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The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, War | 9 April 2004 (USA)
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

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Sgt. William Ward
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Colonel Green Jameson
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Albert Grimes
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Micajah Autry
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Private Gregorio Esparza (as Ricardo S. Chavira)
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Historical drama detailing the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) where 183 Texans (American-born Texans) and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis, along with Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under the personal command of the dictator of Mexico, General Santa Anna, as well as detailing the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) where General Sam Houston's rag-tag army of Texans took on and defeated Santa Anna's army which led to the indepedence of Texas. Written by Matthew Patay

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Drama | History | War | Western

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Rated PG-13 for sustained intense battle sequences | See all certifications »

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$107,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,124,701 (USA) (9 April 2004)

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$22,406,362 (USA) (16 July 2004)
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Feature film debut of Patrick Wilson. See more »

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When Crockett is setting fire to the out building to clear the field of fire, a Mexican soldier jumps out to attack Crockett and is promptly shot by Colonel Travis from the Rampart. A stunned Crockett turns to the Rampart which appears 30-40 feet behind him. Colonel Travis is shown lowering his rifle having fired the shot that killed the soldier. Crockett, having acknowledged the saving shot, turns his head forward towards the dead soldier, but over his shoulder the Alamo now appears 100 to 150ft away from where he stands. See more »

Quotes

David Crockett: Excuse me, Colonel; we got quite a mare's nest out here. You might want to come out and see.
William Travis: I have to get these dispatches out while there is still time. You can help me place the men, colonel. You and your men will defend the palisade on the west wall.
David Crockett: By 'palisade', you mean that little bunch of sticks out there?
William Travis: Would you prefer another assignment?
David Crockett: Uh, no, no; that was the one I was gonna put in for.
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Referenced in Arrested Development: The B. Team (2013) See more »

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Lament For The Children
Arranged and performed by Dougie Pincock
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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A very good film that did not deserve negative reviews!
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really don't understand the mostly venomous reviews for this film. It was the most historically accurate film ever made on the subject and the acting, for the most part,was exemplary; although, I must admit it is far from my favorite performance by Quaid. But Thornton, Patric, and Wilson were tremendous; I cannot imagine anyone else playing those 3 roles as well as they did! It is a sad commentary on the preferences of our society in general when a film this good and on this type of subject does so poorly. I hate to pose this question, but could it be due to a Texas/war backlash due to our current administration and the Iraq situation? Or as a movie-going public, do we prefer to be "dumbed-down" these days? Anyway, I highly recommend this film!


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