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The Alamo

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.

-- Box Office --
Released: Mar 27th, 2004
Budget: $145,000,000.00
Revenue: $25,819,961.00

The Alamo Main Cast

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Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
plays Sam Houston
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
plays Davy Crockett
Jason Patric
Jason Patric
plays James Bowie
Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson
plays William Travis

Emilio Echevarrķa
plays Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The death of David Crockett as depicted in this film is corroborated by the account of a Mexican soldier, Jose Enrique de la Pena. Though not translated into English until after the earlier Alamo film was made, his account makes the claim that Crockett was recognized by the Mexicans, and was executed after the battle rather than killed during it.
  • The role of Susanna Dickinson, the only adult Anglo survivor of the siege and the mother of the only child Anglo survivor, was much larger in the script than what it ended up being in the final version of the film. The role was one of the major roles in the script and the actress who portrayed Susanna, Laura Clifton, was the only female member of the permanent cast for the film. After Disney finished editing the theatrical release of the film, the character has only one line (screaming for her husband, Almaron Dickinson, during a cattle stampede) and a few appearances in other scenes (during Travis' speech and in the chapel during the siege) and is not even identified anywhere in the movie so that audiences would know who this significant figure in Texas history was. In fact, the role, far from being Laura Clifton's big break, actually hurt her career because of how insignificant it ended up being in the theatrical release.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): In March of 1836, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was about 42 years old. Emilio Echevarria, while his birth date is publicly unknown, is (visibly) significantly older, not close to resembling how Santa Anna looked at the time.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): Davy Crockett did not surrender, nor was he captured. He died in battle. Mrs. Dickinson the only Anglo survivor recounts to a biographer,"I recognized Col. Crockett lying dead and mutilated between the church and the two story barrack building, and even remember seeing his peculiar cap lying by his side". Ben, a former American slave who acted as cook for one of Santa Anna's officers, maintained that Crockett's body was found in the barracks surrounded by "no less than sixteen Mexican corpses", with Crockett's knife buried in one of them. There is no verification of the De La Pena letters and most scholars now agree they were a deliberate fabrication.
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