Alamo: The Price of Freedom

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Alamo: The Price of Freedom
Directed by Kieth Merrill
Produced by Ray Herbeck Jr.
Written by Kieth Merrill
Based on Alamo: The Price of Freedom
by George A. McAlister
Music by Merrill B. Jenson
Cinematography Reed Smoot
Distributed by Macgillivray Freeman Films
Release date
Running time
37 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Alamo: The Price of Freedom is a 1988 American IMAX film directed and written by Kieth Merrill [1] starring Merrill Connally, Casey Biggs, Enrique Sandino, Steve Sandor, Don Swayze, and Derek Caballero. The film was distributed by Macgillivray Freeman Films. It is based on the George A. McAlister book of the same name.[2] It is shown at San Antonio's IMAX in Theater Rivercenter.[3]


In 1836, soldiers sacrifice their lives in combat in the new Republic of Texas.



At the time of its filming, the production generated much controversy among the Tejano population of San Antonio who protested that it was demeaning to their contributions to the city's history.[4]


  1. ^ "Alamo: The Price of Freedom". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  2. ^ McAlister, George A. (1988). Alamo-- The Price of Freedom : A History of Texas (2nd ed.). Martinsburg, West Virginia: Docutex, Inc. ISBN 978-0924307003. OCLC 22733567.
  3. ^ Jarolim, Edie (1991). Frommer's San Antonio & Austin. United States: FrommerMedia LLC. p. 100. ISBN 978-0764597114.
  4. ^ Linenthal, Edward Tabor (1991). Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. pp. 75–78. ISBN 978-0252061714. OCLC 22710231.

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