Synopsis: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.
Director(s): Hugh Hudson
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

" Boat and providence, $70."

-Come on.

-Join or die.

-Join or die.

-We got no money, Pa.

-No, we ain't.

-Where are we gonna sleep?

But he keeps asking

the whys and wherefores.

They don't want a king here anymore

as far as I reckon.

That's all my learning of it.

Wait here, Ned.

Wait for me here.

Come through, then. Move along.

Down with King George.

-An independent state.


That they are absolved from

all allegiance to the British Crown.

-Shut up.

-Fellow patriots.

There is no cash. It's gone to war.

These notes are issued

by the Treasury of the United States--

God bless our Congress.

And they'll be redeemed in gold.

-Two weeks.

-Two weeks.

-When the war is won.

-Two weeks.

-When the war is won.

-When the war...

What is a congress

that God should bless it?

Oh, words be a sad struggle...

...not being a reader or a writer

of my language.

I read only my feelings.

And they say, king or congress... all the same to me.

He's... He says the notes in your hand

are worth more than gold.

They are the future

of your country.

Our country.

Our country.

Two weeks. Now, get out.

Five shillings, and I repeat,

Now, what about you, young man?

-Can I beat the drum?

-Can you what?

-Beat the drum.

-Can you beat the bloody drum, he says.

Of course you can.

Come on.

Step up and get your 5 shillings.

Right, come on then.

Open the door now.

-I don't think women should fight.

-I will.

Right. Stand up straight here.

Turn to your left.

-Ned, it's your father.


What? What'd you do?

What happened?

Five shillings, Pa.

It's for you.

And a hundred and fifty acres of land

when the war's over.

-What'd you do, Ned?

-I joined up, Pa.

-No, you ain't. Come on.

-Where you going with that boy?

No, it's my son.

Here. Here's your 5 bob back.

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Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon is a screenwriter and film producer. In 1976 he was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen for French Connection II. In 2001 he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for Waking the Dead. Beginning his career in 1959, he has nearly fifty years of experience. more…

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