Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
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A true story about four Allied POW's who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately... See full summary »
David L. Cunningham
It is 1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, a French-Indian war hero who is haunted by his past, now wants nothing more than to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain. Meanwhile, his two eldest sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can't wait to enlist in the newly formed "Continental Army." When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion against England, Gabriel immediately signs up to fight...without his father's permission. But when Colonel William Tavington, British dragoon, infamous for his brutal tactics, comes and burns the Martin Plantation to the ground, tragedy strikes. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a part of the birth of a new, young, and ambitious nation. Written by
Aunt Charlotte's house is the same one used in Forrest Gump (1994), with slightly different interior paneling. The stone hedge visible in Forrest Gump is camouflaged with bushes in this film. See more »
Colonel Harry Burwell signs a paper, then sprinkles powder from a can onto the wet ink. A split second later, he reaches for another piece of paper and neither the can nor the original piece of paper is visible. See more »
I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me, and the cost is more than I can bear.
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8/10. Not as good as "Braveheart." A lot of the battle scenes and backdrops were obviously computer generated/computer enhanced. Contrast this with "Last of the Mohicans" where the battle scenes were much more realistic. Also - I was not that impressed with Mel's performance in this movie. It was inferior to that of Daniel Day-Lewis from "Last of the Mohicans." It was hard to buy into the conflicted image portrayed by Mel - something just did not work for me. Also - the villain in this film was pretty bland and was hard to hate(he was just a bore). Contrast that to the villains in "Braveheart", "Last of the Mohicans", "Rob Roy" where you could really get into disliking the bad guy.
Like the Brits who object I also find myself doubting the whole plot line with the eeeevil Dragoon. More like a vision of WWII and later than a vision from 200 years ago when chivalry was still in fashion.
It was still an entertaining film and worth seeing. But in my opinion there was a lot wrong with it. Perhaps too much time and effort in the special effects and not enough effort on characterization development and story line.
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