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Encyclopedia > The Patriot (1998 film)
The Patriot
Directed by Dean Semler
Produced by Howard Baldwin
Written by William Heine (novel),
M. Sussman
Starring Steven Seagal,
Gailard Sartain,
L.Q. Jones
Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment(USA)
Release date(s) 1998
Running time 90 min
Language English
Budget ~ US$35,000,000
IMDb profile

The Patriot is a 1998 action film based on the novel, The Last Canadian by William Heine. The film stars Steven Seagal, Gallard Sartain, L.Q. Jones, Whitney Yellow Robe, and Camilla Belle. It was directed by Dean Semler, written by M. Sussman, and produced by Patrick Choi, Nile Niami, Howard L. Baldwin, Steven Seagal, and Julius R. Nasso. The plot involves a Canadian patriot who has to foil the plot of a militia to release a deadly virus. The film is rated R by the MPAA. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Dean Semler is an Australian cinematographer. ... Howard Baldwin is an American entrepreneur and film producer. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951), is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... L.Q. Jones (born August 19, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American character actor and film director, best-known for his work in the films of Sam Peckinpah. ... The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group is a collection of affiliated motion picture studios, all subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... Action films, or movies, are a film genre, where action sequences, such as fighting, stunts, car chases or explosions, take precedence over elements like characterisation or complex plotting. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951), is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... L.Q. Jones (born August 19, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American character actor and film director, best-known for his work in the films of Sam Peckinpah. ... Belle in The Ballad of Jack and Rose Camilla Belle Routh (born October 2, 1986) better known as Camilla Belle, is an American actress. ... Dean Semler is an Australian cinematographer. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951), is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... Julius R. Nasso (born 1953) is the an American film producer. ... Lexington Minuteman representing militia minuteman John Parker Militia is the activity of one or more citizens organized to provide defense or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... Groups I: dsDNA viruses II: ssDNA viruses III: dsRNA viruses IV: (+)ssRNA viruses V: (-)ssRNA viruses VI: ssRNA-RT viruses VII: dsDNA-RT viruses A virus is a microscopic particle (ranging in size from 20 - 300 nm) that can infect the cells of a biological organism. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ...


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Near the town of Ennis, Montana, local doctor and former government research immunologist Wesley McClaren, who has an interest in herbal medicine and is also a weapons and self-defence expert, is called to hospital when people start dying from an unknown but very deady disease. He determines that the cause is a highly dangerous airborne toxin and calls in a Biological Response team, who seal off the town whilst doctors start treating sufferers with an anti-toxin. Several have already died. Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ... The venom of the black widow spider is a potent latrotoxin. ...


The source of the toxin is traced to a local self-styled rebel militia leader, Floyd Chisolm, who has given himself up after a long siege and has been arrested on weapons charges. In court, having ingested the toxin himself (believing that he also possesses the anti-toxin) he spits at the judge, and starts the rapid spread of the disease. A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault. ...


Floyd's militia followers, who have been allowed to go free, attack and capture the hospital, including Wesley and his daughter Holly, with much loss of life, and rescue him. But too late, they realise that the anti-toxin they possess doesn't actually work.


Working at gunpoint, Wesley takes a sample of Holly's blood; it shows that Holly has been infected, but somehow her body is fighting it off. Wesley and Holly contrive to esacape and travel to a farm where Holly's Grandfather lives. Wesley takes a blood sample from his friend Dr Ann White Cloud, and realises that her body is also fighting off the infection.


Wesley and Ann gain access to a secret underground laboratory where Wesley used to work, where they hope to come up with a cure. Wesley finds out why Ann and Holly are not being affected by the toxin; they have been drinking tea made with a specific wild herb that's known to native American healers.


Back at the hospital, Wesley and Holly are captured by the militia, but he manages to kill Floyd and disable the other soldiers. As soon as the biological protection team learn of the cure, they go out and pick all the flowers they can find and drop them by helicopter over the town, telling the people to boil them and drink the liquid.


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