Benjamin Martin, a hero of the French and Indian War, renounced fighting to raise his family in peace; however, the peaceful life starts to fall apart because of the American Revolutionary War. Benjaminfs eldest son, passionate and patriotic Gabriel, decides to join the Continental Army to fight against the British for freedom and independence.
Benjamin opens his home for the treatment of injured soldiers for both sides; the Continental Army and British troops. Then, Gabriel arrives home with injuries, and Benjamin is visited by British Colonel Tavington who orders the arrest of Gabriel and the burning of Benjaminfs house. Also, sadistic Tavington shoots and kills Thomas, Benjaminfs second boy. After Tavington and his troops leave, Benjamin arms himself and his other children and rescues Gabriel.
Benjamin organizes militiamen with his leadership experience. The British troops suffer surprise guerrilla attack by Benjaminfs militiamen, and Benjamin becomes known as the ghost. Temporarily, Benjamin and Gabriel can have peace and modest happiness such as marriage, but that peaces and happiness are broken by Tavingtonfs troops, and also, Gabriel loses his life at this point.
Benjamin fights against Tavington. There is a bloody battle. Benjamin avenges Tavington for his sonfs death. The...