The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
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
According to Roland Emmerich, the scene where Cornwalis thanks Benjamin for taking care of his dogs, was difficult to film, because of all the natural light from the windows. He made sure there were no windows behind Mel Gibson to simplify the problem of changing sunlight. See more »
In the debate at the Charleston Assembly, several orators refer to Charleston as being "three thousand miles" from London. The distance is, in fact, four thousand miles. Any colonist would have known this at the time. 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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Look, I don't mind historically inaccurate films--Braveheart was terrific fun, this, however, is bobbins!!! The Evil Empire lost the war because RoboGibson destroyed the Brits single handed. Who else could save the US but the mighty Gibson...Half patriotic, half killing machine ---no one will stand in his way. If there was a remake of Independence Day don't bother with fighter jets, tanks and computer virus' just send in The Gibsonator. I'm looking forward to a sequel when The Mighty Gibson goes to all the former British colonies and saves them (whether they wanted it or not) from The Evil Empire...Because this film is right on the nose, we regally burn down buildings with people inside just for the sake of it, we're Brits it's what we do.
That's pretty much the film...
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