The Patriot (movie, 2000)

The Patriot : The Path to Freedom or The Patriot inQuebec( The Patriot ) is aGerman-Americanaction filmdirected byRoland Emmerich, released in2000.

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The story is inspired by the lives of Francis Marion said, “The Swamp Fox” and the commander of the British Legion , Banastre Tarleton .

This film reconstructs various scenes from the Battle of Cowpens that took place on January 17, 1781 during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War .

Synopsis

The story begins in 1776 in South Carolina , at a time when the conflict between the English and the separatists seems inevitable.

Captain Benjamin Martin, a widower, is a veteran of the war between the English and the French . He does not want to participate in a new war because he is now the father of seven children. His eldest son, Gabriel, finds him cowardly and decides to engage his opinion.

Eventually the war breaks out, and when British troops invest the plantation Benjamin Martin, not hesitating to attack his family, it resolves to take the weapons in turn to take revenge.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: The Patriot
  • French title: The Patriot : The path of freedom
  • Quebec title: The patriot
  • Director: Roland Emmerich
  • Scenario: Robert Rodat
  • Co-producer: Peter Winther
  • Producers: Dean Devlin , Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn
  • Associate producer: Dionne McNeff
  • Executive Producers: Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich and William Fay
  • Music: John Williams
  • Photography: Caleb Deschanel , ASC
  • Editing: David Brenner , Christopher Holmes and Julie Monroe
  • Casting: April Webster and David Bloch
  • Set Designer: Kirk M. Petruccelli
  • Artistic Director: Barry Chusid
  • Sets: Victor J. Zolto
  • Costumes: Deborah Lynn Scott
  • Budget: 110 million $
  • Revenue: $ 215,294,342
  • Production Companies: Centropolis Entertainment , Columbia Pictures , Global Mutual Film Company, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG
  • Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Country of Origin: Germany – United States
  • Original language: English
  • Format: 2.35: 1 – Color ( DeLuxe ) – 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 200T 5274)
    • Sound: Dolby Digital – DTS – SDDS
  • Genres: action , war , drama and history
  • Duration: 165 minutes (movie version) – 175 minutes ( extended cut , 2006)
  • Release date: United States June 28, 2000 – France July 12, 2000

Distribution

  • Mel Gibson (VF: Jacques Frantz ) : Captain / Colonel Benjamin Martin
  • Heath Ledger (VF: Arnaud Arbessier) : Corporal Gabriel Edouard Martin
  • Joely Richardson (VF: Isabelle Gardien ) : Charlotte Shelton
  • Jason Isaacs (VF: Bernard Gabay ) : Colonel William Tavington
  • Chris Cooper (VF: Bernard Alane ) : Colonel / General Harry Burwell
  • Tchéky Karyo (VF: himself ) : Major Jean Villeneuve, 5th Regiment, French Infantry
  • René Auberjonois (VF: Yves Beneyton ) : Reverend Oliver
  • Lisa Brenner ( Odile Cohen ) : Anne Patricia Howard
  • Tom Wilkinson (VF: Michel Le Royer ) : Lord General Charles Cornwallis
  • Donal Logue (VF: Patrick Mancini ) : Dan Scott
  • Leon Rippy : John Billings
  • Adam Baldwin (VF: Franck Capillery ) : Captain Wilkins
  • Jay Arlen Jones : Occam
  • Joey D. Vieira (VF: Yves Barsacq ) : Peter Howard
  • Gregory Smith (VF: Donald Reignoux ) : Thomas Martin
  • Mika Boorem : Margaret Martin
  • Skye McCole Bartusiak : Susan Martin
  • Trevor Morgan : Nathan Martin
  • Bryan Chafin : Samuel Martin
  • Logan Lerman : William Martin
  • Mary Jo Deschanel : Mrs. Howard me Howard
  • Jamieson K. Price : Captain Bordon
  • Peter Woodward : Charles O’Hara
  • Grahame Wood (VF: Arnaud Bedouet ) : Lieutenant Halbert
  • Beatrice Bush : Abigale, the housekeeper
  • Shan Omar Huey : Joshua
  • Hank Stone : Rollins
  • Kirk Fox : Skunk
  • Jack Moore : Curly
  • Mark Twogood ( David Kruger ) : Danvers
  • Colt Romberger : Colt
  • Terry Layman : General George Washington
  • Shannon Eubanks : me Simms
  • Bill Roberson : Loyalist Simms
  • Charles Black : Matthew
  • Andy Stahl : General Nathanel Greene
  • Kristian Truelsen : Hardwick
  • Kanin Howell : Messenger
  • Mark Jeffrey Miller : Injured Continental Soldier
  • Zach Hanner : British Field Officer
  • Dara Coleman : Sergeant of the ” Red Tunics ” # 2
  • Randell Haynes : Patriot Middleton
  • John Storey : Militia at the Battle of Cowpens # 1
  • Greg Good : Militia at the Battle of Cowpens # 2
  • John F. Dzencelowcz II : Continental Soldier
  • John Curran : Red Tunic Sergeant # 1
  • Kyle Richard Engels : Son of Billings
  • John Bennes : Speaker
  • Roy McCrerey : Red Tunic # 1
  • P. Dion Moore : Red Tunic # 2
  • Tyler Long : child who wears wedding rings
  • John H. Bush : Abner
  • Gil Johnson : Militia
  • Scott Miles : Patriot
  • Derrick B. Young : Slave child
  • Roy Seabrook : Gullah Minister
  • Samuel Brown Jr . : Musician Gullah # 1
  • Samuel Brown Sr . : Musician Gullah # 2
  • Lillie L. Harris : Musician Gullah # 3
  • Braima Moiwai : Musician Gullah # 4
  • Patrick Tatopoulos : French naval officer

Note

  • Although the character John Billings ( Leon Rippy ) committed suicide, he is nevertheless present during the last confrontation between red tunics and the militia, face turned off camera.

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