A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
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 Independence of Texas.Written by
An extra had grabbed a bag of Doritos from Craft Services before being called to the set. He stuffed it into his costume and got into formation. When action was called, the group charged across the field. When he was "shot" and fell dead to the ground, his bag of Doritos popped out. The scene had to be re-shot and from then on everyone had to be checked frequently. See more »
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 »
It's great to see a historically accurate film like this. The bad reviews are not deserved. It's great, and Billy Bob puts in a superb performance as Crockett. The film tensely leads up to the main battle in a way you have to watch to appreciate. Davy Crockett harmonising on his violin with the Mexican army, causing them not to attack one particular night is fantastic. His comment of "see what a little harmony can achieve" is one of the best quotes i've seen. the film is extraordinary and too many people are writing this film off before they have a chance to watch it a second time and truly appreciate the magnificence and human element of the whole piece. Finally, I don't think there has been a more elaborate set ever designed. To fully recreate the Alamo is a great achievement. Don't listen to the reviews, just watch and..............
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
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