In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri
Bullitt (1968)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
Texas (1941)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor
My Son Johnny (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Anthony Cortino lives with his mother in a quiet suburb. His father is dead, and his violent criminal brother is a long way off, in the city, and if Anthony has his way, that's where he ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Michele Lee, Ricky Schroder, Corin Nemec
A Son's Promise (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty
Stars: Ricky Schroder, David Andrews, Veronica Cartwright
Too Young the Hero (TV Movie 1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of Calvin Graham who at the age of twelve, but looking quite a lot older, succeeded in joining the navy during World War II. In spite of his young age, he received a purple ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Ricky Schroder, Jon DeVries, Debra Mooney
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton
What We Did That Night (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ex-con (Rick Schroder) returns to town after being released from prison and begins threatening his former college buddies about a frat party hazing incident that they all have tried to hide in their past.

Director: Paul Shapiro
Stars: Ricky Schroder, Jack Noseworthy, Michael Easton
Blood River (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found out that they murdered Jimmy's parents for their land. Trying to get away from Logan's ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Ricky Schroder, Wilford Brimley, John P. Ryan
Miles from Nowhere (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Frank and Cam have been friends all their lives, Cam is on the High School Football team, coached by his dad, Frank is a promising runner, with a dream of completing a sub 4 minute mile and... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Ricky Schroder, James Farentino, Marlyn Mason
Terror on Highway 91 (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A police deputy in a small town grows more and more disgusted with the rampant corruption and brutality practiced by the sheriff and his fellow officers.

Director: Jerry Jameson
Stars: C.K. Bibby, Lara Flynn Boyle, Richard Brooks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lucia
...
Benito Garza
Frederick Coffin ...
Zave (as Fred Coffin)
...
...
Mattie
...
Yancey Quimper
...
...
...
...
Travis
...
Capt. Sam Garner
...
Otto MacNab (as Rick Schroder)
...
Narrator
...
MacNab
...
Edit

Storyline

In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan independence. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An epic as big as the land that shaped it.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

James A. Michener's Texas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was released on home video before its television premiere to help defray the $12,000,000 production costs. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It was good history, whether it was good Michener or not.
2 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's interesting that none of those who panned this movie were Texans. Whether or not it followed Michener's book closely is not the point; it followed history very well.

The whole reason Americans came to settle in Texas in the first place - as the movie made abundantly clear through Patrick Duffy's Stephen F. Austin - was that Mexico had not and could not properly settle such a vast land. Austin's colony was established at the invitation of Santa Anna.

It was only as Santa Anna systematically denied the Texicans - or Texians, if you prefer - basic rights that any citizen of any nation should reasonably expect from his government that they revolted. As the movie made clear, Austin did everything he could - with Sam Houston's concurrence - to keep his agreement with Santa Anna. The Mexican dictator literally drove him and the Texicans to revolt in order to give him an excuse to invade and slaughter them. His cruelty was best shown by what happened at Goliad - where the Texicans surrendered, only to be lined up and murdered after giving up all their weapons.

This last could have been emphasized a little more to show the bleak reality of trying to deal with this despot, but that's my only quarrel with the entire movie. I gave it an 8 - and wondered how IMDB managed to come up with a weighted average of 4.1 when 55% of the voters gave it a 7 or better.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Showing this film for a Texas History Class k-stahlecker
Something mediocre about this TV film kng045
Alamo Battle theil-1
Discuss Texas (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?