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Texas (1994)

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 »

Director:

Richard Lang

Writers:

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

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Home video versions feature gore and nudity not present in the broadcast version. See more »

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Features The Last Command (1955) See more »

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A lot of reviewers here have missed the point
11 December 2002 | by KingJoeTXSee all my reviews

This movie was NEVER intended as a live, acted version of the novel. The reason, in fact, James Michener gave the movie his blessing was because of this. Michener writes novels, fictionalized stories very loosely based on actual history. The movie was intended simply to portray the actual history that inspired his novel, in a way that would relate to the novel itself.

It is for that reason that one cannot simply dismiss this movie as worthless. The cinematography used has been a liability to some viewers, according to previous reviews, but was used for effect. In the end, anyone who knows Texas, American, and/or Mexican history will immediately understand the movie is slanted a bit to favor the (historical) Texan's point of view. This should in now way deter you from viewing the film objectively, either as a great representation of historical events, or simply for your own amusement. This movie's all star cast is akin to such a cast as was viewed in A Few Good Men, and few movies since.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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James A. Michener's Texas See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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