Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)

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    • Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)

      ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

      DIRECTED BU KIETH MERRILL
      PRODUCED BY RAY HERBECK Jr.
      BONNEVILLE PRODUCTIONS/ ENTERTAINMENT
      TEXAS CAVALCADE CORPORATION
      MacGILLIVRAY FILMS/ IMAX



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      The heroism of the 189 Texans and settlers who defended the besieged
      Alamo fort for 13 days against the Mexican army of General Santa Anna
      is recreated in ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM.
      Although the Alamo fell and the defenders were slain,
      the memory of the battle served as a rallying cry in the fight for Texas's
      independence from Mexico.
      The docu-drama recreates battle scenes and dramatic incidents
      involving such famous historical figures as David Crockett,
      William Butler Travis, James Bowie, Juan Seguin a
      nd General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

      Full Cast
      Casey Biggs ... William Barret Travis
      Enrique Sandino ... Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
      Merrill Connally ... David Crockett
      Derek Caballero ... Juan Seguin
      Don Swayze ... James Bonham
      Martin Cuellar ... Toribio Losoya
      Steve Sandor ... James Bowie:
      Steve Abolt ... Major Robert Evans
      Robert Wade Baker ... Tapley Holland
      Michael T. Boyd ... Captain John Baugh
      Gordon Frye ... Sgt. Major Hiram Williamson
      Sandi Green ... Sandra
      Benton Jennings ... Gordon C. Jennings
      Stanley Moore ... Albert Martin
      Roger Ragland ... Green B Jamerson
      Kevin R. Young ... Lt. George Kimball
      Dennis Lehane ... Texican (uncredited)

      Original Music
      Merrill B. Jenson

      Cinematography
      Reed Smoot

      Trivia
      One day during shooting when the "Mexican Forces" (reenactors from across the USA) were forming in the field,
      a B-52 from the nearby USAF base in San Antonio "buzzed the deck" to have a look at the movie being made.
      What the B-52 crew thought of hundreds of "Soldados" happily waving, no one has ever found out.

      Filming Locations
      Alamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas, USA
      Brackettville, Texas, USA
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) The Alamo Movies- Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)

      Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988) is played daily at the IMAX
      on the famous riverwalk. If you visit San Antonio, it's important that you see this film.
      Preferably before you actually go inside the Alamo.

      The location adjacent to the Alamo adds to the impact
      but this is a film that could stand alone in any venue.

      User Review

      A great time
      17 December 2006 | by pat-187 (United States)
      After 18 years it was a real pleasure to finally get to see this. Having made some of the equipage,horse equipment and lancer helmets I am probably biased but overall it was a very well done . The experience of seeing seeing it in the I-Max format with the full sound track and the large screen adds greatly to the effect.

      The research that we did for the equipment was more of a project in 1988 we had to access books and paintings to get a start. This is much easier today with the internet.

      The location adjacent to the Alamo adds to the impact but this is a film that could stand alone in any venue.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England