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The Patriot (1998)

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A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader.

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Floyd Chisolm
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Frank
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Pogue
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Holly McClaren
Dan Beene ...
Richard Bach
Damon Collazo ...
Lt. Johnson
Whitney Yellow Robe ...
Dr. Ann White Cloud
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Big Bob
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Young Miltiaman
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Judge Tomkins
Ross Loney ...
Clem
Bernard O'Connor ...
Dr. Tom Hergot
Leonard Mountain Chief ...
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Storyline

Doctor Wesley McClaren is an immunologist in Ennis, Montana, and he has turned down an offer to join his friend Richard Bach, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the head of a unit called the Biological Response Team (BRT). Wesley and his daughter Holly live on a farm in Ennis, and a farmhand named Frank lives with them. Just over the hill from the farm, a 52 day standoff against militia leader Floyd Chisolm has ended. Floyd has decided to be his own attorney in court. Everyone is shocked when Floyd spits on Judge Tomkins. After the hearing, Tomkins starts feeling sick. Holly, like she always does, stops at Wesley's office after school so she can go home with Wesley. On their way home, Wesley gets a call on his mobile phone. Wesley rushes to the hospital with Holly and tells her to wait in the doctors' lounge, then Wesley is taken to see Tomkins, who looks awful. Wesley is told that Tomkins collapsed in his chambers at the court building. Wesley sees a cop collapse, while Tomkins ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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10 July 1998 (Spain)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Paul Mones and David Ayer both produced drafts of the screenplay, but neither were credited on the final film. It is believed the writers who are credited are pseudonyms. See more »

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Wesley McClaren breaks the stem off an empty wine glass to defend himself, but in previous shots it was full. See more »

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Dr. Wesley McClaren: [to Holly while entering the reception room at the hospital] Get your homework done and if there are any guys in here no flirting. No dating until you are 40.
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You'll Never See Me Cry
Music by Stephen Edwards (as Steve Edwards)
Lyrics by Eve Terran
Courtesy of SixFeetFive Music
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Bad recipe. Awful film.
18 January 1999 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

You get a good portion of Steven Seagal environmental anxieties, and some breathless mountain views along with cow-boy scenes (or alternatively use parts of any remains of the HORSE WHISPERER). You then add a large piece of OUTBREAK virus or similar (attention it must be more lethal and at least Biohazard Level 4) wrapped around a fat Militia group leader. You add one teaspoon of martial arts, and a zip of explosions and gunfire for the taste. Add the classic red Indian herbs for the extra taste. Serve immediately.

What is the name of the film you get ?: The Patriot. Perhaps the worst film of Steven Seagal. I am sure that Seagal tried to say something in this film except the usual I-am-a-cook (but-also-an-ex-seal) but his recipe was confusing and the taste was awful.


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