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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 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 Independence of Texas. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Details

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

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 had originally planned to release the film at Christmas 2003 but revised the date, citing that director John Lee Hancock was still working on the film. 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

Sam Houston: You will remember this battle! Each minute! Each second! Until the day that you die! But that is for tomorrow, gentlemen. For today, Remember The Alamo!
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Connections

Version of Martyrs of the Alamo (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

La Zandunga
Arrangement by Jennifer Hammond
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User Reviews

 
Best portrayal yet.
12 April 2004 | by kentbookSee all my reviews

For all the scoundrels & reasons for the Texan revolution, the Alamo was the price paid by them all & for it all. Alamo IS the most accurate (historically) film made to date. It showed all the warts of the founders of Texas & leading defenders of the Alamo, as well as the ultimate result, the massacre of those inside and the ruthlessness of Santa Anna. Billy Bob Thornton played Crockett to a "T", he showed all the range of the man that ultimately had to live up to his own legend. Most Texans will be disappointed in the land, power-hungry, drunken Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid), but he's there warts & all. I think it had been better if Ron Howard had been the director, but Disney wouldn't let him do his way, and John Lee Hancock did well, just not excellent. I'm Texan, born & raised, and this ain't no John Wayne movie, but for everything they took out to make it historically accurate, the things they put in made it a better and more passionate movie. All Texans that watch will get that hitch in their hearts and maybe more non-Texans will appreciate where our pride comes from.


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