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Viva Max (1969)

G | | Comedy | December 1969 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Refers to the John Wayne film The Alamo (1960) by showing a painting of Wayne as Davy Crockett defending the Alamo. Normally there is a disclaimer that states "all characters depicted in this motion picture are fictitious," etc. In this film, the disclaimer reads "all characters depicted in this motion picture except John Wayne are fictitious..." See more »

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When Max tells Sergeant Valdez to raise the Mexican flag over the Alamo, the pole is clearly shown as being beyond the perimeter wall, however when the flag is raised, the pole is mounted on the side of a building- easily reached from inside. See more »

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Mexican Soldier: Halt, who goes there, please?
[to General Hallson on the other side of the door]
General Billy Joe Hallson: John Wayne!
Mexican Soldier: [opens door] Richard Widmark!
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"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 »

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Spoofs The Alamo (1960) See more »

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One of my all time favorites!
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One of my all time favorites and I'm a Daughter of the Republic of Texas! The views inside the Alamo and those on the streets of San Antonio are accurate and evocative. The actual history of the Alamo is one that should not be overlooked and this lighthearted tribute is among the most congenial.


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