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The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, War | 9 April 2004 (USA)
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Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Tezas


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Houston
... Davy Crockett
... James Bowie
... William Travis
... Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
... Juan Seguin
... Sgt. William Ward
Tom Davidson ... Colonel Green Jameson
... James Bonham
Robert Prentiss ... Albert Grimes
... Micajah Autry
... Mial Scurlock
Stephen Bruton ... Captain Almeron Dickinson
... Susanna Dickinson
... Private Gregorio Esparza (as Ricardo S. Chavira)


Historical drama detailing the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) where 183 Texans (American-born Texans) and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis, along with Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under the personal command of the dictator of Mexico, General Santa Anna, as well as detailing the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) where General Sam Houston's rag-tag army of Texans took on and defeated Santa Anna's army which led to the indepedence of Texas. Written by Matthew Patay

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Drama | History | War | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sustained intense battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alamo  »

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Box Office


$107,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,124,701, 11 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


It took seven months to shoot the movie. The final battle, which actually lasted less than 6 hours in the pre-dawn morning of 6 March 1836, took over a month to shoot. See more »


When Lt. Colonel Travis is departing from the house where he drops his son off, we see Joe, his slave, standing next to his horse. In the next shot, Joe is already mounted. See more »


Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: If we are not successful, our grandchildren and their grandchildren will beg for crumbs from the Americans!
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Arranged by Carter Burwell
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Excellent!!! Much better than anticipated!
1 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I both were deeply moved and impressed by The Alamo. We had fairly low expectations, based on the press (why listen?), but found The Alamo to be well-constructed, well-acted and uplifting (in a poignant way).

Obviously the PC gurus in charge of the media decided to torpedo this movie, since it does not parrot their current hype: that Americans stole the southwest from Mexico so let's just open the borders and let all those potential liberal voters in.

The historical fact that the 179 regulars and volunteers knowingly gave up their lives for the cause belies the implication that the Texians were just grabbing land--it was disputed territory.

The only flaws noted were in editing, probably owing to a recut.

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