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Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)

"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

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Peter Levin

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Frank Q. Dobbs (story), John Binder (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... Sam Houston
Claudia Christian ... Eliza Allen
Devon Ericson ... Tiana Rogers
Michael C. Gwynne ... Mosely Baker
Donald Moffat ... Col. John Allen
John Quade ... Sen. Stansbury
Ned Romero ... Chief John Jolley
William Russ ... William Travis
John P. Ryan ... David Burnett
James Stephens ... Stephen Austin
Richard Yniguez ... Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Michael Beck ... Jim Bowie
Bo Hopkins ... Col. Sidney Sherman
G.D. Spradlin ... President Andrew Jackson
Ritch Brinkley ... Sen. Buckley
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"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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone to Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Laredo, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Near the end of the movie when General Houston is being evacuated on a stretcher on board the river boat one of the cheering men clearly is wearing a wristwatch on his left wrist. See more »

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From The Back Of The Box
2 February 2002 | by viewerschoiceSee all my reviews

The American West has produced more than its share of legends, but none greater than the true-life story of Sam Houston. Sam Elliott is the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas! 1829-Sam Houston's career as the popular governor of Tennessee ends in disgrace and heartbreak. He treks back to the happy place of his boyhood among the Cherokee Indians.

Houston finds love with a part-Cherokee and honor as he negotiates peace among warring tribes. Yet the U.S. Government destroys his triumph by coldly seizing the Cherokee land.

In despair, he heads to the Mexican territory of Texas to join his old friend Jim Bowie in an epic fight for the liberation of what will one day be the state of Texas.


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