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Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)

"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box

Director:

Peter Levin

Writers:

Frank Q. Dobbs (story), John Binder (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... Sam Houston
Claudia Christian ... Eliza Allen
Devon Ericson ... Tiana Rogers
Michael C. Gwynne ... Mosely Baker
Donald Moffat ... Col. John Allen
John Quade ... Sen. Stansbury
Ned Romero ... Chief John Jolley
William Russ ... William Travis
John P. Ryan ... David Burnett
James Stephens ... Stephen Austin
Richard Yniguez ... Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Michael Beck ... Jim Bowie
Bo Hopkins ... Col. Sidney Sherman
G.D. Spradlin ... President Andrew Jackson
Ritch Brinkley ... Sen. Buckley
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"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone to Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Laredo, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie for the CBS network. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie when General Houston is being evacuated on a stretcher on board the river boat one of the cheering men clearly is wearing a wristwatch on his left wrist. See more »

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Ok Telemovie
4 April 2001 | by nasfanSee all my reviews

This movie is very cheezy. The acting isn't perfect, but it is (sort of) accurate. I especially liked the way they portrayed the Cherokee and the Osage. It shows a little research on the producer's part, but they didn't really portray Sam Houston's life so accurately. A lot of his life was over dramatized, but I can look over that.

If you look at the movie in a whole view, it is ok... for TV. Recommended for viewing if you are bored and have an hour and a half to spare.

6/10


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