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.

Directed by: K.C. Hodenfield John Lee Hancock Gina Grande Phil Neilson Chris Castaldi Jeff Okabayashi
Genres: Western, History, War,
Production Company: Imagine Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures,

The Alamo - You will never forget - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 07-04-2004
  • Runtime: 137 Minutes
  • Popularity: 11.26
  • Vote Count: 241
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9
  • Budget: USD 145,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 25,819,961
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Dennis Quaid - Azwaad Movie Database Dennis Quaid Sam Houston
Billy Bob Thornton - Azwaad Movie Database Billy Bob Thornton Davy Crockett
Jason Patric - Azwaad Movie Database Jason Patric James Bowie
Patrick Wilson - Azwaad Movie Database Patrick Wilson William Travis
Emilio Echevarría - Azwaad Movie Database Emilio Echevarría Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
Emily Deschanel - Azwaad Movie Database Emily Deschanel Rosanna Travis
Jordi Mollà - Azwaad Movie Database Jordi Mollà Juan Seguin
Leon Rippy - Azwaad Movie Database Leon Rippy Sgt. William Ward
Tommy Davidson - Azwaad Movie Database Tommy Davidson Colonel Green Jameson
Marc Blucas - Azwaad Movie Database Marc Blucas James Bonham
Photo Name Department
Ronna Kress-Production Ronna Kress Production (Casting)
Carter Burwell-Sound Carter Burwell Sound (Original Music Composer)
Carter Burwell-Sound Carter Burwell Sound (Conductor)
Stephen Gaghan-Writing Stephen Gaghan Writing (Screenplay)
Dean Semler-Camera Dean Semler Camera (Director of Photography)
Mark Johnson-Production Mark Johnson Production (Producer)
Philip Steuer-Production Philip Steuer Production (Executive Producer)
K.C. Hodenfield-Production K.C. Hodenfield Production (Associate Producer)
K.C. Hodenfield-Directing K.C. Hodenfield Directing (First Assistant Director)
Ron Howard-Production Ron Howard Production (Producer)

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Peter McGinn

Welcome to the murky middle ground where legend and history meet. I enjoyed this movie as an earnest attempt to tell this iconic legend in a slightly different way. Its variance from the legend may make cinema purists uncomfortable, but I have read a lot about the Alamo over the past 40 years and don't feel threatened by it. History, after all, is written by the winners. I think the last scene with Davy Crockett is based on a book by a Mexican soldier, but I am not 100% sure. Some historians suggest the battle was begun while everyone slept and was over in minutes. The first best selling biography of David Crockett (his descendants say he never went by Davy, that that was a Walt Disney concept) may have made up some of the legend now accepted as nearly factual. I like the line Billy Bob Thornton as David Crockett gives about the burden of being Crockett, the legendary Crockett, that is, rather than the private Crockett he is not allowed to be. It is just as well that the battle turned out to be such a rallying cry for Sam Houston's army, because it doesn't feel like it accomplished much else. Well, except for providing material for an entertaining movie, that is.

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Didn't enjoy this. 'The Alamo', to me at least, is an incredibly slow-paced and rather boring 137 minutes. Not even the free-for-all action sequences bring any true entertainment, due to the chaotic filming nature of them; I get there's supposed to be pandemonium, but the camera work is a mess. Another negative to note is the score, which is one of the poorest I've heard. It's so soppy and full of itself at times it makes it almost unwatchable, though in fairness isn't helped by the direction. I get they were attempting to show the lives of the people involved, but two-second dialogues and dramatic music doesn't attach you to characters. The cast don't do anything majorly wrong, but I couldn't find a connection with any of them. Billy Bob Thornton is probably the best in this, as he portrays Davy Crockett. Dennis Quaid doesn't get enough to work with as Sam Houston, while none of the others standout - not even Emilio Echevarría as Santa Anna. This should be edge-of-your-seat stuff, it isn't - at least for me.

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