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The Patriot
is a 2000 war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel Gibson, Chris Cooper, and Heath Ledger. It was produced by the Mutual Film Company and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film mainly takes place in South Carolina (and was entirely filmed there) and depicts the story of an American swept into the American Revolutionary War when his family is threatened. The protagonist, Benjamin Martin, is loosely based on real Continental Army officer Francis Marion, Andrew Pickens and other Revolutionary War figures. The Patriot was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Sound, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Music Score.

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CastMel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Donal Logue, René Auberjonois, Mika Boorem, Trevor Morgan, Tchéky Karyo, Leon Rippy, Chris Cooper, Tom Wilkinson, Adam Baldwin, Jay Arlen Jones, Gregory Smith, Joely Richardson, Lisa Brenner, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Joey D. Vieira, Shannon Eubanks, Beatrice Bush
DirectorRoland Emmerich
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Release Date:  June 28, 2000
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterRobert Rodat
Runtime:  2hrs 45min
Studio:  Centropolis Entertainment
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