The Patriot

Synopsis: Mel Gibson portrays Benjamin Martin, an unassuming man who is forced to join the American Revolution when the British threaten to take his farm away from him. Together with his patriotic son, Gabriel, the pair faces the vicious Redcoats with a heroism that reflects the stubborn pride of a young country's most dedicated supporters.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
61%
R
Year:
2000
165 min
£2,317,507
Website
706 Views

NATHAN:

Father, I saw a post rider at the

house.

MARION:

Thank you. Did you finish the upper

field?

SAMUEL:

We got it all cut and we bundled

half of it.

MARION:

Those swimming breaks cut into the

day, don't they?

Marion walks on without waiting for a reply from his

contrite sons who jostle one another, trying to pass off

the blame. Gabriel and Thomas walk out of the barn.

GABRIEL:

Father, a post rider came from

Charleston. You have a letter

inside.

MARION:

Thank you. How's the spotted one's

milk?

THOMAS:

Better. She's near ready to calve.

Marion nods and motions for Susan to go with Gabriel and

Thomas to the house. She does so and Marion walks on

alone toward:

EXT. HILLTOP - POND BLUFF - SUNSET

The loveliest spot on the farm. A beautiful view of the

house, barns, river, fields and hills beyond. A

gravestone stands in the shade of a single apple tree. It

reads:

ELIZABETH PUTNAM MARION 1738-1773

Above her name is a carving of the night sky, at the

center of which is the NORTH STAR, steady and guiding.

Marion approaches. He gives himself a moment to look at

the grave, then he starts picking apples, speaking to the

gravestone in a quiet voice that is more matter-of-fact

than sorrowful.

MARION:

... and they bundled half... almost

no trace of the boys you knew...

A soft wind blows some dry leaves along the ground.

Marion pauses as if listening to a spoken reply.

MARION:

... no, she still hasn't spoken...

Margaret was her age when you... I

remember the time at the river when

we couldn't find Catherine... you

couldn't stop crying... and she was

asleep in the wagon the entire

time...

Marion pauses, remembering. The CRASH OF A PLATE

BREAKING, followed by the SOUND OF AN ARGUMENT rises from

the house below. Marion shakes his head with an

exasperated sigh.

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