The Patriot

The Patriot

Dean Semler (1998)

86min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This epic starring martial arts specialist Steven Seagal bypassed British cinemas and video and went straight to satellite television. Seagal plays a rancher and doctor in Montana whose neighbour is a militant extremist with a biological weapon that threatens human existence on Earth. Seagal's peaceful, eco-friendly message sits beside a further message about native Americans and is sorted out with lashings of violence. The best thing about the picture is its magnificent landscapes, beautifully caught under the direction of Dean Semler, who was the Oscar-winning cameraman of Dances with Wolves.

Summary

A neo-Nazi cult leader releases a deadly toxin into the atmosphere above a small town. Soon the residents are dropping like flies, and their only hope turns out to be the local doctor, an ex-CIA chemical researcher. Thriller, starring Steven Seagal, Gailard Sartain and LQ Jones.

Cast & Crew

Wesley McClaren Steven Seagal
Frank LQ Jones
Floyd Chisholm Gailard Sartain
Pogue Silas Weir Mitchell
Holly Camilla Beale
Dr Richard Bach Dan Beene
Lt Johnson Damon Collazo
Big Bob Brad Leland
Director Dean Semler
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for some of its language and violence. Available on: video and DVD
Drama