''The Alamo'' is one of the 10 movies we can't wait to see in early 2004
WHAT IT IS Disney's delayed, economical ($90 million plus!) tale of San Antonio's last stand. In a matchup more lopsided than the 2003 World Series, 183 Texans and nearly 2,000 Tejanos face off in a two-week battle royale.
WHY WE CAN'T WAIT Three of our favorite not-quite-leading men star: Billy Bob Thornton (pictured, as Davy Crockett), Dennis Quaid (as Gen. Sam Houston), and Jason Patric (as mercenary Jim Bowie). Next fashion trend: the return of coonskin caps.
BURNING QUESTION Do you remember the Alamo? No, really, do you?
COME FOR A three-hour jingoistic jolt of rooting for the underdogs
STAY FOR Director John Lee Hancock's final edit of the 1.4 million feet of film he shot for the production