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The Alamo (2004)

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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 Texas.

Director:

John Lee Hancock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Sam Houston
Billy Bob Thornton ... Davy Crockett
Jason Patric ... James Bowie
Patrick Wilson ... William Travis
Emilio Echevarría ... Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
Jordi Mollà ... Juan Seguin
Leon Rippy ... Sgt. William Ward
Tom Davidson Tom Davidson ... Colonel Green Jameson
Marc Blucas ... James Bonham
Robert Prentiss Robert Prentiss ... Albert Grimes
Kevin Page ... Micajah Autry
Joe Stevens ... Mial Scurlock
Stephen Bruton Stephen Bruton ... Captain Almeron Dickinson
Laura Clifton ... Susanna Dickinson
Ricardo Chavira ... Private Gregorio Esparza (as Ricardo S. Chavira)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Ordinary men. Extraordinary heroes. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alamo See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$107,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$22,414,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,819,961
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Disney forced Director John Lee Hancock to put clothes on the images of liberty on the Texan's drums. Images of that era depicting Liberty always showed her with a breast or both breasts exposed. See more »

Goofs

The movie Alamo chapel is about 50 feet too deep into the compound. Look at the convento [correct spelling] wall at the Alamo plaza for confirmation. See more »

Quotes

David Crockett: I wanna warn you all, I'm a screamer...
[screams as he is executed by Mexican soldiers]
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 June 2015 (2015) See more »

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The Mysterious Ali M.
Written and Performed by Craig Eastman
Courtesy of Overseer Enterprises
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Excellent!!! Much better than anticipated!
1 June 2004 | by jim-pooreSee 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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