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Bloody, long, and melodramatic Revolutionary War revenge pic with a strong lead by Gibson and a notably hissable villain in Isaacs. Benjamin Martin (Gibson) is a former guerilla soldier in the French and Indian wars who just wants to raise his family in peace. Unfortunately, local redcoat leader, Col. Tavington (Isaacs), has other ideas and when Martin's idealistic soldier son Gabriel (Aussie heartthrob Ledger) is captured, dad gets caught up in the action. Producing partners Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin did "Independence Day" and "Godzilla," so spectacle is their middle name. Film gave the British critics apoplexy with its inaccuracies but who won, anyway?

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 164 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Revolutionary War, American South, Historical Drama, Period Piece: 18th Century, Revenge, Big Battles, Dads, Top Grossing Films of 2000
Screenplay
Robert Rodat
Cast
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Joely Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Donal Logue, Rene Auberjonois, Adam Baldwin, Leon Rippy
Cinematography
Caleb Deschanel
Director
Roland Emmerich
Music
John Williams
Producer
Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Roland Emmerich, William Fay, Mutual Film Corporation, Centropolis Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

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The Patriot
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Nicholle

This is such a good movie. Mel Gibson (Benjamin) and Heath Ledger (Gabriel) do an excellent job in the movie. The war scenes are very good, but sad to see. You'll fall in love with Heath because he is a young guy trying to help out his country and falls in love and comes to see his girl whenever he makes his way back home. Mel Gibson does an excellent job with his character as a single father but is upset that his son has gone off to fight in the war. To help protect his him, he decides to sign up as well and many problems arise for the family.

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Nicholle

This is such a good movie. Mel Gibson (Benjamin) and Heath Ledger (Gabriel) do an excellent job in the movie. The war scenes are very good, but sad to see. You'll fall in love with Heath because he is a young guy trying to help out his country and falls in love and comes to see his girl whenever he makes his way back home. Mel Gibson does an excellent job with his character as a single father but is upset that his son has gone off to fight in the war. To help protect his him, he decides to sign up as well and many problems arise for the family.