15 certificateThe Patriot is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Patriot is a 3 star programme

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The Patriot (2000)

Directed by
Roland Emmerich

American Revolution drama in which a widowed farmer (Mel Gibson) forms a regiment of Carolina patriots, whose guerrilla tactics prove pivotal to the US war effort.

He has a brave but brutal military past, yet decides not to join up when the British arrive in 1776.

However, when his son (Heath Ledger) enlists and is later captured by the enemy, the former soldier must abandon his new-found pacifist principles in order to rescue his oldest child.

Written by

Also known as "El Patriota", "Le Patriote"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 164 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Mel GibsonMel Gibson...Col. Benjamin 'The Ghost' Martin
Image for Heath LedgerHeath Ledger...Corporal Gabriel Edward Martin
Joely Richardson...Aunt Charlotte Putnam Selton/Mrs. Charlotte Martin
Image for Jason IsaacsJason Isaacs...Col. William Tavington
Image for Chris CooperChris Cooper...Col. Harry Burwell
Tchéky Karyo...Major Jean Villeneuve
Image for Rene AuberjonoisRene Auberjonois...Reverend Oliver
Lisa Brenner...Anne Patricia Howard/Mrs. Anne Martin
Image for Tom WilkinsonTom Wilkinson...General Sir Charles Cornwallis
Donal Logue...Dan Scott
Leon Rippy...John Billings