12 Little Known Facts About ‘The Patriot’

Jun 24, 2016 at 5:14 pm |
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Fun Facts and Freedom

2000’s The Patriot is about as patriotic a movie as they come. Telling the story of Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), a South Carolina landowner and militia leader during the Revolutionary War, it mixes reality and fiction to bring us one of the more exciting movies recounting this period in time. And naturally, each time you watch it, your love of America might just swell a bit moew.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen this movie more times than you can count (or care to say), but there’s still something about it that brings you back time and time again.

From the enchanting settings to the detailed costumes and inspiring story of how normal citizens banded together to make such a difference in a war against the greatest army in the world, The Patriot is always a great choice to watch, especially around the 4th of July.

But how much do you know about the movie, really? Keep reading to learn some wild facts about The Patriot!

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Credit: Columbia Pictures/ Photofest

“Aim small, miss small” wasn’t in the original script!

I never knew Mel Gibson added “Aim small, miss small” to the script himself!

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