Fur trapper, who tries to keep away from politics, gets dragged into the American Revolution. To save his son he joins the army and follows the troops that are about to face the British.
After death of his wife trapper Tom Dobb takes his son and sails to New York. When he arrives a key moment in history of America takes place - the American Revolutionary War is about to begin and the people of New York are starting the fight against British. Dobb’s boat, together with his merchandise, is requisitioned against his will and he is forced to visit the city officials hoping to get the compensation. During that time his son, Ned, is drafted into the Continental Army. Despite his efforts Tom is unable to persuade the recruiters that this is mistake, so he signs up too, to be close to his son. During their first engagement, Battle of Long Island, the attack of revolutionary forces breaks up against the organized tactics of British, so Tom and Ned have to run away to save their lives. From that point Tom tries to keep them both away from politics and just keep low profile, but the British forces are doing their best to antagonize the local residents. Ned again gets in trouble and Tom, while trying to protect him, is arrested by British and forced to take part in fox-hunting games as the prey.
British historical drama presenting the fate of fur trapper and his son during the American Revolutionary War - from the point in which he just wanted to stay away from politics, but with time he became active member of the Continental Army. Although the cast of the movie was rather impressive, the battle scenes were done with decent effort, the final effect was huge disappointment and Revolution was box office bomb. Main reason was very slow pace and not very interesting plot.
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