Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)

11/22/1986 (US) WesternDramaHistoryWarTV Movie 2h 24m
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Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against Mexico. G.D. Spradlin co-stars as President Andrew Jackson, with Michael Beck appearing as Jim Bowie, James Stephens as Stephen Austin, and Richard Yniguez as Mexican General Santa Anna. Lensed on location in the Lone Star state, this sweeping made-for-TV film originally occupied three hours' screen time on November 22, 1986. Its title at that time was Houston: The Legend of Texas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  1. John Binder

    Story, Teleplay

  2. Peter Levin


  3. Frank Q. Dobbs


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  1. Sam Elliott

    Sam Elliott

    Sam Houston

  2. Claudia Christian

    Claudia Christian

    Eliza Allen

  3. Devon Ericson

    Tiana Rogers

  4. Michael C. Gwynne

    Michael C. Gwynne

    Mosely Baker

  5. Donald Moffat

    Donald Moffat

    Col. John Allen

  6. John Quade

    John Quade

    Sen. Stansbury

  7. Ned Romero

    Chief John Jolley

  8. William Russ

    William Russ

    William Travis

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Houston: The Legend of Texas

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Original Language English

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