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Alamo Jobe 

During the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, 15-year-old messenger Jobe H. Farnum is about to be killed. He is transported forward in time to San Antonio in 1985. The 1980s prove to be too much for Jobe to handle.


Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)


Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kelly Reno ... Jobe H. Farnum / Boy in 1985
William Boyett ... Colonel William Travis
Lurene Tuttle ... Harriet Wendse
Richard Young ... Davy Crockett
Robert V. Barron ... Curator
Michael Cavanaugh ... John Lefferts - Storekeeper
Benji Gregory ... Sam (as Benjie Gregory)
Dick Yarmy Dick Yarmy ... VCR / Man #2
Pattie Pierce Pattie Pierce ... Tour Guide
Charles Lucia ... Dad (as Chip Lucia)


During the Battle of the Alamo, just before he's killed, historical Colonel Travis orders a dedicated fifteen-year-old volunteer, Alamo Jobe, to take an urgent message to general John Lefferts. However, there's no way out and Jobe is about to be killed. That's when he notices a pair of late 20th century tourists walking around like nothing's happening. Dumbfounded, he follows them end ends up in modern day Alamo museum. No one realizes that he's from the past and he doesn't understand what just happened to him. Not knowing what else to do, he tries to deliver the message anyway. After many misunderstandings and dangerous situations, he begins to somewhat realize that he's in the future, but all he wants is to complete his mission somehow and go back to his dying friends to accept his tragic destiny.

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Release Date:

20 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There is no "Shuttlecock Road" in San Antonio, nor was there at the time of the filming of this episode. See more »


The flintlock muskets - historically accurate for 1836 - don't have a fiery discharge from the pan, necessary to ignite the powder charge in the barrel, probably for filming-safety reasons. See more »


Features The Alamo (1960) See more »

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Over the Rim
20 May 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Kelly Reno was quite a good kid actor. "The Black Stallion" is a very nice movie. This, however, pulls out one of the most hackneyed of plots. The Twilight Zone did it about six times. Take a character from an historical setting and thrust him into modern times. Jobe is fighting at the Alamo and is sent on a mission (no pun intended). As he leaves his time he emerges in contemporary San Antonio. What would be expect from some poor kid thrown into this neo-cultural zoo. He only know what he knows. He has a weapon and he has used it before to help survive. And, of course, the police have probably seen enough nut cases in their daily patrols, to expect some Texan has gone bananas and is shooting up the place. There is nothing about this offering that gives us anything new or creative. We can only feel sad about his circumstances, look at the insensitivity of the contemporary milieu, and know that he is returning to a sure death at the Alamo. Pretty contrived and not very interesting.

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