The Alamo

Plot hole: The morning of the final battle, the sun rises behind the mission, silhouetting a sentry. When the ending credits roll, the sun sets behind the mission.

Plot hole: At the start of the final battle, the Mexican artillery is lined up wheel to wheel, and fires the opening salvo. Apparently Newton's third law doesn't apply in Texas, because none of the cannon recoil after firing.

Plot hole: When Travis makes his speech offering the men a chance to leave the Alamo, and opens the Alamo's gates, Bowie and Crockett are about to leave with their men. Yet it is broad daylight and the fort is already surrounded. Where is anyone going to go?

Other mistake: When John Wayne is running about near the chapel with a torch, inside the chapel, you can see a lot of Mexican soldiers just standing there not doing anything.

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Suggested correction: Soldiers sometimes find a spot of relative safety and stay there...it's human instinct to stay safe.

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Davy Crockett: Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat - the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound as a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.

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Trivia: The final battle took four days to film in December of 1959. It cost was 2 million dollars.

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