7 user

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 »


Rod Hardy


James Lee Burke (novel), Larry Brothers (teleplay)

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

1 win. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Winter Light (2015)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When an aging college professor confronts two hunters trespassing on his property, he begins an escalating battle of wills that will test his faith in everything he holds dear. Adapted from... See full summary »

Director: Julian Higgins
Stars: Raymond J. Barry, Vincent Kartheiser, Q'orianka Kilcher
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.

Director: Phil Joanou
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After his brother the sheriff is murdered, Bat Masterson is elected to the job and is determined to find the killer and make Dodge City safe.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire


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 Woody Watson ... Lt. Burnett


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Prison made them tough. War made them heroes.


Crime | Western


Not Rated | See all certifications »


Official Sites:






Release Date:

18 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Defesa do Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Marshall, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bleecker Street Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The blacksmith that is supposedly forging the red-hot horseshoe blank at the beginning of the movie right after the swamp scene, strikes the red-hot blank incorrectly and knocks off a big chunk from one end of it, yet he continues striking it as though nothing were wrong. The blank is ruined at that point and must be re-melted and re-forged. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed