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The Alamo - Patrick Wilson, Jason Patric, Marc Blucas, John Lee Hancock

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Stand your ground.

Where myth meets history... where legend meets reality... the roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar and the small, ruined mission there: The Alamo.

In the spring of 1836, nearly 200 Texans - men of all races who believed in the future of Texas - held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (Emilio Echevarría), ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men - the young, brash Colonel William Travis (Patrick Wilson); the violent, passionate James Bowie (Jason Patric); and the larger-than-life living legend David Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) - the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston's (Dennis Quaid) rallying cry for Texas independence and into legend for their symbolic significance.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film true drama war San Antonio mission Texas Mexico

Persons of interest

  • Patrick Wilson .... Colonel William B Travis
  • Jason Patric .... Jim Bowie
  • Marc Blucas .... James Butler Bonham
  • Laura Clifton .... Susanna Dickinson
  • Emilio Echevarría .... General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
  • Nick Kokich .... Daniel Cloud
  • Jordi Mollà .... Juan Seguin
  • Matthew O'Leary .... Daniel Cloud
  • Kevin Page .... Micajah Autry
  • Robert Prentiss .... Albert Grimes
  • Nathan Price .... Charlie Travis
  • Dennis Quaid .... General Sam Houston
  • Billy Bob Thornton .... Davy Crockett
  • Leslie Bohem .... Screenwriter
  • Stephen Gaghan .... Screenwriter
  • John Sayles .... Screenwriter
  • John Lee Hancock .... Screenwriter
  • John Lee Hancock .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The Alamo is a meandering and boring movie that could equally be called Fun with guns and dress-ups for boys. Even Windtalkers is better. For the dedicated history buff, only.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English captions, English closed captions, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

136 minutes (2:16 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 22 July 2004
DVD rental: 1 December 2004
VHS rental: 1 December 2004
DVD retail: 6 April 2005
VHS retail: 6 April 2005

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