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The Patriot: Overview
Director – Roland Emmerich
Cast – Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, and Rock Hill native Leon Rippy
Genre – Drama
Plot – When his son is murdered by a cruel British officer, South Carolinian Benjamin Martin becomes a pivotal leader in the American Revolution.
The Patriot: SC Locations
Darby Farm in Chester County served as the location for many of the film's battle scenes as well as the largely cut scenes of Valley Forge. The farm also served as the production base of operations for nearly four months and is where many of the reenactors camped out in between shooting days.
Historic Brattonsville served as the location for the Continental Encampment and the plantation in Camden used in the film. It was also used for parts of Charlotte Selton's (Joely Richardson) plantation. Interiors of the Howard's home were also shot in Historic Brattonsville.