The Patriot - Special Edition (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Rene Auberjonois Rev. Oliver
René Auberjonois Rev. Oliver
Camilla Belle
Lisa Brenner Anne Howard
Chris Cooper Colonel Harry Burwell
Mel Gibson Benjamin Martin
Jason Isaacs Colonel William Tavington
L.Q. Jones
Tcheky Karyo
Tchéky Karyo Major Jean Villeneuve
Heath Ledger Gabriel Martin
Donal Logue Dan Scott
Joely Richardson Charlotte Selton
Gailard Sartain
Steven Seagal
Tom Wilkinson Charles Cornwallis
Whitney Yellow Robe
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; War
Director Roland Emmerich; Dean Semler
Producer Dean Devlin; Mark Gordon
Writer Robert Rodat
Studio Sony Pictures Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 165 mins
Country Germany
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.8
Plot
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the director/producer team responsible for such sci-fi blockbusters as Independence Day, Stargate, and Godzilla, take a step back in time with this drama set during the American Revolution. Farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) was born and raised in South Carolina, and fought bravely during the French-Indian wars. But since the death of his wife, Benjamin has renounced violence and quietly tends his crops, raising his seven children alone. In 1776, over Benjamin's objections, his oldest son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) joins the fight against the British. Gabriel returns from battle seriously wounded, with Lord General Cornwallis (Tom Wilkinson) calling for his arrest. A skirmish breaks out on Benjamin's plantation, and one of his children is killed as Gabriel is captured by Col. Tavington (Jason Isaacs) and sentenced to hang. Benjamin sets aside his vow of pacifism and rescues Gabriel; with the help of his former comrade-in-arms Harry Burwell (Chris Cooper), the father and son form a regiment of Carolina patriots whose cunning and ruthlessness make them heroes among the colonists — and wanted men by British troops. Loosely adapted from the true story of Francis Marion and filmed on location in South Carolina, The Patriot was the first feature film made with the cooperation of the Smithsonian Institute, who advised the producers on historical accuracy. Joely Richardson also stars as Charlotte, Benjamin's sister-in-law who helps him care for the children. — Mark Deming
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 043396057319
Chapters 28
Release Date 6/19/2001
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby