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The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 26 January 1987
Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.

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The story of the famed siege of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, in which a small band of soldiers held off an overwhelming army under the Mexican general Santa Anna long enough to allow the Texan army to gather its strength. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Alamo - 13 Tage bis zum Sieg  »

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Trivia

Of the Alamo's 180-odd defenders only 13 were native born Texans, 11 of them ethnic Mexicans. 50 of the defenders were European born. See more »

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According to most accounts Travis was shot and killed at the onset of the final charge, but Alec Baldwin's Travis does not die until near the end. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: I like you English... your thoroughness... your worldliness...
Col. Black: [Interrupting] On behalf of my countrymen...
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: [He pointedly holds up an imperious finger to silence him] ... but I do not like your fine manners. Manners win women, not wars. Perhaps if you English had realized that, the Americans would not be a country to plague me now. Yes?
[Black remains silent]
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A GOOD FLICK
12 November 2003 | by (new jersey) – See all my reviews

O.K.,so this retelling of the alamo story may not boast the biggest budget,the most visible actors,and may be a bit on the long side BUT it is a decent flick that makes an effort to present a reasonable retelling of the actual alamo saga...in the film which john wyane put out in the'60s the unrealisticl super-patriotism seemed to get in the way of the story,reducing it almost to a parody of actual events...don't get me wrong here,I did enjoy that flick,but the rather stilted dialouge and the "Hollywood"production values seemed to make the whole enterprise(excluding the final,climactic & well photographed battle scenes)seem a tad two-dimensional..."13 Days to Glory"used a lot of B-level and unknown players,presented a more realistic storyline,and,contrary to what some may think,did well combining battle footage from a previous production with footage shot specificly for this film...I have heard that the new alamo flick,set to be released in April,will present an even more realistic portrait of the defenders and the mexican army,warts and all...this,to some degree,was what"13 days to Glory"attempted,and if they did not bring forth a masterpiece they at least managed to give us a good flick...not great maybe,but a good flick


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