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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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Dean Semler

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William Heine (novel), M. Sussman (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Dr. Wesley McClaren
Gailard Sartain ... Floyd Chisolm
L.Q. Jones ... Frank
Silas Weir Mitchell ... Pogue
Camilla Belle ... Holly McClaren
Dan Beene Dan Beene ... Richard Bach
Damon Collazo Damon Collazo ... Lt. Johnson
Whitney Yellow Robe Whitney Yellow Robe ... Dr. Ann White Cloud
Brad Leland ... Big Bob
Molly McClure ... Molly
Philip Winchester ... Young Miltiaman
Douglas Sebern ... Judge Tomkins
Ross Loney Ross Loney ... Clem
Bernard O'Connor Bernard O'Connor ... Dr. Tom Hergot
Leonard Mountain Chief Leonard Mountain Chief ... Grandpa
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Patriota See more »

Filming Locations:

Ennis, Montana, USA See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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This was the first Steven Seagal film released direct to video (although it did receive a theatrical release in some countries). After Half Past Dead (2002), all of his subsequent movies were released straight to video, although that trend was broken with Machete (2010). See more »

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When the judge asks Floyd Chisolm if he has anything to say, Chisolm looks at his watch. As soon as a suspect is taken in to custody all of his/her personal possessions are removed from their person either at the time of arrest or after arriving at the police station. Chisolm should not have been wearing a watch in the court room. 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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Seagal's worst
16 August 1998 | by vert2712See all my reviews

Mr. Seagal must be seriously out of touch with his audience. People who go see his movies expect action, violence, stunts and martial-arts combat: what they get here instead are a lot of boring speeches and sequences teaching us that oriental/traditional remedies are better than western medicine, that biological warfare is a bad thing, that militia members are a bunch of overweight or underage weirdos in camouflage outfits, that native americans (especially their elder) are always wise and peaceful and so on.

I thought "On Deadly Ground" and "The Glimmer Man" were bad, but compared to "The Patriot" they both look like serious contenders for an Oscar. There's more action in a Meg Ryan picture than in this film. No wonder this was released outside the USA first. I wouldn't be surprised if this sinks like a stone in USA theaters and then comes out quickly on video/cable.

I admire Seagal's honesty: he looks sincere and desperate to convey his positive message to the audience, but judging from the overall quality of "The Patriot", he'll manage to reach only a few hundreds people and further alienate his fans.

Maybe all the good bits were left on the cutting room floor: the trailers show a couple of scenes that are not in the theatrical release. But I don't think I'll be buying the Director's Cut, should it ever come out on video...


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