Mel Gibson's The Patriot

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The Patriot is based on a veteran of the 1754-1760 French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin who is played by Mel Gibson. Gabriel and Thomas, his two older sons, want to enlist in the “Continental Army”. Word comes in that congress is being held in Charleston regarding the war, Gabriel and Thomas decide to join their father. During congress it is voted that South Carolina joins the war against the British. Benjamin is not keen on the idea of having another war, but despite that his son, Gabriel enlists in the army without his father’s permission. Two years passes and the war is still in high gear. One night, gunshots were fired outside the Martin home. A wounded soldier enters the home and Benjamin draws his weapon in defense, it is revealed to

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