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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Factual error: The song that Davy Crockett plays on the violin is 'The Mockingbird Quick-Step,' written in 1855, several decades after the events of this movie (and later used by the 'Three Stooges' as a theme song.).

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Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: If we are not successful, our grandchildren and their grandchildren will beg for crumbs from the Americans.

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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: What's the meaning of the Mexican war cry when they charge towards the Alamo?

Answer: It is Viva Santa Ana meaning "Long live Santa Ana." Santa Ana was the leader of the army.

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