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.
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Some heroes are born...some are made...some are mistakes
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Did You Know?
Due to protests from locals when they found out about the film's plot--the Mexican army recapturing the Alamo--production was halted, although some major scenes had already been shot inside the Alamo. These keys scenes were The Tour, The Climbing of the Barrack Wall, and the Sacristy. The company was only allowed to film scenes up to the front gate after production was halted. The scene where John Astin
replaced the flag was filmed on a Hollywood business street. The scene in CBS Television's city back lot was also used in The Omega Man
(1971). See more
Max tells the border agent he and his men are headed to Laredo. Max would know Laredo is just 300 feet from the Mexico-Texas border, and can be accessed from the Laredo Convent Avenue Port of Entry. However, the border crossing Max leads his men to is in the middle of nowhere. See more
Halt, who goes there, please?
[to General Hallson on the other side of the door
General Billy Joe Hallson
"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
References The Alamo