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1/1/2002 The Patriot: Before they were soldiers, they were family. Before they were legends, they were heroes. Before there was a nation, there was a fight for freedom.
Loosely based on historical figures, such as Francis Marion, the film is mostly set in South Carolina and was actually filmed in the state in its entirety, with parts being filmed on Edisto Island. Written by Robert Rodat and directed by Roland Emmerich, The Patriot was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Sound, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Music Score.