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Two for Texas (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Western | TV Movie 18 January 1998
In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a ... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Hardy

Writers:

James Lee Burke (novel), Larry Brothers (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Hugh Allison
Scott Bairstow ... Son Holland
Irene Bedard ... Sana
Tom Skerritt ... Sam Houston
Peter Coyote ... Jim Bowie
Victor Rivers ... Emile Landry
Tom Schuster Tom Schuster ... Alcide Landry (as Thomas Schuster)
Rodney A. Grant ... Iron Jacket
Marco Rodríguez ... Gen. Santa Anna
Karey Green Karey Green ... Susannah Dickinson
Richard Andrew Jones ... Deaf Smith (as Richard Jones)
Richard Nance Richard Nance ... Pike - Outlaw
Lonnie Rodriguez Lonnie Rodriguez ... Sergeant Major
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Lt. Herrera
Woody Watson ... Lt. Burnett
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Storyline

In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a chase of the men. However, the two join up with Sam Houston's army to fight the Mexicans which also sets them free from previous charges. The ex-warden then sells guns to the Mexicans which leads to the Alamo massacre and the death of their friend, Jim Bowie. The two then lead the avenging charge at San Jacinto that settles the war. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Prison made them tough. War made them heroes.

Genres:

Crime | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Defesa do Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Marshall, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bleecker Street Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At about 11 mins in after Kris Kristofferson kills the road boss, you plainly see two "Oars" in the back of the wagon, and there is nothing in the boat whatsoever, as they "push off" in the boat you see they left the oars in the wagon! Then at about 12 mins you see them paddling away with paddles. See more »

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Good battle scenes -- for '98 vintage TNT...
17 December 2007 | by bradley-trentSee all my reviews

The pacing of this thing is pretty languid, but by-and-large, it's an entertaining history lesson. The action -- particularly the final battle scene -- is a pleasant surprise.

CONS: A few shenanigans with the historical facts, but nothing too glaring. Some suspicious time compression at the Alamo. (And Bowie's knife wasn't looted? Hmm...) Oh, and I think Tom Skerrit, although talented, was a questionable choice for the mythic (and 6'6") Sam Houston.

PROS: The rest of the cast -- the two principals were thoroughly believable. ACTUAL Texas shooting locales. Practical ("real") SFX: when a cannonball takes out a tree, it's a real tree taken apart by real explosives. And best of all, Irene Bedard in her physical prime.


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