Mel Gibson stars as Benjamin Martin, an honored Captain who is haunted by his savagery during the French and Indian War and therefore declines to enlist in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. After the conflict with the British colonists becomes personal, Martin organizes a militia that incorporates guerilla tactics in order to defeat General Cornwallis' army. Together with his patriotic son, Martin fights heroically to defend his family and country. The film provides a beautifully filmed, inspiring view into the beginnings of American history.
This film is rated R for strong war violence.