Our topic today is “Negotiation” and the film segment is from “The Patriot” a movie produced in 2000 which depicts the story of an American Colonist, Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, who was a volunteer officer for the revolutionary army. He leads a band of local South Carolina militia against the British forces of General Cornwallis, played brilliantly by Tom Wilkinson. In this scene, Benjamin Martin is taking a great risk to negotiate directly with his enemy, General Cornwallis, for the release of his men being interned as prisoners of war. In an earlier militia raid, Benjamin had acquired a wagon full of personal possessions and effects of the General along with two Great Danes, that were given to General Cornwallis by King George himself. Benjamin knew could use them in trade for his imprisoned militia soldiers. We join them as the negotiation for the release of the militia prisoners commences.
The Patriot (2000) Directed by Roland Emmerich