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The Alamo

Year:
Duration:
137 min
Genres:
Drama | History | War | Western
IMDB rate:
6
Director:
John Lee Hancock
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2004-04-09
Filming Locations: USA
Earnings
Budget: $95,000,000
Opening Weekend: $9,124,701 (USA) (11 April 2004)
Gross: $22,406,362 (USA) (18 July 2004)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jason Patric
Jason Patric
The Alamo
Dennis Quaid
Sam Houston
Billy Bob Thornton
Davy Crockett
Patrick Wilson
William Travis
Emilio Echevarría
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
Jordi Mollà
Juan Seguin
Leon Rippy
Sgt. William Ward
Tom Davidson
Colonel Green Jameson
Marc Blucas
James Bonham
Robert Prentiss
Albert Grimes
Kevin Page
Micajah Autry
Joe Stevens
Mial Scurlock
Stephen Bruton
Captain Almeron Dickinson
Laura Clifton
Susanna Dickinson
Steven Chester Prince
Lieutenant John Forsythe
Craig Erickson
Tom Waters
Nick Kokich
Daniel Cloud
Richard Nance
Grey #1
Jett Garner
Grey #2
Estephania LeBaron
Juana
Afemo Omilami
Sam
Edwin Hodge
Joe
Emily Deschanel
Rosanna Travis
Blue Deckert
Colorado Smith
Turk Pipkin
Issac Millsaps
Brandon Smith
Lieutenant Colonel J.C. Neill
Tommy G. Kendrick
T.J. Rusk
W. Earl Brown
David Burnet
Tom Everett
Mosley Baker
Rance Howard
Governor Smith
Stewart Finlay-McLennan
James Grant
Matt O'Leary
Boy in Store
John S. Davies
Store Owner
Kit Gwin
Mrs. Ayers
Castulo Guerra
General Castrillon
Francisco Philbert
General Cos
Mauricio Zatarain
Colonel Jose Batres
Flavio Hinojosa
Colonel Juan Almonte
Hugo Pérez
Charging Mexican Soldier
Jesus Mayorga
Battery Private
Hector Garcia
Battery Sergeant
Roland Uribe
Colonel Duque
Ruben G. Rojas
Francisco Esparza
Lanell Pena
Ana Esparza
Michael Crabtree
Deaf Smith
Anna Reyes
Tejano Child
Sonia Montoya
Stunning Tejana's Mother
Elena Hurst
Stunning Tejana
Lynn Mathis
James Hackett
Charles Sanders
Stage Manager
Rutherford Cravens
Mr. Smith
Dameon Clarke
Mr. Jones
Tim Mateer
Bill The Rider
Nathan Price
Charlie Travis
Don Javier Castillo
Don Jose Palaez
Lonnie Rodriguez
Mexican Scout
Julio Cedillo
General Cos' Messenger (as Julio Cesar Cedillo)
Buck Taylor
Settler
Oscar D. Silva
Firing Squad First Lieutenant
Marc Menchaca
Fifer
Safia Gray
Ursula Veramendi
Eric Montoya
Enrique Esparza
Michael Clossin
Tennessean #1
Robert Bassetti
Bowie Man in Street
Nathan Walker
Goliad Man
Bert Beatson
The Messenger (uncredited)
Aidan Black
Jackson Rusk (uncredited)
Wendy Bonn
Lady in Blue Dress (uncredited)
Charles E. Gray
Alamo Defender (uncredited)
Celina Hernandez
Tejano Prostitute (uncredited)
Richard Andrew Jones
Drinking Old-Timer (uncredited)
Crystal Marie Lee
Camp Follower (uncredited)
Frank Matthews
Joseph M. Hawkins (uncredited)
Krystal Morton
Angelina Dickinson (uncredited)
Robert C. Pemelton
Texan Soldier
Alyssa Petersen
Settler (uncredited)
Amanda Petersen
Settler (uncredited)
Ann Taylor
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Frank Thompson
Texian Politician (uncredited)
Clint Tidwell
Texan Defender (uncredited)
Tony Wolford
Crockett's Group of Men (uncredited)
Daniel Zubiate
Texian Sergeant (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Disney forced Director John Lee Hancock to put clothes on the images of liberty on the Texan's drums. Images of that era depicting Liberty always showed her with a breast or both breasts exposed.
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During the battle of San Jacinto the Texans yelled, "Remember the Alamo." During the actual battle they also yelled, "Remember Goliad." The massacre at Goliad was left out of the movie. Goliad was where Colonel Fannin and his unarmed men were executed at the order of Santa Anna.
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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.
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Goofs
At one point, Bowie pulls his famous knife out of the sheath and allows Crockett to examine it. When the camera cuts back to Bowie, his knife is back in its sheath, despite the fact that Crockett is still holding it.
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The shell defused by Travis is too large to have been fired by any of the Mexican guns.
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Right after Crockett shoots the epaulet off Santa Ana's right shoulder, he can be seen stepping back with epaulets on both shoulders. The next time the camera shows him, he only has the epaulet on his left shoulder.
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Quotes
Davy Crockett: What are you sellin', Sam?
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David Crockett: It's amazing what a little harmony will do.
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David Crockett: [Crockett is about to be executed by the Mexicans] You tell the general I'm willing to discuss the terms of surrender. You tell him; if he'll order his men to put down their weapons and line up, I'll take them to Sam Houston and I'll try my best to save most of them. That said; Sam's a mite twitchy, so no promises.
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Photos from cast
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