Texas (1994) (TV)

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    • Texas (1994) (TV)

      TEXAS

      DIRECTED BY RICHARD LANG
      PRODUCED BY AARON SPELLING
      BRANDED PRODUCTIONS/ SPELLING ENTERTAINMENT
      AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY (ABC)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      The year is 1821. The vast, unsettled territory that will one day be known as Texas still belongs to Mexico.
      But the forces that will shape the future of this sprawling land have already been set in motion.
      It begins with Mexico's infamous and brutal General Santa Anna and explodes into an armed revolt
      waged by such legendary names as the fiery and headstrong Sam Houston,
      Stephen Austin, the Father of Texas and the immortal heroes of the Alamo: Davy Crockett
      and Jim Bowie.
      Set against the thrilling backdrop of America's turbulent frontier,
      Texas weaves a dazzling, epic tapestry of conflict romance and adventure.
      It's the story of an inspiring fight for freedom and statehood - and of the soldiers, settlers, outlaws and
      empire-builders caught up in their young homeland's stormy quest to fulfill its extraordinary destiny
      From Wikipedia

      Full Cast
      Maria Conchita Alonso ... Lucia
      Benjamin Bratt ... Benito Garza
      Frederick Coffin ... Zave (as Fred Coffin)
      Patrick Duffy ... Stephen Austin
      Chelsea Field ... Mattie
      Anthony Michael Hall ... Yancey Quimper
      Stacy Keach ... Sam Houston
      David Keith ... Jim Bowie
      John Schneider ... Davy Crockett
      Grant Show ... Travis
      Randy Travis ... Capt. Sam Garner
      Ricky Schroder ... Otto MacNab (as Rick Schroder)
      Charlton Heston ... Narrator
      Daragh O'Malley ... MacNab
      Miguel Sandoval ... Gen. Cos
      Lloyd Battista ... Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
      Lonnie Schuyler ... James Bonham
      Joe Torrenueva ... Lopez
      Esteban Powell ... Young Yancy
      Sully Ross ... Young Otto
      Russ McCubbin ... Panther Lomax
      Nik Hagler ... First congressman
      Jerry Cotton ... Banker
      Van B. Poole ... Man
      Roland Rodriguez ... Juan Seguin
      Rodger Boyce ... Horace Skinner
      Rutherford Cravens ... Delegate #1
      Steven Chester Prince ... Shaggy Man
      Woody Watson ... R.J. Poteet
      Deborah Nunez ... Josephine Garza
      Lanell Pena ... Maria Trinidad Garza
      Darryl Cox ... First colonist
      Morgan Redmond ... Father Clooney
      Robert Gerard ... Mexican sentry
      Jonathan Joss ... Comanche
      Bill Moody ... Delegate #2
      John S. Davies ... Second colonist
      Kevin R. Young ... Sentry
      Gary Carter ... Stable hand
      Craig Erickson ... Man
      Kathryn Esquivel ... Woman
      Paul Wright ... Settler
      Sandy Flowers ... Rich Woman (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      James Michener (novel) (as James A. Michener)
      Sean Meredith (teleplay)

      Produced by
      Shelley Hull .... associate producer
      Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
      Cheryl R. Stein .... associate producer
      E. Duke Vincent .... executive producer
      John Wilder .... executive producer

      Original Music
      Lee Holdridge

      Cinematography
      Neil Roach

      Trivia
      This film was released on home video before its television premiere to help defray the $12,000,000 production costs.

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

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) The Alamo Movies- Texas (1994) (TV)

      James A. Michener's Texas (also called Texas) is a 1994 ABC television
      miniseries directed by Richard Lang
      and starring Patrick Duffy as Stephen Austin,
      Stacy Keach as Sam Houston, Chelsea Field as Maddie Quimper, Rick Schroder as Otto McNab,
      Grant Show as William Travis, David Keith as Jim Bowie, John Schneider as Davy Crockett,
      María Conchita Alonso as Lucia, and Benjamin Bratt as Benito Garza.

      The film is narrated by Charlton Heston.
      Aaron Spelling was the executive producer.

      Adapted from the historical fiction novel Texas by James A. Michener,
      it includes only the section of the book related to Texas Independence
      and the Battle of San Jacinto.
      The novel is more wide ranging, starting with Spanish explorer
      Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and ends in the modern day.

      Although produced for television, Texas was released on home video first.
      This decision was not due to its quality, but to recoup its $12 million production cost
      feasibly as broadcast networks had shied away from expensive productions.

      Filmed at Duke's, The Alamo Village

      User Review
      Very Entertaining and Exciting..., 2 June 2001
      8/10
      Author: bsmith5552 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      I have to admit that I have not read Mr. Michener's book, so I think that I can comment objectively on this movie. Insofar as the movie of "Texas" is concerned, I thought it was excellent.

      The story covers a 25 year period between 1821 and 1846 when Texas went from being a Mexican province to an independent republic to a state within the U.S.A. Historical characters are blended with fictional characters to great effect. The direction by Richard Lang is crisp and keeps this sweeping saga both moving and interesting. The cinematography by Neil Roach is simply breathtaking. The battle scenes (including the Alamo) are expertly staged and utilize slow motion to great effect.

      The excellent cast includes Stacy Keach as Sam Houston, Patrick Duffy as Steven Austin, Rick Schroder as Otto, Chelsea Field as Mattie, Benjamin Bratt as Garza, Anthony Michael Hall as Quimper and Randy Travis as the first Captain of the Texas Rangers.

      As made for TV movies go, "Texas" is definitely a cut above the average.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: (New Review) The Alamo Movies- Texas (1994) (TV)

      James A. Michener's Texas (also called Texas) is a 1994 ABC television
      miniseries directed by Richard Lang
      and starring Patrick Duffy as Stephen Austin,
      Stacy Keach as Sam Houston, Chelsea Field as Maddie Quimper, Rick Schroder as Otto McNab,
      Grant Show as William Travis, David Keith as Jim Bowie, John Schneider as Davy Crockett,
      María Conchita Alonso as Lucia, and Benjamin Bratt as Benito Garza.

      The film is narrated by Charlton Heston.
      Aaron Spelling was the executive producer.

      Adapted from the historical fiction novel Texas by James A. Michener,
      it includes only the section of the book related to Texas Independence
      and the Battle of San Jacinto.
      The novel is more wide ranging, starting with Spanish explorer
      Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and ends in the modern day.

      Although produced for television, Texas was released on home video first.
      This decision was not due to its quality, but to recoup its $12 million production cost
      feasibly as broadcast networks had shied away from expensive productions.

      Filmed at Duke's, The Alamo Village

      User Review
      Very Entertaining and Exciting..., 2 June 2001
      8/10
      Author: bsmith5552 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      I have to admit that I have not read Mr. Michener's book, so I think that I can comment objectively on this movie. Insofar as the movie of "Texas" is concerned, I thought it was excellent.

      The story covers a 25 year period between 1821 and 1846 when Texas went from being a Mexican province to an independent republic to a state within the U.S.A. Historical characters are blended with fictional characters to great effect. The direction by Richard Lang is crisp and keeps this sweeping saga both moving and interesting. The cinematography by Neil Roach is simply breathtaking. The battle scenes (including the Alamo) are expertly staged and utilize slow motion to great effect.

      The excellent cast includes Stacy Keach as Sam Houston, Patrick Duffy as Steven Austin, Rick Schroder as Otto, Chelsea Field as Mattie, Benjamin Bratt as Garza, Anthony Michael Hall as Quimper and Randy Travis as the first Captain of the Texas Rangers.

      As made for TV movies go, "Texas" is definitely a cut above the average.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England