4.2/10
11,702
89 user 24 critic

The Patriot (1998)

Trailer
1:24 | Trailer
A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader.

Director:

Dean Semler

Writers:

William Heine (novel), M. Sussman (screen story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every second counts.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first film that the financing had been solely raised by Seagal/Nasso Productions after they split from Seagal's regular studio Warner Bros. Seagal/Nasso had gained funding for a handful of pics, most of which were to star Seagal, but the deal fell through when the relationship between Seagal and producing partner Julius Nasso collapsed. Other projects that were lined up for Seagal included 'Blood on the Moon" , where he was to play a man hunting the modern-day pirates who murdered his family, and "Black Top" where he was to play a high-end car thief. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The German FSK16 version is cut in 1 scene by 2 seconds. In the FSK16 version you miss the scene, where Seagal stabs the broken Glas into the head of his enemy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: 10,000 B.C. (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Never See Me Cry
Music by Stephen Edwards (as Steve Edwards)
Lyrics by Eve Terran
Courtesy of SixFeetFive Music
See more »

User Reviews

The Patriot isn't so Bad!
23 June 1999 | by REDdog-1See all my reviews

The Patriot is getting a lot of bad reviews from fans because of its lack of action. But The Patriot is suppose to be a vehicle to show that Seagal can really act, and I am happy to report that the guy is a really good actor. The plot is about the outbreak of a deadly virus in a small town. I am a big fan of Steven Seagal and I like the way he has been picking his movies. Fire Down Below was better than his prior films "On Deadly Grounds" and "The Glimmer Man" because of its slick directing and editing, and his cameo in "My Giant" was hilarious. The Patriot ranks with "Above the Law", "Marked for Death", "Under Siege", "Fire Down Below" and "Executive Decision" as one of his best films. I personally can't wait till his film version of Genghis Khan comes out. I give this one a solid 9/10


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 89 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Patriot See more »

Filming Locations:

Ennis, Montana, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed