In 1776 South Carolina, widower and legendary war hero Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) finds himself thrust into the midst of the American Revolutionary War as he helplessly watches his family torn apart by the savage forces of the British Redcoats. Unable to remain silent, he recruits a band of reluctant volunteers, including his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), to take up arms against the British. Fighting to protect his family's freedom and his country's independence, Martin discovers the pain of betrayal, 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.