What would you do if they destroyed your home, threatened your family. Where would you draw the line?
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
165 min, 175 min (extended version)
2.35 : 1
Rated R for strong war violence.
Action, Drama, War
British, South Carolina, French, Revolution, American Revolution
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
The Patriot is a 2000 American historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel Gibson, Chris Cooper and Heath Ledger. It was produced by the Mutual Film Company and Centropolis Entertainment and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film mainly takes place in rural York County, South Carolina, and depicts the story of an American swept into the American Revolutionary War when his family is threatened. Benjamin Martin is a composite figure the scriptwriter claims is based on four factual figures from the American Revolutionary War: Andrew Pickens, Francis Marion, Daniel Morgan and Thomas Sumter.
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