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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.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría
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In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne
Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey
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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.

Director: Burt Kennedy
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The story of the defense of the mission-turned-fortress by 185 Texans against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836.

Director: Christy Cabanne
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Disappointing
26 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an Alamo buff I have seen most of the features of the famous battle, and the men who fought there. This documentary took a fascinating slice of our history and squeezed the life out of it. The production values were very low: camera work, lighting (if you're only shooting heads, try to make them look good) and the editing seemed completely unmotivated. The little "bonus" scene of the museum artifacts was very badly done, like someone had a timer and had to leave. I found myself watching, transfixed, as each repetitive sound bite, delivered without benefit of supporting footage or some interesting inter-cuts, droned on. The section of previous features was the best part, using at least footage from the past, though the insights weren't too insightful.Thinking I had found someone's high school project, I looked up the producer and see she has quite a few credits. Well, she phoned this one in.


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