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?

Character mistake: In a conference with Crockett and Bowie, Travis states that Fannin in Goliad is preparing to relieve the Alamo and will be ready to "march south by the end of the week." Goliad is 90 miles south of San Antonio. To relieve the Alamo, Fannin would need to march north.

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Jim Bowie: I'd hate to say anything good about that long-winded jackanapes, but he does know the short way to start a war.

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Trivia: The scene where Crockett and Bowie and others go into a church and find gunpowder and rifles was filmed by "guest" director John Ford. He had shown up and was asked by Wayne to do a number of scenes.

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Question: What did Crockett say his men should change their seedlings for?

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