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The Manchurian Candidate

R

30 Jul 2004

2 hr 9 min

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

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When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened -- or didn't happen -- in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out.

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations.
Budget: $80M

Production

Jonathan Demme (Producer)
Ilona Herzberg (Producer)
Scott Aversano (Executive Producer)
Peter Kohn (Associate Producer)
Scott Rudin (Producer)
Polly Mallinson (Associate Producer)
Tina Sinatra (Producer)

Writing

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Acting

Denzel Washington (as Major Bennett Ezekiel Marco)
Liev Schreiber (as Congressman Raymond Prentiss Shaw (D-NY))
Meryl Streep (as Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (D-VA))
Kimberly Elise (as FBI Ag. Eugenie Rose)
Jon Voight (as Senator Thomas Jordan (D-CT))
Vera Farmiga (as Jocelyne Jordan)
Bruno Ganz (as Delp)
Simon McBurney (as Dr. Atticus Noyle)
Jeffrey Wright (as CPL Al Melvin)
David Keeley (as Shaw's Bodyguard-Agent)
Dean Stockwell (as Mark Whiting)
Jude Ciccolella (as David Donovan)
Ann Dowd (as Congresswoman Beckett)
Ted Levine (as Colonel Howard)
Miguel Ferrer (as Colonel Garret)
Charles Napier (as General Sloan)
Tom Stechschulte (as Governor Robert "Bob" Arthur)
Pablo Schreiber (as PFC Eddie Ingram)
Anthony Mackie (as PFC Robert Baker III)
Robyn Hitchcock (as Laurent Tokar)
Obba Babatunde (as Senator Wells)
Željko Ivanek (as Vaughn Utly)
Adam LeFevre (as Congressman Healy)
Jose Pablo Cantillo (as Villalobos)
Beau Sia (as Late Night Comedian)
David Neumann (as Reporter #3)
Joshua Elrod (as Shaw's Aide)
Tymberly Canale (as Victory Party Celebrity Soldier)
Marin Ireland (as Army Transcriber)
Shing Ka (as Rosie's Sidekick)
Roger Corman (as Mr. Secretary)
Joey Perillo (as Jimmy)

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