During a 90 minute battle, all of the Alamo defenders are killed. Soon thereafter, the Mexican army is itself defeated at the battle of San Jacinto. Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana (Emilio Echevarría), the Mexican leader, is captured. General Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid), leader of the victorious Texans (or "Texians" as they were then often known), offers Santa Ana his life in exchange for Texas' independence. Santa Ana agrees, his life is spared, and the Republic of Texas is born. Perhaps, then, this movie should, more accurately, be called 'The Alamo/San Jacinto.'
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