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The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 26 January 1987
Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.

Director:

Burt Kennedy

Writers:

Lon Tinkle (book), Clyde Ware | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Arness ... Jim Bowie
Brian Keith ... Col. Davy Crockett
Alec Baldwin ... Col. William Barrett Travis
David Ogden Stiers ... Col. Black
Jim Metzler ... Maj. James Bonham
Tom Schanley ... Pvt. Danny Cloud
Fernando Allende ... Col. Alamonte (Santa Anna's nephew)
Kathleen York ... Mrs. Susannah Dickinson
Isela Vega ... Senora Cos
Raul Julia ... Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
Gene Evans ... McGregor
Michael Wren Michael Wren ... Juan Seguin
Jon Lindstrom ... Capt. Almeron Dickinson
Hinton Battle ... Joe (Travis' servant)
David Sheiner ... Luis
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Storyline

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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alamo - 13 Tage bis zum Sieg See more »

Filming Locations:

Del Rio, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final film appearance of Lorne Greene. See more »

Goofs

According to most accounts Travis was shot and killed at the onset of the final charge, but Alec Baldwin's Travis does not die until near the end. See more »

Quotes

Col. William Barrett Travis: Are you a commander or a scout?
Jim Bowie: [Clearly annoyed at Travis] You know something, Colonel, you're gettin' to be a burr under my saddle.
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Not that bad.
4 March 2003 | by jpp511See all my reviews

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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