The Alamo

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Travis hands Seguin the third message to Houston the off-center seal is closer to Travis. As Seguin takes it the seal is closer to him. (00:56:15)

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Continuity mistake: While one of his advisors tells Houston that some of the men from Gonzales have deserted to go to the Alamo, the advisor's hands change from clasped in front of him to on his knees. (01:06:55)

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Continuity mistake: While planning the assault, one of Santa Ana's generals objects to attacking before the cannon arrive. He unclasps his hands twice. (01:33:40)

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Continuity mistake: Crockett leads a handful of soldiers out to burn down the shacks around the Alamo. In the first shot a few soldiers are speeding up to walk past Crockett, and in the next someone has already passed him. (01:02:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Houston and Bowie are drinking in the street at night, Houston skips from looking directly at Bowie to suddenly gazing into space between shots as he says, "Texas, wasted on the Texans." (00:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Travis leaves his son with the Ayerses, as he is turning to ride away, the man next to him mounts his horse in an instant. (00:15:20)

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Continuity mistake: After he divulges his illness, Bowie is hunched over when he unsheathes his knife, but he is sitting up straight when he offers it to Crockett. (00:42:10)

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Continuity mistake: Houston leans on the table while he makes his offer to Crockett at the party, but is standing completely straight just before he walks away. (00:05:40)

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Continuity mistake: Immediately after Santa Ana allows civilians to leave the Alamo, Crockett tells Travis to talk to the men. Travis switches between shots from having his hands raised cleaning his gun to lowered out of the frame. (01:19:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Santa Ana is planning the assault with his generals, the tip of the map pointer switches from light to dark constantly. (01:32:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where Travis hands Seguin the third message to Houston the off-center seal is closer to Travis. As Seguin takes it the seal is closer to him. (00:56:15)

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William Travis: One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

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Trivia: The film cost $107m to make and earned only $26m worldwide. It is considered one of the all time movie flops.

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Question: Can anyone tell me if Santa Anna really ran away from Houston's forces as it shows in the movie? And was that battle really over in 18 minutes? (Not being an American or a Texan for that matter, I have very little knowledge about what happened at the Alamo, I'm just curious).

Answer: Yes, the battle of San Jacinto really did last 18 minutes. Houston's army surprised the Mexican army while they were taking an afternoon nap.

Answer: The defenders of the Alamo held off Santa Anna's troops for 13 days before a final assault on 6 March 1836, where the complex was stormed just before dawn. The battle ended by sunrise. Santa Anna was captured at the Battle of San Jacinto in April of the same year, and Texas won its independence from Mexico. Also check www.thealamo.org for detailed information and links.

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Answer: In a way. Santa Anna tried to pass himself off as a common soldier, but when he was captured, his men spilled the beans by calling him by his title.

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