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The Alamo

Rating:PG-13 (for sustained intense battle sequences)
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:April 9, 2004
Running time:137 minutes
Cast:Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, Patrick Wilson, Jason Patric, Emilio Echevarria
Director:John Lee Hancock
Producer:Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Mark Johnson
Writer:Leslie Bohem, John Lee Hancock
Distributor:Buena Vista Pictures

Description: The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of Texas--held the fort for thirteen days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men--the young, brash Colonel William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend Davy Crockett--the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston's rallying cry for Texas independence. As well, their actions would become legend for their symbolic significance.

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