The Patriot (2000 film)  

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The Patriot is a 2000 epic war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger. It was produced by the Mutual Film Company and Centropolis Entertainment, and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film mainly takes place in South Carolina (and was entirely filmed in South Carolina) and depicts the fictional account of a war hero swept into the American Revolutionary War when his family was threatened. The Patriot was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Sound, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.

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