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The Patriot (1998)

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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Holly McClaren
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Richard Bach
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Lt. Johnson
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Dr. Ann White Cloud
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Big Bob
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Judge Tomkins
Ross Loney ...
Clem
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Dr. Tom Hergot
Leonard Mountain Chief ...
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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Philip Winchester (Young Militiaman) later appeared in the unrelated film of the same name The Patriot (2000). 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
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Steven Seagal has proven he can act
19 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

There are only three movies that have shown Steven Seagal can act and this is one of them. Along with "Fire Down Below," and "The Glimmer Man" Seagal has shown he has talent.

Though there is not that much action, "The Patriot" is the best film because it means that the supporting cast along with Seagal must come together to pull off a winner.

I enjoyed everything about this film from the plot, casting and pace of the movie.

I was completely impressed by the performance of Camilia Belle who portrayed the daughter because she was a breath of fresh air to Hollywood even though she was in other films.

This is worth everyone's attention because Steven Seagal has finally made a movie that is tolerable and can be watched in comfort with the knowledge that it will not be boring.

I give "The Patriot" an 8 out of 10.


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