The Alamo


2h 17m 2004

Brief Synopsis

The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of Texas--held the fort for thirteen days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men--the young, brash Colonel William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend Davy Crockett--the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston's rallying cry for Texas independence. As well, their actions would become legend for their symbolic significance.

Film Details

Also Known As
Alamo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Historical
War
Western
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Jean Philippe Lejeune; Kay Colvin
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Synopsis

The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of Texas--held the fort for thirteen days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men--the young, brash Colonel William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend Davy Crockett--the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston's rallying cry for Texas independence. As well, their actions would become legend for their symbolic significance.

Crew

Anna Abbey

Set Costumer

Curtis E Akin

Wrangler

Monica Allen

Transportation

Larz Anderson

Special Effects Coordinator

Taylor Anderson

Advisor

Troy Anderson

Electrician

Angela Angel

Makeup

Natalie Angel

Assistant

Daphne Apellanes

Digital Effects Artist

Javier Arrieta

Key Costumer

John Arszyla

Medic

Ozzie Ausburne

Makeup

Mateo Barnstone

Location Scout

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Patrick J Barry

Editorial Assistant

Susan Bartholomew

Accountant

Stephanie Baskin

Costumer

W Basquette

Video

Stephen F. Beasley

Best Boy Electric

Eric Beason

Editor

Meg Beatty

Production Assistant

Robin Beauchesne

Makeup

Amy Bell

Makeup

Lola Belsito

Production Secretary

Ron Berkeley

Makeup

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Aziza Bey

Tailor

Keith Bilderbeck

Sound Editor

Melissa F. Binder

Tailor

Steve Bland

Wrangler

Les Bohem

Screenplay

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

Marshall Bowen

Music Arranger

Steve Bowen

Color Timer

Kevin Bowers

Special Effects Technician

Robin Brackeen

Accounting Assistant

Kane Brassington

Digital Effects Artist

Troy Breeding

Makeup

Meg Brennan

Makeup

David Brink

Camera Operator

Scott Brisbane

Digital Effects Artist

Dan Bronson

Costume Supervisor

Bart Brown

On-Set Dresser

Brian Bruskrud

Post-Production Accountant

Brinton Bryan

Production Assistant

Nanrose Buchman

Assistant Costume Designer

Celena Burkett

Makeup

Jacenda Burkett

Makeup

Carter Burwell

Music

Carter Burwell

Original Music

Carter Burwell

Music Producer

Carter Burwell

Music Conductor

Carter Burwell

Music Arranger

Cynthia Bystrak

Rigging Grip

Jerry G Callaway

Director Of Photography

Jerry G Callaway

Camera Operator

Jerry G Callaway

Dp/Cinematographer

Chelsey M. Carpenter

Hair

Don L Carr

Props

Jesus Carrera

On-Set Dresser

Douglas Carter

Production Assistant

Chris Castaldi

Assistant Director

Brenda Chambers

Set Costumer

Layne Chaney

Grip

Richard E. Chapla

Production Supervisor

Tom Christopher

On-Set Dresser

Margaret Cix

Art Department

Patrick Clancey

Titles And Opticals

Bob Clark

Sculptor

Larry E Clark

Scenic Artist

Kyle Collinsworth

Special Effects Technician

Jack Colmenero

On-Set Dresser

Kay Colvin

Cable Operator

Allen Connell

Accountant

Catherine Conrad

Makeup

Bridget M. Cook

Hair

Michael Corenblith

Production Designer

Glenn Cotter

3-D Artist

Paul Covington

Editorial Assistant

R Vern Crofoot

Props

Brian Cross

Props

Kevin Cross

Assistant Art Director

April Crump

On-Set Dresser

Jimmy Cullen

Set Costumer

Amanda Curry

Accounting Assistant

Carla Curry

Set Decorator

Marc Dabrusin

Dresser

Eric R. Damazio

Rigging Grip

Marvin Day

Makeup

Krystyna Demkowicz

Visual Effects Producer

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Sean Devine

Dolly Grip

Patricia Dillon

Dresser

Patricia Dillon

On-Set Dresser

Daniel Dirks

Set Costumer

Lem Dobbs

Other

Lem Dobbs

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Carol Doran

Wig Maker

Billy Dowd

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Becki Drake

Makeup

Steve Drake

Rigging Grip

Roderic Duff

Special Effects Technician

Lynn Eagen

Makeup

Craig Eastman

Music Arranger

Craig Eastman

Song Performer

Craig Eastman

Song

Craig Eastman

Coach

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects Foreman

Sharon Ely

Hair

Benny Estrada

Colorist

Christopher Evans

Matte Painter

Jerry Evans

Choreographer

Marcia Evers

Tailor

Terri L. Ewton

Hair

Michael Farrow

Music Scoring Mixer

Michael Farrow

Score Recording

Gregory Faucett

Transportation Co-Captain

Kathryn Feller

Assistant

Melanie Ferguson

On-Set Dresser

Doug Field

Props

Chris Silver Finigan

Production Accountant

Tony Finno

Music Coordinator

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

Bart Fisher

Editorial Production Assistant

Joe Fisk

Craft Service

Tracy Fleming

Hair

Gladys Flournoy

Coordinator

J R Flournoy

Coordinator

John Flournoy

Assistant

David E Fluhr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Flynn

Editorial Assistant

Jordan Ford

Digital Effects Artist

Melissa Forney

Hair

Megan Forste

Assistant Camera

Robbie Friedmann

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Frusher

Special Effects Technician

Greg Funk

Makeup

Stephen Gaghan

Screenplay

Joe Gallien

Transportation Co-Captain

William F Gambill

Painter

Claudia Garcia Picos

Accounting Assistant

Irvin Gates

Tailor

Steven Gerrior

Assistant Sound Editor

Shellie Gillespie

Construction

Jim Gilson

Chief Lighting Technician

Sandy P Gilzow

Grip

Stan Ginsel

Projectionist

Jimmy Gonzales

Rigging Electrician

Desiree Gonzalez

Makeup

Kayse Goodell

Production Assistant

Mark S Gordon

Dialogue Editor

Dwayne Grady

Props

Gina Grande

Script Supervisor

Gabriel Guy

Sound Recordist

Kit Gwin

Casting Assistant

Ann Hadsell

Adr Mixer

Katy Hall

Makeup

Todd Hallowell

Executive Producer

Chris Hamala

Rigging Grip

Jennifer Hammond

Music Arranger

John Lee Hancock

Screenplay

Mark Hanks

On-Set Dresser

Darrell Hanzalik

Adr Editor

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Diane Hardin

Makeup

Stephen L Hardin

Consultant

Jamie Hardt

Assistant Sound Editor

David Shawn Harper

Video

Joseph Haydn

Music

Kim Heath

Key Rigging Grip

Alan Heim

Editor

Evan Henke

Art Department

Edouard F Henriques

Makeup

Robert Hicks

Rigging Grip

Al Hobbs

Assistant Art Director

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

Jennifer Hodges

Hair

Laura Hodges

Costumer

Annette Hoffman

Costumer

Beau Holden

Assistant

Ron Howard

Producer

Daniel Howe

Special Effects Technician

Don Howe Jr.

Assistant Camera

Jeff Howery

Dolly Grip

Kalen Hoyle

Makeup

Alan C Huffines

Advisor

Philip Ivey

Hair Stylist

William Jacobs

Foley Editor

Marike Jainchill

Production Assistant

Janice Janecek

Costumer

Kevin Jarre

Other

Kevin Jarre

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Gary Jay

Camera Operator

Brian W Jennings

Sound Editor

Jon Johnson

Supervising Sound Editor

Jon Johnson

Sound Effects

Mark Johnson

Producer

Thomas V Johnson

Painter

Valerie Johnson

Production Assistant

Vicki Johnson

Medic

Film Details

Also Known As
Alamo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Historical
War
Western
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Jean Philippe Lejeune; Kay Colvin
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Articles

The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film


It was a crushing defeat that was transformed into victory, a relatively minor skirmish that became one of the most famous battles of all time, a brief moment in history that endures as one of the country's most cherished myths. The battle of the Alamo, in the pre-dawn darkness of March 6, 1836, lasted less than an hour. The number dead on both sides probably totaled fewer than 400. But the event immediately seared itself into the hearts, minds, and the memories of people all over the world. The battle of the Alamo has been fought and re-fought many times in movie, on television, on the radio, and on the stage. But director John Lee Hancock's The Alamo - the only theatrical Alamo film in over 40 years - marks the first time that the thrilling true story has been brought to cinematic life.

With more than 125 photos in full color, The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film (Newmarket Press), tells the exciting adventure of this remarkable movie in pictures and words, revealing all the behind-the-scenes drama of the 101 days of production. This lavish volume, written by Alamo expert and consultant to the film, Frank Thompson (author of five books on the Alamo), offers first-hand testimony from the set from stars Billy Bob Thornton (who plays David Crockett), Dennis Quaid (Sam Houston), Jason Patric (James Bowie), Patrick Wilson (William Barret Travis), Jordi Molla (Juan Seguin), and Emilio Echevarria (Santa Anna). The artists behind the scenes, including director John Lee Hancock, production designer Michael Corenblith, and costume designer Daniel Orlandi, tell how they brought the world of 1836 Texas to vivid life with meticulously recreated sets and costumes.

The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film is comprised of fourteen chapters, each one highlighting a different aspect of the film's production. Some of the highlights include the desire of the screenwriters to write a new type of Alamo movie based more on historical fact than dramatic embellishment; set designer Michael Corenblith's challenge of building authentic versions of the Alamo, the entire town of San Antonio de Bexas, and other major sites; the creation of a "Alamo Fantasy Camp" for stuntmen and actors to get a feel for the Texan way of life and much more.

The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film is currently available from most major book store chains and specialty book shops everywhere.
The Alamo: The Illustrated Story Of The Epic Film

The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film

It was a crushing defeat that was transformed into victory, a relatively minor skirmish that became one of the most famous battles of all time, a brief moment in history that endures as one of the country's most cherished myths. The battle of the Alamo, in the pre-dawn darkness of March 6, 1836, lasted less than an hour. The number dead on both sides probably totaled fewer than 400. But the event immediately seared itself into the hearts, minds, and the memories of people all over the world. The battle of the Alamo has been fought and re-fought many times in movie, on television, on the radio, and on the stage. But director John Lee Hancock's The Alamo - the only theatrical Alamo film in over 40 years - marks the first time that the thrilling true story has been brought to cinematic life. With more than 125 photos in full color, The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film (Newmarket Press), tells the exciting adventure of this remarkable movie in pictures and words, revealing all the behind-the-scenes drama of the 101 days of production. This lavish volume, written by Alamo expert and consultant to the film, Frank Thompson (author of five books on the Alamo), offers first-hand testimony from the set from stars Billy Bob Thornton (who plays David Crockett), Dennis Quaid (Sam Houston), Jason Patric (James Bowie), Patrick Wilson (William Barret Travis), Jordi Molla (Juan Seguin), and Emilio Echevarria (Santa Anna). The artists behind the scenes, including director John Lee Hancock, production designer Michael Corenblith, and costume designer Daniel Orlandi, tell how they brought the world of 1836 Texas to vivid life with meticulously recreated sets and costumes. The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film is comprised of fourteen chapters, each one highlighting a different aspect of the film's production. Some of the highlights include the desire of the screenwriters to write a new type of Alamo movie based more on historical fact than dramatic embellishment; set designer Michael Corenblith's challenge of building authentic versions of the Alamo, the entire town of San Antonio de Bexas, and other major sites; the creation of a "Alamo Fantasy Camp" for stuntmen and actors to get a feel for the Texan way of life and much more. The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film is currently available from most major book store chains and specialty book shops everywhere.

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 9, 2004

Released in United States on Video September 28, 2004

Ron Howard was previously attached to direct.

Russell Crowe was previously attached to star.

The battle for the Alamo has appeared on screen at least three times before, most notably in "The Alamo" (USA/1960) starring John Wayne and marking his directorial debut.

A 40-acre replica of the Alamo and the outlying town of Bexar was built outside of Austin for the production.

Kodak

Released in United States Spring April 9, 2004

Released in United States on Video September 28, 2004