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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 »

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Richard Lang

Writers:

James A. Michener (novel), Sean Meredith (teleplay)
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Maria Conchita Alonso ... Lucia
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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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Good Job on a Difficult Task
4 June 2001 | by Willard-4See all my reviews

After watching the made for TV movie "Texas" loosely based on James Michener's novel, I must confess two things: First I enjoyed the movie very much as a Readers Digest condensation of American history. Whether it is a true representation of the Michener novel does not concern me and is unimportant. I loved what the movie makers did with Centennial and most of the adaptations of his novels, including Texas. I found, for the most part, it was a good collection of vignettes of the progress of the American assimilation of the Mexican lands into what America called her Manifest Destiny. Sam Houston was sent to Texas, by President Andrew Jackson, for the express purpose of continuing these policies. As for the negative comments I have read concerning this movie. I have news for those who panned this movie because it was not like the book. Well it is not suppose to be like the book. I find it interesting how most of these reviewers ignore the fact that novels and movie making are two very different art forms and cannot under the best of conditions be totally and actually combined. The movie "Texas" does a fine job reflecting the conditions (though weighted to the point of view of the Texicans)that probably existed among many points of view of that time and place. It was one of the best $6.00 I have ever spent. Hurrah For Hollywood!


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