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PG-13| 2 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
In 1836 Gen. Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) organizes a rebel army to liberate Texas from the brutal rule of Mexican dictator General Santa Anna (Emilio Echevarría). Though vastly outnumbered, Gen. Houston's volunteer army includes such folkloric figures as Jim Bowie (Jason Patric) and Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton). As Santa Anna's forces advance on San Antonio, the legendary general and his men prepare for a final heroic standoff at a battle-worn mission called the Alamo.

Cast: Dennis Quaid , Billy Bob Thornton , Jason Patric , Patrick Wilson , Jordi Mollà , Emilio Echevarría , Marc Blucas , Leon Rippy

Director: John Lee Hancock

Genres: War, Historical drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Alamo (2004)

Release Date: April 9th, 2004|2 hr. 17 min.

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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    The brave men who fought and perished at the Alamo believed fervently in their cause. For The Alamo to work, the audience must believe as well. That never really happens. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Thornton is excellent and now seems genetically incapable of being anything less than great in any role he takes. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A misshapen semi-spectacle that seems to be simulating an epic, and getting away with it only occasionally. show more

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