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General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos
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Paula Whitland
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Sergeant Valdez
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General Lacomber
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Hattie
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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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Trivia

Written by well-known American news anchor Jim Lehrer. See more »

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The "military" helicopter used by General Lacomber has a civilian registration number on it. See more »

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Mexican Soldier: Halt, who goes there, please?
[to General Hallson on the other side of the door]
General Billy Joe Hallson: John Wayne!
Mexican Soldier: [opens door] Richard Widmark!
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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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Amusing, but broadly-played, trifle
6 July 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This one-joke chestnut seemed hilarious to me at age 14, but hasn't aged that well. Still, Ustinov is wonderful in lead role, and much of the shtick still provokes guffaws despite the lack of subtlety. It's certainly a family film with a sense of American history and some delicious ironies. I gave it 6 out of 10.


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