WHEN WIDOWER AND WAR HERO BENJAMIN MARTIN SEES HIS FAMILY VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BY RED COATS, HE CAN NO LONGER AVOID FIGHTING IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. TOEGETHER WITH HIS SON HE FORMS A MILITIA TO TAKE UP ARMS AGAINST THE BRITISH AND SOON IS EMBROILED IN THE REDEMPTION OF REVENGE AND THE PASSION OF LOVE.
Heath Ledger,Jason Isaacs,Joely Richardson,Mel Gibson,Rene Auberjonois,Tom Wilkinson
Mel Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, a pacifist widower in South Carolina during the American Revolution. Son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) enlists in the Continental Army against his father's wishes, but not surprisingly, Benjamin eventually chooses to participate as well. An epic picture that delves into the classic war dilemmas of sacrifice, glory, honor, survival, and revenge.