The Patriot

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Released 1986

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The Patriot

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Director:
Frank Harris
Released:
1986
Rating:
R
The Patriot is a 1986 action movie that takes place after the Vietnam War. The main character, Ryder (Gregg Henry), agrees to find and disarm a stolen nuclear weapon. A workplace friend finds the missing label for a nuke and the film immediately launches into his quest. Although he is an ex Navy S.E.A.L, Ryder must push aside negative feelings stemming from the war and serve his country. An unexpected reunion forces Ryder to face new allegiances and realities. Along the way, he discovers an old flame and finds he has more to tangle with than just terrorists. He enlists a band of trusted aides to recover the nukes before the terrorists can detonate them and destroy America. Most of the conflict in this movie takes place underwater and lends a different dimension to the action film genre. The action sequences in this film showcase great special effects and sound editing.
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