The Patriot

The Patriot (2000)

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Mel Gibson and his son return to the town where the British had burned down the church, Mel stands at the front porch of a house. At that house there is a clear shot of a light bulb lit up on the porch by the front door.

Correction: Actually, it's the glare of the sun off of the glass surrounding the part where the candle is. You can tell that this is true because when the camera changes angle, the reflection of the sun changes.

Corrected entry: In the beginning when all the children are rushing to Gibson in the woodhouse because of the postal worker delivering the mail, one boy loses his hat (this is very obvious), and it reappears in the next shot of him running.

Correction: That is not true - it never gets back on his head, but his brother picks it up which spawns the mistake that his brother doesn't bring it in the house with him.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Benjamin Martin gives the necklace to Anne, in one shot Benjamin's got it in his hands, in the next one Anne holds it in her hands.

Correction: Ann never holds the necklace. Benjamin shows it to her, but she only cups it in her hands while Ben is holding it by the string and says "it's beautiful". Immediately after, Ben puts it on her so she never has a chance to hold it by the string.

Corrected entry: Heath Ledger is not wearing a blue coat when he is confronted by the bad guy for having dispatches, but when they cut away to a new angle he is.

Correction: When the family is all standing on the steps, if you watch carefully, you can see the coat in Gabriel's hand (he's holding it down low so as not to be seen). You can also see him starting to swing it on just as the camera cuts back to Tavington.

Corrected entry: When Gabriel comes to the house with his bloody chest wound, he lays down and they rip off his shirt to reveal the wound. On the far shot there is blood surrounding it, but when they come back to the near shot, the blood is gone.

Correction: You can hear Mel with the water, it's obvious that he wiped the blood off.

Corrected entry: When Thomas gets shot by Tavington they show the blood-mark on his back. Then they show the blood-mark on his stomach and there's no blood-mark on his back.

Correction: If you look closely, you can see that Mel grabs Thomas before you get a second look at Thomas' back. Mel's hand happens to grab Thomas at exactly the place of the blood-mark.

Corrected entry: Tavington seems to say he is from the "Queen's army" when he is introduced to the soldier injured by "the ghost," but there was no Queen then, there was a King (George III).

Correction: Tavington says he's from the Green Dragoons, not the Queen's army.

Factual error: When Benjamin is handing a store clerk some money, you can see that he is giving him a $5 bill with Abraham Lincoln on it. This happened more than 80 years before he was president.

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Susan Martin: Papa! Papa, don't, I'll say anything! Please, papa, I'll say anything you want, tell me what you want me to say and I'll say it... Papa please don't go.

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Trivia: At the beginning of the movie when Benjamin is taking the children to Aunt Charlotte's house in Charleston, there is a woman on the street that does not move, and wearing a big hoop dress. She is there to hide the fire hydrant on the street underneath her dress.

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