKK members, who can't find white sheets because the local merchant only carries flower printed bedding, offensive then maybe this film is not for you.

As a former Texan who loves and can still laugh at some of the larger than life historical figures that make up the Texas Mystic, I can only say this was a fun film, and should not be missed even if it never makes it to DVD. I recalled this film fondly when watching the history textbook discussion at the beginning of Lone Star, and during my many viewings of Miss Congeniality too. This one's not only for those who have been to the Alamo, but will be extra fun for those who have.


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