Location(s): Berkeley, Charleston, Chester, Georgetown, York
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Cast & crew were in SC for over 7 months; principal photography took 90 days to complete
Production hired 22,100 extras throughout the filming
3,000 pairs of stocking were used
Over 2,500 hand-rolled beeswax candles were made especially for the film
Over 30 miles of kudzu was used to make 300 hand-woven baskets, and to wrap 180 barrels
Nominated for three 2000 Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Sound, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Winner of the 2000 Award for Best Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jason Issacs, Joely Richardson, Kim Murphy, Leon Rippy, Mel Gibson, Rene Auberjonois