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Texas (1994)

In the beginning of the 19th Century, many white Americans are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Lang

Writers:

James A. Michener (novel), Sean Meredith (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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In the beginning of the 19th Century, many white Americans are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan independence. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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An epic as big as the land that shaped it.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James A. Michener's Texas See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film was released on home video before its television premiere to help defray the $12,000,000 production costs. See more »

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Home video versions feature gore and nudity not present in the broadcast version. See more »

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Very Entertaining and Exciting...
2 June 2001 | by bsmith5552See all my reviews

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.


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