Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)


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

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Release Date: 1986-11-22
Status: Released
Run time: 144 min / 2:24
Production Country: United States of America


Sam Elliott
as Sam Houston
Claudia Christian
as Eliza Allen
Devon Ericson
as Tiana Rogers
Michael C. Gwynne
as Mosely Baker
Donald Moffat
as Col. John Allen
John Quade
as Sen. Stansbury
Ned Romero
as Chief John Jolley
William Russ
as William Travis
John P. Ryan
as David Burnett
James Stephens
as Stephen Austin
Richard Yniguez
as Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna


Directing Peter Levin Director
Writing Frank Q. Dobbs Story
Writing John Binder Story
Writing John Binder Teleplay