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The story of the famed siege of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, in which a small band of soldiers held off an overwhelming army under the Mexican general Santa Anna long enough to allow the Texan army to gather its strength.Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Yes, this movie is very patriotic, but it was made in 1987, when the Cold War itself was going on. One of the few movies based on the Alamo that shows the Mexican side of the conflict. Raul Julia does a good job as Gen. Santa Anna. The historical mistakes are obvious today, but keep in mind this was based on a book. The other blunders are the "rubber" bayonets that bend, and the misplaced bodies. As in, a Texan falls dead, but next you see him, he is on top of a dead Mexican soldier who wasn't there before. The only other criticism is that the Mexican "charge" scene was borrowed from another Alamo movie I have seen before, maybe from the fifties or sixties, but I can't remember which one. That being said, this mini series sure beats the Walt Disney version.
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