History Film / ThePatriot

19th Jan '18 3:56:16 PM Fireblood
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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Tavington burning the Martin's farm and killing the wounded Americans. The militia killing surrendering redcoats, much to Gabriel's protests. Later the church burning by the British with Patriot townsfolk inside. Also militiamen killing surrendering British troops.

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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Tavington burning the Martin's farm and killing the wounded Americans. The militia killing surrendering redcoats, much to Gabriel's protests. Later the church burning by the British with Patriot townsfolk inside. Also militiamen killing the surrendering British troops.troops after a skirmish.
19th Jan '18 3:55:03 PM Fireblood
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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Tavington burning the Martin's farm and killing the wounded Americans. The militia killing surrendering redcoats, much to Gabriel's protests. Later the church burning by the British with Patriot townsfolk inside.

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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Tavington burning the Martin's farm and killing the wounded Americans. The militia killing surrendering redcoats, much to Gabriel's protests. Later the church burning by the British with Patriot townsfolk inside. Also militiamen killing surrendering British troops.
20th Dec '17 9:26:02 AM lorgskyegon
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* BackFromTheDead/Blooper: John Billings is seen killed in the first Redcoat volley at the climactic Battle of Cowpens. This is several months after he committed suicide.
12th Dec '17 1:36:39 PM penguinist
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** Heath Ledger being allowed to sleep next to his girlfriend by her parents as long as her mother can sew him in? He calls it "bundling", and yeah, it was totally real. Though not always successful, as her parents' dialogue makes clear...
28th Nov '17 5:57:08 PM nombretomado
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* TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar: Martin tries to cite them in defense of his son, who's been arrested for spying, saying he can't be charged as a spy since he's in uniform with the dispatches he was carrying clearly marked. Tavington's not interested, however, having already had wounded Continental soldiers shot, and threatens Martin before burning down his home for "harboring" rebels. Later Martin and Cornwallis trade military formalities with each other, establishing to Cornwallis that the rebel is not the "farmer with a pitchfork" he had dismissed him as.
22nd Nov '17 2:59:17 PM Mario1995
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* EveryoneHasStandards:

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* EveryoneHasStandards:EvenEvilHasStandards:
21st Oct '17 1:54:29 PM BrotherGrimace
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* SelectiveObliviousness: Gabriel commented on several occasions how Benjamin should 'stay the course' when it cones to fighting the British and hold off on getting revenge until after the cause is won - however, [[ItsPersonal when Anne is killed by Tavington, he conveniently forgets all of that as he rushes off to avenge her.]] See TooDumbToLive for the result of his hypocrisy.
6th Aug '17 8:14:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* SettleForSibling: Benjamin Martin is a widower with seven children at the start, but he's on good terms with his sister-in-law and visits her with his family from time to time, who becomes a sort of surrogate mother for her nephews and nieces. They eventually get married by the end of the war.
21st Jul '17 2:25:41 PM ShaiPa
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->'''Benjamin Martin''': ''"Before this war is over, I'm going to kill you."''
->'''Colonel Tavington''': ''"Why wait?"''

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->'''Benjamin Martin''': ''"Before Before this war is over, I'm going to kill you."''
you.
->'''Colonel Tavington''': ''"Why wait?"''
Why wait?
9th Jul '17 10:29:54 AM nombretomado
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** Although Banastre Tarelton, the prototype for Tavington, was a rather nasty individual (to clarify, note his actions at the Waxhaws Massacre[[note]]and even then, it was arguably more his troops' fault than his own[[/note]] and his fervent support of the slave trade as an MP), he was not nearly as bad as the film would have you believe. Many of the things Tavington does, such as locking up villagers inside their church and then setting it and them on fire were based on German war crimes from WorldWarTwo (though the English did do similar things to the Irish during the 1641 rebellion, even if more than 100 years beforehand).

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** Although Banastre Tarelton, the prototype for Tavington, was a rather nasty individual (to clarify, note his actions at the Waxhaws Massacre[[note]]and even then, it was arguably more his troops' fault than his own[[/note]] and his fervent support of the slave trade as an MP), he was not nearly as bad as the film would have you believe. Many of the things Tavington does, such as locking up villagers inside their church and then setting it and them on fire were based on German war crimes from WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (though the English did do similar things to the Irish during the 1641 rebellion, even if more than 100 years beforehand).
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