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The Patriot

The Patriot is the name of several movies, released in 1916, 1917, 1928, 1996, 1998 and 2000.

The 1928 film was written by Julian Johnson and Hanns Kräly. The film was an adaptation of several different plays: Paul I by Dmitri Merezhkovsky; Der Patriot by Alfred Neumann; and The Patriot by Ashley Dukes. The film was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

The movie is a biographical story of Tsar Paul I of Russia, starring Emil Jannings, Florence Vidor and Lewis Stone. It won the Academy Award for Best Writing Achievement and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Lewis Stone), Best Art Direction, Best Director and Best Picture.

Only pieces of this film are left, there is no complete copy.

In the 1998 action film a Canadian patriot has to foil a militia's plot to release a deadly virus.

Rated R by the MPAA

Stars: Steven Seagal, Gallard Sartain, L.Q. Jones, Whitney Yellow Robe

Director: Dean Semler

Produced by Patrick Choi, Mile Niami, Howard L. Baldwin, Steven Seagal, Jules R. Nasso

Written by M. Sussman

The 2000 film was written by Robert Rodat and directed by Roland Emmerich.

The plot is a fictionalized account of the story of Francis Marion, also known as the Swamp Fox. In this version, Mel Gibson plays Colonel Benjamin "The Ghost" Martin, driven against his will to fight the British in colonial South Carolina.