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Two for Texas (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Western | TV Movie 18 January 1998
In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a ... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Hardy

Writers:

James Lee Burke (novel), Larry Brothers (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Hugh Allison
Scott Bairstow ... Son Holland
Irene Bedard ... Sana
Tom Skerritt ... Sam Houston
Peter Coyote ... Jim Bowie
Victor Rivers ... Emile Landry
Tom Schuster Tom Schuster ... Alcide Landry (as Thomas Schuster)
Rodney A. Grant ... Iron Jacket
Marco Rodríguez ... Gen. Santa Anna
Karey Green Karey Green ... Susannah Dickinson
Richard Andrew Jones ... Deaf Smith (as Richard Jones)
Richard Nance Richard Nance ... Pike - Outlaw
Lonnie Rodriguez Lonnie Rodriguez ... Sergeant Major
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Lt. Herrera
Woody Watson ... Lt. Burnett
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In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a chase of the men. However, the two join up with Sam Houston's army to fight the Mexicans which also sets them free from previous charges. The ex-warden then sells guns to the Mexicans which leads to the Alamo massacre and the death of their friend, Jim Bowie. The two then lead the avenging charge at San Jacinto that settles the war. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Prison made them tough. War made them heroes.

Genres:

Crime | Western

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During the attack on Santa Anna's camp, one of General Sam Houston's officer's on horseback gave the order to "Forward, march!" However, the men charged. The order should have been to charge, not march, so the men didn't disobey, the officer gave the wrong order. See more »

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A Texas Novel
12 October 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Kris Kristofferson and Scott Bairstow play a pair of escaped convicts from a Louisiana chain gang in Two For Texas. When an unexpected chance at escape comes they take it and in the process walk into history in 1836.

These two with a Tawanka Indian woman who was a prisoner of some Choctaws played by Irene Bedard where Kristofferson and Bairstow take refuge after their escape go to Texas because of Sam Houston's promise of 640 acres to those who will fight for Texas freedom. As it turns out Kristofferson knows one of Texas's most prominent freedom fighters, Jim Bowie who is played by Peter Coyote.

This is hardly a historical docudrama, it's a historical novel. But Kristofferson, Bairstow and the rest of the cast do graphically portray genuine frontier characters. Tom Skerritt gives a nice portrayal of Sam Houston one of my favorite historical characters.

Western fans should like this one.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Defesa do Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Marshall, Texas, USA See more »

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Bleecker Street Films See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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