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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

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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

TNT

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bleecker Street Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Jim Bowie threw his knife in camp at a distance of at least 20-30 feet and severed a rope, an extremely accurate throw. But the Bowie knife is too big and unbalanced for throwing, and could never be thrown accurately without wobbling off target and tumbling harmlessly. Jim Bowie was not a knife thrower, he was a knife fighter and his knife was a hand-to-hand fighting knife, not a balanced symmetrical throwing knife. See more »

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Plausible story but not historically accurate
14 December 2010 | by AlamoJerSee all my reviews

To the average viewer, Two for Texas is an entertaining movie, but for those who know Texas history, it is a disappointing attempt at a docudrama. It does not accurately depict the facts and events of the Texas Revolution (aka, Texas War of Independence). Several of the historical events have been either modified or depicted out of sequence in an effort to enhance the story, but instead, leave one with a false impression of how things actually transpired. It was disturbing to me to watch this flagrantly flawed film that could have depicted events more accurately had the writers, producers, and directors cared enough to produce an accurate accounting of historical events.


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