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A former hero of the French/Indian War, Benjamin Martin has renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. Although once a wily and ferocious soldier, he marries a fine woman who bears him seven children and, under her influence, trades his violent past for a peaceful future on his sprawling plantation. But rebellion is brewing--another conflict with Britain is inevitable. Recently widowed, his goals change. He's the sole caretaker of his brood, and the horrors of past combat haunt him still. Benjamin's eldest son, Gabriel, harbors no doubts about going to war: the radical speeches and newsletters that began in the cities and traverse the Colonies have made an impression on him. War is coming, and Gabriel feels the cause is just. In defiance of his father, he joins the fight. Benjamin is conflicted--as stalwart as he is in his opposition to the war, he believes in the cause. When the British arrive, the reluctant hero discovers that he must join the nation's war to protect his family.

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Mel Gibson (as Benjamin Martin )
Heath Ledger (as Gabriel Martin )
Joely Richardson (as Charlotte Selton )
Jason Isaacs (as William Tavington )
Chris Cooper (as Harry Burwell )
Tchéky Karyo (as Jean Villeneuve )
Rene Auberjonois (as Rev. Oliver )
Lisa Brenner (as Anne Patricia Howard )
Tom Wilkinson (as Charles Cornwallis )
Donal Logue (as Dan Scott )
Leon Rippy (as John Billings )
Adam Baldwin (as Capt. Wilkins )
Jay Arlen Jones (as Occam )
Joey D. Vieira (as Peter Howard )
Gregory Smith (as Thomas Martin )

Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Written By: Robert Rodat
Produced By: Centropolis Entertainment

Release Date (US): July 2nd, 2000

Length of Movie: 2h 44min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong war violence.

Budget: $110,000,000

Opening Weekend: $22,413,710

Domestic Box Office Gross: $113,330,342

The Patriot Soundtrack

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1. Patriot
2. Family Farm
3. To Charleston
4. Colonial Cause
5. Redcoats at the Farm and the Death of Thomas
6. Ann Recruits the Parishoners
7. Preparing for Battle
8. Ann and Gabriel
9. First Ambush and Remebering the Wilderness
10. Tavington's Trap
11. Burning of the Plantation
12. Facing the British Lines
13. Parish Church Aflame
14. Susan Speaks
15. Martin Vs. Tavington
16. Yorktown and the Return Home
17. Patriot Reprise

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