Farmer Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, joins the American revolution after the murder of his son. The story mixes the birth of America as a nation with one man’s revenge against the British soldier who burned down his plantation and hurt his family.
It made a star out of the late Heath Ledger. Botany Bay Plantation on Edisto Island was one of the main filming locations, along with the College of Charleston campus, Cypress Gardens, and Middleton Place Plantation.
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