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In the beginning of the 19th Century, many white Americans are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican ... See full summary »

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Richard Lang

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James A. Michener (novel), Sean Meredith (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Lucia
Benjamin Bratt ... Benito Garza
Frederick Coffin ... Zave (as Fred Coffin)
Patrick Duffy ... Stephen Austin
Chelsea Field ... Mattie
Anthony Michael Hall ... Yancey Quimper
Stacy Keach ... Sam Houston
David Keith ... Jim Bowie
John Schneider ... Davy Crockett
Grant Show ... Travis
Randy Travis ... Capt. Sam Garner
Ricky Schroder ... Otto MacNab (as Rick Schroder)
Charlton Heston ... Narrator
Daragh O'Malley Daragh O'Malley ... MacNab
Miguel Sandoval ... Gen. Cos
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In the beginning of the 19th Century, many white Americans are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan independence. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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An epic as big as the land that shaped it.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James A. Michener's Texas See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The Battle of the Alamo is taken from The Last Command (1955) See more »

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Freedom = Slavery
16 August 2006 | by steven-222See all my reviews

This movie is hokey as heck, but enjoyable if you're interested in the subject. Benjamin Bratt fans should especially like it; his character spans the entire movie and he turns in a charismatic performance. Stacy Keach does fine work as Sam Houston, and Rick Schroder is good as the emotionally conflicted young hero. Production is a bit spotty; quite a bit of the Alamo battle scene is footage from the old John Wayne movie!

Of course, the movie does not mention that one of the main "freedoms" the Texas settlers were fighting for was the freedom to own slaves (for some reason the "oppressive" Mexican government thought that was wrong). Funny, how those who exhort others to fight for freedom so often have their eye on exploiting or subjugating other people...some things never change, especially in Texas!


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