The Patriot Resource - The Patriot


"I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me and the cost is more than I can bear."
- Benjamin Martin

The Patriot tells the story of Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), a widowed father of seven children, as he tries to keep his family together during the Revolutionary War. He had fought in the French and Indian War, since married and started a family. He has tried to put his actions in that war behind him, but still carries some guilt and regret from those actions. He fears that his past will come back to haunt him.

When war breaks out, his eldest son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) joins the fight against his wishes. Benjamin soon ends up reluctantly joining the fight as well. His successfully leads a militia band against the British until Colonel William Tavington (Jason Isaacs) is ordered to do everything he can to capture or kill Martin and his South Carolina militia.



4/29/06 - The Patriot Extended Cut DVD has been released and includes 11 minutes of new footage. The DVD features also include: Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation, English DD5.1 Surround, French and Portuguese Dolby Surround, English/French/Portuguese/Spanish subtitles, three Featurettes and Filmographies.
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The Patriot Extended Cut DVD


Cast: The Patriot cast information.

Characters: The Patriot characters and any historical influences.

Crew: The Patriot film crew information.

DVD Extras: Currently includes screenshots from the DVD and how to find the deleted scenes on the DVD.

Fact or Fiction: The historical accuracy of battles, events and people portrayed in the film.

Insights: Articles analyzing the movie as well as bloopers, deleted scenes, story exposition, script drafts and film trivia.

Other Patriotic Films: Currently covers other Hollywood films set during the American Revolutionary Era.

Resources: Lists selected books, multimedia and links relating to the films.





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