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USA & UK: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Tom Wilkinson, Trevor Morgan, Bryan Chafin, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Beatrice Bush, Rene Auberjonois, Donal Logue, Logan Lerman, Michael Neeley, Adam Baldwin, Mika Boorem, Lisa Brenner, Chris Cooper, Mary Jo Deschanel, Zach Hanner, Shan Omar Huey, Gil Johnson, Jay Arlen Jones, Tcheky Karyo, Terry Layman, Wilson Norman, Jamieson Price, Hank Stone, Kristian Truelsen, Mark Twogood, Joey D Vieira, Graham Wood, Peter Woodward, Leon Rippy, Gregory Smith
Director: Roland Emmerich
USA & UK: 164 mins
USA Rated: R for strong war violence
UK Certificate: 15 for frequent battle violence and horror
USA Release Date: 28 June 2000
UK Release Date: 14 July 2000
The emotionally charged adventure THE PATRIOT tells the story of Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), a reluctant hero who is swept into the American Revolution when the war reaches his farm and the British endanger what he holds most dear.
He takes up arms beside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), and leads a rebel American Militia into battlefield against a relentless and overwhelming Redcoat army. In the process, he finds the only way to protect his family is to fight for a young nation's liberty but his dark past haunts him.