R | | Action, Drama, History
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Heath Ledger said researching the American Revolutionary War for the film answered his question of why Americans "wave their flag so high." "It's because they went to hell and back to build their country."
I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me, and the cost is more than I can bear.
The real General Cornwallis was not even present at the Battle of Cowpens, although he was present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
In the extended edition, the burial of Thomas is shown. Although the scene is short, it nevertheless reiterates that Benjamin Martin has a tender, loving side (remember, a few scenes before he was hacking and slashing away at every Redcoat in sight).
$22,413,710 2 July 2000