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The Alamo

Author: Mark JohnsonRon HowardLeslie BohemStephen GaghanJohn Lee HancockAll authors
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Teatro
Named Person: Davy Crockett; Jim Bowie; Sam Houston; Jim Bowie; Davy Crockett; Sam Houston
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Johnson; Ron Howard; Leslie Bohem; Stephen Gaghan; John Lee Hancock; Billy Bob Thornton; Dennis Quaid; Jason Patric; Patrick Wilson; Jordi Mollá; Emilio Echevarría; Marc Blucas; Leon Rippy; Dean Semler; Eric L Beason; Carter Burwell; Daniel Orlandi; Touchstone Pictures.; Imagine Entertainment (Firm); Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788849247 9780788849244
OCLC Number: 55662014
Language Note: English and Spanish dialogue or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Special features: walking in the footprints of heroes: learn about David Crockett, William Travis, Jim Bowie and Sam Houston; deleted scenes with optional commentary by John Lee Hancock; return of a legend: the making of 'The Alamo' - a behind-the-scenes look; deep in the heart of Texans.
Credits: Director of photography, Dean Semler ; editor, Eric L. Beason ; music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Daniel Orlandi ; production designer, Michael Corenblith.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Jordi Mollá, Emilio Echevarria, Marc Blucas, Leon Rippy.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for sustained intense battle sequences.
Description: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1, widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS.
Other Titles: Alamo (Motion picture : 2004)
Responsibility: Touchstone Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present a Mark Johnson production, a John Lee Hancock film ; produced by Mark Johnson, Ron Howard ; written by Leslie Bohem and Stephen Gaghan and John Lee Hancock ; directed by John Lee Hancock.

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Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna.

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