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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

Director:

Peter Levin

Writers:

Frank Q. Dobbs (story), John Binder (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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A TV movie for the CBS network. See more »

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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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What in Sam Houston!
1 January 2004 | by deanofrppsSee all my reviews

Sam Houston will always be remembered as the man who annexed the US to Texas and changed everything. Told with respect for the Mexican view, Gone to Texas does more than hint President Jackson's resolve to get Texas one way or another and his tasking of Sam Houston to the project to relieve both whites and Indians in the American East of coping with Sam. The legend of San Jacinto is told in the traditional fashion , but there's more than a hint that Houston had General Gaines' US troops for the task.

But it's still a pleasure to revisit young America bursting with enthusiasm albeit at Mexico's expense. G.D. Spradlin played President Andrew Jackson as he is remembered the last of the demi-Gods. I think even the Raven would have liked

Sam Elliott in his part. Bo Hopkins was an excellent choice for Colonel Sidney Sherman, cool arrogant and deadly.

COMPARABLE FILMS: ONE MAN's HERO, The Alamo


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